At the Lure of Middle-earth you should expect that all games are played by the following rules – as long as you have not agreed to anything else with your team. (As Lord of the Rings LCG is a cooperative game you can always decide to play by your own rules, as long as all players agree.)

  1. All cards/expansions from the A long-extended Party fan project are legal to play at any event at the Lure of Middle-earth.
  2. The Semi-official Errata are in effect at the convention. These are official Errata that are not in the FAQ, but have been changed for the revised printing of the game. (And they also cover some mistakes printed on revised cards.)
  3. The Free to Choose list from A long-extended Party is also considered to be in effect at the convention. (More information below on other fan-made expansions.)
  4. The most up to date rules can be found in the English FAQ 1.9 (Download).
  5. The Lure of Middle earth promo card is legal to play at the event. (Every first time participant receives this card.)

General note on fan-made expansions:
All players are encouraged to play Lord of the Rings LCG the way they think is best. This includes playing any fan-made expansion that they like, for example First Age and Legacy of Feanor. But because of their very specific deck-building rules and errata that make certain key staple cards unplayable (or change their rules) they are not considered something that players should expect to encounter at Lure of Middle-earth in the average pick-up game. You are still encouraged to bring and play those cards, but please check-in with your team before the game. You are also welcome to participate in any event at the Lure of Middle-earth with those cards as long as all players in your individual play group agree to the use of those fan-made expansions and their rules. (For example you are not only welcome, but encouraged to register your First Age or Legacy of Feanor games for the Marathon Challenge.)

The Future of fan-made expansions at the Lure of Middle-earth:
We love that there are so many people are creating new and exciting ways to expand the game in an unofficial way. Therefore we are open to making more fan-expansions „officially legal“ at Lure of Middle-earth. But to do so we want to first evaluate each one of them by playing them ourselves. We have the concern that if they alter the standard game flow too much that making them official at Lure of Middle-earth would impact the enjoyment of the event for some players, especially if they are new players who we want to be especially welcoming and who might be overwhelmed by this. We are sure veterans will find a group of players at the event who enjoy and know the special rules of a specific fan expansion. Nothing will prevent such a group from participating at most events during the convention while playing their favorite fan-made expansion.