If you’re tired of the randomness of card packs in Hearthstone and other digital CCGs, then the recently announced The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game might be just what you’re looking for.

Created by Fantasy Flight Interactive with development help from Asmodee Interactive, The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game follows Fantasy Flight Games’ long-established LCG custom of offering a CCG experience with non-random card packs. You’ll play as one of four heroes — Aragorn, Arwen, Frodo, or Gimli — in a single-player campaign. Co-op play is expected to be added at some point after launch.

Founder’s Packs will be available once the game enters early access, sometime in early 2018. Once it launches in full, estimated to be after three to five months of early access, the base game will be free. Players will be able to purchase additional quests, as well as packs of 21 additional cards or “Hero Packs” containing a new hero and four cards.

You can learn more about The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game on its Steam page.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. TreadHead on December 12, 2017

    Wont works as a video game. Players will demand expansions for free but won’t accept moving to RNG/in-game-currency model used by other games for monetization.

    Those that do buy the quests will burn through content that takes weeks or months to make in a day and complain about overpricing.

    • Conkerz on December 13, 2017

      Watch people get depress to find a way to exploit the system for the in-game currency.
      I mean hell they already ruined half of these mmo games on online completely.

  2. TCG players get the bullet too on December 11, 2017

    Nice! I’ve been waiting for a digital adaptation of the LCG business model.