Scrye ROTK Player's Guide

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In 2003 as part of the marketing ramp-up to the release of The Return of the King, Decipher partnered with Scrye Magazine to produce a special issue dedicated to the LotR-TCG, which was released October or November 2003 as Scrye Presents: The Lord of the Rings TCG. Styled as a "Player's Guide", the issue is 100 pages and unlike most Scrye issues doesn't discuss games unless they are related to Lord of the Rings. Games discussed were not restricted to the LotR-TCG specifically, as Decipher also ran the Lord of the Rings Official Fan Club via their acquisition of FANtastic Media, but the TCG remains the bulk of the subject matter.

For the first 30 pages or so, the issue contains overviews of the game, decklists and strategy articles, and design musings from the game's designers. After that point, there is a text-only spoiler of every card from The Return of the King, and then a visual index of every card released in Towers Block, which take up the bulk of the remaining 70 pages. At the end there is a checklist of every card in sets 1 through 7, with pricing information where available.

The issue can be downloaded from the PC's fileshare or from The link also includes an in-browser viewer, if you would prefer not to download it. The PDF is about 115 MB.

Physical Products
Card Product Booster Packs
The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lords
The Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of Fangorn
Return of the KingSiege of GondorMount Doom
ShadowsBlack RiderBloodlines
The HuntersRise of SarumanTreachery & Deceit
Starter Decks The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lords
The Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of Fangorn
Return of the KingSiege of GondorMount Doom
ShadowsBlack RiderBloodlines
The HuntersRise of Saruman
Deluxe Starter Sets The Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers
Draft Packs Fellowship Draft PackTowers Draft PackExpanded Middle-earth
Card Variants Print Runs (First Edition, A Revision, B Revision, Duplicate Version) • ReprintsFoilTengwarLegends (RF)Legends Masterworks
Tengwar Anthologies The Fellowship of the Ring AnthologyThe Two Towers AnthologyThe Return of the King AnthologyThe War of the Ring Anthology
Complete Packs The Nine Riders CollectionThe Wraith CollectionAge's End
Prizes League KitsDGMA PrizesTournament Prize SupportTournament Foils
Promo Distribution Oversized CardsMagazine InsertsDVD InsertsRetail Reward IncentivesEvent PromosThe Countdown CollectionThe Weta CollectionLOTRO Promos
Other Two-Player QuickStart SetRace to Mount DoomWeta Book CardsProduct Box CountsUncut SheetsSpacer CardsCustomizable League CardsHunters Design-a-Card Contest
Unreleased Beta Cards Of Very Little Importance (Beta)Fortune of Fate (Beta)Always a Baggins in Bag End (Beta)Maiden of the Golden Ale (Beta)Ripples in the Pool (Beta)Of Very Little Importance (Beta)It's the Beard (Beta)There are NO Dwarven Women! (Beta)
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Unreleased Merch 2002 Toy Fair CalendarFilm Cell CardsOfficial Signed Cards
New Line Fax Proofs Lithograph ProofsBalrog Promo ProofMines of Moria Booster Pack ProofsMines of Moria Card ProofsMines of Moria Packaging ProofsMines of Moria Poster ProofToy Fair Calendar ProposalMines of Moria Sell Sheet ProofRealms of the Elf-lords Promo ProofsFilm Cell Card Proposal