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Dave F.
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Hi guys, I'm looking for deck recommendations for a 2-player "first game".
It wouldn't be my first game in actuality, but I want to teach it to someone and not overwhelm him.

The scenario we would be playing is the first ("Journey Down the Anduin?") and I want to have 2 mono-sphere decks to keep it simple.

Maybe a Spirit deck for me and a Tactics or Leadership deck for my friend?

The sets I have are: 1 Core Set, 1 Khazad-Dum Set and a single pack of The Hunt for Golem.

I could just take two of the basic sets from the Core Set - it's not important whether the decks are tournament legal - or mix and match with my expansions.

What do you guys think?
 
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Vladimir Lehotai
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Don't care about tournament legality. Also you may want to use cards from the expansions you have - you can throw away any worthless cards from the starter decks and maybe even change some heroes to make the decks better.
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Chris Schock
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Davio wrote:
Hi guys, I'm looking for deck recommendations for a 2-player "first game".
It wouldn't be my first game in actuality, but I want to teach it to someone and not overwhelm him.

The scenario we would be playing is the first ("Journey Down the Anduin?") and I want to have 2 mono-sphere decks to keep it simple.

Maybe a Spirit deck for me and a Tactics or Leadership deck for my friend?

The sets I have are: 1 Core Set, 1 Khazad-Dum Set and a single pack of The Hunt for Golem.

I could just take two of the basic sets from the Core Set - it's not important whether the decks are tournament legal - or mix and match with my expansions.

What do you guys think?


First off, make sure your first quest is Passage through Mirkwood. Second, use monosphere Spirit and Leadership as your two decks. Spirit will give you a solid questing base and Leadership is good for allies.
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Dave F.
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Vladimir17 wrote:
Don't care about tournament legality. Also you may want to use cards from the expansions you have - you can throw away any worthless cards from the starter decks and maybe even change some heroes to make the decks better.

Yes, this is my idea, but I don't have a clue where to start, I'm not an experienced deck builder.

I think I made one Eowyn-based questing deck and that's about it. So if anyone has any experience with the cards in those sets and can suggest some swaps or adds for the default Spirit and Leadership decks, that would be great.
 
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Thanee
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Let's see what I can put together quickly...

Spirit (30 cards)

Eowyn
Dunhere
Dwalin (Khazad-dûm)

2 Wandering Took
3 Lorien Guide
2 Northern Tracker
3 Westfold Horse-Breaker (THfG)
2 Gandalf

2 The Favor of the Lady
1 Unexpected Courage

2 The Galadhrim's Greeting
2 Hasty Stroke
2 Will of the West
2 A Test of Will
3 Stand and Fight --> Can't use this on Gandalf (per FAQ)
2 A Light in the Dark
1 Dwarven Tomb
1 Fortune or Fate

Leadership /w Lore splash (40 cards)

Aragorn
Theodred
Bilbo Baggins (THfG)

3 Guard of the Citadel
2 Faramir
2 Son of Arnor
3 Snowbourn Scout
2 Silverlode Archer
3 Daughter of the Nimrodel
1 Henemarth Riversong
2 Gleowine
2 Gandalf

2 Steward of Gondor
1 Celebrian's Stone
3 Mark of the Dunedain (THfG)
2 Protector of Lorien --> max. bonus of +3 (per FAQ)
2 Song of Kings (THfG) --> play on Bilbo to use his resources for Leadership cards

2 Sneak Attack
2 Valiant Sacrifice
1 Grim Resolve
3 Campfire Tales (THfG)
2 Lore of Imladris

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Thanee
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Thanee
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And another option...

Leadership/Spirit (50 cards)

Aragorn
Theodred
Eowyn

3 Guard of the Citadel
2 Faramir
2 Son of Arnor
3 Snowbourn Scout
2 Silverlode Archer
3 Lorien Guide
2 Northern Tracker
3 Westfold Horse-Breaker (THfG)
2 Gandalf

2 Steward of Gondor
1 Celebrian's Stone
3 Mark of the Dunedain (THfG)
2 The Favor of the Lady
1 Unexpected Courage

2 Sneak Attack
2 Valiant Sacrifice
1 Grim Resolve
3 Campfire Tales (THfG)
2 The Galadhrim's Greeting
2 Hasty Stroke
2 A Test of Will
3 Stand and Fight --> Can't use this on Gandalf (per FAQ)
1 A Light in the Dark
1 Dwarven Tomb

Tactics/Lore (50 cards)

Gimli
Legolas
Bifur (Khazad-dûm)

3 Veteran Axehand
2 Gondorian Spearman
2 Horseback Archer
1 Beorn
3 Winged Guardian (THfG)
3 Veteran of Nanduhirion (Khazad-dûm)
3 Daughter of the Nimrodel
1 Henemarth Riversong
2 Gleowine
3 Erebor Record Keeper (Khazad-dûm)
2 Gandalf

2 Blade of Gondolin
2 Citadel Plate
3 Dwarrowdelf Axe (Khazad-dûm)
2 Forest Snare
2 Protector of Lorien --> max. bonus of +3 (per FAQ)

3 Blade Mastery
2 Feint
2 Quick Strike
2 Swift Strike
3 Khazad! Khazad! (Khazad-dûm)
2 Lore of Imladris

Bye
Thanee
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