Symbol: Hu-S

Allowed sets: 7-19, Weta (Site cards from 11-13,15,17-18).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10R11 Galadriel, Lady Redeemed
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend
  • 11C31 Final Account
  • 11R100 Strange-looking Men
  • 11U114 Demoralized
  • 11C132 Orkish Smith
  • 13U188 Courtyard Parapet
  • 15R64 Madril, Defender of Osgiliath

Source: CRD 13.08.2007.pdf

Symbol: Hu-E

Allowed sets: 1-19, Weta (Site cards from 11-13,15,17-18).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1C138 Saruman's Snows
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C311 Sam, Son of Hamfast
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 1U316 A Talent for Not Being Seen
  • 2P121 Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race
  • 3R17 Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 3C108 Frying Pan
  • 3R113 The Shire Countryside
  • 4R73 Legolas, Dauntless Hunter
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10R11 Galadriel, Lady Redeemed
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend
  • 11C31 Final Account
  • 11R100 Strange-looking Men
  • 11C132 Orkish Smith

R-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
  • 1R195 Relics of Moria
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 2R75 Bill Ferny, Swarthy Sneering Fellow
  • 3U106 Bill the Pony
  • 4U276 Fortress Never Fallen
  • 4R304 Get On and Get Away

Source: CRD 13.08.2007.pdf

Symbol: Hu-O

Allowed sets: 1-19, Weta (Site cards from 11-13,15,17-18).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

R-list:

  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend
  • 11R100 Strange-looking Men
  • 11C132 Orkish Smith

Source: CRD 13.08.2007.pdf

Symbol: Hu

Allowed sets: 15,17-18 (Site cards from 11-13,15,17-18).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

Source: CRD 13.08.2007.pdf

Symbol: War

Allowed sets: 11-13 (Site cards from 11-13).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

R-list:

  • 11R100 Strange-looking Men
  • 11C132 Orkish Smith

Source: CRD 13.08.2007.pdf

Symbol: King

Allowed sets: 7-8,10 (Site cards from 7-8,10).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

R-list:

  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend

Source: CRD 13.08.2007.pdf

Symbol: TT

This format uses an older definition, in order to allow cancelling Ring-bearer's skirmish, which is what players expect in this format. Latest version, as defined in CRD 13.08.2007.pdf, doesn't allow this.

Allowed sets: 4-6 (Site cards from 4-6).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: Yes.

Source: Comprehensive Rulebook 2.0 04.11.2003.pdf

Symbol: FotR

This format uses an older definition, in order to allow cancelling Ring-bearer's skirmish, which is what players expect in this format. Latest version, as defined in CRD 13.08.2007.pdf, doesn't allow this, and also has R-listed 1C248 Forces of Mordor.

Allowed sets: 1-3 (Site cards from 1-3).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: Yes.

Source: Comprehensive Rulebook 2.0 04.11.2003.pdf

Symbol: War-S

Superseded by Hunters Standard. Allowed sets: 4-14, Weta (Site cards from 11-13).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 4R73 Legolas, Dauntless Hunter
  • 4U276 Fortress Never Fallen
  • 4R304 Get On and Get Away
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10R11 Galadriel, Lady Redeemed
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend
  • 11C31 Final Account
  • 11U114 Demoralized

Source: CRD 22.05.2006b.pdf

Symbol: War-E

Superseded by Hunters Expanded. Allowed sets: 1-14, Weta (Site cards from 11-13).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1C138 Saruman's Snows
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C311 Sam, Son of Hamfast
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 1U316 A Talent for Not Being Seen
  • 2P121 Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race
  • 3R17 Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 3C108 Frying Pan
  • 3R113 The Shire Countryside
  • 4R73 Legolas, Dauntless Hunter
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10R11 Galadriel, Lady Redeemed
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend
  • 11C31 Final Account

R-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
  • 1R195 Relics of Moria
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 2R75 Bill Ferny, Swarthy Sneering Fellow
  • 3U106 Bill the Pony
  • 4U276 Fortress Never Fallen
  • 4R304 Get On and Get Away

Source: CRD 22.05.2006b.pdf

Symbol: War-O

Superseded by Hunters Open. Allowed sets: 1-14, Weta (Site cards from 11-13).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

R-list:

