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CardShark Content - Carl Craig (6/15/2003)

Starting Fellowship:
The One Ring, Isildur’s Bane
Frodo, Tired Traveller
Sam Son of Hamfast
Merry Friend to Sam
Pippen Hobbit of Some Intelligence
Smeagol Slinker

Site Path:
1. The Riddermark (Grab Aragorn)
2. Derdingle (With Stealths its quite possible to run ahead)
3. Barrows of Edoras (Can be very useful)
4. Ered Nimrais (Possibility of a few extra twilight for a swarm)
5. Deep of Helm (Cheap 1st Uruk)
6. Caves of Aglorond (Make Uruk’s Fierce)
7. Hornburg Causeway (Good against large fellowships)
8. Wizards Vale (Anti Choke)
9. Palantir Chamber (Good if your opponent happens to have a few burden’s at this stage ;-)


Free Peoples (38 – incl 2 starting above):
4x A Promise
2x Sting Baggin’s Heirloom
3x Hobbit Sword
1x Escape
1x Rare Good Ballast
1x Cliffs of Emyn Muil
2x Power According to his Stature
1x Boromir Defender of Minus Tirith
1x Aragorn, Heir to Elendil
1x Rosie Cotton
1x Bounder
3x Severed His Bonds
3x Swiftly and Softly
3x Be Back Soon
3x You Must Help Us
1x There and Back Again
2x Dagger Strike

Shadow (38):
3x Uruk Warrior
3x Uruk FootSoldier
3x Uruk Fighter
4x Hate and Anger
4x Goblin Scavenger
4x Goblin Scimitar
4x Goblin Runner
2x Moria Orc
2x Grima Wormtongue
2x Goblin Flankers
1x Relics of Moria
4x Goblin Armory
2x Goblin Wallcrawler


Strategy:
Going first or second doesn’t really phase this deck.
The Shadow side of this deck was mainly chosen to work well in conjunction with the fellowship. Its important to siphon through your deck quickly enough to get the cards you need – this is required on both sides.

Obviously you want cards like Promise, Sting, Swords, Escape + Ballast early to help create the foundation of your FP deck. The way you can make Smeagol work for you is a bonus using cards like Be Back Soon and You Must Help Us.

Merry w/ Escape + Boromir can pump your hobbits up nicely. Aragorn is simply there cause you can use him early on as a sacrifice ;-) There and back again is a pumper along with Dagger Strike. Of course the Stealth events have multi uses with the skirmish cancel being their main use ;-)

Theres also a bit of Direct damage from the hobbits in the form of PATHS and Cliffs.

The shadow side has that classic moria swarm feel, and 70% of the deck is still moria – buts is the uruk’s along with Hate and Anger that create a strong possibility for swarming.

Wormtongue is there to deal with super fellowships – whilst Fighters are in there for large fellowships ;-)

Other Notes:

This is a good strong deck – but is mainly created for fun. Remember that these 2 sides of the deck work really well together, but may not work so well if blended with other FP or SH sides ;-)
Have fun with this deck guys ;-)


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