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The Black Riders


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Pippin Pippin
Type: Hero Sphere: Lore
Starting Threat: 6
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 2
Hobbit.
Each enemy in play gets +1 engagement cost for each Hobbit hero you control.
Response: After you engage an enemy with a engagement cost higher than your threat, draw a card.

"We hobbits ought to stick together, and we will." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 4
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Alexandre Dainche
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Sam Gamgee Sam Gamgee
Type: Hero Sphere: Leadership
Starting Threat: 8
Willpower: 3 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 3
Hobbit.
Response: After you engage an enemy with a higher engagement cost than your threat, ready Sam Gamgee. He gets +1 [Willpower], +1 [Attack], and +1 [Defense] until the end of the round.

"I am going with him... and if any of those Black Riders try to stop him, they'll have Sam Gamgee to reckon with." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 2
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Alexandre Dainche
***** 11 Comments
Elf-stone Elf-stone
Type: Attachment Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Artifact. Item.
Attach to the active location. Attached location gets +1 quest point.
Response: After attached location leaves play as an explored location, the first player puts 1 ally into play from his hand.

"It is a beryl, an elf-stone. Whether it was set there, or let fall by chance, I cannot say; but it brings hope to me." –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 16
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Sandara Tang
***** No Comments have been made.
Fatty Bolger Fatty Bolger
Type: Hero Sphere: Spirit
Starting Threat: 7
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Hobbit.
Action: Exhaust Fatty Bolger to choose an enemy in the staging area and raise your threat by that enemy's [Threat]. Until the end of the phase, that enemy does not contribute its [Threat]. (Limit once per round.)

"I only hope that you do not need rescuing before the day is out." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 5
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sebastian Giacobino
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Dagger of Westernesse Dagger of Westernesse
Type: Attachment Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Artifact. Item. Weapon.
Attach to a hero. Restricted.
Attached hero gets +1 [Attack] (+2 [Attack instead if attacking an enemy with an engagement cost higher than your threat).

…these blades were forged many long years ago by Men of Westernesse: they were foes of the Dark Lord…
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 14
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Sara Biddle
***** 2 Comments
Frodo Baggins Frodo Baggins
Type: Hero Sphere: Fellowship
Starting Threat: 0
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 2
Hobbit. Ring-bearer.
Response: Spend 1 [Fellowship] resource and exhaust The One Ring to cancel the effects of an encounter card just revealed from the encounter deck. Shuffle that card back into the encounter deck and reveal another encounter card.

"I will take the Ring," he said, "though I do not know the way." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 1
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jake Murray
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Merry Merry
Type: Hero Sphere: Tactics
Starting Threat: 6
Willpower: 2 Attack: 0 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 2
Hobbit.
Merry gets +1 [Attack] for each Hobbit hero you control.
Response: After Merry participates in an attack that destroys an enemy, ready another character that participated in that attack.

"You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin to the bitter end." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 3
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Alexandre Dainche
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Bill the Pony Bill the Pony
Type: Ally Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 2
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 2
Creature. Pony.
Lower the cost to play Bill the Pony by 2 if you control Sam Gamgee. Cannot have attachments.
Each Hobbit character gets +1 hit point.

"He gave me a look as plain as Mr. Pippin could speak it: if you don't let me go with you, Sam, I'll follow on my own." - Sam Gamgee, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 6
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Christine Bian
***** No Comments have been made.
Hobbit Pipe Hobbit Pipe
Type: Attachment Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 0
Item. Pipe.
Attach to a Hobbit. Limit 1 per character.
Response: After your threat is reduced by an event card effect, exhaust Hobbit Pipe to draw a card.

But even the Dúnedain of Gondor allow us this credit: Hobbits first put it into pipes. Not even the Wizards first thought of that before we did. –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 15
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Mike Nash
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Bill Ferny Bill Ferny
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Threat Threshold: 38
Threat: 3 Attack: 1 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 5
Bree. Spy.
Players cannot optionally engage Bill Ferny.
Forced: At the beginning of the staging step, either shuffle 1 out of play Ringwraith into the encounter deck or each player raises his threat by 1 for each non-[Fellowship] hero he committed to the quest.

Victory 1.


Set: TBR Number: 51
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sarah Morris
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Gildor Inglorian Gildor Inglorian
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Black Riders
Noldor. Boon.
The first player gains control of Gildor Inglorian.
Forced: At the end of the round, discard Gildor Inglorian. The first player may spend 1 [Fellowship] resource to cancel this effect.

