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#1 GongShowHost

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

These are four decks that are designed to be used together.  They can be paired off or used with more players. I own three core sets and one of each expansion up to Heirs of Numeor. As I plan to get it soon, I have already designed my decks with the cards from it in mind. I also plan to get a second copy of The Long Dark. One of the decks I'm not sure of, so I have provided an alternative deck for review and possible replacement. Thanks for taking a look and I appreciate any and all advice!

DECK ONE

 

Hero (3)
 
Beravor (Core) x1
Eowyn (Core) x1
Glorfindel (FoS) x1
 
 
Ally (16)
 
Arwen Undomiel (TWitW) x3
Elfhelm (TDM) x1
Gandalf (Core) x2
Gleowine (Core) x2
Miner of the Iron Hills (Core) x2
Northern Tracker (Core) x3
Warden of Healing (TLD) x3
 
 
Attachment (15)
 
Ancient Mathom (AJtR) x3
Asfaloth (FoS) x3
Light of Valinor (FoS) x3
Protector of Lorien (Core) x3
Unexpected Courage (Core) x3
 
 
Event (19)
 
A Test of Will (Core) x3
Daeron's Runes (FoS) x3
Dwarven Tomb (Core) x2
Elrond's Counsel (TWitW) x3
Hasty Stroke (Core) x2
Lore of Imladris (Core) x2
Shadow of the Past (RtM) x2
The Galadhrim's Greeting (Core) x2

This deck I'm not sure about. It seems better solo with some modifications. The errata to a few of these cards really nerfed the whole thing. I feel it doesn't have enough allies. It's strategy is fairly common and straightforward. I'm thinking of replacing it with…
 
DECK TWO
 
Hero (3)
 
Glorfindel (FoS) x1
Aragorn (TWitW) x1
Frodo Baggins (CatC) x1
 
 
Ally (16)
 
Arwen Undomiel (TWitW) x3
Elfhelm (TDM) x1
Gandalf (Core) x2
Gleowine (Core) x2
Miner of the Iron Hills (Core) x2
Northern Tracker (Core) x3
Warden of Healing (TLD) x3
 
 
Attachment (16)
 
Ancient Mathom (AJtR) x3
Asfaloth (FoS) x3
Light of Valinor (FoS) x3
Unexpected Courage (Core) x3
A Burning Brand (CatC) x1
Fast Hitch (TDM) x3
 
 
Event (18)
 
A Test of Will (Core) x3
Daeron's Runes (FoS) x3
Dwarven Tomb (Core) x3
Elrond's Counsel (TWitW) x3
Hasty Stroke (Core) x3
The Galadhrim's Greeting (Core) x3

This deck has a similar strategy, but I think is more effective at attack and defense. This seems to be a fairly common deck idea.

DECK THREE 

 

Hero (3)
 
Elladan (RtR) x1
Elrohir (TRG) x1
Legolas (Core) x1
 
 
Ally (15)
 
Gandalf (Core) x3
Gondorian Spearman (Core) x3
Snowbourn Scout (Core) x3
Vassal of the Windlord (TDM) x3
Winged Guardian (THfG) x3
 
 
Attachment (17)
 
Blade of Gondolin (Core) x2
Dunedain Mark (THfG) x3
Dunedain Signal (RtM) x2
Dunedain Warning (CatC) x3
Horn of Gondor (Core) x2
Rivendell Blade (RtR) x3
Rivendell Bow (TWitW) x2
 
 
Event (18)
 
Feint (Core) x3
Goblin-cleaver (OHaUH) x3
Foe-hammer (OHaUH) x3
Hands Upon the Bow (SaF) x3
Quick Strike (Core) x3
Sneak Attack (Core) x3
 
This deck keeps resources costs low to exploit Elladan and Elrohir's abilities and have them fight and defend up a storm. Ranged and Sentinel being in the deck mean I can pitch in on attack and defense for my friends easly. The low resource costs also mean I can keep Vassal of the Windlord and Winged Guardian around longer, too.
 
DECK FOUR
 
Hero (3)
 
Bifur (KD) x1
Dain Ironfoot (RtM) x1
Thorin Oakenshield (OHaUH) x1
 
 
Ally (26)
 
Dori (OHaUH) x2
Erebor Hammersmith (Core) x2
Erebor Record Keeper (KD) x3
Gandalf (Core) x3
Longbeard Elder (FoS) x3
Longbeard Orc Slayer (Core) x2
Master of the Forge (SaF) x3
Miner of the Iron Hills (Core) x2
Warden of Healing (TLD) x3
Erebor Battle Master (TLD) x3
 
 
Attachment (19)
 
A Burning Brand (CatC) x2
Celebrian's Stone (Core) x2
Cram (OHaUH) x3
Hardy Leadership (SaF) x2
Legacy of Durin (TWitW) x2
Narvi's Belt (KD) x2
Ranger Spikes (HON) x2
Thror's Map (OHaUH) x2
Steward of Gondor (Core) x2
 
 
Event (5)
 
Lure of Moria (RtR) x2
Sneak Attack (Core) x3
 
This is a fairly straightforward Dwarf deck revolving around the abuse of lots of attachments and Master of the Forge. He allows me to run a toolbox of great attachments and basically draw an extra card every round. I don't run more than a pair of a given attachment due to uniqueness issues and space. Cram is a three of because it's just so versatile.

DECK FIVE

 
Hero (3)
 
Dwalin (KD) x1
Gimli (Core) x1
Thalin (Core) x1
 
 
Ally (22)
 
Bofur (TRG) x2
Erebor Battle Master (TLD) x3
Gandalf (Core) x2
Gondorian Spearman (Core) x3
Veteran Axehand (Core) x3
Veteran of Nanduhirion (KD) x3
West Road Traveller (RtM) x3
Defender of Rammas (HON) x3
 
 
Attachment (17)
 
Boots from Erebor (KD) x3
Citadel Plate (Core) x3
Dwarrowdelf Axe (KD) x3
Keeping Count (TRG) x3
Miruvor (SaF) x3
Song of Mocking (TDM) x2
 
 
Event (11)
 
A Test of Will (Core) x3
Hasty Stroke (Core) x2
Khazad! Khazad! (KD) x3
Quick Strike (Core) x3
 
This deck is yet another straight-forward dwarf deck. It probably needs to be coupled with the last deck in order to be truly effective, and vice versa.

 






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