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Subject: Second Session Ends in Nail-biter rss

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Aaron Doty
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After spending a full working week of evenings to not-quite-finish our first game (see " First Session Ends After Five Days ", elsewhere in this forum), my GF and I started our second game last Monday evening and completed it on Friday night in a tension-filled finale that saw evil triumph by a whisker. Here are the highlights.

Monday Night: Minas Tirith falls to a massive besieging Sauron army led by the Witch King and a couple of Nazgul. A large Sauron force patrolling near Lorien in search of the Ring is beaten back by Elves.

Tuesday Night: Isengard moves to a war footing and Saruman enters play. Helm's Deep is besieged and eventually falls to the Darkness. The Fellowship is hunted across the plains towards Morannon.

Wednesday Night: The Southron and Easterlings enter the war. Reinforced by Nazgul and elite units from Dol Guldur, and led by the Mouth of Sauron, the shadow force that was previously beaten into retreat at the borders of Lorien, lays siege to the Elven stronghold. Meanwhile, the Uruk-kai are breeding fast in Isengard.

Thursday Night: Leaving Minas Tirith, the Witch King leads the Uruk-kai North to begin a siege on Rivendell. The Fellowship reaches the borders of Mordor. Rivendell falls to the Shadow.

Friday Night: Forces of Sauron moving North from Lorien and Dol Guldur meet and lay siege to the Woodland Realm. Despite the presence of the Mouth of Sauron and two Nazgul, they are nearly defeated. The Fellowship moves around the Mordor track, corruption increasing, but progress being steadily made. In a last chance to secure military victory, a force of Uruk-kai led by the Witch King begin the long march around the top of the Misty Mountains towards the Woodland Realm. With the Fellowship on the last step of the Mordor Track, and the Woodland Realm under siege, the forces of Darkness play a card allowing siege combat to continue for three rounds without stopping. The Woodland Realm falls and Sauron claims victory before the Fellowship can be advanced the final step to the Crack of Doom.

This was a marathon session - but the best kind of Marathon - one that ends in a sprint to the finish.
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