Thematic "Ring Goes South"
My attempt at a thematic run of the Ring Goes South --- continuing on from my thematic Black Riders (and PoD) quests.
The major changes here are that I am not using "unseen helpers" idea that I did in the first quests. Now that the Fellowship is together, those are the only allies around.
If Gimli and/or Boromir don't show up, it's not a huge deal --- especially because of the ally-hate from that one location. So if they show up for free in the first round, awesome --- but they are probably not worth paying for unless you can avoid that one location.
BTW, this quest is a PitA. Ally-hate, Card-hate, Threat-hate, enemy swarms. It took me 4 attempts to get 2 wins with this Fellowship -- so not great, but not horrible. And I think it's highly thematic.
My Boons from previous - Mr. Underhill, Old Bogey-Stories, Tireless Ranger (Sam), Noble Hero (Aragorn)
My Burdens from previous - Gandalf's Delay, Panicked, Fear of Discovery, and Overcome by Terror