  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend

Source: CRD 22.05.2006b.pdf

Symbol: SH-S

Superseded by War of the Ring Standard. Allowed sets: 1-11, Weta (Site cards from 11).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1C138 Saruman's Snows
  • 1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
  • 1R195 Relics of Moria
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 1C311 Sam, Son of Hamfast
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 1U316 A Talent For Not Being Seen
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 2R75 Bill Ferny, Swarthy Sneering Fellow
  • 2P121 Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race
  • 3R17 Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 3U106 Bill the Pony
  • 3C108 Frying Pan
  • 3R113 The Shire Countryside
  • 4R73 Legolas, Dauntless Hunter
  • 4U276 Fortress Never Fallen
  • 4R304 Get On and Get Away
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10R11 Galadriel, Lady Redeemed
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend
  • 11C31 Final Account

Source: CRD 18.01.2005.pdf

Symbol: King-S

Superseded by Shadows Standard. Allowed sets: 1-10, Weta (Site cards from 7-8,10).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
  • 1R195 Relics of Moria
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 3U106 Bill the Pony
  • 3C108 Frying Pan
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 7C96 Gondorian Captain
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend

Source: CRD 07.09.2004.pdf and DGMA Tournament Legal Cardlist 28.07.2004.pdf

Symbol: EK-S

Superseded by King Standard. Allowed sets: 1-8 (Site cards from 7-8).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: Yes.

X-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
  • 1R195 Relics of Moria
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 3U106 Bill the Pony
  • 3C108 Frying Pan

Source: CRD 05.04.2004.pdf

Symbol: TT-S

Superseded by Early King Standard. Allowed sets: 1-6 (Site cards from 4-6).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: Yes.

X-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 2C101 Filibert Bolger, Wily Rascal
  • 2R108 O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 4C192 Uruk Regular

Source: DGMA Standard Format Exclusion List 14.04.2003.pdf

Symbol: FotR-S

This format is disabled in the game, as it is equivalent to Fellowship Block format in its current form, but remains listed here for posterity.

Superseded by Towers Standard. Allowed sets: 1-3 (Site cards from 1-3).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: Yes.

Source: FAQ 03.09.2002.pdf

Symbol: JC

Allowed sets: 21 (Site cards from 21). Companions can have signets in addition to non-standard resistance. Loaded keyword Relentless (skirmishes involving relentless minions cannot be canceled by an opponent). Unloaded keyword Spy. Sites can have old-style site number symbol & value (including block symbol) located on the left of and above of the game text area. In that case they also have old style sanctuary "silver" template. These sites act as home sites for matching allies, regardless of their position on the adventure path. However, those allies do not automatically take part in archery fire and skirmishes if their home site is placed in region 3.

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

Source: this page

Symbol: HB

Allowed sets: h0, h1. Ring-bearer is called Burglar. Burdens are called doubts. Site path works like in the early blocks. The One Ring is a standard Shire Artifact, is not required in a deck, and the Burglar starts the game without it.

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: Yes.

Source: link

Symbol: NE

Allowed sets: 11-19, Weta (Site cards from 11-13,15,17-18).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 11C31 Final Account
  • 11R100 Strange-looking Men
  • 11U114 Demoralized
  • 11C132 Orkish Smith
  • 13U188 Courtyard Parapet
  • 15R64 Madril, Defender of Osgiliath

Source: this page

Symbol: MV

Allowed sets: 1-8, 10 (Site cards from 7-8, 10).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: Yes.

X-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
  • 1R195 Relics of Moria
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 3U106 Bill the Pony
  • 3C108 Frying Pan
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 7C96 Gondorian Captain
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend

Source: this page

Symbol: Aus

Allowed sets: 1-19, Weta (Site cards from 11-13,15,17-18). If you use cards from sets 1-6, then you can't use cards from sets 11-13, 15, 17-18 (and vice versa). This limit applies separately to Free Peoples (excluding Ring-bearers) and Shadow sides of your deck.

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1C311 Sam, Son of Hamfast
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 2P121 Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race
  • 3R17 Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir to the White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 7U49 Steadfast Champion
  • 8C1 Aggression
  • 10U2 Memories of Darkness
  • 10R11 Galadriel, Lady Redeemed
  • 10C91 Mordor Fiend
  • 11C31 Final Account
  • 11R100 Strange-looking Men
  • 11U114 Demoralized
  • 11C132 Orkish Smith
  • 13U188 Courtyard Parapet
  • 15R64 Madril, Defender of Osgiliath
  • 17U10 Namárië
  • 18R12 Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor

R-list:

  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 1U316 A Talent for Not Being Seen
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 2R75 Bill Ferny, Swarthy Sneering Fellow
  • 3C108 Frying Pan
  • 3R113 The Shire Countryside
  • 4R304 Get On and Get Away
  • 17U15 A New Light

Source: link

Symbol: Fre

Allowed sets: 1-6, 9, 11-14, Weta (Site cards from 11-13).

