The Fords of Isen with Hobbit Decks 3 – December 31, 2019

Introduction

Sorry the playthroughs have been a bit sporadic lately. I’m hoping to get back on a regular schedule starting with the last attempt using the Unlikely Hobbit Professions fellowship!

Decklists

Hobbit Necromancers Raise the Dead

Main Deck

Hero (3)
Dáin Ironfoot (The Ghost of Framsburg)
Frodo Baggins (Conflict at the Carrock)
Merry (The Wastes of Eriador)

Ally (24)
1x Beorn (Core Set)
3x Elven Jeweler (Escape from Mount Gram)
3x Ered Nimrais Prospector (The Morgul Vale)
1x Faramir (Core Set)
3x Gandalf (Core Set)
1x Gildor Inglorion (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
1x Glorfindel (Flight of the Stormcaller)
3x Imladris Stargazer (Foundations of Stone)
1x Legolas (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Northern Tracker (Core Set)
1x Treebeard (The Antlered Crown)
3x Zigil Miner (Khazad-dûm)

Attachment (9)
3x Good Meal (The Redhorn Gate)
3x Hobbit Pipe (The Black Riders)
3x Map of Earnil (Assault on Osgiliath)

Event (17)
3x A Test of Will (Core Set)
2x Dwarven Tomb (Core Set)
3x Hidden Cache (The Morgul Vale)
3x Smoke Rings (The Black Riders)
3x Stand and Fight (Core Set)
3x The Galadhrim’s Greeting (Core Set)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to The Ghost of Framsburg

Sideboard

Ally (16)
1x Boromir (The Road Darkens)
1x Descendant of Thorondor (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
1x Elladan (The Mountain of Fire)
1x Elrohir (The Mountain of Fire)
3x Erebor Hammersmith (Core Set)
1x Gwaihir (Trouble in Tharbad)
1x Halbarad (The Flame of the West)
1x Mablung (The Land of Shadow)
3x Soldier of Erebor (The Ghost of Framsburg)
3x Warden of Healing (The Long Dark)

Attachment (8)
3x Expert Treasure-hunter (On the Doorstep)
2x Hobbit Pony (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Song of Travel (The Hills of Emyn Muil)

Event (9)
3x Daeron’s Runes (Foundations of Stone)
3x Elrond’s Counsel (The Watcher in the Water)
3x Will of the West (Core Set)

Player Side Quest (1)
1x Double Back (Escape from Mount Gram)

Decklist built and published on RingsDB.

Ranger Hobbits Lay Traps

Main Deck

Hero (3)
Bilbo Baggins (The Hunt for Gollum)
Pippin (The Black Riders)
Sam Gamgee (The Black Riders)

Ally (17)
2x Anborn (The Blood of Gondor)
3x Bill the Pony (The Black Riders)
2x Galadriel (The Road Darkens)
3x Gandalf (Core Set)
2x Gimli (The Treason of Saruman)
2x Ithilien Archer (Encounter at Amon Dîn)
3x Ithilien Tracker (Heirs of Númenor)

Attachment (24)
3x A Burning Brand (Conflict at the Carrock)
3x Fast Hitch (The Dead Marshes)
3x Forest Snare (Core Set)
3x Hobbit Cloak (The Black Riders)
3x Ithilien Pit (Encounter at Amon Dîn)
3x Ranger Bow (Assault on Osgiliath)
3x Ranger Spikes (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Steward of Gondor (Core Set)

Event (9)
3x Legacy of Númenor (The Voice of Isengard)
3x Sneak Attack (Core Set)
3x Take No Notice (The Black Riders)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to The Treason of Saruman

Sideboard

Ally (12)
3x Haldir of Lórien (A Journey to Rhosgobel)
1x Ithilien Archer (Encounter at Amon Dîn)
3x Master of the Forge (Shadow and Flame)
3x Quickbeam (The Treason of Saruman)
2x Son of Arnor (Core Set)

Attachment (3)
3x Protector of Lórien (Core Set)

Event (11)
3x Daeron’s Runes (Foundations of Stone)
3x Peace, and Thought (Shadow and Flame)
3x Second Breakfast (Conflict at the Carrock)
2x Secret Paths (Core Set)

Decklist built and published on RingsDB.

Play by Play

HN = Hobbit Necromancers HR = Hobbit Rangers (1st player)

HN starting hand: LegolasImladris StargazerZigil MinerDwarven Tomb x2, Smoke Rings

HR starting hand: AnbornHobbit Cloak x2, Steward of GondorA Burning BrandIthilien Pit

Turn 1: HN draws Hobbit Pipe and Good Meal. HR draws Ithilien Archer. HN plays pipe and meal on Frodo. Zigil Miner played and exhausted naming 2 and Merry. Elven Jeweler and The Galadhrim’s Greeting milled for 1 resource. Imladris Stargazer played and exhausted. HR plays Hobbit Cloak and Burning Brand on Bilbo.

Pippin, Sam, and Merry quest for 7. After staging, Dunland Prowlers x3, The Islet, Dunland Berserker, and Fords of Isen are in the staging are for 12 threat. Both decks gain 5 threat. HN threat is 29, and HR threat is 28.

Travel to The Islet. HN optionally engages Beresker. HR optionally engages prowler.

Dain defends against the berserker, no shadow, mills Hidden cache for 1 defense and 2 resources, and takes no damage. Bilbo defends against the prowler, discards the Shadow, and takes no damage. Refresh, HN threat is 30, HR threat is 29, and time counters down to 4.

Turn 2: HR draws Ranger Spikes and Ithilien Tracker. HN draws Stand and Fight and berserker attacks. Frodo defends, shadow adds 1 attack, and threat raises to 31. HR plays Ranger Spikes. Exhaust Imladris Stargazer and only ally revealed another Imladris Stargazer.

I scoop as it is becoming apparent both decks require too much time and set up to for this quest.

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