We have 8 LOTRED maps, and you can also plug them right into your Star Wars Epic Duels!
The great thing about the Epic Duels online community is the ability to leverage the talents of others. I think I make a good deck, but I have no talent for designing maps. Fortunately, Robert Moore and Sultan have exactly that, and they’ve lent those talents to LOTRED. Leveraging the even greater online community, someone named Brian created a map for Amon Hen long ago, and Robert was able to mine the images.
The first 4 maps were part of the original project. These first 2, by Robert Moore, come as .JPGs, and each in 2 parts:
These next 2, created by Sultan, come as .PDFs, and are also in 2 parts:
These next 2 maps were technically part of the Armies Expansion, and were 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.
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 wasn’t that great anyways.
So I personally love the Weathertop, Balin’s Tomb and Amon Hen Maps, they are some of my favorites in all of Epic Duels.
I’m impressed by the number of new maps you created for the LotR Expansion. Do still consider doing Star Wars maps also?
Thanks but we didn’t do them. They were done by Robert Moore, Sultan, and some guy named Brian. With the initial 4 maps + 4 Transformers maps + 4 good LOTR maps, additional maps haven’t been a big enough need for us for anyone to learn how to make them.
Out of curiosity, how do you determine unit starting spaces with these maps? Can players deploy their Majors wherever?
Also, how do you set up decks with multiple Majors?
Thanks for sharing these, by the way!
Hi Sketchy, thanks for your interest.
I recommend the Epic Duels Online Rules for placement: Major must start on a space on the back line, then you place the minors anywhere adjacent to the majors.
There are some unusual decks: For the Uruk-hai Army, I’d say both majors must start on the back line and the minors can be placed adjacent to either major. For the Nazgul, I’d say one Nazgul must start on the back line but then the other 2 just need to be adjacent to the first one.
It’s probably a good idea if I fetch those EDOL rules and post them before the Yahoo! group that they’re stored on disappears completely.