The Line Unbroken - Into Ithilien


The Line Unbroken is my Progression-style playthrough of the LOTR LCG - two-handed, going through each quest using only cards which were available at the time of the release (though following up-to-date rules/errata), and trying to show off as much of the card pool as possible, including for the vast majority of the quests, using the new hero(es) in the boxes where they were released.

These were the pair of decks for Into Ithilien.

Attempt 1: Attempt 2:


Sep 15, 2018 pd187540 10

Great decks for the scenario. MUCH better than the Nightmare decks you have listed. For some reason, the Nightmare decks were totally useless against this scenario in non-Nightmare mode. A strong suggestion is to get rid of Envoy of Pelargir in deck two. You can't have 6 Envoys because only 3 exist. Also, you can't have 2 Shadow of the Past for each of these decks, since only 3 exist in total. (this was a tremendous error on both counts). As a replacement, put in 2 copies of Asfaloth and 2 copies of The Galadhrim's Greeting into the second deck (which completely eliminates the Envoys of Pelargir and one Shadow of the Past).

Sep 16, 2018 Warden of Arnor 3547

Since I play The Line Unbroken on OCTGN, I don't need to abide my the constraints of a single card pool if I don't want to - I can treat the two-handed game as if it were two separate players each with a full card pool. If you are playing with only one card pool you are welcome to proxy the additional cards or replace them with whatever you like, but this is not an error on my part, I'm simply operating under different conditions.

Sep 16, 2018 pd187540 10

Then it should say "these decks are made for playing on OCTGN." You should also provide an alternative for physical card players who may not have (I should say, likely will not have) two copies of the Heirs of Numenor expansion to have 6 Envoys of Pelargir.

Sep 16, 2018 Warden of Arnor 3547

Nope. You might like me to do those things, but there is no particular reason to say I 'should' do them. I post the decklists as a compaion to the videos so people can follow my deckbuilding process as well as the resulting gameplay. The fact other people then use the decks for their own games, while gratifying, is incidental to their original purpose for the video series, and I trust those people to decide for themselves whether to proxy the occasional duplicate cards or substitute something else as you did.

Sep 17, 2018 Seastan 20858

@pd187540I play all the time with people who have their own complete card pool.

Sep 18, 2018 GregLord 15

If I own a card, I have no problem using a proxy to have it in multiple decks. Wont proxy what I dont own, but who wants to search and find which deck has the copies of daerons runes or not run a lore deck without it.