Steward’s Fear with Mono-Tactics 4 – July 31, 2019

Introduction

Looking through my old quest log, I think Hands Upon the Bow did a lot to help this attempt.

Decklist

Hero (3)
Beregond (Heirs of Númenor)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)
Legolas (Core Set)

Ally (24)
2x Beechbone (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
2x Bofur (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Derndingle Warrior (Escape from Mount Gram)
3x Dúnedain Hunter (The Lost Realm)
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains (Return to Mirkwood)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Knights of the Swan (The Steward’s Fear)

Attachment (17)
2x Arod (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Rivendell Blade (Road to Rivendell)
3x Secret Vigil (The Lost Realm)

Event (9)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Foe-hammer (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Hands Upon the Bow (Shadow and Flame)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to The Flame of the West

Play by Play

Starting hand: GandalfFoe-hammerDefender of RammasGondorian ShieldExplore Secret Ways, and Beechbone.

Turn 1: Hands Upon the Bow drawn. Beechbone played and Gondorian Shield put on Beregond. Eowyn quests for 4. False Lead ends the quest. Refresh and increase threat to 26.

Turn 2: Feint drawn. Defender of Rammas played. Eowyn and Beechbone quest for 6. Underworld Dissident added to the staging area. 3 progress placed on The 4th Star. Engage dissident and Defender of Rammas defends. Shadow adds 1 attack for 3 total dealing no damage to Defender of Rammas. Legolas and Beregond attack and kill the dissident. Legolas places 2 progress on the active location exploring it. A resource is added to the quest. Pickpocket added to the staging from under The 4th Star. Refresh and increase threat to 27.

Turn 3: Secret Vigil drawn and played on Pickpocket. Eowyn and Beechbone quest for 6. A Knife in the Back discards Beechbone and deals 2 damage to Legolas. Questing is success. Pickpocket does not engage as threat is currently 27 vs his engagement cost of 28. Refresh and increase threat to 28.

Turn 4: Bofur drawn and played. Eowyn quests for 4. Storehouse added bringing staging area threat to 4. Travel to Storehouse. Engage pickpocket and use Feint. Legolas kills pickpocket, places 2 progress on Storehouse, and lowers threat to 25 due to Secret Vigil. Storehouse is explored placing a 2nd resource on the quest and adding Secret Map clue from under it. Beregond exhausts to claim the clue. Exhaust Bofur to search top 5 cards for a weapon card. Dagger of Westernesse added to my hand. Refresh and increase threat to 26.

Turn 5: Dúnedain Hunter drawn. Dagger of Westernesse played on Legolas. Eowyn quests for 4. Underworld Dissident added to the staging area and questing is a success. Dissident engages and attacks. Defender of Rammas defends. Shadow card discards all 4 resources. No damage dealt. Exhaust Bofur and fail to find a weapon in my top 5. Refresh and increase threat to 27.

Turn 6: Foe-hammer drawn. Exhaust Bofur and don’t find a weapon in my top 5. Secret Vigil played on dissident. Eowyn quests for 4. City Streets added, and surge adds Houses of the Dead. Threat increases to 29. Travel to City Streets. Defender of Rammas defends vs the dissident’s attack. Shadow adds 2 attack bringing to 5 with boost from 1 underworld location in play. Legolas attacks and kills the dissident and places 2 progress on City Streets. Threat reduced to 26 from Secret Vigil. City Streets explored adding a 3rd resource to the quest. Exhaust Dagger of Westernesse to play Foe-hammer and draw another Dagger of Westernesse and 2 Derndingle Warriors. Refresh and increase threat to 27.

Turn 7: Foe-hammer drawn. Dúnedain Hunter played and Underworld Dissident put into play engaged with me from encounter deck top 5. 2 Derndingle Warriors played too. Eowyn and Bofur quest for 6. A Knife in the Back discards a Derndingle Warrior and deals 1 damage to Eowyn. Questing is a success. Don’t travel yet. Beregond defends against the dissident. Shadow has no effect and no damage dealt. Legolas kills the dissident and exhausts Dagger of Westernesse to play Foe-hammer. 2 Defender of Rammas and Hands Upon the Bow number 2 drawn. Refresh and increase threat to 28.

