Short Cut

Event. Cost: 1.

Response: After a location enters play, exhaust a Hobbit character to shuffle that location back into the encounter deck. Then, reveal 1 card from the encounter deck and add it to the staging area.

"I suppose we haven't lost more than two days by my short cut through the Forest!"
Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring
Igor Kieryluk

The Watcher in the Water #60. Lore.

Short Cut

Short Cut has the potential to be a very powerful card, but the reliability that a location would pop up that you want to say no to is rare. There are a couple silver bullet locations that completely take apart some decks or are in general just terrible, so running this just for insurance might be helpful. Cancelling an entire card is a powerful effect, and few cards do it, so if you're bringing Hobbits to a multiplayer game, consider Short Cut.