"We think you had best come now with us."
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 77
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Alexandre Dainche
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Black Rider Black Rider
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: A Shadow of the Past
Threat Threshold: 35
Threat: 4 Attack: 5 Defense: 4 Hit Points: 6
Nazgûl.
Hide 2. Cannot have non-Morgul attachments.
Forced: After engaged player fails a Hide test, Black Rider makes an immediate attack.

The riding figure sat quite still with its head bowed, as if listening. From inside the hood came a noise as of someone sniffing... –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 39
Quantity: 5
Illustrator: Mariana Vieira
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Barliman Butterbur Barliman Butterbur
Type: Ally Sphere: Lore
Cost: 2
Willpower: 1 Attack: 0 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 3
Bree.
If each hero you control has the Hobbit trait, damage from undefended attacks against you may be assigned to Barliman Butterbur.

"But spooks or no spooks, they won't get in The Prancing Pony so easy." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 7
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Owen William Weber
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Farmer Maggot Farmer Maggot
Type: Ally Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 3
Willpower: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 2
Hobbit.
Response: After Farmer Maggot enters play, deal 1 damage to an enemy engaged with you. (Deal 2 damage instead if that enemy's engagement cost is highger than your threat.)

"It's lucky for you that I know you. I was just going out to set my dogs on any strangers." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 8
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Adam Lane
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Mr. Underhill Mr. Underhill
Type: Attachment Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 0
Boon. Title.
Permanent.
Setup: Attach to the Ring-bearer.
Action: Add Mr. Underhill to the victory display to choose an enemy engaged with you. Until the end of the round, that enemy cannot attack you.

Victory 1.

“I will give you a travelling name now. When you go, go as Mr. Underhill.” –Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 17
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sebastian Giacobino
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A Knife in the Dark A Knife in the Dark
Type: Campaign
Encounter Set: None
The Lord of the Rings Part 2
You are playing Campaign Mode.

Resolution: Starting with the first player, each player may choose one of the following boon cards and attach it to a hero he controls: Tireless Ranger, Skilled Healer, Valiant Warrior, Noble Hero. The chosen cards have been earned by the players.

Black horsemen have passed through Bree. On Monday one came down the Greenway, they say; and another appeared later, coming up the Greenway from the south.
–Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring

At that moment Frodo threw himself forward on the ground, and he heard himself crying aloud: O Elbereth! Gilthoniel! At the same time he struck at the feet of his enemy. A shrill cry rang out in the night; and he felt a pain like a dart of poisoned ice pierce his left shoulder. Even as he swooned he caught, as through a swirling mist, a glimpse of Strider leaping out of the darkness with a flaming brand of wood in either hand. With a last effort Frodo, dropping his sword, slipped the Ring from his finger and closed his right hand tight upon it.
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 44
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Darek Zabrocki
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The One Ring The One Ring
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: None
Artifact. Item. Ring.
Setup: The first player claims The One Ring and attaches it to the Ring-bearer.
Attached hero does not count against the hero limit. The first player gains control of attached hero.
If The One Ring leaves play, the players lose the game.


Set: TBR Number: 85
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Mike Nash
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Smoke Rings Smoke Rings
Type: Event Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 2
Action: Reduce your threat by 1 for each Pipe you control. Each hero with a Pipe attachment gets +1 [Willpower] until the end of the phase.

...he smoked and blew smoke-rings with the same vigour and delight... - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 10
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Lane Brown
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Hobbit Cloak Hobbit Cloak
Type: Attachment Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 1
Item.
Attach to a Hobbit hero. Limit 1 per hero.
Attached hero gets +2 [Defense] while defending against an attack made by an enemy with an engagement cost higher than your threat.

In their dark cloaks they were as invisible as if they all had magic rings. –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 13
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Alexandre Dainche
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An Evil Wound An Evil Wound
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Morgul.
Attach to the Ring-bearer. Attached hero cannot be healed.
When attached hero would take any amount of damage, reduce the Ring-bearer'slife by an equal amount instead.
If the Ring-bearer’slife reaches zero, the players lose the game.


Set: TBR Number: 57
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Darek Zabrocki
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Take No Notice Take No Notice
Type: Event Sphere: Lore
Cost: 3
Lower the cost to play Take No Notice by 1 for each Hobbit or Ranger hero you control.
Action: Add 5 to each enemy's engagement cost until the end of the round.

