Played Blood of Gondor & The Morgul Vale for the first time & experimented with Silvan proxies.
First game was with a friend. I was playing around with Celeborn, Naith & Tree People proxies... really love the way the Silvan characters get a boost upon arrival. (S'Glorifindel & Elrond were my other Hero's). Numerous rounds both S'Glorfindel & Celeborn would be questing & ready - very helpful.
One combo that I really wanted to try but the card never showed up was Silvan Refuge & children of the sea, for 5 willpower injection into the quest and then playing Tree people on the Refuge before the end of the phase. Oh well another time.
Having never played the quest and not reading up about it took us quite a while to beat, cant remember the number of rounds... but I enjoyed the game mechanics none the less. That treachery card that reveals all your hidden cards, putting locations in the the staging area and activating treachery cards was quite intense the first time it showed up.
Next played a couple of times with a mono tactics solo: Boromir, Beregond & Legolas; it became a bit of a cake walk. I left the crossroads in the staging area and between shield of Gondor, Defender of Rammas & Winged guardian's the questing power was crazy and even losing Beregond in one game didn't slow us down. Finished before the end of the 4th round both times.
Then got crushed by Morgal Vale repeatedly (still playing solo mono tactics, swapped Beregond for Beorn and tweaked deck as I played)... I do like that its a challenge and generally over really quickly... so you can lose again .
I decided to keep playing even after I threated out... just to see how close... 60 threat was the lowest in close to a dozen games - D'oh )... guess i'll need to build a specific deck and probably keep away from tactics.
I came really close to winning so many times only for a morgul bodyguard, or a return this enemy to the staging area, or the worst time was when I had 2 or 3 hail of stones... and couldn't return the Nazgul to the staging area, and some some unknown reason decided not to use any of them before the engagement checks... (it was getting late).
Edited by chuckles, 06 February 2014 - 02:07 PM.