I love Hobbits and Rangers, so wanted to put a deck together around them. I also really enjoy playing a leadership / lore deck but often have high starting threat problems because I just want to play Aragorn and Treebeard and smash everything to pieces.
Thematically, I can see these heroes going off into Mirkwood, sneaking around and picking off orcs and heading back to The Prancing Pony for a pint or two with some tales to tell the Barliaman.
One of my favourite heroes though is Lore Pippin, I really like his low threat, passive engagement cost effect and card draw. This deck plays off the engagement check mechanic: Pippin increases the engagement cost of the energy to allow Sam to trigger, Faramir also triggers an ally when you engage. There are a few high cost unique allies in the deck (e.g. Gimli) that can quest, ready, and then fight!
There are a number of cards that trigger when you engage an enemy with a higher threat than you, or can push up the threat to trigger your abilities (Take No Notice, 0 cost with this hero combo).
Let me know what you think, I have a fairly limited card pool but would use any recommendations for my next pack purchase!