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The Lord of the Rings Holiday Release
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A ring on a shield
(same as LTC)
Art direction Sarah Wassell
Release date November 3, 2023
Set size 24
Expansion code LTC[1]
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LTC Collector Booster special

Special Edition Collector Booster

In addition to its June 23 release, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth featured a Holiday Release on November 3, 2023.

Description[ | ]

Gollum Obsessed Stalker Scroll frame

Example of Scroll frame

The Holiday Release features four additional Scene Boxes that show off more iconic moments from The Lord of the Rings, Jumpstart, Volume 2 and a Special Edition of Collector Boosters with special alternate art, an alternate "Scroll" card frame and a new type of foil treatment.[2][3] The Scene Boxes each contain 6 borderless scene cards, 3 Set Boosters, 6 Art cards and a paper display easel. Special Edition Collector Boosters do not contain Serialized Ring cards.

While the set is a separate release it remains part of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander decks, using the same expansion symbol () and set code (LTC).

The Holiday release features 24 mechanically unique cards among the scene cards (LTC #491-514).[4] Twenty new borderless reprints with art of the Brothers Hildebrandt can exclusively be found in the Special Edition Collector Boosters (LTC #515-534). Another 20 borderless cards (LTR #731-750) have a 60's Rock Poster Showcase card treatment, and each of the 20 also has an x/100 serialized version. The entire LTR set and Rares and Mythics from LTC are also available in the "Scroll" card frame (LTR #452-730, LTC #411-490).

Each Special Edition Collector Booster contains a surge foil extended-art rare or mythic rare. In addition, there are double-rainbow foil serialized versions of each Realms and Relics Box Topper. With 100 serialized versions of each card, they're incredibly rare.[2]

New cards[ | ]

LTR Holiday Scene Box 1

Flight of the Witch-King Scene Box

Each of the new cards features a reused mechanic.[5]

Scene Card Mechanic
Aragorn at Helm's Deep Andûril, Narsil Reforged Ascend
Aragorn, Hornburg Hero Renown
Legolas's Quick Reflexes Split second
Gimli's Reckless Might Formidable
Isengard Unleashed Flashback
Rohirrim Chargers Exert
The Might of Galadriel Arboreal Alliance Populate
Galadriel, Light of Valinor Alliance
Rally the Galadhrim Conspire
Galadriel's Dismissal Kicker
Mists of Lórien Replicate
Galadhrim Brigade Squad
Gandalf in the Pelennor Fields Olórin's Searing Light Spell mastery
Sorcerous Squall Delve
Rammas Echor, Ancient Shield Exalted
Courageous Resolve Fateful hour
Gandalf of the Secret Fire Suspend
Fell Beast's Shriek Splice
Flight of the Witch-King Call Forth the Tempest Cascade
Nazgûl Battle-Mace Annihilator
Witch-King Sky-Scourge Undying
Mordor on the March Storm
Fell Beast of Mordor Devour
Minas Morgul, Dark Fortress Shadow

Skinned cards[ | ]

Five of the Hildebrandt reprints are reskinned.

Lord of the Rings Original
Théoden, Strength Restored Kenrith, the Returned King
Shelob, Whose Lair Is Death Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Treebeard, Eldest of Ents Doran, the Siege Tower
Edoras, Capital of Rohan Hammerheim
Tower of Cirith Ungol Urborg

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