Turn 8: Eagles of the Misty Mountains drawn. Defender of Rammas played. W Eowyn, Bofur, and Derndingle Warrior quest for 7. Lost in the City adds Storehouse from the discard pile to the staging area. Questing is a success. Travel to Houses of the Dead and exhaust everyone. Refresh and increase threat to 29.

Turn 9: Dúnedain Hunter drawn and played. No enemies in encounter deck top 5 so he is discarded. Play Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Eowyn, Bofur, Derndingle Warrior, and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 9. Market Square added to the staging area. 4 progress placed on Houses of the Dead exploring it and putting the last resource on stage 1B. A Prisoner clue and Pickpocket added to the staging area from under Houses of the Dead. Stage 2A added Up in Flames plot to the staging area (Again?! I rolled a d4 picking the plot and it must hate me.) It also added Roots of Mindolluin to the active location. Before going to the travel phase, I use the Secret Map clue to put three progress on Roots and Hands Upon the Bow to shoot the pickpocket with Legolas. The pickpocket dies and Legolas adds 2 progress to Roots exploring it and 1 resource is put on the quest. Roots adds a Zealous Traitor to the staging area. Travel to Market Square. Zealous Traitor optionally engaged and allies take 1 damage killing Defender of Rammas. Beregond defends the traitor’s attack. No shadow effect and Beregond takes no damage. Dúnedain Hunter deals 1 damage to the traitor. Mill 1, refresh, and increase threat to 30.

Turn 10: Knights of the Swan drawn and played. Dagger of Westernesse number 2 played on Legolas. Eowyn, Bofur, and Eagles quest for 8. Underworld Dissident added to the staging area. Market Square explored and 2nd resource added to the quest. No travel but use action window to use Hands Upon the Bow and have Legolas kill dissident before engagement. Traitor attacks and is defended by Derndingle Warrior who takes a damage to increase defense to 5. Shadow card has no effect. Dúnedain Hunter kills zealous traitor. Beregond exhausts to use A Prisoner clue. It adds the last 2 resources to quest completing 2B. Stage 3A adds The Hand of Castamir to the staging area. Mill 2, refresh, and increase threat to 31.

Turn 11: Favor of the Valar drawn. Defender of Rammas played. Eowyn, Bofur, and Eagles quest for 8. Treachery revealed and has no effect on its own because underworld deck is gone but The Hand of Castamir attacks and Defender of Rammas defends. No shadow effect so defender blocks the 4 attack. Sewer revealed for the forced effect which is discarded. Surge card is another copy of the same treachery. The Hand of Castamir attacks again which is defended by Derndingle Warrior. Shadow card adds 2 attack but Derndingle was dead anyway. Second forced effect card is Lossanarch Bandit that is discarded. Surge card 2 is Local Trouble which goes on Beregond. Hand of Castmir attacks a for a third time and Knights of the Swan defend. No shadow but they still die. Sewer discarded for forced effect. 3 progress placed on the quest. Hand of Castmir engages and attacks. Beregond defends and threat increases to 32. Shadow card discards Gondorian Shield but Beregond takes no damage. Forced effect discards Zealous Traitor. Legolas and Dúnedain Hunter attack for 8 and deal 5 damage leaving 1 hit point on Hand of Castamir. Mill 3, refresh, and increase threat to 34 thanks to Local Trouble.

Turn 12: Knights of the Swan drawn and played. Eowyn, Bofur, and Eagles quest for 8. Zealous Traitor added to the staging area. Questing is a success adding 3 progress for a total of 7. Optionally engage the traitor and deal 1 damage to allies killing Defender of Rammas and Knights of the Swan. Traitor attacks and Dúnedain Hunter defends. No shadow but the hunter dies anyway. Beregond defends the Hand of Castamir attack. Threat increases to 35. No shadow so Beregond takes no damage. Forced effect reveals The 4th Star and discards it. Legolas attacks Hand of Castamir killing him and placing 2 progress on the quest for a total of 9. Mill 4, refresh and increase threat to 37.

Turn 13: Secret Vigil drawn. Gandalf played and reduce threat by 5 to 32. Gandalf, Eowyn, Bofur, and Eagles quest for 12. Sewer added to the staging area for a total of 5 threat. 7 progress placed on the quest for a total of 16 to complete 3B and win.

