The Ghost of Framsburg with Ghostbusters of Framsburg – May 1, 2021

by Matt Kell / kattattack22

Overview

I had heard many times in the community how long this quest could take. A year or so ago, I watched Dave’s marathon playthrough of it. I didn’t want to have an epic marathon game as many of the quests in the cycle have already seem pretty long to me. I decided that I wanted to use Marcelf’s Barliman and Robin deck because the late game play is just to recur Risk Some Light for control of the encounter deck. This seemed ideal to filter through for the Loot objectives. 

I added some victory display tech as the Vision of the Palantir scenario analysis pointed out Fram’s Shade doesn’t have victory points on it. Then you can add it to the victory display before Stage 3 and circumvent having to get the third Loot objective and traveling the Cursed Tomb at all. I managed to stall on Stage 1 using Risk some Light hunting for the shade. When I had about 10 cards unrevealed not counting the 6 I had filtered to the bottom, I quested against Scout Ahead making sure I’d complete it. I also had the last Out of the Wild in had to check the last 5 if Scout Ahead didn’t add it. Scout Ahead did find and add the Shade. At that point, I just needed to discover 2 Loot cards and quest through the last 2 stages. I had a strong board state up at that point and cruised through to the end on turn 11.   

Decklist – Ghostbusters of Framsburg

Main Deck

Hero (3)
Bilbo Baggins (The Hunt for Gollum)
Folco Boffin (The Dungeons of Cirith Gurat)
Pippin (The Black Riders)

Ally (15)
2x Erebor Hammersmith (Core Set)
1x Firyal (The Mûmakil)
1x Gaffer Gamgee (Mount Gundabad)
1x Gandalf (Over Hill and Under Hill)
1x Ghân-buri-Ghân (The Flame of the West)
1x Gildor Inglorion (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
1x Henamarth Riversong (Core Set)
3x Ithilien Lookout (The Dunland Trap)
1x Mablung (The Land of Shadow)
1x Quickbeam (The Treason of Saruman)
1x Robin Smallburrow (The Drowned Ruins)
1x Warden of Healing (The Long Dark)

Attachment (12)
3x Love of Tales (The Long Dark)
3x Resourceful (The Watcher in the Water)
3x Scroll of Isildur (The Morgul Vale)
2x Sword-thain (The Dread Realm)
1x The One Ring (A Shadow in the East)

Event (23)
2x Bartering (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
3x Deep Knowledge (The Voice of Isengard)
3x Drinking Song (Mount Gundabad)
3x Mithrandir’s Advice (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Out of the Wild (Road to Rivendell)
2x Peace, and Thought (Shadow and Flame)
3x Risk Some Light (Shadow and Flame)
1x The Ruling Ring (A Shadow in the East)
3x The Shirefolk (Mount Gundabad)

Player Side Quest (1)
1x Scout Ahead (The Wastes of Eriador)

3 Heroes, 51 Cards
Cards up to A Shadow in the East

Decklist built and published on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting Hand

  • Ithilien Lookout
  • Resourceful
  • Peace and Thought
  • Gandalf
  • Erebor Hammersmith
  • Quickbeam

Setup

  • Hidden Staircase in the staging area
  • Threat – 19
  • Attach The One Ring to Pippin
  • Add The Ruling Ring to hand

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Out of the Wild x2

2.2 Planning

  • Out of the Wild and put Afraid of the Dark in the victory display
  • Resourceful on Pippin
  • Ithilien Lookout and top encounter card is Abandoned Ruins

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Pippin
  • Folco
  • Total Quest Power = 4

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Abandoned Ruins
  • Threat – 21
  • Terrible Shadows
  • Quest power – 2
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 2

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • no progress but no threat gained

4.2 Travel

  • Hidden Staircase
  • Discard Cursed Tower and Moonlit Passage
  • Threat – 19

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 20

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • Gildor
  • Ithililen Lookout

2.2 Planning

  • Ouf of the Wild and add Crypt Stalker to the victory display
  • Ithilien Lookout and top encounter card is Slammed Shut
  • Quickbeam and deal a damage to ready him.

