Noob question: My collection consists of a core set and Fellowship sagas (no Hobbit). I've read that besides ramping up difficulty nightmare decks expand on theme and narrative - especially in the sagas. This interests me.
Is it possible to work these cards into the game mainly for their narrative dimension without pegging the difficulty meter? Can nightmare decks be played in easy or relaxed mode? A variant for this maybe? Do all the cards from a deck need to added or can just a few?...
My goal is to pull together a complete saga LOTR including standalone adventures and nightmare decks, and wend my way through the great story once again, solo.
Are you suggesting like a mix between nightmare and easy? Like add the nightmare cards but start with an extra resource on your heroes? Sure, why not. Let us know how it goes. Mix and match if you want. It's your game, have fun.