Fantasy Flight Games has just announced The Road Darkens, which is a deluxe expansion (which Fantasy Flight is now calling Saga Expansions) for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. This new expansion follows Frodo and his allies through the events that take place during the second half of The Fellowship of the Ring. There will be three new scenarios that allows players to put together the events from meeting Elrond to the breaking of the Fellowship.
The Road Darkens will include 165 brand new cards to the game as it immerses players in some of Middle-Earth’s most crucial events during the Third Age. All together the expansion boasts 3 new scenarios, a new version of Frodo Baggins, numerous powerful new allies, eight new boons, seven heavy burdens, and three campaign cards. There’s plenty in the box to help expand your Tolkien adventures!
The ring heads south in this Saga Expansion, following the events of what takes place after the characters meet the Council of Elrond. Gaining new guidance from the Council, Frodo and his Fellowship set forth to trek out towards Mordor. The company will need to avoid the bloodthirsty wargs that hunt them through the snows of Hollin, and then they’ll tackle the Mines of Moria.
With new boons and burdens, your decisions will carry a lot of weight. Designed to follow you through campaign mode, these cards will have a direct effect on your game, as you’ll either gain, lose, or avoid them. The new scenarios see the first player taking control of Frodo as he’s manipulated by the powers of the One Ring. Your company will need to keep Frodo out of harm’s way as they continue their journey to destroy the ring for good.
The Road Darkens will be available during the second quarter of 2014. You can see more information on the cards included as well as the scenarios by heading to the Fantasy Flight post. Do you have what it takes to keep Frodo and his company alive through to see the end of their journey?