The Ring-Bearer has returned as Elijah Wood stars in a new promo for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, slated for Magic: The Gathering. The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth brings iconic heroes and villains to the tabletop game, including Frodo Baggins, who bravely carried the One Ring to Mount Doom.
In The Lord of the Rings: Tales from Middle-earth for Magic: The Gathering, Frodo Baggins is a legendary creature that can act as a commander in this format. We know this as he will be one of the dual commanders of the Food and Fellowship Commander Deck alongside Samwise Gamgee. In this deck, Samwise will craft food counters while Frodo advances the new The Ring Seduces You mechanic, making him even more powerful when acting as the Ring-bearer.
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Frodo actor Elijah Wood is here to promote the Magic: The Gathering set The Lord of the Rings: Tales from Middle-earth
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth is out on June 23rd, with pre-releases running from June 16th to 22nd. To celebrate the set’s impending release, Wizards of the Coast has uploaded a new promotional video to its social media channels, featuring a face that fans of The Lord of the Rings may be familiar with, as Elijah Wood is associated with the promotion was commissioned for the set.
The best moment was a recreation of the famous The Fellowship of the Ring scene where Bilbo accidentally leaves the One Ring in his pocket before Gandalf asks him to leave it. Elijah Wood does the same thing with the One Ring card that appears in-game as an artifact, and he jokes about it having the “Indestructible” trait when he blew it up (well, Gollum did anyway).
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This isn’t the first time Elijah Wood has popped up to promote a game based on The Lord of the Rings, as he recently endorsed the release of The Lord of the Rings RPG based on the D&D 5E rules based, into the limelight. Elijah Wood hasn’t played the role of Frodo Baggins on screen in almost a decade, but it’s clear the role means a lot to him, and he’s always on board to give his approval whenever he’s the world of Middle-earth returns in a new form.