…they made no noise that even hobbits would hear. Even the wild things in the fields and woods hardly noticed their passing. –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 11
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Adam Lane
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The Witch-king The Witch-king
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Nazgûl
Threat Threshold: 45
Threat: 5 Attack: 6 Defense: 5 Hit Points: 9
Nazgûl.
Immune to player card effects.
The Witch-king gets -30 engagement cost while The One Ring is exhausted.
Characters with 1 [Willpower] or less cannot defend attacks made by The Witch-king.


Set: TBR Number: 68
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jim Pavelee
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Frodo's Intuition Frodo's Intuition
Type: Event Sphere: Fellowship
Cost: 2
Action: Each hero you control gets +1 [Willpower] until the end of the round. Draw 1 card for each Hobbit hero you control.

"I wonder if that is Gandalf coming after us," said Frodo; but even as he said it, he had a feeling that it was not so… –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 12
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Winona Nelson
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Fell Rider Fell Rider
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Threat Threshold: 30
Threat: 2 Attack: 4 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 6
Nazgûl.
Cannot have non-Morgul attachments.
While Fell Rider is in the staging area, it gains: "Forced: At the beginning of the encounter phase, the first player must either reduce the Ring-bearer'slife by 1 or engage Fell Rider."


Set: TBR Number: 63
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Aleksander Karcz
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Noble Hero Noble Hero
Type: Attachment Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 0
Boon. Title.
Permanent.
Setup: Attach to a hero.
Attached hero gets +1 [Willpower] and gains the Noble trait.

Venerable he seemed as a king crowned with many winters, and yet hale as a tried warrior in the fulness of his strength.
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 21
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
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A Shadow of the Past A Shadow of the Past
Type: Campaign
Encounter Set: None
The Lord of the Rings Part 1
You are playing Campaign Mode.
Setup: Attach Mr. Underhill to the Ring-bearer. Add Gandalf's Delay to the staging area. Shuffle Gildor Inglorion and The Ring Draws Them into the encounter deck.

Resolution: Choose Gandalf's Delay or The Ring Draws Them and add it to the Campaign Pool. Then, choose Gildor Inglorion or Mr. Underhill and add it to the Campaign Pool. The chosen cards have been earned by the players.

"The Shire, he may be seeking for it now, if he has not already found out where it lies. Indeed, Frodo, I fear that he may even think that the long-unnoticed name of Baggins has become important."
–Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring

The ferry-boat moved slowly across the water. The Buckland shore drew nearer. Sam was the only member of the party who had not been over the river before. He had a strange feeling as the slow gurgling stream slipped by: his old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front. He scratched his head, and for a moment had a passing wish that Mr. Frodo could have gone on living quietly at Bag End.
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 30
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
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Flight to the Ford Flight to the Ford
Type: Campaign
Encounter Set: None
The Lord of the Rings Part 3
You are playing Campaign Mode.
Response: After an enemy is declared as an attacker, shuffle the top card of the burden deck into the encounter deck to cancel that attack. (Any player may trigger this ability.)

Resolution: Add each burden card in play, in the encounter deck, and in the discard pile to the Campaign Pool. The added cards have been earned by the players.

"They have drawn off for the time being. But not far, I fear. They will come again another night, if we cannot escape. They are only waiting, because they think that their purpose is almost accomplished, and that the Ring cannot fly much further."
–Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring

The black horses were filled with madness, and leaping forward in terror they bore their riders into the rushing flood. Their piercing cries were drowned in the roaring of the river as it carried them away. Then Frodo felt himself falling, and the roaring and confusion seemed to rise and engulf him together with his enemies. He heard and saw no more.
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 56
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
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Halfling Determination Halfling Determination
Type: Event Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Action: Choose a Hobbit character. That character gets +2 [Willpower], +2 [Attack], and +2 [Defense] until the end of the phase.

"I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in the Shire. I must see it through, sir, if you understand me." - Sam Gamgee, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 9
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
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Ford of Bruinen Ford of Bruinen
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Threat: 2 Quest Points: 6
River.
Immune to player card effects.
Response: After Ford of Bruinen leaves play as an explored location, all engaged enemies are discarded.
Travel: The first player must reveal the top card of the encounter deck to travel here.

Victory 5.


Set: TBR Number: 59
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Michael Rasmussen
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Black Breath Black Breath
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Morgul.
Peril.
When Revealed: Attach to a hero you control.
(Counts as a Condition attachment with the text:
"Limit 1 per hero. Reduce attached hero's [Willpower], [Attack],
and [Defense] to 0.")

“I went to pieces. I don’t know what came over me.”
–Merry, The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 55
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Mariusz Gandzel
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