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This deck was developed with the intent of being a questing deck to pair alongside a more combat oriented deck. Smoke Rings is such a fun and useful event, and the pipe mechanic in general is just a really cool concept. During my most recent play test with the deck, it's definitely possible to be able to handle some combat once Gandalf gets all his toys, but I would still advise playing with a more combat focused deck if you can.
The main strategy of the deck is of course card draw and questing with your pipes and recycling Smoke Rings via Galadhrim Weaver. I would mulligan for an early Wizard Pipe or Resourceful over almost anything else, as resource generation is probably one of the bigger weaknesses of the deck and you want to be able to utilize Gandalf to play key cards as soon as possible.
I would also like to note that Wandering Took and Send for Aid are placeholders for two cards from the Sands of Harad expansion that have not yet been loaded onto RingsDB. Halfling Bounder is a new Lore ally that, while a side quest is in the victory display, essentially becomes a questing copy of A Test of Will. There is also a new colorless side quest in the new expansion. The name escapes me at present but once it is in the victory display the first ally played by each player each round does not require a resource match, which is pretty powerful.
Please suggest improvements in the comments below. I found this deck extremely enjoyable and would welcome feedback to make it more effective!