Into the Pit - Progression Series #11
A pair of decks intended to be played against Into the Pit, for use in the Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Progression Series.
At the beginning of this scenario, enemies can neither engage with, nor be optionally engaged by, the players - this affords each three-sphere deck some breathing room to establish its board state. Very few enemies in the encounter deck means a focus on willpower-oriented allies, and each deck has events such as Secret Paths to handle high-threat locations. Northern Tracker is a priority for either deck, and a huge number of card draw effects are available. Dain Ironfoot is a great target for Watchful Eyes, and both decks can remove that Condition attachment. When necessary, Untroubled by Darkness should allow a large number of Dwarves to devastate an active location and/or the current quest card.
Steward of Gondor is best played on Eowyn, and Dain Ironfoot can send most of his resources to Bifur. Cancellation effects are allotted to each deck, and the Quest Deck should likely begin the game as the First Player - only Goblin Followers will pose an early game threat, and shadow effects aren't too painful to stomach, even if they cannot be cancelled. Combat is light, so use Cave Torch often, where prudent; do not allow locations and Goblin Scouts to accumulate while East-gate remains active! Song of Travel is best suited for Bifur and Beravor, and consider questing with allies such as Vassal of the Windlord to insure against Sudden Pitfall. Good luck!