Creature

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Creature[edit]

In the Lord of the Rings TCG, Creature is a Race used to describe beasts of unknown origin; and since Tolkien was so descriptive with his prose and so exhaustive with his backstory, that doesn't leave many candidates. One beast, however, was intentionally left obscure and unexplained, and that's The Watcher in the Water. As Tolkien himself wrote in The Fellowship of the Ring:

I felt that something horrible was near from the moment that my foot first touched the water,' said Frodo. 'What was the thing, or were there many of them?' 'I do not know,' answered Gandalf; 'but the arms were all guided by one purpose. Something has crept, or has been driven out of dark waters under the mountains. There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.

And it was left at that.



List of Cards with the Creature Race[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Foul Tentacle (2C58) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle.

When you play this minion, you may play a tentacle from your draw deck.

This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.

Huge Tentacle (2R66) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle. Damage +1.

When you play this minion, you may play Watcher in the Water from your draw deck.

This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.

Watcher in the Water, Keeper of Westgate (2R73) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Damage +1. While you can spot Watcher in the Water, discard all other minions (except tentacles). Each tentacle is strength +2 and damage +1. This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.
Reaching Tentacle (19P19) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle.

This minion cannot bear possessions. Discard this minion from play if not at a marsh.

This minion is strength +1 for each tentacle you spot.

Strong Tentacle (19P20) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle.

This minion cannot bear possessions. Discard this minion from play if not at a marsh.

This minion is strength +1 for each tentacle you spot.

Watcher in the Water, Many-tentacled Creature (19P21) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Discard all other minions (except tentacles). Watcher in the Water cannot bear possessions.

The fellowship’s current site gains marsh.

Shadow: Play a tentacle from your discard pile.

Thrashing Tentacle (V1_33) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle. This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.

Shadow: Spot 3 Culture Moria.svg creatures to play this minion from your discard pile.

Vile Tentacle (V1_36) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle. This minion may not bear possessions and is strength -4 while not at a marsh.

Shadow: Discard a Culture Moria.svg card from hand to make the fellowship's current site gain marsh until the end of the turn.

Dark Bats (32HB30) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Shadow: Exert this minion to draw 3 cards. If you cannot spot 3 Orcs, the Free Peoples player may add 2 doubts to prevent this.​


List of Cards that Interact with the Creature Race[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Guided by One Purpose (V1_31) Culture Moria.svg Moria Condition • Support Area Each time a tentacle wins a skirmish, you may stack it here.

Assignment: Spot 4 tentacles stacked here and discard this condition to assign a Culture Moria.svg creature to the Ring-bearer. The Free Peoples player may exert the Ring-bearer twice to prevent this.

Thrashing Tentacle (V1_33) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle. This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.

Shadow: Spot 3 Culture Moria.svg creatures to play this minion from your discard pile.​




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