Details of Decipher’s Lord of the Rings Adventure Game

A press release sent out by Decipher’s Christian Moore sheds some light on the upcoming Lord of the Rings Adventure Game. As with most “Adventure Game” titles, this will be a trimmed-down version of the full RPG, currently scheduled for release in February. Here’s what we know the Adventure Game will contain so far:

Through The Mines Of Moria is a 32-page, black-and-white adventure booklet with lots of great shots from the movie throughout. … It presents all the game data necessary for the players to run through the events [of the Mines] seen in the film and read in the books, with a few surprises thrown in to keep people on their toes!

For players new to Middle-earth who may have just seen the movie but not read the books, we’ve included a 24-page tourist’s guide called Welcome To Middle-earth. This gazetteer takes players through the areas mentioned in the film and goes into more detail about the different races of Middle-earth.

In addition to these two booklets and the nine character sheets, The Lord of the Rings Adventure Game comes with four full-color tactical maps for use in the game. We’ve also included a full-color map of Middle-earth for players and fans to enjoy. Dozens of counters are included, allowing players to represent their characters on the tactical maps along with the hordes of orcs and several other nasty creatures the characters will face.

The Lord of the Rings Adventure Game is for 4-10 players, ages 12 to 16. It should take about three to four hours to play.

There you have it. If you’re quick, you can enter the first LotR contest before it ends today, and win yourself a copy.

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