Seastan's Hardcore Progression Mode

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This is for those people that feel my Restricted Progression Mode did not go far enough.

As you make your way through the products on this list, you must abide by all the banned cards from that product and the products before it. I couldn't fit all the banned cards in the deck so you'll have to consult the list below.

Good luck getting through this gauntlet.

Banned List

Core Set

The Hunt for Gollum

Conflict at the Carrock

A Journey to Rhosgobel

The Massing at Osgiliath

The Hills of Emyn Muil

The Dead Marshes

Return to Mirkwood


The Redhorn Gate

Road to Rivendell

The Watcher in the Water

The Long Dark

Foundations of Stone

Shadow and Flame

Over Hill and Under Hill

The Battle of Lake-town

Heirs of Numenor

On the Doorstep

The Steward's Fear

  • Any Outlands ally

The Druadan Forest

Encounter at Amon Din

NM Passage Through Mirkwood

NM Journey Along the Anduin

NM Escape from Dol Guldur

Assault on Osgiliath

The Black Riders

The Blood of Gondor

The Stone of Erech

The Morgul Vale

NM The Hunt for Gollum

NM Conflict at the Carrock

NM A Journey to Rhosgobel

The Voice of Isengard

NM The Hills of Emyn Muil

NM The Dead Marshes

NM Return to Mirkwood

NM Khazad dum

The Dunland Trap

NM Over Hill and Under Hill

The Three Trials

Trouble in Tharbad

NM The Redhorn Gate

NM Road to Rivendell

NM The Watcher in the Water

NM The Long Dark

NM Foundations of Stone

NM Shadow and Flame

The Road Darkens

The Nin-in-Eilph

NM Heirs of Numenor

The Old Forest

Celebrimbor's Secret

NM On the Doorstep

The Antlered Crown

  • Any Ent ally

Fog on the Barrow-downs

NM The Steward's Fear

NM The Druadan Forest

NM Encounter at Amon Din

NM Assault on Osgiliath

NM The Blood of Gondor

NM The Morgul Vale

The Lost Realm

NM The Black Riders

The Treason of Saruman

The Wastes of Eriador

NM The Voice of Isengard

Escape from Mount Gram

The Ruins of Belegost

Across the Ettenmoors

The Treachery of Rhudaur

NM The Dunland Trap

NM The Three Trials

NM Trouble in Tharbad

The Battle of Carn Dum

Murder at the Prancing Pony

The Land of Shadow

The Dread Realm

The Grey Havens

NM The Road Darkens

NM The Nin-in-Eilph

NM Celebrimbor's Secret

NM The Antlered Crown

Flight of the Stormcaller

The Thing in the Depths

NM The Lost Realm

Temple of the Deceived

NM The Treason of Saruman

The Siege of Annuminas

The Flame of the West

NM The Wastes of Eriador

NM Escape from Mount Gram

NM Across the Ettenmoors

The Drowned Ruins

A Storm on Cobas Haven

The City of Corsairs

The Sands of Harad

NM The Treachery of Rhudaur

NM The Battle of Carn Dum

NM The Dread Realm

The Mumakil

Race Across Harad

NM The Lands of Shadow

Beneath the Sands

NM The Grey Havens

The Black Serpent

The Dungeons of Cirith Gurat

The Crossing of Poros

The Mountain of Fire


Jul 14, 2017 bzgaming 65

Yup. Dat be Hardcore for sure.

Jul 14, 2017 bzgaming 65

I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad to see such a low rate of "ban-worthy" cards in the later sets. Are they not good? Or they just that much better balanced?

Jul 14, 2017 emorlecallor 814

@bzgaming The game was really designed to grow out, not up in terms of power level. After the first 2 cycles, the designers have established a good base of "power cards" and started focusing more on fleshing out traits and archetypes than giving us tons more power cards which would have just led to more power creep. Most cards nowadays either are good "support" cards, go into a particular trait, or are simply too specialized to really be useful in most decks. "Staple" cards stopped coming out a good while back. I personally don't mind this, as it has extended the life of the game and given us fun and interesting decks to work with, rather than brute power decks.

Aug 07, 2017 hon 181

@Seastan Definitely not the point of this exercise but if you were to try and do One Deck to Rule Them All with these restrictions what direction would you go with it? Nothing jumps out immediately to me but I wonder what you could come up with.

Aug 31, 2017 azgadil 2

@SeastanThank you Chris. This should have been out long ago. I have been playing with 'sub tier' decks for quite some time. No Steward of Gondor being the first restriction I enforced on myself. A 'published' restricted list excites me to explore deck building again. Thank you.