DECIPHER® TRADING CARD GAME STUDIO
For Immediate Release
WIN A TENGWAR STING!
DECIPHER OFFERS UP A UNIQUE PRIZE FOR TOURNAMENT PARTICIPATION
IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH
(Norfolk, VA–January 27, 2004)– During the months of February and March prize support from Decipher for The Lord of the Rings TCG will arrive from the deep forests of Rivendell. The `Tengwar’ version of Sting, Baggin’s Heirloom, will temporarily replace the foils that are normally given out as tournament prizes. Any DGMA The Lord of the Rings TCG sanctioned tournament during the months of February and March will be included in this promotion. All three of the prizes that are normally awarded (the rare foil for the winner, the uncommon foil for runner-up, and the common foil participation prize) will be replaced with the `Tengwar’ version of Sting, Baggin’s Heirloom.
`Tengwar’ is an Elven script created by J.R.R. Tolkien as part of his massive envisioning of Middle-earth, the setting for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Decipher first began translating cards from The Lord of the Rings TCG into Tengwar script when Daniel Reeve from Weta Workshop translated 18 cards from The Fellowship of the Ring block for inclusion in The Fellowship of the Ring Anthology released in the summer of 2003. Reeve, the official calligrapher and cartographer of The Lord of the Rings movies, has beautifully rendered the same Tengwar symbols used in the films and seen on such works as the inscription on The One Ring and the pages of The Book of Mazarbul.
Reeve has created a second 18 card set of Tengwar script cards that will be included in The Two Towers Anthology which is slated for a February 25th release date worldwide. These 18 cards will be some of the more desirable The Lord of the Rings TCG cards from the Tower block. The Tenwar Sting, Baggin’s Heirloom will not be one of the 18 cards in The Two Towers Anthology however.
“The Two Towers Anthology gave us a unique opportunity to produce a 19th Tengwar card and make it a highly prized collectible. With the strong emphasis on Organized Play in The Lord of the Rings TCG, we felt a unique prize of this sort was perfect” said Dan Bojanowski, Director of Organized Play for Decipher. “We don’t feel any of the players will be upset to have three chances to get one of these special cards during each tournament they participate in.”
The Tengwar Sting, Baggin’s Heirloom, will be available as prizes to all sanctioned DGMA The Lord of the Rings TCG tournaments posted and executed between February 1st, 2004 and March 31st, 2004. For more information, log into Decipher’s Game Management Authority website at www.dgma.com.