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There's a Lord of the Rings card game for PC

And there's no random card purchasing.

The Lord of the Rings will get a card game on PC in 2018.

The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game is a video game version of Fantasy Flight Games' physical Lord of the Rings card game. As such, it retains the fixed distribution of cards, which removes randomness from card purchasing. There's a focus on cooperative, story-based gameplay, too.

Played single-player, the game tasks players with leading a team of three heroes through a series of narrative campaigns set across Middle-earth. You fight against the forces of Sauron, which are controlled by the computer, and build decks made up of ally, event and equipment cards.

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The Lord of the Rings comes out on Steam as a single-player-only Early Access title in the coming months. Fantasy Flight said the game will be updated in the future to support co-op, which lets two players complete quests side-by-side. It'll then launch proper as a free-to-play title later in 2018.

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