LOTRED – Print and Play

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If you’re printing or just interested in a LOTRED set, let us know in the comments!

At this point (2020) there are 32 LOTRED decks and all have something to offer.  Printing out 32 decks is more than most people want to spend, or even play.  So I suggest taking a look around and deciding what you want before you commit to printing out a set.  There was an original set of 12 decks, but I think some of the decks that came after that set are more fun.

  1. Download all the decks and battle cards you want to print to a directory on your computer.
  2. You’re going to be printing front and back:
    1. I almost always start with a test page on plain paper.  I type out “Text” and print it out, then I draw a little up arrow in the top corner in what I think is the correct side of the page to print the reverse side, as well as the right direction of the arrow.  So I take a shot and then print “Test” on the other side, and that lets me know the direction of the reverse printing
    2. Each deck has 3 pages + one page of backs.  You want the best ink on the card fronts, so they can be read.  If the backs end up a little faded, or a little drained of a certain color, it’s generally no big deal (I used to say print the backs first but over time I’ve changed my mind).
    3. Print out the 3 pages of the fronts of the cards.
    4. Then set them up for reverse printing, and print out the backs, 3 copies.  You might want to try one page first, before you try printing the other 2.
  3. Print out the 6 pages (or fewer, if you don’t want them all) of battle cards.  Each page holds 2 battle cards.

Aragorn & Arwen
Aragorn1
Aragorn2

Aragorn3
AragornBack

Boromir & Denethor
Boromir1
Boromir2

Boromir3
BoromirBack

Eowyn & Merry
Eowyn1
Eowyn2
Eowyn3
EowynBack

Frodo & Sam
Frodo1
Frodo2
Frodo3
FrodoBack

Gandalf & Pippin
Gandalf1
Gandalf2
Gandalf3
GandalfBack

Legolas & Gimli
Legolas1
Legolas2
Legolas3
LegolasBack

Cave Troll & Goblins
CaveTroll1
CaveTroll2
CaveTroll3
CaveTrollBack

Gollum & Shelob
Gollum1
Gollum2
Gollum3
GollumBack

Gothmog & Orcs
Gothmog1
Gothmog2
Gothmog3
GothmogBack

Lurtz & Uruk-hai
Lurtz1
Lurtz2
Lurtz3
LurtzBack

Saruman & Grima
Saruman1
Saruman2
Saruman3
SarumanBack

Witch King & Orcs
WitchKing1
WitchKing2
WitchKing3
WitchKingBack

Battle Cards for all 12:

BattleCards1
BattleCards2
BattleCards3
BattleCards4
BattleCards5
BattleCards6

Lord of the Rings Epic Duels Armies Expansion

Six more decks!  Faramir and Sharku were going to be part of the original set but with the project taking a long time, they were trimmed off to get to completion.

For those who know me, I can be a stickler about following the “rules” of Epic Duels design, but this set represents some heavy breaking of rules, and to what I think are great results.  The Uruk-Hai army, mostly developed by Robert Moore, has dual majors along with 2 minors, but it works.  So does the Nazgul deck, featuring 3 indistinguishable major/minors.

Eomer & Rohirrim
Eomer1
Eomer2
Eomer3
EomerBack

Faramir & Archers
Faramir1
Faramir2
Faramir3
FaramirBack

Theoden & Rohirrim
Theoden1
Theoden2
Theoden3
TheodenBack

The Nazgul
Nazgul1
Nazgul2
Nazgul3
NazgulBack

Sharku & Warg Riders
Sharku1
Sharku2
Sharku3
SharkuBack

Uruk-hai Army
Uruk-hai1
Uruk-hai2
Uruk-hai3
Uruk-haiBack

BattleCards1
BattleCards2
BattleCards3

LOTR Legends Expansion (2020)

Six more decks, featuring some of the most powerful beings in Middle Earth!  These were put together in Deck Designer so they are a little easier to print, and include cut-out figures, but they don’t have the Middle Earth style that Robert Moore provided.

Elrond & Elves

Isildur & Elendil

Treebeard & Ents

The Balrog of Morgoth

Sauron the Dark Lord & Mordor Orcs

Eye of Sauron & Mouth of Sauron

Decks from The Hobbit trilogy

The final (for now) set of LOTRED decks is born of The Hobbit trilogy.  I’ll go ahead and tell you, they weren’t my favorite films, but they are full of colorful characters and epic, one-on-one battles.  All of the characters included are worthy of a deck, and I think all 8 decks are interesting and fun.

These were put together in Deck Designer so they are a little easier to print, and include cut-out figures.

Bard & Villagers

Bilbo & Dwarves

Tauriel & Elves

Thorin & Dwarves

Azog & Orcs

Bolg & Orcs

Great Goblin & Goblins

Smaug & Fire Pillars

MAPS

Last but not least are the LOTRED maps.

The first 4 maps were part of the original project.  These first 2, by Robert Moore, come as .JPGs, and each in 2 parts:

Amon Hen1
Amon Hen2

Shelob’s Lair1
Shelob’s Lair2

These next 2, created by Sultan, come as .PDFs, and are also in 2 parts:

Balin’s Tomb1
Balin’s Tomb2

Pellenor Field1
Pellenor Field2

These next 2 maps were technically part of the Armies Expansion, but Weathertop is one of my all-time favorite Epic Duels maps of any genre.  Also created by Robert Moore in .JPG form.

You’ll notice these are single files.  My memory is a bit foggy on this, but I think you will need to use a .JPG editor to split them into 2 for printing.

The Black Gate

Weathertop

You want more?  I haven’t personally played these, but Robert took it upon himself to create 2 more maps for your gaming pleasure.  He actually had an Orthanc map once as well, but I can’t find that one and it had some flaws as I remember.

The Deepening Wall

Mines of Moria

If you print any of the materials, please let us know how it goes for you!

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2 comments

  1. Archteasipper Pehes the third says:

    Hello !
    There are small problems with Eomer and Frodo/Sam’s links. Frodo’s first and fourth link all link to his major Talent Cards, and the card backs are unavailable. As for Eomer, it’s his second and third links which both lead to his Major basic cards. Minors’ basic cards are unavailable as well…
    That said, everything else is tip-top, and I can’t thank you all enough for making all this nice material so easy to access !
    Excellent archive work.

    • roman says:

      Hi and thanks for your interest, for pointing out those errors and for the kind words. Everything has been updated with the correct files, happy printing and happy dueling!

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