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|The Fellowship of the Ring|
|Platforms||Paper, LotR-O, GEMP, mLOTRO, Tabletop Simulator, Lackey, gccg|
Unlike most of the other sets which were designed around specific release events, set 0 is the catch-all for promotional cards and any other miscellany that don't fit anywhere else. Unlike all other sets, it grew over time as more cards were created to release for giveaways, tournament rewards, marketing stunts, or other flashy and collectable events.
Most cards in set 0 are either "preview" or "promotional" cards. Promotional cards were reprints of existing cards that were already part of an existing set, perhaps with a new portrait or other art, which was only differentiated by its means of distribution. Preview cards were simply promotional cards for a set that wasn't released yet, and were often the first insight into new mechanics or themes of that set.
In contrast, there exist a few runs of cards that were unique to set 0 and were never reprinted anywhere else. These include:
- The 4 Book Cards within The Countdown Collection
- The Weta Collection
- The blank reprints of the Customizable League Cards
There also exist cards which were never printed, but existed either in a virtual form on the Lord of the Rings Online TCG, or purely as images released on Decipher's website. These include most non-P rarity cards, including:
- W-series Customizable League Cards
- W-series Triumph and Menace cards
- Joke Cards
Due to the varied nature of the distribution, cards from set 0 vary wildly in rarity and cost, and are more difficult than any other set to stick a solid price on. There is no easy way to narrow down the rarity except to investigate each card's history (usually detailed on each card) and check historical price listings.
The sources for most 0P cards are sourced from Decipher's not-quite-up-to-date source listing in the Wayback copy of the Decipher Store, and from this forum thread on TLHH where HawkeyeSPF recorded the sources he was aware of from memory. Each card's article records as much information as is known.