The dark of Khazad-dûm
Why does this matter? In the Khazad-dûm Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, the darkness becomes a significant theme. Players wouldn’t feel like they were undertaking a trip through the perilous underground if the game were full of bright illustrations. Nor would you likely think much about the darkness if it weren’t reinforced.
Much as Tolkien used the words “dark” and “darkness” liberally through the second half of A Journey in the Dark, the Khazad-dûm design team decided it was important to reinforce the theme with Dark locations, Hazards, and other cards that would get you looking for any means to cast light ahead of your travels through the subterranean labyrinth.
Lead developer Lukas Litzsinger offers some insights on the coming darkness.