SPECIAL GUEST: Caleb Grace, Lead Designer

Caleb Grace is the Lead Designer for Lord of the Rings LCG. Read more about his appearence at this year’s event here.

SCHEDULE (work in progress)

THIS IS NOT THE FINAL SCHEDULE! ADDITIONAL EVENTS WILL BE ADDED SOON!

Some Events might have a maximum number of participants. If you want to be sure to get in, please register. The registration will be opened as soon as the final schedule is published. It is still possible to register on-site at the castle, but some events might already be booked out. If you want to be sure not to miss the start of the registration, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

You can also find out how many registration slots for each event are still left in the forum (currently linking to last year). Additional slots will be provided if an event is booked out. But this is only possible if we know about this early.

If you are not participating in a specific event, just play the quests you like with old and new friends. (A variety of promo and fellowship scenarios from previous years are available. Just ask Dominik about this, if you are looking for anything special.)

Friday

TimeSpecial Events ISpecial Events IIOpen Play Sessions
14.00Saying Hello / AnnouncementsSaying Hello / AnnouncementsSaying Hello / Announcements
14.30 - 18.00

Demo Games and Deckbuilding Tipps

– for beginners –
(Core Set decks will be provided)
Get a more indepth explanation of the rules. Or learn how to built decks. If you want to take part in any of the special events, but are unsure how this works or what deck to play, this event is for you. Also if you are new with the game or it is your first time at the Lure of Middle-earth, we will help you to find a team or get started.
Event Coordinator: Dominik

Draft (inspired by Beorn's Draft)

Player cards and quests will be provided
(8 players maximum)
– for experts –

Come without a deck. You will select your heroes and players card during a draft session. Then play and try to earn achievements for your group with your own crafted deck. (The event will continue on into the evening with everyone who wants to play more than one game and earn more achievements.)
Warning: We currently have only a French card pool for this event. If you are able to bring a card pool (or the list of cards we need for the draft) in English please contact us. If you join the event be prepared to draft with french cards, but there will be kind translators on site.
Event Coordinator: Camille

Marathon Challenge

– for beginners and experts –
There are 100 special challenges. Can you beat them all? All players have to collectively try to finish as many challenges as possible during the weekend together. If the players together finish enough quests they unlock special promos for everyone who finished at least one quest. The more quests get completed the better. This is a team efort! And this event runs all weekend.
(Prices are awarded on Sunday.)
Event Coordinator: Simon
18.00 - 19.30DinnerDinnerDinner
19.30 - open end

Drinking Game

Quest: Choose your own quests and bring them with you
– for beginners and experts –
(Only for participants 16 and older.)
One Drink to Rule Them All: Play a special variant of the game, where you can help your fellow players in their fight against Sauron by drinking alcoholic beverages. Players choose they own adventure - picking especially hard ones or a Nightmare version is recommended. Pick up custom drinking game only cards for participating. Full rules in English (LINK) and German (LINK).
Event Coordinator: Uli

Classic Fellowship

Quest: Attack on Dol Guldur (will be provided)
Epic Multiplayer Mode
– for beginners and experts –
(The original promos from 2017 will not be available, but there will be other epic prizes.)
Play an Epic Multiplayer Mode with up to twelve players. This year we will be playing the old Fellowship Event from 2017: Attack on Dol Gulur. More information about the scenario can be found here.
Event Coordinator: Dominik

Marathon Challenge

– for beginners and experts –
see above

Saturday

TimeSpecial Events ISpecial Events IIOpen Play Sessions
Until 9.30BreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
9.30AnnouncementsAnnouncementsAnnouncements
9.45 - 12.30

Fellowship Event 2018 (Competitive)

Quest: The Woodland Realm (will be provided)
Competitive Mode
– for experts –
(Participants will NOT get a complete set of promo card, quest and playmath for participation.)
As every year we will have an official Fellowship Event on Saturday. This time it is something special as it is split into two variants. In the competitive variant teams will create their own custom quest by selecting 7 out of 14 available sets before each match with the provided Fellowship Kit. This custom quest must be played by another team. You are scored on your own ability to win quickly against an enemy encounter deck and by how well your own encounter deck performs. Win special Fellowship promos and treasures! More information about the scenario here [LINK]. A cooperative variant of this year's fellowship is offered after lunch.
Event Coordinator: Dominik
←Take a look here→

