The Line Unbroken

The Line Unbroken is the idea which first made me think of setting up my own Lord of the Rings blog – the friend who got me into the game mentioned the idea behind the Progression Series, and my immediate thoughts were 1) I could do that, and 2) If I’m going to do it anyway, why not make videos of it. (For anyone not familiar, the idea of the Progression Series is to play through all the scenarios of the LotR LCG in order, using only the cards which were available at the time of each release)
Some might question why I feel the need to make my own series when the Progression Series already exists (and since I started TLU it has been rebooted), but I am firmly of the belief that different perspectives are always interesting to have. Mainly though, it is just because I was going to do it anyway so why not record it.
Unlike the Progression Series, I don’t do player card reviews, but each new box of cards has a blog post talking a bit about the cards I’m using, the scenario, and my decks.
I’m also making a concerted effort to use as many different cards over the course of the series as I can manage to – in particular, with occasional exceptions, for each quest I will use the new hero released in that pack in one of my decks. At the end of each cycle I’ll make a post talking about the cards I haven’t used yet and other aspects of how the game developed in that cycle.

While The Line Unbroken in some respects is one big series, it can be neatly subdivided into different categories, denoted by prefixes to the episode number, as follows:
No prefix: Regular Line Unbroken, regular quests.
G: GenCon and Fellowship event quests. I list these within other categories.
C: The LotR saga quests, played in campaign mode.
N: Nightmare quests.
NC: Nightmare LotR saga quests, still in campaign mode.
F: Playing the Tales from the Cards custom First Age quests.

If you want to follow the series in the order I posted them, I’ve put a summarised chronologically ordered list at the bottom of this page.

Regular Line Unbroken

The Line Unbroken – 1-3: The Core Set
The Line Unbroken – 4: Hunt for Gollum
The Line Unbroken – 5: Conflict at the Carrock
The Line Unbroken – 6: Journey to Rhosgobel
The Line Unbroken – 7: Hills of Emyn Muil
The Line Unbroken – 8: The Dead Marshes
The Line Unbroken – 9: Return to Mirkwood
The Line Unbroken – G1: Massing at Osgiliath
The Line Unbroken – Shadows of Mirkwood Cycle Wrap-up

The Line Unbroken – 10-12: Khazad-Dum
The Line Unbroken – 13: The Redhorn Gate
The Line Unbroken – 14: Road to Rivendell
The Line Unbroken – 15: The Watcher in the Water
The Line Unbroken – 16: The Long Dark
The Line Unbroken – 17: Foundations of Stone
The Line Unbroken – 18: Shadow and Flame
The Line Unbroken – Dwarrowdelf Cycle Wrap-up

The Line Unbroken – 19-21: The Hobbit: Over Hill and Under Hill

The Line Unbroken – 22: Peril in Pelargir
The Line Unbroken – 23: Into Ithilien
The Line Unbroken – 24: Siege of Cair Andros

The Line Unbroken – 25: Flies and Spiders
The Line Unbroken – 26: The Lonely Mountain
The Line Unbroken – G2: Battle of Lake-Town
The Line Unbroken – 27: Battle of Five Armies
The Line Unbroken – Hobbit Saga Wrap-up

The Line Unbroken – 28: The Steward’s Fear
The Line Unbroken – 29: The Druadan Forest
The Line Unbroken – 30: Encounter at Amon Din
The Line Unbroken – 31: Assault on Osgiliath
The Line Unbroken – 32: Blood of Gondor
The Line Unbroken – 33: The Morgul Vale
The Line Unbroken – G3: Stone of Erech
The Line Unbroken – Against the Shadow Cycle Wrap-up