Score 163 = 13*10 + 32 + 3 damage on heroes – 2 victory points

Steward’s Fear with Mono-Tactics 3 – July 31, 2019

Introduction

Trying again to quest well enough to make progress in the quest. The change from battle and siege questing to willpower has been rough.

Decklist

Hero (3)
Beregond (Heirs of Númenor)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)
Legolas (Core Set)

Ally (24)
2x Beechbone (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
2x Bofur (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Derndingle Warrior (Escape from Mount Gram)
3x Dúnedain Hunter (The Lost Realm)
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains (Return to Mirkwood)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Knights of the Swan (The Steward’s Fear)

Attachment (17)
2x Arod (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Rivendell Blade (Road to Rivendell)
3x Secret Vigil (The Lost Realm)

Event (9)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Foe-hammer (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Hands Upon the Bow (Shadow and Flame)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to The Flame of the West

Play by Play

Starting hand: Eagles of the Misty MountainsGandalfKnights of the SwanFeintRivendell BladeHonour Guard.

Turn 1: Dagger of Westernesse drawn. Play Knights of the Swan and Rivendell Blade on Legolas. Eowyn quests for 4. Unwelcome Discovery reveals a clue card from the underworld deck which is discarded. Surge card is Underworld Dissident. 1 progress is placed on The 4th Star. Dissident engages and Beregond defends. Shadow adds 2 attack for 4 total and Beregond takes no damage. Legolas kills him and places 2 progress on The 4th Star. Refresh and increase threat to 26.

Turn 2: Arod drawn. Eagles of the Misty Mountains played. Eowyn and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 6. City Streets added and surge adds Sewer. 1 progress made on The 4th Star for 4 total. Refresh and increase threat to 27.

Turn 3: Dagger of Westernesse number 2 drawn. Arod and Honour Guard played. Eowyn and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 6. Sewer added and threat increased to 29 for questing unsuccessfully. Refresh and increase threat to 30.

Turn 4: Gandalf drawn. No cards played during planning. Same questers for 6. Underworld Dissident added and threat increases to 35 for questing unsuccessfully. Dissident engaged and Beregond defends. Shadow card has no effect and Beregond takes no damage. Legolas kills the dissident placing a progress on the 4th Star exploring it and puts a resource on the quest. Pickpocket added to the staging area from under it. Exhaust Arod to place a progress on the first Sewer. Refresh and increase threat to 36.

Turn 5: Defender of Rammas drawn. Gandalf played and threat reduced by 5 to 31. Eowyn, Eagles of the Misty Mountains, and Gandalf quest for 10. Underworld Dissident added bringing staging area threat to 14. Threat increases to 35 for questing unsuccessfully. Travel to City Streets. Pickpocket and dissident engage. Feint the pickpocket and dissident’s attack defended by Beregond. No shadow effect so Beregond blocks the 4 attack (boosted by the 2 Sewer locations) and takes no damage. Legolas attacks and kills the pickpocket, puts 2 progress City Streets to explore them. This puts a 2nd resource on the quest. Exhausting Arod to put a 2nd progress on the first Sewer. Gandalf is discarded, refresh, and increase threat to 36.

Turn 6: Blade of Gondolin drawn. Dagger of Westernesse each played on Legolas and Beregond. Also Defender of Rammas played. Eowyn and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 6. Market Square added and threat increases to 39 for questing unsuccessfully. Travel to the second Sewer with no progress. Dissident attacks and Beregond defends. Shadow discards my hand but no damage dealt by the enemy’s 4 attack. Legolas kills the dissident and places 2 progress on the Sewer in the active location and exhaust Arod to place the last progress on the other. This adds a 3rd resource to the quest and Secret Map to the staging area. Refresh and increase threat to 40.

Turn 7: Blade of Gondolin drawn. No cards played during planning. Eowyn and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 6. Beregond gains Local Trouble. 3 progress placed on Sewer exploring it and placing last resource for stage 1B. Umbar Assassin added from under Sewer. Up in Flames added to the staging area and Roots of Mindolluin added as the active location. Optionally engage Umbar Assassin dealing 3 damage to Legolas but preventing 1 with Honour Guard. Umbar Assassin archery damage dealt to Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Assassin attacks and Defender of Rammas defends. Shadow discards all resource and assassin kills the defender. Legolas and Knights of the Swan attack and kill the assassin placing 3 progress on Roots of Mindolluin with Arod. Beregond exhausts increasing threat to 41 to get Secret Map Clue then activate it to explore Roots. A Prisoner clue added to the staging area. Up in Flames mills 1, refresh, and threat increases to 43 from readying Beregond.

