EOWYN + THORIN = ... in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Posted November 12, 2010 I guess what surprises me most about this thread is seeing responses arguing that an increase in faithfulness to the source material would obviously damage this new LOTR card game. Is Tolkien's world really that much of an obstacle to gameplay? Is confidence in the abilities of FFG's game designers really that low? If so, maybe FFG would be better off saving themselves the LOTR licensing fee and making a Descent LCG instead... I think FFG designers have already done a fantastic job translating extremely complex licenses (like Battlestar Galactica) into very playable games, and I have every confidence in their abilities to deliver a high quality product. It's too early to tell where they're headed with the LOTR LCG, but I agree with Wallenstein in that I don't think throwing out the timeline hints at a game I will find very interesting... I will always be a Tolkien fan first and a gamer second. But if FFG's aiming to hook general fantasy gamers with a casual interest in LOTR, then a light game with minimal story content might work out. There certainly seems to be no lack of support for that approach in this thread.