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Decipher Holds The Lord of the Rings TCG Playtest @ Origins 2001
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Decipher Holds The Lord of the Rings TCG Playtest @ Origins 2001

By John Kaufeld

Friday morning at the 2001 Origins Game Fair dawned clear and bright, but eager anticipation thrummed in the air. Amidst the noise and activity of the busy convention hall, a determined and secretive band of gaming adventurers set their eyes on a seemingly unreachable goal. They plotted the day's movements to bring them ever nearer to the summit of their quest. Finally, as the first shadows of late afternoon wound around the unsuspecting city, these hardy travelers joined with their fellows now nearly 40 strong and converged upon an unassuming room inside a local inn.

And so it was that these lucky souls, who braved the perilous journey to Ohio and signed all manner of obtuse legal paperwork along the way, became the first humans outside of Decipher (along with your faithful correspondent, the party's lone elf) to lay eyes and hands upon the upcoming The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game (LotR). [More]