Engine

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Engine is an unloaded keyword appearing on Culture Sauron.svg Sauron culture cards in King Block. All engines play to the support area, and, except for one possession, all of them are conditions. They support and are supported by Besieger minions, as part of a strategy of controlling sites.

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List of Cards with the Engine Keyword[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Great Siege-towers (7U281)LOTR-EN07S281.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area Engine.

Shadow: Play a besieger to place a Culture Sauron.svg token here.

Skirmish: Remove a Culture Sauron.svg token from a condition to make a Culture Sauron.svg Orc strength +1 (limit +2).

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Tower Walkway (7C315)LOTR-EN07S315.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area Engine. To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

Each besieger is strength +1 for each site you control.

Regroup: Discard 3 Culture Sauron.svg Orcs to take control of a site.

Discard this condition.

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Troop Tower (7R316)LOTR-EN07S316.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area Engine. To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

All Culture Sauron.svg Orcs are strength +1 for each besieger stacked on a site.

Regroup: Discard a besieger to take control of a site. Discard this condition.

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Grond, Hammer of the Underworld (8R103)LOTR-EN08S103.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Support Area Engine. Shadow: Play a Culture Sauron.svg minion to add a Culture Sauron.svg token here.

Regroup: Remove X Culture Sauron.svg tokens here to discard a Free Peoples card (except a companion) with a twilight cost of X. Discard a Culture Sauron.svg minion or this possession.

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Their Marching Companies (8U107)LOTR-EN08S107.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area Engine. To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg minion.

Regroup: Remove a threat to stack your Culture Sauron.svg minion on a site you control.

Shadow: Remove a threat to play a Culture Sauron.svg minion stacked on a site you control.​


List of Cards that interact with the Engine Keyword[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Derufin (7R87)LOTR-EN07S087.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Regroup: While you have exactly 5 cards in hand, you may exert Derufin to discard an engine, machine, or possession.
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Iorlas (7U107)LOTR-EN07S107.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Response: If a possession or engine is played by your opponent, remove a Culture Gondor.svg token from your condition to make that opponent remove Twilight 1.svg. If he or she cannot, discard that possession or engine.
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Great Peril of Fire (7U280)LOTR-EN07S280.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area To play, spot a besieger or a site you control.

Maneuver: Discard an engine to discard a condition from the Free Peoples support area.

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Gorgoroth Agitator (8U94)LOTR-EN08S094.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

When you play this minion, if you can spot another besieger, you may add a threat for each companion over 4.

Shadow: Remove a threat to play a Culture Sauron.svg engine from your discard pile.

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Gorgoroth Assassin (8R95)LOTR-EN08S095.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Assignment: Spot a Culture Sauron.svg engine or site you control to assign this minion to an unbound companion.

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Great Hill Troll (8C102)LOTR-EN08S102.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Troll Besieger. Fierce.

The twilight cost of this minion is –1 for each Culture Sauron.svg engine you spot.

When you play this minion at sites 5King block.svg to 9King block.svg, you may discard a Free Peoples condition.

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Troll of Gorgoroth, Abomination of Sauron (8R108)LOTR-EN08S108.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Troll Besieger. Fierce.

To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

The twilight cost of this minion is –2 for each Culture Sauron.svg engine you spot.

Regroup: Exert Troll of Gorgoroth to stack a besieger on a site you control.​




Unloaded Keywords
Race [Raceless] Balrog Creature Dwarf Elf Ent Half-Troll Hobbit Maia
Man Nazgûl Orc Spider Tree Troll Uruk-hai Wizard Wraith
Site Battleground Dwelling Forest Marsh Mountain Plains River Underground
General Besieger Corsair Easterling Engine Fellowship Fortification Knight Machine Pipeweed
Ranger Ring-bound Search Southron Spell Stealth Tale Tentacle Tracker
Twilight [Unbound] Valiant Villager Weather Warg-rider