Lord of the Rings LCG interview and stream resources

Game preservation/history is a very important topic that isn’t talked about enough. This is a running log of interviews from FFG representatives about Lord of the Rings LCG.

If you have an interview to add to this page, contact us at hallofheroescontact(at)gmail.com

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is patreon-transparent-button-2-1.png

Key Lord of the Rings LCG staff:

Nate French – Original Game Design | Executive Game Designer

Caleb Grace – Lead Designer

MJ Newman – Lead Designer

Evan Johnson – Marketing Manager

Lukas Litzsinger – Former Lead Designer

Mercedes Opheim – Former Card Game Manager

Andrew Navaro – Former Head of Studio


August 2010:

The very first LOTR LCG news article

The Hopeless Gamer interviews producer Jason Walden


July 2012:

FFG staff share their LOTR LCG decks | Part 1 [Parts 2, 3, 4]

November 2012:

Former lead developer Lukas Litzsinger talks Heirs of Numenor


Fenruary 2013:

Caleb Grace talks dwarven deckbuilding and The Hobbit sagas

March 2013:

Caleb Grace talks deckbuilding in the first “Second Breakfast’ article (Second Breakfast)

June 2013:

Cardboard of the Rings interviews Magali Villeneuve

MJ Newman talks Nightmare mode on FFG’s site

MJ Newman talks Easy mode on FFG’s site

July 2013:

Tales from the Cards interviews Caleb Grace

August 2013:

MeepleTown interviews Lukas Litzsinger

September 2013:

Team Covenant interviews MJ Newman at Gen Con


March 2014:

MJ Newman muses on the Gondor archetype (Second Breakfast)

April 2014:

Caleb Grace talks theme and gameplay (Second Breakfast)

December 2014:

MJ Newman talks The Antlered Crown (Second Breakfast)


January 2015:

Cardboard of the Rings interviews Caleb Grace

April 2015:

Cardboard of the Rings interviews Nate French

June 2015:

MJ Newman talks Wastes of Eriador (Second Breakfast)

July 2015:

MJ Newman talks Mount Gram (Second Breakfast)

August 2015:

MJ Newman talks Across the Ettenmoors (Second Breakfast)

The Grey Company interviews Caleb Grace at Gen Con

September 2015:

MJ Newman talks The Treachery of Rhudaur (Second Breakfast)

October 2015:

MJ Newman talks The Battle of Carn Dum (Second Breakfast)

November 2015:

MJ Newman muses on The Dread Realm on FFG’s site (Second Breakfast)

June 2016:

MJ Newman deep dive into the Dream-chaser cycle on FFG’s site (Second Breakfast)

Guest Writer Ian Martin on the Tales Told by LOTR LCG (Part 1)

Guest Writer Ian Martin on the Tales Told by LOTR LCG (Part 2)

December 2016:

Guest Writer Michael Kersten talks about the Harad cycle on FFG’s site


August 2017:

Caleb Grace talks about the end of the Lord of the Rings Saga boxes

October 2017:

Cardboard of the Rings interviews Caleb Grace

Tristan Hall interviews Caleb Grace

December 2017:

Caleb Grace talks about the DCG at FFG


January 2018:

The Sixth Axis interviews Asmodee Digital for the DCG

February 2018:

Game Watcher interviews the DCG team

May 2018:

Caleb Grace talks about The Wilds of Rhovanion box on FFG’s site

June 2018:

Nate French introduces the card game team with a Designer Journal

State of the LCG Designer Journal

So You Want to be a Game Designer with Caleb Grace and MJ Newman

August 2018:

Roll for Crit interview with Luke Walaszek of the DCG team

Cardboard Clash muses on a day with Caleb Grace at Gen Con

Designer Brad Andres talks card names on FFG’s site

October 2018:

LOTR DCG mechanical breakdown on FFG’s site

November 2018:

Card Talk interviews Caleb Grace

Caleb Grace talks Con of the Rings on FFG’s site

FFG interview with the DCG team

MJ Newman’s “Three is Company” Challenge on FFG’s site


January 2019:

The Grey Company interviews Caleb Grace

MJ Newman on storytelling in games

October 2019:

Con of the Rings Designer interview

August 2019:

Board Game Atlas gets comments from FFG employees who became card art

November 2019:

Card Talk interviews Caleb Grace


February 2020:

Card Talk interviews Caleb Grace and MJ Newman

September 2020:

The Card Game Cooperative interviews Caleb Grace

October 2020:

Cardboard of the Rings sends off the game with Caleb Grace

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s