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  1. Well, I do want to win this on the up and up so I will do as you suggest and mix in some more questing power into the deck and maybe some cheap allies to throw at the Balrog like speed bumps. Thanks for the reply - I love this game !
  2. Thanks Nathan -- I was playing that incorrectly -- will try again!
  3. I am having a little trouble completing Journey in the Dark from The Road Darkens Saga. The Balrog is immune to player card effects so does that mean that Frodo (TRD version) cannot put on The One Ring to defend? If not, I see no other way to survive this quest without sacrificing an ally each turn as the rest of the party runs like crazy for the exit. I've tried this a couiple of times but have run out of expendable allies too quickly! Any suggestions are appreciated....
  4. I am playing to The Road Darkens Saga. When the Uruk from Mordor is revealed, he makes an attack on the first player -- is he then returned to the staging area or does he stay engaged?
  5. Is it legal to attach multiple copies of this card to the same Hero?
  6. This treachery calls for searching thru the discard pile for a Goblin to add to the staging area When Revealed. What if there is no discard pile yet? (it was the first card pulled) Should I search thru the encounter deck instead?
  7. This deck worked: It was a bit of a struggle but I was able to beat Shadows and Flame on the first try! I continue to be amazed at how the Dwarf swarm seams to be able to deal with almost anything. Thanks to all on this thread for helping me progress through the Dwarrowdelf cycle with a gaggle of Dwarfs -- I am looking forward to acquiring Overhill/Underhill and On the Doorstep to create an even more effective Dwarf Deck. I am having a blast with these decks.
  8. What an amazing deck! I used the 56-card Thalin-Dain-Bifur deck outlined earlier in this thread to absolutely cruise through the first five quests in the Dwarrowdelf series with only one loss: Redhorn Gate 1/1, Road to Rivendell 1/2, Watcher in the Water 2/2, The Long Dark 3/3, and Foundations of Stone 1/1. I think the highlight was defeating FoS even after being forced to discard my entire hand of cards and having all three heroes saddled with Watchful Eyes! The deck works wonderfully to amass a mass of Dwarfs that can basically deal with anything -- err... that is, until I had to face the Balrog in Shadow and Flame. Problem is that he keeps wiping out allies before we have a chance to create a swarm. I tried replacing a few event cards with more allies and I also switched over to Gimli instead of Thalin (my guess is that this may be one of those quests where Thalin is not the best choice) but I have still lost 4 straight times. Any advice on ways to tweak the deck to take on SaF?
  9. Wow - that is davastating -- what about the Thrashing Tentacle -- if I draw the trigger card when I attack it back, do I put my own damage on my character or his damage (3 pts) on my character?
  10. In step 3 (above), if the attack indeed becomes undefended, then you must assign the damage to a Hero -- not the exhausted Character that you selected for defense, right? Just trying to clarify this
  11. It must be the Sleeping Sentry? It cost me dearly in on my first attempt but, I used Burning Brand to successfully cancel shadow effects the second time around -- I thought about just tossing some Hasty Strokes in the deck since I already had Narvi's Belt but decided that might be too complicated (two cards to get out instead of one). The Dwarf Deck is working great -- on to WitW...
  12. Thats fantastic -- I don't think I will ever use the Daughter of Nimrodel again!
  13. Is it OK to pay two resources to ready the Warden more than once per round? Say I've got 4 lore resources available -- I would like to use him in 2 different action windows to heal twice... not sure if thats legal....
  14. RX and DS -- You both have helped me tremendously with building an optimal pre-Hobbit Saga Solo Dwarf Deck -- I am really enjoying experimenting with the combinations you have both proposed. I started with the 'built-a dwarf-deck-randyman' (Dain-Bifur-Dwalin) and beat Redhorn Gate on the fourth try. Many of your points ring true -- when I finally did win, I had a nice swarm of 10 dwarves on the table and I ended up with 3 (!) unused Lure of Moria cards in my hand... Also, I did make use the cancelling cards quite a bit. I had to expand the deck to 54 cards as I added 2 copies each of Ancestral Knowledge and Shadow of the Past just specifically for Redhorn Gate. Is there an alternative to SotPast for this scenario? It seems like it is too easy to miss the needed victory points without it. Now I'm moving on to the Thalin-Dain-Bifur deck(s) from Beorns path and have made most of the suggested modifications. I hate to see the cancelling cards go away and it is very hard not to include certain cards that I have grown very attached to (e.g. Henamarth, Durins Song, Healing Herbs) and there are some new (to me) Tactics cards I'm dying to try out (Khazad Khazad, Erebor Battle Master, Ring Mail) so I'm probably going to go with a 55-56 card deck and be working with a several combinations for the next week or so. I seem to be having a very difficult time keeping the deck down to 50 so it begs the question -- maybe I'd be better off going with two spheres instead of three? I guess I'll tackle that issue after a few more tri-sphere quests....RM
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