"Saruman has ever been our friend and ally?"

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Gondor calls for aid. And Rohan will answer.
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BilboBarnard 43

BilboBarnard has a newer deck inspired by this one: "Saruman has ever been our friend and ally?"

This deck won't help you make any friends.

Could swap out Éowyn for Galadriel? PROs: Threat Reduction and use of Nenya for extra Green. CONs: Having to wait for said ring of power before she becomes helpful.

Quest with Éowyn, Rohan allies and Théodred when you can to give her those extra resources.

This deck will struggle to fight off big enemies unless you can utilise Treebeard and his Ent possy.

Use the fickle power of Orthanc to help but there's a reason we're starting with 26 threat...

Defend from such (and enemies) with Orthanc Guard and hold out for Saruman to save the day!


May 23, 2017 D4rkWolf10 486

I am actually working on a deck currently that is centered around the doomed mechanic and is intended for multiplayer. I like your take on this idea, your questing in particular seems very strong. Have you tested the deck in solo? And do you find yourself running short on resources or does the reduction ability of Gríma and the generation of Legacy of Númenor and Théodred tend to be enough to keep your deck moving? Also, do you usually give Keys of Orthanc to Éowyn?

May 23, 2017 BilboBarnard 43

So I've not played with it yet, but have constructed it for an event in a couple of weeks on my work break (hence why I've not tested it yet).

I try to make the decks so they can cope solo and so don't burden a larger group when you can't pull your weight questing or fighting etc. but I get the feeling its main weakness will be killing things and, as you've correctly pointed out, not having many resources so I will have to see but the testing I've done on here seems promising.

But yes Keys of Orthanc on Éowyn as the deck's majority is Spirit.

May 23, 2017 D4rkWolf10 486

How do you work with your play group to keep all their threat levels at a manageable level? Or is the event you're talking about a solo play event?

May 23, 2017 BilboBarnard 43

Erm, pure flute, better deck builders/players than I :D We're not the most organised lot so we sort of turn up, slap some decks down, make sure there aren't any unplayable duplicates and hope for the best... It's not really much of a surprise that we usually struggle with Scenarios.

Luckily as we usually play four-player, someone usually has a deck to help with threat, another with healing capabilities, another with ranged or sentinel etc.

May 23, 2017 D4rkWolf10 486

Gotcha. I've been looking into making a deck to play across from featuring Aragorn and other threat reduction to make racking up your threat worth it. I'll link it to you once I test it.