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Pippin
  • Quickbeam
  • Folco
  • Bilbo
  • Ithilien Lookouts x2
  • Total Quest Power = 9

3.3 Staging

  • Slammed Shut
  • Threat – 21
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 0

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 Hidden Staircase progress (4 / 4)
  • +5 quest progress (5 / 6)

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 22

Turn 3

1.3 Draw

  • Scroll of Isildur x2

2.2 Planning

  • none

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Pippin
  • Quickbeam
  • Total Quest Power = 4

3.3 Staging

  • Moonlit Passage
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 2

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 quest progress (7 / 6)

4.2 Travel

  • Moonlit Passage
  • Evil Spectre added to the staging area
  • Hidden Staircase discarded

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 23
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • Peace and Thought exhausting Folco and Bilbo drawing Risk Some Light, Drinking Song, Mihtrandir’s Advice, The Shirefolk, and Erebor Hammersmith
    • The Shirefolk
    • Threat – 19

Turn 4

1.3 Draw

  • Mithrandir’s Advice
  • Scout Ahead

2.2 Planning

  • Mithrandir’s Advice to draw Robin Smallburrow, Resourceful, and Henamarth
  • Resourceful #2 on Pippin
  • Mithrandir’s Advice to draw Love of Tales, The Shirefolk, and Deep Knowledge
  • The Shirefolk
  • Threat – 15
  • Deep Knowledge to draw Sword-Thain and Resourceful
  • Threat – 17
  • Resourceful #3 on Pippin
  • Love of Tales on Pippin
  • Scout Ahead
  • Scroll of Isildur on Pippin
  • Drinking Song to shuffle hand in and draw 11 cards. Erebor Hammersmith, Gaffer Gamgee, Deep Knowledge x2, Sword-thain, Risk Some Light x2, Ghan-buri-Ghan, Henamarth, Drinking Song, and Batering drawn.
  • Love of Tales to gain a resource
  • Deep Knowledge #2 draws Love of Tales and Peace and Thought
  • Threat – 19
  • Deep Knowledge #3 draws Gildor and Risk Some Light
  • Threat – 21
  • Drinking Song to shuffle hand in and draw 12 cards. Love of Tales, Sword-thain x2, The Ruling Ring, Scroll of Isildur, Gaffer, Warden of Healing, Peace and Thought, Risk Some Light 2, Out of the Wild, Henamarth
  • Love of Tales to gain a resource
  • Gaffer
  • Warden of Healing
  • Henamarth
  • Henamarth scrys top encounter card is another Evil Spectre.

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters vs Scout Ahead

  • Pippin
  • Gaffer
  • Total Quest Power = 3

3.3 Staging

  • Evil Spectre #2
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • Threat – 22

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Evil Spectre #2
  • Pippin draws Erebor Hammersmith #2

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Return Gaffer to hand to cancel attack

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Evil Spectre #2

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Quickbeam and Ithilien Lookouts x2
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Warden heals a damage on Quickbeam
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 23
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • Peace and Though exhausting Folco and Bilbo draws Barterting, Erebor Hammersmith #3, Risk Some Light #3, Mablung, and Ithilien Lookout #3

Turn 5

1.3 Draw

  • Bartering #2
  • The Shirefolk #3

2.2 Planning

  • The Shirefolk
  • Threat – 19
  • Bartering returning Scroll of Isildur to hand and attach Sword-thain to Quickbeam
  • Love of Tales on Quickbeam
  • Risk Some Light to put Afraid of the Dark and Eyes in the Dark on the bottom of encounter deck while Moonlit Passage is on top.
  • Risk Some LIght #2 to put Giant Spider on top of the encounter deck and Moonlit Passage and Old Lantern on the bottom.
  • Itilien Lookout #3 and discard Giant Spider
  • Risk Some Light #3 to put Giant Spider on top and Werewolf and Haunted Hall on the bottom.
  • Gaffer
  • Discard Scroll of Isildur to play Drinking Song to shuffle in hand and draw 9 cards. Robin, Scroll of Isildur x2, Erebor Hammersmith, Gandalf, Drinking Song, Bartering, Mablung, and Mithrandir’s Advice
  • +3 resources from Love of Tales
  • Mithrandir’s Advice draws Erebor Hammersmith #2, Firyal, and Ghan-buri-Ghan.
  • Scroll of Isildur on Pippin