Turn 8: Knights of the Swan drawn and played. Eowyn and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 6. Eowyn gets a local trouble and questing is successful. Travel to Market Square and Legolas exhausts to claim A Prisoner clue and put 2 resources on the quest. Plot mills 2, refresh and thread increases to 45 thanks to readying Eowyn.

Turn 9: Sterner than Steel drawn. No cards played during planning. Same questers and threat increases to 46. Sewers added to the staging area but Market Square explored putting a 3rd resource on the quest. Travel to Sewer. Plot mills 3, refresh, and increase threat to 48.

Turn 10: Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 2. A Knife in the Back randomly selects Eagles to discard and attack a hero. Eowyn takes a damage after Honour Guard prevents 1. No threat gained and no progress made. Plot mills 4, refresh, and increase threat to 49. If I don’t draw Favor of the Valar it’s game over.

Turn 11: Vassal of the Windlord drawn and I will threat out this turn no matter what.

Steward’s Fear with Mono-Tactics 2 – July 30, 2019

Introduction

There is on caveat to this attempt. I didn’t realize until turn 11 that I was supposed to randomly select an ally. The game might have gone a bit differently if I had done so earlier. Turn 11 I rolled a d8 to select the unlucky ally. Before that I just picked.

Decklist

Hero (3)
Beregond (Heirs of Númenor)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)
Legolas (Core Set)

Ally (24)
2x Beechbone (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
2x Bofur (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Derndingle Warrior (Escape from Mount Gram)
3x Dúnedain Hunter (The Lost Realm)
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains (Return to Mirkwood)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Knights of the Swan (The Steward’s Fear)

Attachment (17)
2x Arod (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Rivendell Blade (Road to Rivendell)
3x Secret Vigil (The Lost Realm)

Event (9)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Foe-hammer (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Hands Upon the Bow (Shadow and Flame)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to The Flame of the West

Play by Play

Starting hand: Vassal of the Windlord, Rivendell Blade, Honour Guard, Foe-hammer x2, Derndingle Warrior.

Turn 1: Foe-hammer drawn. Rivendell Blade played on Legolas. Derndingle Warrior played too. Eowyn quests for 4. Choose to add Storehouse to the staging area for Lost in the City. 2 progress made on the 4th Star. Refresh and increase threat to 26.

Turn 2: Gandalf drawn. Vassal of the Windlord and Honour Guard played. Eowyn and Derndingle Warrior quest for 5. False Lead ends questing. Refresh and increase threat to 27.

Turn 3: Bofur drawn and played. Bofur, Eowyn, and Derndingle Warrior quest for 6. City Street added to staging area and surges into Underworld Dissident for total threat of 7. Threat raised to 28 for unsuccessfully questing. Dissident engaged and Beregond defends taking no damage as shadow card has no effect. Legolas attacks and kills the dissident placing 2 progress on the 4th Star. Play Foe-hammer exhausting Rivendell Blade to draw 3 cards. Draw 2 Eagles of the Misty Mountains and Arod. Refresh and increase threat to 29.

Turn 4: Gondorian Shield drawn and played on Beregond. Arod played on Legolas. Eowyn, Bofur, and Derndingle Warrior quest for 6. Underworld Dissident added to the staging area resulting 7 threat. Threat raised to 30 for questing unsuccessfully. Dissident engaged and his attack defended by Beregond. No shadow effect and Beregond takes no damage. Legolas attacks and kills the dissident placing a progress on the 4th Star to explore it and 1 resource placed on stage 1B. Lossarnach Bandit added to the staging area from under the 4th Star. Arod exhausted to place a progress on Storehouse. Rivendell Blade exhausted for Foe-hammer and draw 3 cards. Derndingle Warrior, Gandalf, and Blade of Gondolin drawn. Refresh and increase threat to 31.

