John Davis
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Here is a detailed account of Road to Rivendell, played solo.
The deck is a general-purpose one I have been developing, and is not specifically built for this quest. It is built using from the cards in print.

This was my first solo attempt at this quest, though I have played it twice before with two players (one win, one loss).

• Denethor
• Beravor
• Eowyn

3x West Road Traveller (SOM 121)
3x Daughter of the Nimrodel (CS 58)
3x A Burning Brand (SOM 33)
2x Infighting (SOM 58)
3x Mirkwood Runner (SOM 123)
2x • Bofur (RG 6)
1x Song of Travel (SOM 81)
1x Protector of Lorien (CS 70)
3x Zigil Miner (KHD 9)
3x Erebor Hammersmith (CS 59)
3x • Gildor Inglorion (SOM 79)
3x • Henamarth Riversong (CS 60)
3x • Gandalf (CS 73)
3x Unexpected Courage (CS 57)
2x Forest Snare (CS 69)
3x A Test of Will (CS 50)
3x Dwarven Tomb (CS 53)
1x Fortune or Fate (CS 54)
2x Hasty Stroke (CS 48)
3x The Galadhrim's Greeting (CS 46)
1x Will of the West (CS 49)

Total 51 cards

Initial threat is 27.
Initial encounter card is Followed by Night (no effect).

Turn 1:
Quest stage: 1B

Quest with Eowyn, Arwen (6). Reveal Plundered Armoury, 6 progress.
Travel to Plundered Armoury.
Beravor draws 2 cards.
Denethor looks at the top encounter card - Ruined Road.
Raise threat to 28.

Turn 2:
Quest stage: 1B (6)
Current location: Plundered Armoury

Play Bofur, Mirkwood Runner.
Quest with Bofur, Eowyn, Arwen (8). Reveal Ruined Road, 7 progress clears Plundered Armoury.
Beravor draws 2 cards.
Denethor looks at the top encounter card - Goblin Taskmaster.
Travel to Ruined Road and ready Beravor.
Beravor draws 2 cards.
Raise threat to 29.

Turn 3:
Quest stage: 1B (11)
Current location: Ruined Road

Play Henamarth Riversong, and A Burning Brand on Denethor.
Quest with Bofur, Eowyn, Arwen (8). Reveal Goblin Taskmaster who immediately engages (2 damage to Bofur). 8 progress clears Ruined Road.

Goblin Taskmaster attacks, defend with Denethor (0 damage).
Mirkwood Runner deals 2 damage to Goblin Taskmaster.
Henamarth Riversong looks at the top encounter card - Undisturbed Bones.
Beravor draws 2 cards.
Raise threat to 30.

Turn 4:
Quest stage: 1B (14)
Engaged: Goblin Taskmaster (2 damage)

Quest with Eowyn, Arwen (6). Reveal Undisturbed Bones, deal 4 damage to Henamarth (he dies). 6 progress finishes 1B.
Goblin Gate enters play and becomes the active location.

Goblin Taskmaster attacks, defend with Denethor (0 damage).
Mirkwood Runner deals 2 damage to Goblin Taskmaster, defeating it.
Beravor draws 2 cards.
Raise threat to 31.

Turn 5:
Quest stage: 2B
Active location: Goblin Gate.

Play Henamarth Riversong, West Road Traveller, The Galahrim's Greeting, Song of Travel on Beravor.
Quest with Bofur, Eowyn, Arwen, West Road Traveller (10). Reveal Bitter Wind. Discard Daughter of the Nimrodel to Eowyn for +1 progress, completing quest stage 2B.
Quest stage 3B reveals Turbulent Waters.
Travel to Turbulent Waters.
Denethor looks at the top encounter card - Ruined Road.
Beravor draws 2 cards.
Raise threat to 26.

Turn 6:
Quest stage: 3B
Active location: Turbulent Waters.

Play Unexpected Courage on Beravor.
Quest with Bofur, Eowyn, Arwen, West Road Traveller, Beravor, Mirkwood Runner, Henamarth Riversong (14). Reveal Ruined Road. Discard Daughter of the Nimrodel to Eowyn for +1 progress, claring Turbulent Waters.
Denethor looks at the top encounter card - Orc Ambush (to bottom of deck).
Beravor draws 2 cards.
Raise threat to 27.

Turn 7:
Quest stage: 3B (12)
In Staging: Ruined Road.

Denethor looks at the top encounter card - Goblin Spearman.
Play Erebor Hammersmith.
Quest with Bofur, Eowyn, Arwen, West Road Traveller, Beravor, Mirkwood Runner, Henamarth Riversong, Erebor Hammersmith (15). Reveal Goblin Spearman. Discard Daughter of the Nimrodel to Eowyn for +1 progress. Play Dwarven Tomb to return The Galahrim's Greeting to hand, and play it. 13 progress completes 3B and also the quest.


Final score: Threat 21 + Damage 0 - Victory Points 0 + Turns taken 60 = 81.

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Rauli Kettunen
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jrd23 wrote:
Quest with Eowyn, Arwen (6). Reveal Plundered Armoury, 6 progress.


Umm, PA has 3 threat, so shouldn't you only have gotten 3 progress (4+2-3)?
 
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Dam the Man wrote:
jrd23 wrote:
Quest with Eowyn, Arwen (6). Reveal Plundered Armoury, 6 progress.


Umm, PA has 3 threat, so shouldn't you only have gotten 3 progress (4+2-3)?

Correct - well spotted. Oh well, ignore the rest of the report
 
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Pawel Gutowski
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Report is most interesting when the game is close and when the player must make some critical decisions. If everything plays itself and encounter deck does not fight you, sometimes it is a little boring to read. Don't get me wrong, the report gives quite a lot of information how the deck should be played which many people may be interested in.But still, I would prefer to read about dramatic action and tough decisions.
 
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Juan Crespo
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Well, in all fairness, I admire all people that take the time to jolt down their sessions and go through the arduous work of transcribing and posting them. It's impossible to predict how a particular game will play out, and once you finish it after painstakingly taking notes, you might as well just post it.

The best benefit to me of reading all sessions, epic or boring, is that through peer review you spot mistakes on how you interpret or apply certain obscure rules in situations or card interactions that you haven't encountered yourself.

This is coming from someone too lazy to do this himself (me), but sometimes I wish I took notes after an epic win, like the one I had yesterday against TRG using a secrecy deck! Oh how I wish I took notes...
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