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters vs Scout Ahead

  • Pippin
  • Quickbeam
  • Warden of Healing
  • Henamarth
  • Gaffer
  • Total Quest Power = 7

3.3 Staging

  • Giant Spider
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 Moonlit Passage progress (3 / 4)

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Evil Spectre
  • Pippin draws The Ruling Ring

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Return Gaffer to hand to cancel Evil Spectre attack

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Evil Spectre

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Ithilien Lookouts x3
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 6
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 20
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • a

Turn 6

1.3 Draw

  • Ouf of the Wild
  • Sword-thain #2

2.2 Planning

  • Firyal
  • Gaffer
  • Drinking Song to draw 12 cards. Robin, Scroll of Isildur, Erebor Hammersmith x2, Gandalf, Drinking Song, Mablung, Out of the Wild, Gildor, Ghan-buri-Ghan, and The Ruling Ring drawn.
  • +3 resources from Love of Tales
  • Discard Scroll of Isildur to Play Risk Some Light and put Cursed Tower on top and Forgotten Crypt and Slammed Shut on the bottom.
  • Scroll of Isildur on Pippin
  • Ghan-buri-Ghan
  • Robin Smallburrow

3.1 Quest Phase vs Scout Ahead

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Firyal
  • Ghan-buri-Ghan
  • Robin Smallburrow
  • Total Quest Power = 7

3.3 Staging

  • Cursed Tower
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 5

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 Moonlit Passage progress (4 / 4)
  • +1 Scout Ahead progress (1 / 4)

4.2 Travel

  • Cursed Tower
  • Discard Black Bats, Giant Spider, and Eyes in the Dark

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Giant Spider
  • Pippin draws Bartering

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Return Gaffer to hand to cancel attack

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Giant Spider

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Quickbeam and Ithilien Lookout
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 21

Turn 7

1.3 Draw

  • Risk Some LIght
  • Deck is empty

2.2 Planning

  • Risk Some Light to put Black Bats on top and Abandoned Ruins and Haunted Hall on the bottom.
  • Discard Scroll of Isildur to play Risk Some Light and put Werewolf on top and Black Bats x2 on the Bottom.
  • Drinking Song to draw Risk Some Light and my hand again.
  • +3 Resources from Love of Tales
  • Gaffer

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Firyal and choose not to discard because between Scout Ahead and last Out of the Wild, I should be able to add Fram’s Shade to victory display.
  • Ghan-buri-Ghan
  • Robin
  • Gaffer
  • Total Quest Power = 9

3.3 Staging

  • Werewolf
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 3

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 Cursed Tower progress (3 / 3)
  • +3 progress on Scout Ahead (4 / 4)
  • Add Fram’s Shade and Scout Ahead to the victory display.
  • Next 4 cards are Crypt Key, Forgotten Tomb, Scatha’s Teeth, and Crypt Stalker

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Werewolf

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Return Gaffer to hand to cancel attack

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Werewolf

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Quickbeam
    • Ithiliien Lookouts x3
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 9
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 8
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 22

Turn 8

1.3 Draw

  • None because deck is empty

2.2 Planning

  • Gaffer
  • Gildor
  • Erebor Hammersmith getting Scroll of Isildur back
  • Attach Scroll to Pippin

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Friyal
  • Total Quest Power = 3

3.3 Staging

  • Forgotten Crypt
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 2

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 quest progress (8 / 6)

4.2 Travel

  • Forgotten Crypt
  • Discard Scythia’s Teeth
  • Discard Crypt Stalker and add it to the staging area.
  • Crypt Key attached to it as guarded objective

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Crypt Stalker

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Return Gaffer to hand to cancel attack.

