A Long-extended Party

Producer of unofficial, fan-made expansions for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

Printing Guides and Downloads

All ALeP products are provided for free as digital images. You can print them by yourself (print and play) or through either MakePlayingCards.com (Hong Kong) or MBPrint.pl (Poland). These two companies were found to print cards with a similar quality as FFG’s cards. However, there are some important things to consider when going with a third-party printer, mostly when it comes to card backs and sleeves. These issues are summarized below.

When printing a PDF, make sure that you set “Actual size” and “Flip on short edge”.

Other Downloads

MakePlayingCards

  • Recommended for US residents
  • ALeP card backs
  • Takes some work to fit in “perfect-fit” sleeves

MakePlayingCards (MPC) prints high-quality cards, but they will not print official FFG card backs. Instead, ALeP cards printed through MPC will feature our own custom-designed ALeP card backs. This means that if you are one who uses clear sleeves, or you don’t use sleeves at all, and you want to print your cards through MPC, you may have to come up with some way to handle the different card backs. We have outlined some possible solutions here.

If you are using standard card sleeves, then the following is of no concern, but “perfect-fit” sleevers should be aware that MPC cards are slightly wider than FFG cards, and can take a little bit of work to get them to fit in the sleeve. However, once you get them in, the sleeve tends to stretch a little bit and everything works fine.

If you have decided to go with MPC to print your cards, follow instructions on this page:

We also have a printing manual and all of the card images available if you would like to customize your MPC order:

MBPrint

  • Recommended for EU/UK residents
  • Official-looking card backs
  • Too bendy compared to official FFG cards

MBPrint is based in Poland and prints high-quality cards, including official-looking card backs.

If you have decided to go with MBPrint to print your cards, use this direct link:

https://sklep.mbprint.pl/en/a-long-extended-party/

We also have a printing manual and all of the card images available if you would like to customize your MBPrint order:

Comparing MakePlayingCards and MBPrint

Below is a comparison table of various printing options (please note that the price of a custom MBPrint order may be higher).

General
  MakePlayingCards
(S30)
MakePlayingCards
(S33)
MBPrint
(300 g/m²)
Self-service Yes Yes Yes
Official FFG
card backs
No No Yes
Printing quality Very good Best Very good
Card thickness Close to FFG ~10% thicker
than FFG
Close to FFG,
but too bendy
Printing defects Very rare Very rare Rare
Deluxe Expansion (198 Cards)
  MakePlayingCards
(S30)
MakePlayingCards
(S33)
MBPrint
(300 g/m²)
Price $38.60
($34 if 6+ copies)
$45.80
($40.40 if 6+ copies)
€29
(€24 if 10+ copies)
(for UK customers:
the minimum order
must exceed £135)
Packaging
(Optional)
$1.00 for
white tuck box
$1.10 for
white tuck box
Shipping cost
to US
$14.99 $14.99 up to €34
Shipping cost
to UK/EU
up to $15.99
(Regular)

up to $22.64
(Registered)

up to $15.99
(Regular)

up to $22.64
(Registered)

up to €16
Adventure Pack (72 Cards)
  MakePlayingCards
(S30)
MakePlayingCards
(S33)
MBPrint
(300 g/m²)
Price $17
($14.70 if 6+ copies)
$20.60
($17.90 if 6+ copies)
€16
(€13 if 10+ copies)
(for UK customers:
the minimum order
must exceed £135)
Packaging
(Optional)
$0.40 for
white tuck box
$0.40 for
white tuck box
Shipping cost
to US
$8.99 $8.99 up to €34
Shipping cost
to UK/EU
up to $9.99
(Regular)

up to $16.64
(Registered)

up to $9.99
(Regular)

up to $16.64
(Registered)

up to €16

Other Printers

After trying out several printing services, the two above were the only ones we thought were worth official support. However, you are welcome to try out other services. For what it’s worth, here is a quick summary of a couple other printers we tried:

  • DriveThruCards: This was going to be a low-cost option for printing cards with official-looking card backs and decent quality. However, after printing our test batch, DTC has cracked down and decided to no longer print ALeP cards, regardless of the card backs. So if you try to print ALeP cards with DTC, don’t be surprised to see your order get declined.
  • ArtsCow: This is another low-cost option, and one that will print official-looking backs. However, we found their print quality and consistency to be quite poor, and have decided to not officially support this option.
A Long-extended Party is a fan-made expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and is not endorsed, supported, or affiliated by Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.  The copyrightable portions of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and its expansions are © 2011 – 2013 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used, under license, by Fantasy Flight Games. Living Card Game, LCG, LCG logo and Fantasy Flight Supply are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.