In a dedicated side quest deck, or in a big Fellowship where side quests are played a lot in can be quite easy to put it in at only 1 cost. It also has a nice resource distribution effect which can mean a further discount or sending resources across the table where they are more needed. And 2 for 3 resources is still good in Leadership.
Ally. Cost: 3. 2 1 0 2
Reduce the cost to play Halfast Gamgee by 1 for each side quest in the victory display.
Response: After Halfast Gamgee enters play, add 1 resource to a hero's resource pool.
"He works for Mr. Boffin at Overhill and goes up to the Northfarthing for the hunting." -Sam Gamgee, The Fellowship of the Ring
The Crossings of Poros #136. Leadership.