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Hi all! I'm a really casual LOTR player and only played 3 games so far. This weekend I have 2 full days of gaming time and we plan on starting the Shadows of Mirkwood adventures finally!

The stuff I have:

1x core set
The Hunt for Gollum
Conflict at the Carrock
A Journey to Rhosgobel
The Hills of Emyn Muil
Return to Mirkwood

I'm still waiting for the Dead Marshes to arrive but I think I could get it right before my first game.

The thing is, i'll certainly sound lazy as hell lol but i'd really like to have some cool ideas for 2 decks we could use to start The Hunt for Gollum next saturday.

What i'd like:

- 1 deck built around dwarves, maybe Tactics/Spirit?!?!
- 1 deck built around elves/humans

-- Should I still continue with mono sphere decks? Like one combat and one spirit oriented?

*I could go grab one deluxe box or two if it would help to build a dwarves and elves deck since I have some store credits from my FLGS.
**You can recommend something else than dwarves and elves centered decks too!

I don't know if what i'm asking is completely silly and if it is don't hesitate to call me a lazy grumpy prince

Anyways, many thanks to all of you, I really like this community and I appreciate the people in the LOTR LCG forums!
 
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From those sets, I'd recommend solo-tactics Bird deck and questing and location-based spirit deck. It's easier to build and win with decks with a tighter focus.
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Dwarves abusing Gandalf (recycle him with Sneak Attack, Born Aloft and Ever Vigilant)

Heroes (threat 31): Dain, Gloin, Gimli

Allies (22):
Longbeard Orc Slayer x2
Brok x1
Faramir x2
Snowburn Scout x3
Son of Arnor x2
Veteran Axehand x3
Gondorian Spearman x3
Winged Guardian x3
Gandalf x3

Attachments (13):
Horn of Gondor x1
Dwarven Axe or Blade of Gondolin x2
Steward of Gondor x2
Dunedain Warning x3
Citadel Plate x2
Born Aloft x3 (for Gandalf)

Events (9):
Sneak Attack x2
Grim Resolve x1
Ever Vigilant x2
Feint x2
Quick Strike x2
Parting Gifts x3

You may complete with: Swift Strike, Blade Mastery, Beorning Beekeper, Common Cause, Valiant Sacrifice



Girl Power: Make Beravor the manly girl with A Burning Brand and Protector of Lorien (Unexpected Courage too if available). Utility/Questing deck, leave the fighting to your partner.

Heroes: Arwen, Eleanor, Beravor

Allies (21):
Henamarth Riversong x1
Miner of the Iron Hills x2
Erebor Blacksmith x2
Gleowine x2
Lorien Guide x3
Northern Tracker x2
Westfold Horse Breaker x3
Riddermark finest x3
Gildor Inglorion x2
Gandalf x1

Attachment (13):
Song of Wisdom x3 (you have a lot of Lore)
Unexpected Courage x1
Ancient Mathom x3
Protector of Lorien x2
Dark Knowledge x1
A Burning Brand x3 (you can play 1 of these +1 Song of wisdom on your partner Hero)

Event (11):
A Test of Will x2
Hasty Stroke x2
A Light in the Dark x2
Fortune or Fate x1
Dwarven Tomb x1
Lore of Imladris x3

Fillers: Gildor's Counsel, Forest Snare, Radagast Cunning, Secret Paths, Stand and Fight, Galadrim's Greetings, West Road Traveller


Power dwarves: make Dain your first defender, Gloin your attacker (and emergency defender), then move to make Bifur your defender with Burning Brand and Dunedain Warning)

Heroes: Dain, Gloin and Bifur

Allies (20):
Gandalf x2
Longbeard Orc Slayer x2
Brok x1
Faramir x2
Snowburn Scout x3
Henamarth Riversong x1
Miner of the Iron Hills x2
Erebor Blacksmith x2
Gleowine x2
Longbeard MapMaker x3

Attachments (15):
Steward of Gondor x2
Dunedain Warning x3
Dunedain Mark x3
Protector of Lorien x2
Dark Knowledge x1
A Burning Brand x2
Self Preservation x2

Events (6):
Sneak Attack x2
Grim Resolve x1
Parting Gifts x3

Fillers: Radagast Cunning, Secret Paths, Guard of the Citadel, Dúnedain Signal, Song of Wisdom





Rohan: reuse your Rohan characters with Eomund (defend with him and let him be killed)
Heroes: Eowyn, Dunhere and Legolas.

Allies (22):
Gandalf x2
Gondor Spearman x3
Winged Guardian x3
Westfold Horse Breaker x3
Riddermark finest x3
West Road Traveller x3
Eomund x3
Northern Tracker x2

Attachments (9):
I'm not a Stranger x2 (for Northern Tracker)
Unexpected Courage x1
Ancient Mathom x3
Horn of Gondor x1
Dwarven Axe or Blade of Gondolin x2

Events (14):
Feint x2
Quick Strike x2
A Test of Will x2
Hasty Stroke x2
A Light in the Dark x2
Stand and Fight x3
Dwarven Tomb x1

fillers: Swift Strike, Fortune or Fate, Blade Mastery, Astonishing Speed, Horseback archer, Born Aloft (for Eoumnd), Rain of Arrows
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I think i'm gonna go grab Khazad-Dûm today to have more dwarves!
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I just came back with Over Hill and Under Hill after seeing the dwarf cards in there.

I also built my decks following yours, thanks a lot again!
 
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Rhezuss wrote:
I just came back with Over Hill and Under Hill after seeing the dwarf cards in there.


Both Hobbit boxes also provide excellent cards for decks not focused on dwarves.

For example, Late Adventurer works great with Northern Tracker and Aragorn.
 
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