Has there been an official ruling yet on nightmare mode? I started to run through it solo and have finished my first game, but I'm not sure where to go next.
It is clear your threat stays where it is. This is how I intend to finally beat the 3rd Scenario. It is clear wounds stay on your heroes. It is not clear what happens to your cards between games, as all it says is "[you do not reset] player decks". I assume this just means you have to use the same decks, but some interpret it as keeping the cards in your discard pile. But what about the cards in play? Some have also assumed you just scoop these into the discard pile, but this is such an incredibly important point that it is mind boggling that they don't mention this. What about your hand? Do you discard it and draw a new one?
At this point I really have no idea.
That being said I tweaked the Spirit of Rohan deck to be prepared for this, adding a couple Daughters of Nimronel and a few other cards. Even if you do keep all the cards in your discard pile between games, I made sure that Will of the West was the final action of the game so that the hit isn't too bad. I finished scenario one, managed to get out a Daughter of Nim to erase my hero wounds and finished the scenario at 8 threat. I probably could have treaded water a bit more to lower that further but I didn't want to tempt fate too much.
So now I'm moving forward to Scenario 2 in a very strong position: most of my cards were reshuffled, I have no wounds and I have 8 threat. My intent is to very carefully work through scenario 2 so that I can start the third scenario with no wounds and 0 threat, which will actually give me a fighting chance! Ridiculous that it takes Nightmare mode to beat that last one solo, but if that's what it takes that's what it takes.
[Note: For those that didn't follow the Spirit of Rohan thread, the deck is based around recursive threat reduction (Galadrim's Greeting, Dwarven Tomb, Sneak/Gandalf, Will of the West) and playing key out of sphere characters with Stand and Fight. So it's pretty ideal for a solo nightmare run.]