01-The The Fellowship of the Ring

01-The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring (November 6, 2001) - The first base set  introduced the core mechanics of the game.
The maps were split between the [Dwarves], [Elves], [Gandalf], [Gondor] and [Shire] cultures on the Free Peoples sides and the [Isengard], [Moria], [Ringwraith] and [Sauron] cultures the shady split side. The set is distinguished by the fact that it includes the largest number of Ally cards, characters who did not travel with the Fellowship and provided assistance only through special abilities.

Source: https://de.wikibrief.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_Trading_Card_Game

Fewer and fewer ally cards were released in each subsequent set until they were phased out entirely.