I was looking through this with a view to playing it as a shorter version of the game.
There are a number of cards listed to be taken out of the deck as "already happened".
Given this should the following FP cards also be removed?
Horn of Gondor
Axe and Bow
I will go alone
There and back
House of stewards
and possibly "Morgul Wound" for SP
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No, in addition to "already happened" there is also the aspect of balance to consider.
There need to be some good Combat Cards left in the deck for the FP player to use when all those separated Companions join FP Armies.
Regarding the game length I think you will find that the scenario is not designed to shorten the playtime but rather "force" the players to examine "new" strategies.
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My first several games were quite long and I was forced to clear a full afternoon/evening or stay up to well past 2-3am!!!
However, I have realized that with my regular partners and after about 20 games we are generally playing within the 2-3 hour time frame. Some games have gone longer, maybe 4+ hours, but that has not been the majority of the time.
This is still quite long I suppose compared to many other lighter games, but, I have found it a perfect length for finding a great balance between having enough time to be drawn into the story of the game and actually finding time to play it regularly!
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