Bilbo Remembers Being a Burglar

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Win - Journey Along the Anduin - 1 Player - 2020-06-13
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kattattack22 714

Basic idea is use Lore Bilbo, Misntrels, and Drinking Song to get Steward of Gondor and Resourcefuls on Bilbo early. The minstrels are very important here since Song of Kings needs to be on Bilbo to play Steward.

Then get the rest of the Songs and Fireside Song in place. Then use Helm of Secrecy to switch in Tactics Bilbo to get Guarded attachments into play especially with using Marnier's Compass to peel off locations.

Blood of Numenor plus Burning Brand for nearly fool proof defense. Rosie helps adds some additional attack most of the time. Bill also can also help a little with attacking usually. His HP boost as always is very helpful.

It's a really slow deck but fun!


Jun 14, 2020 Truemrfu 22

There’s a card in the last cycles that will make this deck even better.... ;)

Jun 14, 2020 kattattack22 714

@TruemrfuI saw the spoiler, but I don't like proxying cards ahead of time. When it comes out I'll try it with that one. :)

Jun 15, 2020 Marcelf 1341

Sorry but you can't play Steward of Gondor with the ability of The Grey Wanderer because it only works on non-unique cards, so I am afraid you need Song of Kings in play.

And I don't think you can choose Tactics Bilbo Baggins with Helm of Secrecy because you need to choose a different hero. I don't think there is an official ruling about that yet, but in this game different often means a card with another title.

Jun 15, 2020 kattattack22 714

@Marcelf Yes, you do need to get Song of Kings on Bilbo first. If you look at my quest log it is played that way. I'll update the description for that part since that part of Grey Wanderer is easy to overlook.

Helm just says another non-Fellowship or non-Baggins hero of equal or lower threat. I take this to mean a different hero card. I think it would be very limiting to interpret it as a different hero by name.

Jun 15, 2020 Marcelf 1341

Ok thanks for the clarification @kattattack22!

Jun 15, 2020 kattattack22 714

@Marcelf you're welcome. By the way, I really like your Love of Drinking Song deck. That one looks like a a lot of fun. :)

Jun 15, 2020 Marcelf 1341

Thanks I am glad you like it! Give it a try and tell me what you think! I also have a Hobbit version with Bilbo Baggins. I really like him as a hero and I find your concept of Grey Wanderer Bilbo very interesting ;)

Jun 15, 2020 kattattack22 714

@MarcelfIt is on my long list of decks to try. I'll definitely let you know how it goes. I'll have to look for the Bilbo version and try it too.

Jun 15, 2020 Marcelf 1341

there you go :

Jun 15, 2020 kattattack22 714

@Marcelf Thank you!