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Tengwar is the name for the writing system used by Elves throughout the history of Middle-earth. Details on the writing itself can be found here, here, and here.

Within the LotR-TCG, special promotional cards were released with all text written using this script. The text was hand-lettered by noted New Zealand artist Daniel Reeve, the official calligrapher and cartographer of The Lord of the Rings movies. His work includes the text shown on the inscription of The One Ring and the text within the pages of the Book of Mazarbul.

German Tengwar cards from the War of the Ring Anthology used their own unique German mode, and as far as anyone knows these are the only Tengwar variants between languages.

Tengwar cards are legal to use and are considered identical to their English counterparts for gameplay purposes.

Tengwar Card Releases
Card Source Release Date Cards
The Fellowship of the Ring Anthology[1] 2003-07-25

The One Ring, Isildur's Bane (1R1T)LOTR-TW01S001.0 card.jpg

Gimli, Son of Gloin (1R13T)LOTR-TW01S013.0 card.jpg

Gimli's Battle Axe (1R14T)LOTR-TW01S014.0 card.jpg

Arwen, Daughter of Elrond (1R30T)LOTR-TW01S030.0 card.jpg

Legolas, Greenleaf (1R50T)LOTR-TW01S050.0 card.jpg

Gandalf, Friend of the Shirefolk (1R72T)LOTR-TW01S072.0 card.jpg

Servant of the Secret Fire (1R83T)LOTR-TW01S083.0 card.jpg

Aragorn, Ranger of the North (1R89T)LOTR-TW01S089.0 card.jpg

Boromir, Lord of Gondor (1R96T)LOTR-TW01S096.0 card.jpg

The Saga of Elendil (1R114T)LOTR-TW01S114.0 card.jpg

Lurtz, Servant of Isengard (1R127T)LOTR-TW01S127.0 card.jpg

Cave Troll of Moria, Scourge of the Black Pit (1R165T)LOTR-TW01S165.0 card.jpg

Úlairë Enquëa, Lieutenant of Morgul (1U231T)LOTR-TW01S231.0 card.jpg

The Witch-king, Lord of Angmar (1R237T)LOTR-TW01S237.0 card.jpg

Morgul Hunter (1R256T)LOTR-TW01S256.0 card.jpg

The Balrog, Flame of Udun (2R52T)LOTR-TW02S052.0 card.jpg

Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer (2C102T)LOTR-TW02S102.0 card.jpg

Mithril-coat (2R105T)LOTR-TW02S105.0 card.jpg

The Two Towers Anthology[2] 2004-02-25

The One Ring, Answer To All Riddles (4R1T)LOTR-TW04S001.0 card.jpg

Hides (4R19T)LOTR-TW04S019.0 card.jpg

Legolas, Dauntless Hunter (4R73T)LOTR-TW04S073.0 card.jpg

Gandalf, The White Wizard (4C90T)LOTR-TW04S090.0 card.jpg

Shadowfax (4R100T)LOTR-TW04S100.0 card.jpg

Treebeard, Earthborn (4R103T)LOTR-TW04S103.0 card.jpg

Gríma, Wormtongue (4R154T)LOTR-TW04S154.0 card.jpg

Saruman, Black Traitor (4R173T)LOTR-TW04S173.0 card.jpg

Uglúk, Servant of Saruman (4R176T)LOTR-TW04S176.0 card.jpg

Desert Lord (4R219T)LOTR-TW04S219.0 card.jpg

Easterling Captain (4R225T)LOTR-TW04S225.0 card.jpg

Simbelmynë (4R289T)LOTR-TW04S289.0 card.jpg

Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301T)LOTR-TW04S301.0 card.jpg