The Line Unbroken – 34: Fords of Isen
The Line Unbroken – 35: To Catch an Orc
The Line Unbroken – 36: Into Fangorn
The Line Unbroken – 37: The Dunland Trap
The Line Unbroken – 38: The Three Trials
The Line Unbroken – 39: Trouble in Tharbad
The Line Unbroken – 40: The Nin-in-Eilph
The Line Unbroken – 41: Celebrimbor’s Secret
The Line Unbroken – 42: The Antlered Crown
The Line Unbroken – Ring-maker Cycle Wrap-up

The Line Unbroken – 43: Intruders in Chetwood
The Line Unbroken – 44: The Weather Hills
The Line Unbroken – 45: Deadmen’s Dike
The Line Unbroken – 46: Wastes of Eriador
The Line Unbroken – 47: Escape from Mount Gram
The Line Unbroken – 48: Across the Ettenmoors
The Line Unbroken – 49: Treachery of Rhudaur
The Line Unbroken – 50: The Battle of Carn Dum
The Line Unbroken – 51: The Dread Realm
The Line Unbroken – G6: Ruins of Belegost
The Line Unbroken – G7: Murder at the Prancing Pony
The Line Unbroken – Angmar Awakened Cycle Wrap-up

The Line Unbroken – 52: Voyage Across Belegaer
The Line Unbroken – 53: Fate of Numenor
The Line Unbroken – 54: Raid on the Grey Havens
The Line Unbroken – 55: Flight of the Stormcaller
The Line Unbroken – 56: Thing in the Depths
The Line Unbroken – 57: Temple of the Deceived

Lord of the Rings Saga Campaign

The Line Unbroken – C1: Shadow of the Past
The Line Unbroken – C1.1/G4: The Old Forest
The Line Unbroken – C1.2/G5: Fog on the Barrow Downs
The Line Unbroken – C2: A Knife in the Dark
The Line Unbroken – C3: Flight to the Ford
The Line Unbroken – C4: The Ring Goes South
The Line Unbroken – C5: Journey in the Dark
The Line Unbroken – C6: Breaking of the Fellowship
The Line Unbroken – Fellowship of the Ring Wrap-Up

The Line Unbroken – C7: The Uruk-Hai
The Line Unbroken – C8: Helm’s Deep
The Line Unbroken – C9: Road to Isengard
The Line Unbroken – C10: Passage of the Marshes
The Line Unbroken – C11: Journey to the Crossroads
The Line Unbroken – C12: Shelob’s Lair
The Line Unbroken – The Two Towers Wrap-Up

Nightmare Quests

The Line Unbroken – N1: Nightmare Passage Through Mirkwood
The Line Unbroken – N2: Nightmare Journey Down the Anduin
The Line Unbroken – N3: Nightmare Escape from Dol Guldur
The Line Unbroken – N4: Nightmare Hunt for Gollum
The Line Unbroken – N5: Nightmare Conflict at the Carrock
The Line Unbroken – N6: Nightmare Journey to Rhosgobel
The Line Unbroken – N7: Nightmare Hills of Emyn Muil
The Line Unbroken – N8: Nightmare The Dead Marshes
The Line Unbroken – N9: Nightmare Return to Mirkwood
The Line Unbroken – Nightmare Shadows of Mirkwood Wrap-Up

The Line Unbroken – N10: Nightmare Into the Pit
The Line Unbroken – N11: Nightmare The Seventh Level
The Line Unbroken – N12: Nightmare Flight from Moria
The Line Unbroken – N13: Nightmare The Redhorn Gate
The Line Unbroken – N14: Nightmare Road to Rivendell
The Line Unbroken – N15: Nightmare Watcher in the Water
The Line Unbroken – N16: Nightmare The Long Dark
The Line Unbroken – N17: Nightmare Foundations of Stone
The Line Unbroken – N18: Nightmare Shadow and Flame
The Line Unbroken – Nightmare Dwarrowdelf Wrap-Up

