[hero resource] Into the Smoking Cone!

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Zarathustra
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[hero resource] Into the Smoking Cone!

Post by Zarathustra » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:00 pm

It's a nearly-impossible mission, and kind of a waste to go to Mount Doom just to get MPs, but somebody has to provide a deck list... it might as well be me.

Starting Cards:

Cirdan
Beorn / Elfstone
Elrohir

Rumors of Rings

Characters in Deck:

3 Alatar
Elladan
Gildor Inglorian
Faramir
Beretar

Resources:

3 Fair Gold Ring
3 Beautiful Gold Ring

3 Noble Steed

1 Easterlings
1 Southrons

3 Into the Smoking Cone

1 Safe Against the Shadow
2 Marvels Told
2 A Friend or Three
2 A Chance Meeting
2 Smoke Rings
2 Test of Lore
3 Risky Blow
2 Dark Quarrels

Hazard Recommendations:

Have some twilight for protection, play some nazgul to keep them being played on you.  Otherwise, go crazy.

Key Sideboard Cards:

1 Memories Recalled
3 Lesser Ring
3 Magic Ring of [rangerskill]
1 Magic Ring of [warriorskill]
1 Magic Ring of [diplomatskill]
1 Master of Esgaroth

Play Tips:

You want to follow something like this route:

Turn 1: Gold Ring/Smoking Cone (Bandit Lair works nicely)
Turn 2: Faction/steeds (Southrons or Easterlings)
Turn 3: Mt Doom/invert Smoking Cone
Turn 4: Esgaroth or steed back to haven or go get another faction or item (call if possible)
Turn 5 (if necessary): store Smoking Cone if still not stored, go crazy.

MP Breakdown:

Character: ~10
Item: ~5
Faction: 4-9
Ally: ~2
Misc: 6
Total: ~27-32

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Jaded
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Post by Jaded » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:31 pm

Only one (substitute) Lost Knowledge and in the sideboard?

stone troll
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Post by stone troll » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:43 pm

Quite an assumption that you will have "Into the Smoking Cone" in your first turn...

Kinda like you'll play a cave drake on me and I'll automatically Token it? :lol:

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Post by Zarathustra » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:57 pm

:D  :wink:  :roll:

Yeah, well... you try making a Smoking Cone deck!  Of course, one can always go get another gold ring on turn 2.  Unfortunately, that makes the rest of the deck need at least 5 turns, so... pray for a good draw....

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Post by stone troll » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:11 pm

Just teasing, as always!

I seem to recall that Wim had a One-ring deck that could also try for the Cone....

Now, how about a "smoking" deck.

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Post by Gwaihir » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:52 pm

Yeah, my Atlanta semi's deck was a One Ring deck with a back-up plan: it could switch to Into the Smoking Cone and get the Southrons as a faction. IIRC I actually played it in one round (had it in hand) and then threw the ring in that same turn..
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