The Fellowship of the Ring/Product

From LOTR-TCG Wiki
Promotional Set
Back to Main Page
Mines of Moria

The Fellowship of the Ring was primarily distributed in 4 different products:

Foil cards were distributed randomly in booster packs, and were also distributed as Tournament Prize Support. Tengwar cards were distributed in The Fellowship of the Ring Anthology.

Starter Decks[edit]

FOTR Starter Display Box as shown on Decipher's website.

There are two different standard Starter Deck products: the FOTR Aragorn Starter Deck featuring Aragorn, and the FOTR Gandalf Starter Deck featuring Gandalf[1]. You'll see a picture of Aragorn or Gandalf on the front of the corresponding tuck box.

Each starter deck has a fixed component of 60 cards, including:

Starter decks for Mines of Moria were printed in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, and Chinese, which is more than any other set. Non-foil versions of these Premium cards were not distributed through Booster Packs, except for the Foil versions which could be randomly inserted as an Common.

English starter decks had a second Print Run made once the initial product sold out just 2 months after release; this resulted in some cards being given an A Revision and others a second printing which lacked a First Edition print mark[2]. Besides the starter deck cards themselves, this means that all Rare cards from set 1 were also part of this print run and thus have a second edition.

Individual Starter Decks retailed for $10.99. The Starter Deck Display box came with 6 of each starter deck for a total of 12 starter decks, and would retail for $131.88 (i.e. exactly 12 times as much as a starter). Starter deck boxes themselves came in cases of 6 per case.

Deluxe Starter Sets[edit]

FOTR Deluxe Starter Sets

While Starter Decks were introduced to both act as a low-cost trial product and a reliable source of rares, the Deluxe Starter Sets acted as an all-in-one entry point that would provide not only the various tokens that gameplay would require, but also an introduction into Booster Packs, which were the primary way of finding new cards. The storage box shouldn't be overlooked either, and as it came in 3 different varieties, there was still a reason for the diehard collector to purchase more than one. Notably, the Deluxe set came with neither of the Premium cards that were included in the two basic Starter Decks.


  • 60 Fixed Cards
  • 3 Random Rare Cards
  • 11 Card Booster Pack
  • Starter Rulebook
  • Collector's Card List
  • Collectible Storage Box (1 of 3)
  • 6 Coloured Glass Player Markers
  • 25 Black Tokens (used for Twilight Tokens and Burdens)
  • 10 Red Glass Tokens (used for Wounds)

Deluxe Starter Sets retailed for $20.00 USD each at the time of release (November 6th, 2001), and were sold individually.

Booster Packs[edit]

Booster Packs are the primary intended way of collecting cards from a set. Every pack contains 11 cards: 1 Rare, 3 Uncommon, and 7 Common cards.

On average, one in six packs (~17%) will have a diffraction Foil card replacing one of the common cards. The drop rate was rolled once per rarity, meaning that a pack with 1, 2, or 3 foils is possible, as follows:

  • 1 Common foil every 13 packs
  • 1 Uncommon foil every 18 packs
  • 1 Rare foil every 26 packs

Boosters were produced in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Individual boosters retailed for $3.29. The Booster Display Box came with 36 packs, and would retail for $118.44 (i.e. exactly 36 times as much as a single booster). Booster boxes themselves came in cases of 12 per case.

Draft Packs[edit]

The Fellowship Draft Pack was a pack of 29 cards which was intended to be used with the new Booster Draft game mode. Draft Packs were broken down as follows[3]:

What was meant by "semi-random" is that unlike booster packs which were designed to be randomized, draft packs would include "runs" of cards from the same culture which could conceivably work together in a deck. As a result, the packs are not particularly good for opening to complete a collection, as the results were more or less filled with Common junk paired with a single Rare and a handful of Premiums

Individual draft packs retailed for $4.50. The Fellowship Draft Pack Display Box came with 12 packs, and would retail for $54 (i.e. exactly 12 times as much as a single pack).


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)
Non-card Product Merchandise HatsT-shirtsPinsPostersPostcardsBindersAd SpotsDice
Magazines Scrye MagazineInQuest MagazineFan Club Official Movie Magazine

Scrye TTT Player's GuideScrye ROTK Player's Guide

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