The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative game for 1-4 players made by Fantasy Flight Games.
The dark shadow creeps across the land, engulfing Middle-earth in harrowing despair. Not a single hero stands a chance against the terrible might of Sauron. Now the time has come for union. Only together can the heroes of Middle-earth hope to prevail in the coming war against the gathering darkness.
This site is the home to the LOTR game definition for the Online Card and Tabletop Gaming Network (OCTGN). Here you can find updates, release schedules, card packs, installation instructions, and guides to playing the game.
You can now download the card image pack for the Black Riders. Both English and Spanish versions are available.
With the recent release of the nightmare sets for the Shadows Of Mirkwood I noticed that the Decks folder for Lord of the Rings was becoming overcrowded with about 100 files and counting ….
In this latest release you not only get full card text for The Stone of Erech and The Morgul Vale, you also get a tidied up Decks folder and the image packs for the Core set nightmare quests and Assault on Osgiliath.
Within the OCTGN/Decks/Lord of the Rings folder you will now find sub folders called Quests, Nightmare, Easy, Custom and Player. Since you are expected to create and save your own player decks in the Decks folder, OCTGN will never delete anything in there when it installs a new update. If you look in the Lord of the Rings folder you will still see all your player decks and the original quest decks along side the new folders.
You will need to tidy up the old deck files manually. You can safely delete all the .o8d files that start with the words Quest, Nightmare, Easy and Custom as well as the 4 core player decks (Player-Core-*.o8d). Finally, I’d recommend moving all your player decks into the new Player folder.
Fancy some tough challenges?
The Shadows of Mirkwood Nightmare quests are now available as print on demand and if you own them, you can scan the cards and get playing. Full card text will be released in 3 months time and the image pack in 6 months time.
Equally difficult is mndela’s new custom quest Orc Hunting. Full card text is built into the new release and you can download the beautiful artwork as part of the Custom.o8c in either English or Spanish.
Card images are now available in English or Spanish
The card text for the Black Riders is now available in the 188.8.131.52 release.
You can also download the card images for The Drúadan Forest in English or Spanish
Censored card text is now available so you can scan your cards and add the images to OCTGN.
OCTGN release schedule ….
Card text – Feb 2014
Card images – May 2014
The generic deck builder plugin written by splat has been improved to support the deck format used by the website www.cardgamedb.com
You can download version 3.2 of the plugin here and find Instructions on how to run and use the plugin here.
Version 3.2 parses the set name abbreviation, so if your deck uses a card with more than one version (i.e. Gandalf or Glorfindel) it will find the correct version for you.
With the release of the Black Riders, Lord of the Rings: The card game takes a new direction. The players can now create a campaign deck, adding to it as the campaign progresses. Supported by a change in the OCTGN core software, decks can now include both player cards (such as boons) and encounter cards (such as burdens) in the same deck. The whole deck editor experience is now more intuitive.
Taking this concept a bit further, it is also possible to create Treasure decks for the Hobbit quests. Example treasure decks are included in this release as well as a campaign deck for the Black Riders with all the boons and burdens. Open it up in the deck editor and remove the items you have not earned yet. When playing the game, once you have loaded the Campaign quest, load your personal campaign deck to include the boons and burdens you have acquired along the way.
With version 184.108.40.206 you also get access to the card images for the The Hobbit: On the Doorstep and a minor update to Incatasi in the custom quest “Four Seasons”
If you were lucky enough to get a copy of The Stone of Erech from GenCon then you can add in your own scanned images and play it on OCTGN. Using the new drag-and-drop feature in the OCTGN deck editor, it is now easy to add your scanned images. Full instructions can be found in the Installation Guide.
In addition to The Stone of Erech, you can also play The Assault on Osgiliath or the new Fan made quest, Trouble with Trolls, by jrd. The images for Trouble with Trolls are included in the updated English version of Custom.o8c file.