My girlfriend and I were playing the other day, and I played cards in a way I had not before, for a pretty epic turn around. We were playing The Seventh Level. It should have been easy enough (difficulty 3) but we were having terrible luck, and goblin after goblin just kept popping up. At one point we were each enguaged with two, both of those pulled Goblin spearmen and swordsmen as shadow cards which added more. Then on the next turn a few more flipped. Add that to the sniper that was harassing us… thing looked pretty bad. At the end of a round we were each down to one ally. She had a two dead heroes. I was holding a Gandalf and a Sneak attack. Simple enough combo thats been around forever… and I almost played it… then I realized I was holding a Longbeard Orc Slayer as well. Now, I just tossed him in because he was a dwarf, and I always appriciated the extra damage or two on an enemy. Now I dont know why it never occured to me to sneak attack something in the Resource phase before, but it just clicked for me. I sneak attacked using one of the two resource Dain had. BAM one damage to all orcs in play. Then Bifur stole Dain's last resource, turned the four he now had into leadership (thanks to Navi's belt) then played the Longbeard Orc Slayer during the planning step… The board cleared except for one enemy. 5 total resource and what is usually considered a sub-par card, just killed nearly a dozen enemies. We won the game two rounds later.
Anybody else have awesome stories using less popular cards?