Fantasy Flight Interactive, the digital branch of Fantasy Flight Games, brings The Lord of the Rings LCG to the PC through Steam Early Access. Boot-up, jack-in, and get your HACK (and slash) on!
A couple months back, Fantasy Flight Games announced that the Limited Collector’s Edition of The Lord of the Rings: LCG was going to offer access to the upcoming digital spin on the game. Today, the game is now available to play via Steam Early Access for anyone who wants to take the plunge.
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game is the first-ever digital Living Card Game, featuring an in-game economy built around fixed packs and a story-based campaign. There is no randomness inherent in the packs that you unlock through gameplay—you can look at the contents of every pack and know exactly what you are getting. As you gain new cards, you’ll embark on a series of adventures across Middle-earth. Narratively driven and exceedingly replayable, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game provides a digital card game experience unlike any other game.
It’s going to be interesting to see how players respond to the LCG model in a digital format. This game is less about collecting different cards and more about playing against the different scenarios with the decks that YOU build. Adding the different sets allows you to try out new adventures or allows you to add different characters and replay the same scenario but with a new party.
The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game is already a hit in physical format. Now we’ll have to see if it can conquer the digital frontier as well. Fantasy Flight Interactive is technically a new studio but this looks like a pretty well put together game. You can check it out now for yourself:
Build your deck and face Sauron in The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, a digital-only experience inspired by the tabletop LCG®. Lead your fellowship through quests that will test your Leadership, Tactics, Lore, and Spirit. Ready your weapons, gather your heroes, and create your own story.
Where are they taking those hobbits again?