The Line Unbroken – N19: Nightmare We Must Away, Ere Break of Day
The Line Unbroken – N20: Nightmare Over the Misty Mountains Grim
The Line Unbroken – N21: Nightmare Dungeons Deep and Caverns Dim
The Line Unbroken – N22: Nightmare Flies and Spiders
The Line Unbroken – N23: Nightmare The Lonely Mountain
The Line Unbroken – N24: Nightmare Battle of Five Armies
The Line Unbroken – Nightmare Hobbit Wrap-Up

The Line Unbroken – N25: Nightmare Peril in Pelargir
The Line Unbroken – N26: Nightmare Into Ithilien
The Line Unbroken – N27: Nightmare Siege of Cair Andros
The Line Unbroken – N28: Nightmare The Steward’s Fear
The Line Unbroken – N29: Nightmare The Druadan Forest
The Line Unbroken – N30: Nightmare Encounter at Amon Din
The Line Unbroken – N31: Nightmare Assault on Osgiliath
The Line Unbroken – N32: Nightmare Blood of Gondor
The Line Unbroken – N33: Nightmare The Morgul Vale
The Line Unbroken – Nightmare Against the Shadow Wrap-Up

First Age

The Line Unbroken Takes a Custom Detour – First Age
The Line Unbroken – F6: Isle of Werewolves
The Line Unbroken – F7: Seat of Morgoth
The Line Unbroken – F8: Hunting of the Wolf
The Line Unbroken – F9-10: Trial Upon the Marches
The Line Unbroken – F11-12: Among the Outlaws

Chronological Order of Posting

Core Set (1-3)
Shadows of Mirkwood cycle (4-9)
Massing At Osgiliath (G1)
Shadows of Mirkwood Wrap-Up

Khazad-Dum (10-12)
Dwarrowdelf cycle (13-18)
Dwarrowdelf Wrap-Up

The Hobbit: Over Hill and Under Hill (19-21)

Heirs of Numenor (22-24)

Flies And Spiders, The Lonely Mountain (25, 26)
Battle of Lake Town (G2)
Battle of Five Armies (27)
Hobbit Saga Wrap-Up

The Steward’s Fear – Encounter At Amon Din (28-30)

Shadow of the Past (C1)
The Old Forest (C1.1/G4)
Fog on the Barrow Downs (C1.2/G5)
Knife in the Dark, Flight to the Ford (C2, C3)

Assault on Osgiliath – The Morgul Vale (31-33)
The Stone of Erech (G3)
Against the Shadow Wrap-Up

Voice of Isengard (34-36)
The Dunland Trap, The Three Trials (37, 38)

The Road Darkens (C4-C6)
Fellowship of the Ring Wrap-Up

Trouble in Tharbad – The Antlered Crown (39-42)
Ring-maker Wrap-Up

Nightmare Core Set (N1-N3)
Nightmare Shadows of Mirkwood cycle (N4-N9)
Nightmare Shadows of Mirkwood Wrap-Up

The Lost Realm (43-45)

Treason of Saruman (C7-C9)
Land of Shadow (C10-C12)
The Two Tower Wrap-Up

Angmar Awakened cycle (46-51)
Ruins of Belegost (G6)
Murder at the Prancing Pony (G7)
Angmar Awakened Wrap-Up

Nightmare Khazad-Dum (N10-N12)
Nightmare Dwarrowdelf cycle (N13-N18)
Nightmare Dwarrowdelf Wrap-Up

Nightmare Over Hill and Under Hill (N19-N21)
Nightmare On the Doorstep (N22-N24)
Nightmare Hobbit Saga Wrap-Up

Nightmare Heirs of Numenor (N25-N27)
Nightmare Against the Shadow (N28-N33)

The Grey Havens (52-54)
Flight of the Stormcaller – Temple of the Deceived (55-57)

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2 Responses to The Line Unbroken

  1. Pingback: New Series: Path Less Traveled | Darkling Door

  2. Gibby says:

    Best site! My wife and I are playing through each quest following your path (and using your decks!). LOVE IT! Keep ’em coming!

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