Marathon Challenge

– for beginners and experts –
There are 100 special challenges. Can you beat them all? All players have to collectively try to finish as many challenges as possible during the weekend together. If the players together finish enough quests they unlock special promos for everyone who finished at least one quest. The more quests get completed the better. This is a team efort! And this event runs all weekend.
(Prices are awarded on Sunday.)
Event Coordinator: Simon
12.30 - 14.00LunchLunchLunch
14.00 - 18.00

Fellowship Event 2018 (Cooperative)

Quest: The Woodland Realm (will be provided)
Cooperative Mode
– for beginners –
(Participants will NOT get a complete set of promo card, quest and playmath for participation.)
As every year we will have an official Fellowship Event on Saturday. This time it is something special as it is split into two variants. In the cooperative variant teams will get a random encounter deck by shuffeling 7 of the 14 possible encounter packs together. Be prepared for a suprise. There is no scoring. Get special Fellowship promos and treasures! More information about the scenario here [LINK]. A competetive variant of this year's fellowship is offered before lunch.
Event Coordinator: Dominik
←Take a look here→

Marathon Challenge

– for beginners and experts –
see above
18.00 - 19.30DinnerDinnerDinner
19.30 - open end

Custom Scenario Tournament

Quest: The Wizard's Quest/The Woodland Realm (will be provided)
Race Against the Shadow Style
– for experts–
(This is not part of the Fellowship Event.)
The two promotional quests "The Wizard's Quest" and "The Woodland Realm" form together a new style of tournament play: Players will as a team of 2 be able to craft their own encounter deck by combining the cards from both quests. Each encounter card has a cost between 0 and 3. Combine them to a full encounter deck with a total of 21 points. Then face off against another team in a swiss tournament following the style of the official Against the Shadow [LINK] tournament mode (with an enhanced scoring system). Win special promos and face-off agains Lead Designer Caleb Grace who will be participating!
Event Coordinator: Dominik

Epic Multiplayer: The Black Gate Opens AND Mount Doom

More information to come.

Marathon Challenge

– for beginners and experts –
see above

Sunday

TimeSpecial EventsSpecial EventsOpen Play Sessions
Until 9.15BreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
Until 9.15Clearing the roomClearing the roomClearing the room
9.30AnnouncementsAnnouncementsAnnouncements
9.45 - 12.30

The Free Races of Middle-earth

Quest: "Fire in the Night" from the Ered Mithrin Cycle (please bring your own copy)
– for beginners and experts –
Each player in each team must choose a tait. Each trait may be chosen only once per team. All the heroes and allies in a player's deck must have the chosen trait. Get special promos and prices for representing your race or people of Middle-earth. Additional special rules apply, see all of the details here (LINK). Defend the honor of your favorite trait and win special prizes!
Event Coordinator: Dominik

Nightmare Survival Mode

Quest: "Encounter at Amon Dîn" from the Against the Shadow Cycle + Nightmare Expansion (please bring your own copy)
– for experts –
All players fight in teams of two against "Encounter at Amon Dîn" in Nightmare – and will probably loose. Try to survive the longest or to win with the few dead villagers possible to get special prices and promos. Find a partner, bring your best strategies and challenge yourself! If possible, please bring the above mentioned quest, only a very limited nummer will be supplied.
Event Coordinator: Camille

Marathon Challenge

– for beginners and experts –
There are 100 special challenges. Can you beat them all? All players have to collectively try to finish as many challenges as possible during the weekend together. If the players together finish enough quests they unlock special promos for everyone who finished at least one quest. The more quests get completed the better. This is a team efort! And this event runs all weekend.
(Prices are awarded on Sunday.)
Event Coordinator: Simon
12.30 - 14.00LunchLunchLunch
14.30 - 15.00Prize Ceremony & Farewell
Prize Ceremony & Farewell
Prize Ceremony & Farewell