The Two Towers Anthology

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A sealed TTT Anthology
A Tengwar version of Desert Lord (4R219) which was included in this Anthology.

The Two Towers Anthology was a collector's product released on 28 January, 2004 with an MESP of $36.00 USD[1].

It consisted of the following:



Announcement[edit]

Decipher Announcement:

Decipher is pleased to announce the second in a series of anthologies based on The Lord of the Rings™ TCG. Similar to the popular The Fellowship of the Ring Anthology, The Two Towers Anthology will include 18 Tower block cards reprinted in the Elvish Tengwar alphabet.

These 18 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 18 Tengwar cards, the Tower Anthology will contain one The Two Towers 63-card starter deck (randomly chosen from Aragorn and Théoden), six 11-card Towers Block Booster Packs (two each of The Two Towers, Battle of Helm's Deep , and Ents of Fangorn), one 29-card Towers Draft Pack, and a booklet with a comprehensive card list of the three sets and English text for the Tengwar cards. All will be contained in a sturdy collector's card box with a capacity of over 600 cards.

Tengwar Version of Sting[edit]

The corrected image of the Tengwar Sting, Baggins Heirloom (5R116) , which was not in the Anthology.

The Tengwar version of Sting, Baggins Heirloom (5R116T) is the only Towers Block Tengwar card not included the The Two Towers Anthology, as it was awarded as DGMA prize support. This has historically caused confusion because all printed copies had incorrect collector's information (showing an incorrect 4R100).

The Tengwar Sting: Confused About Collector's Info?:

During the months of February and March 2004, a Tengwar version of Sting, Baggins Heirloom, replaced the standard prize support for all Lord of the Rings TCG sanctioned tournaments. Some sharp-eyed prize recipients have noticed that the collector's info on their copy reads "4 R 100" – which does not match the original English version, which came from Battle of Helm's Deep and read "5 R 116". Compounding the confusion, the images of the card posted on DGMA.com and decipher.com showed the correct info, "5 R 116," leading players to believe that there is a printed Tengrwar Sting card available with the correct information. We'd like to clear up the confusion. All copies of the Tengwar version of Sting, Baggins Heirloom, were printed with incorrect collector's info (4 R 100). There is no printed version with the correct collector's info of 5 R 116 (and no plans to reprint the card).

Tengwar Cards Included in the TTT Anthology[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type
The One Ring, Answer To All Riddles (4R1T) Culture The One Ring.svg The One Ring The One Ring
Hides (4R19T) Culture Dunland.svg Dunland Possession
Legolas, Dauntless Hunter (4R73T) Culture Elven.svg Elven Companion
Gandalf, The White Wizard (4C90T) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion
Shadowfax (4R100T) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession
Treebeard, Earthborn (4R103T) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally • Home 2
Gríma, Wormtongue (4R154T) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion
Saruman, Black Traitor (4R173T) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion
Uglúk, Servant of Saruman (4R176T) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion
Desert Lord (4R219T) Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion
Easterling Captain (4R225T) Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion
Simbelmynë (4R289T) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Event
Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301T) Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion
Aragorn, Wingfoot (4P364T) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion
Gollum, Stinker (5R25T) Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Minion
Sméagol, Slinker (5R29T) Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Companion
Grishnákh, Orc Captain (5R100T) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion
Úlairë Toldëa, Winged Sentry (6R88T) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion​


Gallery[edit]

  • Comprehensive card checklist of all Towers Block cards
  • A sealed TTT Anthology
  • An opened TTT Anthology, showcasing all of its contents

References[edit]

  1. Original Decipher announcement of The Two Towers Anthology as preserved on the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20041010225128/http://www.decipher.com/content/2003/12/121103lotranthology-TTT.html




Physical Products
Card Product Booster Packs
The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lordsThe Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of FangornReturn of the KingSiege of GondorReflectionsMount DoomShadowsBlack RiderBloodlinesThe HuntersRise of SarumanTreachery & Deceit
Starter Decks The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lordsThe Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of FangornReturn of the KingSiege of GondorMount DoomShadowsBlack RiderBloodlinesThe HuntersRise of Saruman
Deluxe Starter Sets The Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers
Draft Packs The Fellowship Draft PackTowers Draft PackExpanded Middle-earth
Card Variants ReprintsFoilTengwarLegendsLegends 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
Other Two-Player QuickStart SetRace to Mount DoomUncut Sheets
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