“I have an urgent errand,” he said. “My news is evil.” Then he looked about him, as if the hedges might have ears. “Nazgûl,” he whispered. “The Nine are abroad again. They have crossed the River secretly and are moving westward. They have taken the guise of riders in black.” – The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Long-extended Party is pleased to present The Nine are Abroad, a free, community-created quest for our beloved card game. This unique scenario can be played by 1-4 players in Standard Game Mode or by up to 9 groups of 1-4 players in Epic Multiplayer Mode.
Whispers on the wind bring word to you of a new horror emerging from Mordor. Across Middle-earth rumors abound, and a palpable unease settles on the land. At first, the source of the terror is unclear, but then a messenger bird arrives from Radagast with grim tidings, and though you were prepared for the worst, the news fills you with dread: The Nazgûl are abroad! They have left Mordor, disguised as riders in black, with an unknown, but evil, purpose. You must track their movements and thwart their sinister designs.
The sweep and scope of The Nine are Abroad are epic indeed, and you’ll have to travel throughout Middle-earth as you track down the Nazgûl. To immerse players fully in the experience, the scenario uses a unique map mechanic depicting the realms of Middle-earth. In the scenario’s first act, your group must investigate rumors and find clues as to the whereabouts of the Nazgûl, and only when you discover them all can you confront them. In Epic Multiplayer Mode, your group is not alone in this endeavor, as heroes from throughout Middle-earth have answered the call. When any group uncovers the location of a Black Rider, the enemy is placed on every team’s map, until eventually they are all revealed, and you move on to the second act – to defeat each Nazgûl in battle, sending them scurrying back to the holes in Mordor from which they emerged!
Just as with discovery, when any group bests a Nazgûl in battle all groups remove that enemy from their maps. Each of the Riders are a formidable foe, treacherous and powerful, but there is one who rises above the rest in all respects: the Witch-king of Angmar! The Witch-king waits in the shadows, biding his time and gathering his strength, and can only be driven off once you have bested all of his underlings. You must challenge this final terror side by side with your entire company, for only together can you hope to overpower this formidable foe!
The Nine are abroad, and they must be stopped before Sauron’s sinister designs for them can be put into motion. Hurry now, to the chase!
The Nine are Abroad is available now as a free print and play expansion, available to download below. Prefer to play digitally? This expansion, and all future ALeP content, is available to play on both DragnCards and Tabletop Simulator. Looking for a more professional, third party print job? Check out our accompanying printing guides below for detailed, easy to follow instructions.
We are hard at work preparing French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish translations of The Nine are Abroad:
Thank you for all your efforts! The map concept looks so interesting!
Wow, thank you very much. I will wait for the german translation but your work is just great.
With your content new players like me who cant get most of the FFG cycles have the chance to play this great game with new stuff.
I hope you will continue with this great work.
Thanks again and sorry for my english.
I’ll wait for the german translation as well and hope that I can order all the packs in german as a package on MB print 🙂
Forget to say: THANK YOU VERY MUCH for doing this 🙂
We played this scenario with two players and it was amazing. The art is awesome and the map feature makes you feal you traveling across all Middle Earth. The difficulty level was spot on for us. Alep has out done itself with this one. The theme oozes out of every piece of cardboard included in this set. Loved how the nine cast their shadow when they pass. Many thanks to all involved for making this.
When do you think the French version will be available ?
Probably end of January.
French version is available !!!
When could we print with MBPrint ?
I’m looking forward to this. I’ve been holding off due to printing and shipping costs and have come back to discover everything is available now to order together. I’m UK based and the minimum order is £135. Getting the full content including 9 Abroad takes the cost to £137.80. Order placed. I’m so looking forward to this coming. I’ll post my thoughts on receiving the delivery.
The package came today. It’s taken a while. Everything was well packaged. Started playing the first quest of the Children of Eorl. Lost a hero within 2 turns. Lol
The cards are great. A smidge thinner and have a smooth feel rather than the chalky effect of the FFG ones. The corners aren’t clipped so will stand proud in the collection when mingled with other cards. I play sleeved and I think it’s needed as the cards can be slightly wider too.
Some cards look a little too faded but are all infinitely better than the FFG POD releases.
So far very happy to have this fan creation as a physical product and support the community.