Under the Ash Mountains with Electronjon’s Ain’t No Ash Mountain High Enough – November 20, 2021

Overview

There’s a big rules mistake in this one! See if you can find it before I realize it in my log below.

Decklist

Ain’t no Ash Mountain High Enough

Hero (3)
Beregond (The Flame of the West)
Éowyn (Core Set)
Glorfindel (Foundations of Stone)

Ally (21)
2x Arwen Undómiel (The Watcher in the Water)
2x Dunedain Pathfinder (Race Across Harad)
3x Ered Luin Miner (Temple of the Deceived)
3x Ethir Swordsman (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Galadhrim Weaver (The Treachery of Rhudaur)
3x Knight of Belfalas (The City of Ulfast)
3x Pelargir Shipwright (Assault on Osgiliath)
3x Rider of Rohan (Beneath the Sands)

Attachment (12)
2x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
1x Inner Strength (Wrath and Ruin)
3x Light of Valinor (Foundations of Stone)
3x Map of Earnil (Assault on Osgiliath)
1x The One Ring (A Shadow in the East)
2x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)

Event (18)
3x A Test of Will (Core Set)
2x Dwarven Tomb (Core Set)
3x Elrond’s Counsel (The Watcher in the Water)
3x Hidden Cache (The Morgul Vale)
3x Reforged (The Fate of Wilderland)
3x Stand and Fight (Core Set)

3 Heroes, 51 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

  • Also I had to sub in +1 Galadhrim Weaver and Light of Valinor because I only have 2 core sets.

Starting Hand after mulligan

  • Arwen x2
  • Elrond’s Counsel
  • Dwarven Tomb
  • Stand and Fight
  • Ered Luin Miner

Setup

  • Mine
    • Pelargir Shipwright
    • Ered Luin Miner 2 and put it into play
    • Ethir Swordsman
    • Rider of Rohan
    • Unexpected Courage (This actually works for me with Dwarven Tomb in hand.)
  • Torech Gorgor Patrol in the staging area.
  • Overwhelming Darkness added to the staging area. (Crap)
  • Find and attach The One Ring to Beregond.
  • Find and add Inner Strength to hand.
  • Threat – 24

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Dwarven Tomb 2

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Get Unexpected Courage with Dwarven Tomb
  • Mine Ered Luin Miner 3 and put it into play
  • Unexpected Courage on Beregond
  • Mine Pelargir Shipwright 2

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Overwhelming Darkness

  • Eowyn
  • Glorfindel
  • Threat – 25
  • Ered Luin Miners x2
  • Total Quest Power = 9

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Ransacked Supplies mines Knight of Belfalas for +2 staging area threat
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.3 Action(s)

  • Elrond’s Counsel for +1 willpower (10 total)
  • Threat – 22
  • Rider of Rohan 2 mined.

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +6 Overwhelming Darkness progress (6 / 6) and add it to the victory display
  • Elrond’s Counsel, Rider of Rohan 2, and Knight of Belfalas shuffled into my deck.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Torech Gorgor Patrol and it attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (A Haunt for Beasts)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • ready with Unexpected Courage

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Torech Gorgor Patrol

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – discard Unexpected Courage (Ransacked Supplies)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 23
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • Reforged mined.

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • Unexpected Courage 2

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Inner Strength and Unexpected Courage on Beregond

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Glorfindel
  • Threat – 24
  • Ered Luin Miners x2
  • Total Quest Power = 9

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Mordor Cave Troll
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 3

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +6 progress (6 / 25)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Torech Gorgor Patrol

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Hideous Deeps)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 23
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 24
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • Map of Earnil mined.

Turn 3

1.3 Draw

  • Galadhrim Weaver

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Arwen
  • Galadhrim Weaver
  • Shuffle Map of Earnil back into my deck.

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Glorfindel
  • Threat – 25
  • Ered Luin Miners x2
  • Arwen and boost Beregond’s defense
  • Galadhrim Weaver
  • Total Quest Power = 12

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Narrow Opening
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 6

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +6 quest progress (12 / 25)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Narrow Opening

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Mordor Cave Troll

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Torech Gorgor Patrol

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Fiery Chasm)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 24
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Beregond readies with Unexpected Courage

6.4b Enemy – Mordor Cave Troll

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – whiffs because can’t exhaust a character (Spawn of Shelob)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 25
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • Stand and Fight mined.

Turn 4

1.3 Draw

  • Gondorian Shield

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Stand and Fight Pelargir Shipwright

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Glorfindel
  • Threat – 26
  • Ered Luin Miners x2
  • Arwen and boost Beregond’s defense
  • Galadhrim Weaver
  • Pelargir Shipwright
  • Total Quest Power = 15

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Ash Mountain Werewolf
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 2

3.3 Action(s)

  • Discard Gondorian Shield for +1 Willpower

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 Narrow Opening progress (3 / 3)
  • Dwarven Tomb randomly discarded
  • +11 quest progress (23 / 25)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Torech Gorgor Patrol

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – whiffs because can’t exhaust a character (Spawn of Shelob)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 25
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ready Beregond with Unexpected Courage

6.4b Enemy – Mordor Cave Troll

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – Enemy makes an additional attack (Writhing Shadows)
  • Cancel shadow with The One Ring
  • Threat – 26
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 27
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • A Test of Will mined.

Postmortem

Well crap, I just realized I read the quest card wrong. I’ve been mining 1 card at the end of the round when it should have been 2 for turns 2-4 and 3 for turn 1. I’m going to reset and try it again.

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