Can cancel Ring-bearer's skirmish: No.

X-list:

  • 1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
  • 1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
  • 1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • 1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
  • 1C138 Saruman's Snows
  • 1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
  • 1C248 Forces of Mordor
  • 1C311 Sam, Son of Hamfast
  • 1R313 Sting
  • 1U316 A Talent For Not Being Seen
  • 2C14 Till Durin Wakes Again
  • 2R32 Flaming Brand
  • 2R75 Bill Ferny, Swarthy Sneering Fellow
  • 2P121 Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race
  • 3R17 Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood
  • 3R38 Aragorn, Heir To The White City
  • 3R42 Horn of Boromir
  • 3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
  • 3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
  • 3C108 Frying Pan
  • 4R73 Legolas, Dauntless Hunter
  • 4R304 Get On and Get Away
  • 5U23 Follow Sméagol
  • 9R35 Sapling of the White Tree
  • 11C31 Final Account
  • 11U49 One Good Turn Deserves Another
  • 11R100 Strange-Looking Men
  • 11U114 Demoralized
  • 11C132 Orkish Smith
  • 11S222 Úlairë Nelya, Third of the Nine Riders
  • 11R226 The Witch-king, Captain of the Nine Riders
  • 11S231 Caras Galadhon
  • 11S232 Cavern Entrance
  • 13R11 Celeborn, The Wise
  • 13R37 Pallando, Far-travelling One
  • 13R64 Denethor, Last Ruling Steward
  • 13U188 Courtyard Parapet
  • 14R6 Grimbeorn, Beorning Chieftain

Source: link

Symbol: ER

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Specific cards from the mLOTRO's Errata set (generally those that were X-listed at one point in game's history) will be used instead of their regular versions. While a player can make a deck using those specific cards, it's not required. In a game using this variant, all regular versions will be automatically upgraded to their errata counterparts. Likewise, in a game not using this variant, all errata versions will be automatically downgraded to their regular counterparts.

Symbol: ML

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Can use cards from the "m" sets.

Symbol: PC

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Can use cards from the "v" sets.

Symbol: TM

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Can use 0W1-0W13 digital-only cards with the Triumph and Menace keywords.

The chance to activate Triumph ability for a specific companion in play at start of specific phase is increased (from base chance of 0%) by 20% for each event played during skirmishes involving that companion (up to a maximum of 100% after 5 events played). However, if the companion will leave play and then return, the chance will go back to 0%. This chance is visible in the info viewer, next to Triumph keyword (for example, Triumph 40 means there's 40% chance it will activate).

The chance to activate Menace ability for a specific minion in the Shadow player's draw deck at start of Shadow phase is increased (from base chance of 0%) by 1% for each twilight token added to the pool by the Free Peoples player (up to a maximum of 100% after 100 twilight tokens added). Activated Menace ability allows to play that minion from Shadow player's draw deck and to use the effect mentioned on the card. Menace abilities on each minion activate separately (so one can activate, while another may not). The total number of twilight tokens added by the Free Peoples player is visible in the info viewer, next to Menace keyword (for example, Menace 55 means there's 55% chance it will activate). It is also visible on the tooltop of current number of twilight tokens info label.

The details of these abilities work were reconstructed from official information posted on LOTRO's web page and forum (now in web archive), player's recollections, and by analysing LOTRO's binary.

Symbol: LG

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Can use 0W14-0W26 digital-only league cards.

Symbol: DG

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Can use 0W32-0W37 digital-only cards from the Hunters design-a-card contest.

Symbol: UR

Disabled in formats: Fellowship Block, Fellowship Standard, Towers Block, Hunters Block, Journey Continues, Hobbit.

X-list and R-list is ignored.

Symbol: HI

Can have only one card with any given title.

Symbol: PM

Can't use R, R+, RF, and O cards, as well as their promo counterparts.

Symbol: CS

Only one Free People (excluding a single Ring-bearer card), and one Shadow culture allowed.

Symbol: LP

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Can use 0P62-0P67 league promos.

Symbol: JK

Disabled in formats: Journey Continues, Hobbit.

Can use "4 1 07", and SPD1-SPD3 digital-only joke cards.

  • Weta cards are the following: 0P56-0P60
  • Most 0P, 0D, and TF promo cards are considered parts of specific sets based on the collector's info of their base card. In case there is no such card, they must be specifically enabled (usually by a variant) to be allowed.