On October 23rd Fantasy Flight Games released the fourth Adventure Pack in the Ring Making Cycle which started with the Voice of Isengard Deluxed Expansion. I haven’t had a chance to play many of the quests as my time has been in short supply and so I’ve mostly been playing The Road Darkens but I’ve had a chance to use the player cards and so far, I have not been disappointed.
And it seems like the trend is going to continue with this upcoming adventure pack. None of the player cards here seem particularly disappointing (except maybe a particular woodsman) with some of the weaker cards hinting at an improved quality once the cycle is complete, or in the case of this pack’s hero Mablung, when the next cycle begins.
Nevertheless the adventure pack is out and people seem to be enjoying it. Here’s a couple places you can go to see peoples’ thoughts, reactions, etc.
THE WWPD FELLOWSHIP
These guys are new and seem to be doing well so far. They have a podcast and frequently post articles on their website. They are catered more towards new players which I personally find attractive but still have great opinions and analysis in the little bit I’ve listened/read.
CARDBOARD OF THE RINGS
There isn’t anything on their facebook page yet but they are usually quick to update. Keep checking on their posts until they release a future podcast episode reviewing the pack.
THE GREY COMPANY
These guys regularly produce podcast episodes during which they’ll discuss a recent pack or expansion. They may not devote a whole episode to it but their discussion points are always great to listen to. Nothing out yet about The Nin-in-Eilph but they’ve already posted some gameplay photos of the quest. They’re great at responding to comments on their posts so if you do some digging you might find some feedback before they release another podcast episode 🙂
I’ve yet to get my hands on the pack yet but I honestly can’t wait, particularly because of THIS GUY. I really like the Hero Mablung as well, though some are saying he’s not good as of yet. I like the simplicity of him and I hope he really improves as more cards are added to the pool.
If you’ve had a chance to play with some of the cards, or in the case of the quest… against them, please feel free to comment and let me know!
Thanks for reading!
–The Secondhand Took