Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Prison Food

Yesterday, FFG dropped a Second Breakfast regarding Escape from Mount Gram.  Instead of summarizing the article, I thought I'd talk about my thoughts on the capture mechanic.  I am excited!  Basically, each player is going to start with one hero, and all other heroes, allies, weapons, etc in a capture deck.  As the quest proceeds, the players will be able to rescue cards from the capture deck. Based on the rules listed on the article, I decided to put together a deck that I think would work well for this quest.

The basic idea of this deck is that Glorfindel would start out on his own, with 40 of the 50 card deck in the capture deck.  The remaining 10 cards (Resourceful, Light of Valinor, Unexpected Courage, A Test of Will, and Elrond's Counsel) would make up the draw deck for the beginning of the adventure.  There's about an 85% chance that Light of Valinor will be in the starting hand, even with just one copy, setting up to have action advantage from turn one.  Boromir should be put on top of the capture deck, with Beorn shuffled in.  After gaining the first capture card, Boromir gets put in play for even more action advantage.

Hero: (3)
1x Glorfindel (Foundations of Stone)
1x Boromir (The Dead Marshes)
1x Beorn (Over Hill and Under Hill)

Ally: (32)
3x Arwen Undomiel (The Watcher in the Water)
3x Bofur (The Redhorn Gate)
3x Curious Brandybuck (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Numenor)
3x Dunedain Hunter (The Lost Realm)
3x Envoy of Pelargir (Heirs of Numenor)
3x Ethir Swordsman (The Steward's Fear)
3x Galadriel’s Handmaiden (Celebrimbor's Secret)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
1x Legolas (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Silvan Refugee (The Drúadan Forest)
1x Treebeard (The Antlered Crown)

Attachment: (12)
1x Resourceful (The Watcher in the Water)
1x Light of Valinor (Foundations of Stone)
2x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)
1x Arod (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
2x Gondorian Shield (The Steward's Fear)
2x Rohan Warhorse (The Voice of Isengard)

Event: (6)
3x A Test of Will (Core Set)
3x Elrond's Counsel (The Watcher in the Water)

Thoughts?  Escape from Mount Gram is currently shipping to stores right now, so we should have our hands on the AP soon.  Once it drops, I look forward to if this deck works, and what people are using to beat this unique quest.

1 comment:

  1. How'd you do with this deck? I haven't tried the quest yet, but had a Gandalf/Shadowfax deck in mind. Leadership Aragron almost might be good.