Turn 5: Dagger of Westernesse drawn and played on Legolas. Blade of Gondolin played on Beregond. Eagles of the Misty Mountains played. Eowyn, Bofur, Derndingle Warrior, and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 9. Honour Guard discarded to A Knife in the Back treachery but no damage dealt to a hero. 2 progress places on the quest but it doesn’t matter. Travel to City Street. Lossarnach Bandit engaged but don’t have any resources to discard. Beregond defends and no shadow effect so no damage to Beregond. Legolas attacks and kills the bandit placing 2 progress on City Street exploring it which adds a resource to the quest. Exhaust Arod to put a progress on Storehouse exploring it and adding another resource to the quest for a total of 3. Zealous Traitor added to the staging area from under Storehouse. Exhaust Dagger of Westernesse and play Foe-hammer to draw 3 cards. 2 Favor of the Valar and Knights of the Swan drawn. Refresh and increase threat to 32. (That was an awesome turn.)

Turn 6: Feint drawn. Derndingle Warrior played. Eowyn and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 6. Sewers added to the staging area so questing is successful. Travel to the Sewers. Zealous Traitor optionally engaged dealing a damage to all allies which kills Vassal of the Windlord. Vassal of the Windlord added under Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Beregond defends and shadow raises traitor’s attack to 4 dealing no damage. Legolas attacks and kills the traitor adding 3 progress to the Sewers after exhausting #Arod. Sewers explored adding the last resource to the quest and Secret Map objective revealed from under the Sewers. Stage 1B is completed revealing the Up in Flames plot (now not so happy about all the cards drawn by Foe-hammer) and adds Roots of Mindolliun as the active location. Refresh and increase threat to 33. Up in Flames gets a resource token and discards Vassal of the Windlord from the top of my deck.

Turn 7: Honour Guard drawn and played. Knights of the Swan played too. Eowyn, Bofur, 2 Derndingle Warrior, and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 10. Sewers added to the staging area putting an Underworld card under Roots of Mindolliun. Questing results in Roots being fully explored and 1 resource token on the quest. Roots adds Umbar Assassin and Zealous Traitor to the staging area. Travel to Sewers. Optionally engage Zealous Traitor dealing 1 damage to all allies and exhaust Honour Guard to save Knights of the Swan. Eowyn soaks 2 archery damage from Umbar Assassin. Knights of the Swan defends the traitor’s attack and shadow removes the resource token from the quest as Knights of the Swan die. Legolas kills the traitor and with Arod explores the Sewers. Pickpocket added to the staging area from under the Sewers. Exhaust Beregond to claim the Secret Map objective. Up in Flames discards Beechbone and Knights of the Swan from top of my deck. Refresh and increase threat to 34.

Turn 8: Honour Guard drawn and played. Eowyn, Bofur, and 2 Derndingle Warrior quest for 8. City Street added which surges into Underworld Dissident. Questing unsuccessful resulting in threat increasing to 38. Travel to City Street. Umbar Assassin Optionally engaged and 2 of 3 damage to Legolas prevented by Honour Guards. Pickpocket and dissident engage on their own. Undamaged Honour Guard soaks 2 archery damage. Beregond defends against the assassin. No shadow effect and no damage dealt. Play Feint on pickpocket. Dissident atrack undefended dealing 2 damage to Beregond as shadow card has no effect. Legolas kills the assassin exploring the City Streets and putting a 2nd resource token on the quest. Eagles of the Misty Mountains kill the pickpocket. Up in Flames discards Favor of the Valar, Rivendell Blade, and Sterner than Steel. Refresh and increase threat to 39.

Turn 9: Dagger of Westernesse drawn. Eagles of the Misty Mountains number 2 played. Eowyn, Bofur, and 2 Derndingle Warrior quest for 8. Market Square added to the Staging area. Can’t travel to it. Dissident attacks and Beregond defends. No shadow effect and no damage dealt. Up in Flames discards 4 cards from top of my deck (16 cards left.) Refresh and increase threat to 40.

Turn 10: Defender of Rammas drawn and no cards played. Same questers as last turn for 8. Beregond gains Local Trouble. Spend a resource to travel to Market Square. Eagles of the Misty Mountains defends against Underworld Dissident. Shadow has no effect because attack is defended. Refresh and increase threat to 41. Up in Flames mills 5 (10 cards left).

