“I warn you that peril is now both before you and behind you, and upon either side.”
A fantastic adventure awaits you! With The Black Riders Saga Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, you and your friends will accompany Frodo Baggins as he begins his epic journey to destroy the One Ring. Three new scenarios carry you out of the Shire and along the road to Rivendell, but you must be wary. The Nine are abroad, the lure of the Ring is difficult to resist, and your every action has a meaningful consequence…
As in the game’s other Saga Expansions, The Hobbit: Over Hill and Under Hill (FFG MEC16) and The Hobbit: On the Doorstep (FFG MEC24), each scenario in The Black Riders follows the events of the classic story by J.R.R. Tolkien as faithfully as possible. You’ll have the chance to travel through the Shire, meet Elves, find allies in The Prancing Pony, and enjoy a good puff of pipeweed after second breakfast. Of course, your path will also hold its share of perils, including the threat posed by the Nine Riders and their hunt for the Ring.
In each of the expansion’s three scenarios, Frodo and his companions must elude or confront the fearsome Nazgul. Few can ride openly against the Nine, and your best option may be to hide from them. Still, that may prove to be a difficult task. From Bag End, your heroes must help Frodo reach Buckland and cross at the ferry. Then, when spies cause trouble in Bree, your flight through the wilderness leads to a desperate confrontation at Weathertop. Should your heroes survive, they’ll have to race for the Ford of Bruinen and the safety of Rivendell.
Each of the three scenarios in The Black Riders can be played independently, but can also be linked together as the first three chapters of a greater, ongoing narrative that will continue into future Saga expansions. Your quests in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game have never mattered so much! The fate of all Middle-earth hangs in the balance!