Preparing for a trudge through ‘The Dead Marshes’
Another week, another adventure pack, more player cards to add to the growing pool and I think the cards this week are amongst the strongest collection so far. The Hero in this one is an absolute star – Boromir! With an Action to ready him and an Action to deal loads of damage to engaged enemies, I think he could be really fun to play with lots of options and a good set of stats to boot.
Other new cards in the set are also strong. ‘Fast Hitch’ is great for hobbits, it’s nice to see more Silvan allies (even if ‘Silvan Tracker’ is a bit expensive), ‘Dunedain Watcher’ has great Shadow cancellation for Leadership, ‘Vassal of the Windlord’ is good for cheap ‘hit n’ run’ damage’, and we have 2 Songs too!
Since I tweaked a few cards last week, this week I won’t touch any for a Solo tweak.
My new Haven is a bit of a return to a previously visited location – even though it wasn’t a Haven as such when I rescued Wilyador the giant eagle a few weeks ago- Rhosgobel:
I don’t go through the encounter deck before I play a quest so I’m not sure quite what to expect. I’ll keep my usual heroes and Boons and perhaps add some more eagles with ‘Vassal of the Windlord’ as it’s so cheap.
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