The Return of the King Anthology
The Return of the King Anthology was a collector's product released on 20 October, 2004 at a SRP of $39.95 USD .
It consisted of the following:
- 17 cards which had been rewritten in the Elvish Tengwar script
- 1 storage box which could hold up to 600 cards
- 6 King Block Booster Packs
- 4 Reflections Booster Packs
- 1 comprehensive card checklist of all King Block cards
This Anthology contained 1 fewer Tengwar card than previous Anthologies, and also did not contain any random starter deck. It also failed to contain booster packs from each of the sets within King Block, leaving no representation for Siege of Gondor. However, the sheer content of the Reflections packs more than makes up for this.
Decipher is pleased to announce the third in a series of anthologies based on The Lord of the Rings™ TCG. Similar to the popular The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers Anthologies, The Return of the King Anthology will include 17 King block cards reprinted in the Elvish Tengwar alphabet.
These 17 cards, hand-lettered by noted New Zealand artist Daniel Reeve, are sure to be a collector's delight. Reeve, the official calligrapher and cartographer of The Lord of the Rings movies, has beautifully rendered the same Tengwar symbols used in the films and seen on such works as the inscription on The One Ring and the pages of The Book of Mazarbul .
In addition to the 17 Tengwar cards, the King Anthology will contain one random King Block Starter Deck, ten Booster Packs (five The Return of the King, one Mount Doom, and four The Lord of the Rings Reflections), and a booklet with a comprehensive card list of all King block cards and English text for the Tengwar cards. The set will be housed in a sturdy collector's card box with a capacity of over 600 cards. The King Anthology will be available October 20, 2004, at a SRP of $39.95.Seek the 18th Tengwar card to complete your set! Details are included inside the package.
The Tengwar Version of •Anduril, Flame of the West
The Tengwar version of Andúril, Flame of the West (7R79) is the only King Block Tengwar card not included the The Return of the King Anthology. Instead, Andúril, Flame of the West (7R79T) was available from the Deciper Rewards Store as a promotional incentive. .
Tengwar Cards Included in The Return of The King Anthology
|Portrait||Card Name||Culture||Card Type|
|The One Ring, Such a Weight to Carry (7R2T)||The One Ring||The One Ring|
|Úlairë Cantëa, Faster Than Winds (7R211T)||Ringwraith||Minion|
|The Witch-king, Morgul King (7R221T)||Ringwraith||Minion|
|Éomer, Skilled Tactician (7R227T)||Rohan||Companion|
|Merry, Swordthain (7R321T)||Shire||Companion|
|Pippin, Wearer of Black and Silver (7R324T)||Shire||Companion|
|Gandalf, Leader of Men (8R15T)||Gandalf||Companion|
|Shelob, Eater of Light (8R25T)||Gollum||Minion|
|King of the Dead, Oathbreaker (8R38T)||Gondor||Companion|
|Castamir of Umbar (8R51T)||Raider||Minion|
|Corsair Marauder (8R57T)||Raider||Minion|
|Grond, Hammer of the Underworld (8R103T)||Sauron||Possession|
|Arwen, Queen of Elves and Men (10R6T)||Elven||Companion|
|Elrond, Venerable Lord (10R9T)||Elven||Companion|
|Aragorn, Elessar Telcontar (10R25T)||Gondor||Companion|
|Gothmog, Lieutenant of Morgul (10R88T)||Sauron||Minion|
|Sam, Great Elf Warrior (10P122T)||Shire||Companion|
- Original Decipher announcement of The Return of the King Anthology as preserved on the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20041010230042/http://www.decipher.com/content/2004/09/092204lotranthology-ROTK.html
- Promo Card List: http://web.archive.org/web/20070220091900/http://lotrtcg.fanhq.com/TCG/CardLists.aspx?gameID=7&listID=21