Turn 10: Derndingle Warrior drawn and played. Same questers as last turn for 8. Discard a Derndingle Warrior to A Knife in the Back preventing the damage to a hero with Honour Guard. Questing now for 7 which well exceeds the 1 progress needed for Market Square. 3rd resource placed on the quest. Eagles of the Misty Mountains defends the dissident’s attack and shadow removes all resources but now damage. Up in Flames mills 6 (3 cards left), refresh, and increase threat to 42.

Turn 11: Sterner than Steel drawn. Same questers for 8 and if encounter card is not a location that’s the game. City Street added to the staging area and surges into A Knife in the Back. The damaged Derndingle Warrior is discarded and damage prevented with Honour Guard. Travel to City Streets. Damaged Eagles of the Misty Mountains defends dissident’s attack and takes no damage as there is no shadow effect. Legolas attacks and kills the dissident exploring the City Streets and placing last resource on the quest. Stage 3A adds the villain to the staging area but does not remove the plot. Lose to Up in Flames at the end of the turn.

Steward’s Fear with Mono-Tactics 1 – July 30, 2019

Introduction

Confident after the victory at Cair Andros, my mono Tactics deck jumped right into Steward’s Fear.

Decklist

Legolas Shoots Locations aka Mono Tactics v5

Hero (3)
Aragorn (The Lost Realm)
Beregond (Heirs of Númenor)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)

Ally (29)
3x Booming Ent (The Antlered Crown)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Derndingle Warrior (Escape from Mount Gram)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
3x Gondorian Spearman (Core Set)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Knights of the Swan (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Legolas (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Vassal of the Windlord (The Dead Marshes)
3x Winged Guardian (The Hunt for Gollum)

Attachment (12)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
2x Dwarven Axe (Core Set)
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
1x Horn of Gondor (Core Set)

Event (9)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Sterner than Steel (The Flame of the West)
3x The Eagles Are Coming! (The Hunt for Gollum)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting hand: Knights of the Swan, Horn of Gondor, The Eagles Are Coming!, Dwarven Axe, Defender of Rammas, and Dagger of Westernesse.

Turn 1: Booming Ent drawn and played. The Eagles Are Coming! played and no eagles found. Dagger of Westernesse played on Aragorn. Eowyn quests for 4. Unwelcome Discovery adds Lossaranch Bandit to the staging area and surges. Underworld Dissident added from the surge. Threat increases to 30 from questing unsuccessfully. Both enemies engage and bandit’s forced effect does nothing. Beregond defends vs the bandit taking no damage as shadow card is a location. Dissident attacks undefended and Aragorn takes 3 damage. Shadow card does nothing as no character was destroyed. Aragorn attacks the dissident killing it. Refresh and increase threat to 31.

Turn 2: Gandalf drawn. Knights of the Swan and Defender of Rammas played. Eowyn quests for 4. Underworld Dissident added to the staging area for 3 threat and 1 progress placed on The 4th Star. Dissident engages. Beregond defends the bandit’s attack, no shadow effect, and takes no damage. Booming Ent defends the dissident’s attack. Shadow adds one to the attack for a total of 4 dealing 2 damage to Booming Ent. Aragorn and Knights of the Swan attack and kill the bandit. Refresh and increase threat to 32.

Turn 3: Dagger of Westernesse drawn. Horn of Gondor played on Eowyn. Dagger of Westernesse number 2 played on Aragorn. Eowyn quests for 4. Houses of the dead added to the staging resulting in no progress or threat gain. Defender of Rammas defends the dissident’s attack and shadow card returns it to the staging area. Refresh and increase threat to 33.

Turn 4: Knights of the Swan drawn. Knights of the Swan number 2 played. Eowyn and Aragorn quest for 6. City Streets added to the staging area and Local Trouble added to Aragorn. Threat raised to 36 for questing unsuccessfully. Dissident engaged and Beregond defends. Beregond takes no damage as there is no shadow effect. Both Knights of the Swan attack and kill the dissident. Refresh and increase threat to 38 thanks to Local Trouble.

Turn 5: Defender of Rammas drawn. Gandalf played and draws 3 cards. Derndingle Warrior, Defender of Rammas, and Gondorian Spearman drawn. Aragorn, Eowyn, and Gandalf quest for 10 which results in threat increasing to 39. City Streets revealed and surges revealing Underwold Dissident. I scoop to location lock.