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As a note: I only publish decks that use cards I have, however I include other cards I'd consider if I had them in the sideboard.
This deck started out as a joke, but with a bit of experimentation, we discovered that it's actually quite effective for certain scenarios. It will struggle against any scenario that forces you to engage enemies or take attacks from the staging area. It'll also suffer from any scenario that punishes ally swarms, forces you to rush, or deals tons of direct damage but if you're allowed to build up or need to deal with a ton of locations, this scenario can slow grind a surprising number of scenarios to death.
The joke we were noting was the 'synergy' between Fatty Bolger and Merry where when an enemy is revealed, you could use Fatty to neutralize it's threat, and then use Merry to lower your threat, thus allowing you to get rid of an enemies helmets for the low cost of two hero activations. In practice, you almost never want to do this. You're hoping to use merry to keep your threat low but keep in mind that although you can do Secrecy cards, this deck treats threat as a resource it can burn if needed to use Frodo or Fatty. Just so long as your threat never gets so high that you're forced to engage enemies you don't want to, you're free to use it to get threat out of the staging area.
--O Elbereth! Githonial and Ride Them Down! give you ways of dealing with dangerous enemies that your ally swarm are not well suited to facing.
--Hobbit Pipes and Ponies are surprisingly key. Being able to commit Merry after you've revealed no enemies can be pretty good and once you have two pipes smoke rings becomes a pretty good card. Bilbo to help quest and fetch them out.
--Fatty mostly serves as a blocker against weak enemies. Honestly, you could switch him out for any other very cheap spirit healer and the deck would probably work at least as well.