The Free People got MAX VOLUME for nearly all game. Not only did they roll 6 dice per turn with a good die mix, but they also kept Gandalf the Grey as guide of the fellowship nearly all the time - Smeagol also made an appearance. So the FP had a good selection of character cards throughout, culminating in Wizard's Staff lighting the way in Mordor.
The Shadow overlooked the easy Cruel Weather Turn Stall. we had a little discussion about Turn Stalls after that game, because the Shadow would have had a shot with a successful turn stall and some good cardplay.