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Crypt Stalker

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Quickbeam
    • Ithilien Lookout x3
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 9
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 7
  • Target destroyed
  • Crypt Key attached to Pippin
  • Advance to Stage 2
  • Evil Spectre added to the staging area.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 23

Turn 9

1.3 Draw

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Risk Some Light to put an Eyes in the Dark on top and Crypt Stalker and another Eyes in the Dark on the bottom.
  • Mablung to raise engagement cost and engage the Evil Spectre

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Haunted Hall added to the staging area

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Folco
  • Pippin
  • Firyal and discard Cursed Tower
  • Mablung
  • Robin
  • Gaffer
  • Henamarth
  • Hammersmith
  • Total Quest Power = 14

3.3 Staging

  • Giant Spider
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 6

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Forgotten Crypt progress (2 / 2) and add it to the victory display
    • 6 quest progress (6 / 12)

4.2 Travel

  • Haunted Hall and use Crypt Key to make it Discover 5
  • Slammed Shut revealed
  • Threat – 24 and Ghan-buri-Ghan exhausted
  • Scatha’s Teeth attached to Haunted Hall
  • Old Lantern, Cursed Tower, and Werewolf discarded.

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • return Gaffer to hand and cancel Evil Spectre attack

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Evil Spectre

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Ithilien Lookouts x3
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 6
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4
  • Target destroyed and shuffled into the encounter deck because Haunted Hall has the Dark trait.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 25

Turn 10

1.3 Draw

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Gaffer
  • Gandalf
  • Discard Scroll to play Risk Some Light and to put Slammed Shut on top and Giant Spider and Black Bats on the bottom.
  • Threat – 26

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Cursed Tower added to the staging area.

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Pippin
  • Gandalf
  • Firyal and discard Terrible Shadows
  • Ghan-buri-Ghan
  • Robin
  • Mablung
  • Hammersmith
  • Henamarth
  • Gaffer
  • Total Quest Power = 20

3.3 Staging

  • Crypt Stalker
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 7

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 Haunted Hall progress (4 / 4)
  • +9 quest progress (15 / 12)
  • Scatha’s Teeth attached to Pippin
  • Advance to Stage 3
  • Cursed Tomb added to the staging area.

4.2 Travel

  • Cursed Tomb
  • Use Crypt Key to make it Discover 2
  • Terrible Shadows revealed.

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Giant Spider

5.3 Engagement

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Scatha’s Teeth and Threat – 24
  • Return Gaffer to hand to cancel spider attack

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Giant Spider

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Gandalf
    • Quickbeam
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 27
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • Keep Gandalf in Play and Threat- 29
    • Exahust Scatha’s Teeth and Threat – 27

Turn 11

1.3 Draw

  • Risk Some Light

2.2 Planning

  • Gaffer
  • Erebor Hammersmith #2 and return Scroll of Isildur to hand.
  • Add Eyes in the Dark to the victory display with Out of the Wild
  • Scroll on Pippin
  • Discard it to play Drinking Song for +3 Resources and redraw hand
  • Risk Some Light to put Moonlit Passage on top and Black Bats and Abandoned Ruins on the bottom.

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Pippin
  • Folco
  • Gandalf
  • Ghan-buri-Ghan
  • Firyal
  • Robin
  • Mablung
  • Total Quest Power = 18

3.3 Staging

  • Moonlit Passage
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 9

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 progress on Cursed Tower (3 / 3)
  • +6 quest progress (6 / 6)

I win because Fram’s Shade is already in the victory display!

Score 124 = 10 x 10 rounds + 27 Threat + 0 hero damage + 0 dead heroes – 3 victory points

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