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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Free People
Culture: Shire
Twilight: 1
Card Type: AllyHome 1 • Hobbit
Strength: 2
Vitality: 2
Site: 1
Game Text: Fellowship: Exert The Gaffer to heal Frodo or Sam.
Lore: “No one had a more attentive audience than old Ham Gamgee, commonly known as the Gaffer. He held forth at The Ivy Bush, a small inn on the Bywater road; and he spoke with some authority, for he had tended the garden at Bag End for forty yea
Rarity: R

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General Strategy

An important member of the “Hobbit Hospital” strategy, the Gaffer, Sam's Father can heal Frodo or Sam at the cost of an exertion in the Fellowship phase. While Hobbits have access to several healing options with Pipes and Pipeweeds, events such as Hobbit Appetite or Stout and Sturdy, and conditional healing such as The Shire Countryside, allies such as The Gaffer, Sam's Father, Farmer Maggot, Chaser of Rascals, and Rosie Cotton, Hobbiton Lass are popular for the ability to heal from the support area. By using the self-healing Hobbit Party Guest and Frodo, Old Bilbo's Heir, a player can effectively “transfer” wounds between hobbit companions and allies.

The Gaffer, Sam's Father is particularly important in a deck that focuses on the bond between Frodo and Sam. A Promise, a condition that increases the two Ring-Bound Hobbits' strength, is only effective when each is not exhausted.

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