First Age is Here!
After a long journey of more than a year, I have gone there and back again and can now proudly announce the release of First Age! This has been one of the most draining, but also the most enjoyable, projects I have ever undertaken. I’m now happy to set First Age free so that you all can enjoy it. When you’re ready to get started, head over to the First Age page here at Tales from the Cards! This is where everything related to First Age will live, including future expansions, any errata, frequently asked questions, and more!
As part of the release, I can happily announce that those who want to play First Age on OCTGN will have minimal work to do to get it up and running. That’s because the next time you load up OCTGN, the set, cards, and quests will be there already waiting for you! All you have to do is head over to the First Age page to download the latest version of the Custom quests image pack to make sure you see the cards in their full glory. Thanks to Tom and Daryl for making this happen. Also, a special thanks to those who have worked on and continue to work on the LOTR LCG plug-in for Strange Eons, as this was an integral tool for the project.
For those who are interested in playing First Age on CardWarden, the backup.zip file will be available soon. For those who would like to see this expansion make its way to Lackey, Vassal, or some other platform, I would love to see that happen, but my knowledge is sorely lacking in that department compared to my familiarity with OCTGN set creation. If you would like to help at all, contact me and let me know!
As for future expansion plans, this is something that will definitely happen. Although I’m looking forward to taking a break to recharge my batteries, part of me is already raring to go and missing the creation process. So look out for news on that front soon!
Finally, community is one of the strongest elements of LOTR LCG and First Age should be no different. If you have questions about something in the set, or come up with decklists/strategies that you want to share, send them to me and they’ll end up being posted here on Tales!