Aragorn, Wingfoot (4P364T)LOTR-TW04S364.0 card.jpg

Gollum, Stinker (5R25T)LOTR-TW05S025.0 card.jpg

Sméagol, Slinker (5R29T)LOTR-TW05S029.0 card.jpg

Grishnákh, Orc Captain (5R100T)LOTR-TW05S100.0 card.jpg

Úlairë Toldëa, Winged Sentry (6R88T)LOTR-TW06S088.0 card.jpg

DGMA Tournament Prize 2004-03

Sting, Baggins Heirloom (5R116T)LOTR-TW05S116.0 card.jpg

The Return of the King Anthology[3] 2004-10-20

The One Ring, Such a Weight to Carry (7R2T)LOTR-TW07S002.0 card.jpg

Úlairë Cantëa, Faster Than Winds (7R211T)LOTR-TW07S211.0 card.jpg

The Witch-king, Morgul King (7R221T)LOTR-TW07S221.0 card.jpg

Éomer, Skilled Tactician (7R227T)LOTR-TW07S227.0 card.jpg

Merry, Swordthain (7R321T)LOTR-TW07S321.0 card.jpg

Pippin, Wearer of Black and Silver (7R324T)LOTR-TW07S324.0 card.jpg

Gandalf, Leader of Men (8R15T)LOTR-TW08S015.0 card.jpg

Shelob, Eater of Light (8R25T)LOTR-TW08S025.0 card.jpg

King of the Dead, Oathbreaker (8R38T)LOTR-TW08S038.0 card.jpg

Castamir of Umbar (8R51T)LOTR-TW08S051.0 card.jpg

Corsair Marauder (8R57T)LOTR-TW08S057.0 card.jpg

Grond, Hammer of the Underworld (8R103T)LOTR-TW08S103.0 card.jpg

Arwen, Queen of Elves and Men (10R6T)LOTR-TW10S006.0 card.jpg

Elrond, Venerable Lord (10R9T)LOTR-TW10S009.0 card.jpg

Aragorn, Elessar Telcontar (10R25T)LOTR-TW10S025.0 card.jpg

Gothmog, Lieutenant of Morgul (10R88T)LOTR-TW10S088.0 card.jpg

Sam, Great Elf Warrior (10P122T)LOTR-TW10S122.0 card.jpg

Decipher.com Store Promotion ?

Andúril, Flame of the West (7R79T)LOTR-TW07S079.0 card.jpg

War of the Ring Anthology[4] 2005-08-19

The One Ring, The Ring of Rings (11R1T)LOTR-TW11S001.0 card.jpg

Gandalf, Leader of the Company (11S33T)LOTR-TW11S033.0 card.jpg

Aragorn, Strider (11R54T)LOTR-TW11S054.0 card.jpg

Boromir, Hero of Osgiliath (11R57T)LOTR-TW11S057.0 card.jpg

Goblin Hordes (11R123T)LOTR-TW11S123.0 card.jpg

The Witch-king, Captain of the Nine Riders (11R226T)LOTR-TW11S226.0 card.jpg

Elrond, Witness to History (12R17T)LOTR-TW12S017.0 card.jpg

Watch and Wait (12R35T)LOTR-TW12S035.0 card.jpg

Saruman, Of Many Colours (12R54T)LOTR-TW12S054.0 card.jpg

The Mouth of Sauron, Messenger of Mordor (12S73T)LOTR-TW12S073.0 card.jpg

The Balrog, The Terror of Khazad-dum (12R79T)LOTR-TW12S079.0 card.jpg

Úlairë Cantëa, Black Assassin (12R174T)LOTR-TW12S174.0 card.jpg

Gimli, Lord of the Glittering Caves (13R5T)LOTR-TW13S005.0 card.jpg

Déagol, Fateful Finder (13R46T)LOTR-TW13S046.0 card.jpg

Orc Crusher (13R112T)LOTR-TW13S112.0 card.jpg

Théoden, The Renowned (13R137T)LOTR-TW13S137.0 card.jpg

Sam, Bearer of Great Need (13R156T)LOTR-TW13S156.0 card.jpg

Uruk Rogue (13R174T)LOTR-TW13S174.0 card.jpg

  1. Initial announcement: [1]; subsequent delay announcement: [2]
  2. Initial announcement: [3], subsequent delay: [4]
  3. Pulled from ROTK Anthology announcement on the Wayback: [5]
  4. Pulled from the Wayback: [6] and [7]