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My classic GCCG discard deck
« on: September 06, 2009, 07:48:29 AM »
Frodo And Ring 
*The One Ring, Answer To All Riddles (4R1
*Gimli, Bearer of Grudges (RB)(9R+4

(1R)Dunharrow Plateau (7U329
(2R)Rohirrim Camp (7U336
(3R)Hall of the Kings (7U339
(4R)Pelennor Plain (7U343
(5R)Pelennor Flat (7U345
(6R)Minas Tirith Second Circle (7U349
(7R)Osgiliath Crossing (7U353
(8R)Northern Ithilien (7U359
(9R)Dagorlad (7U360

Fellowship (35) 
1x *Ring of Accretion (9R6
1x *Ring of Fury (9R+7
1x *Ring of Guile (9R8
1x *Ring of Retribution (9R9
1x *Aragorn, Ranger Of The North (1R89
1x *Durin III, Dwarven Lord (9R+3)  (start)
1x *Farin, Dwarven Emissary (1C11
1x *Fror, Gimli's Kinsman (2C6
1x *Legolas, Greenleaf (1R50
1x *Linnar, Dwarven Lord (9R5)  (start)
1x *Radagast, The Brown (9R+26
1x *Sam, Son Of Hamfast (1C311
1x *Greatest Kingdom of My People (1R16
2x Blood Runs Chill (8R3
1x Cleaving Blow (1C5
1x Flurry of Blows (2C5
4x Nobody Tosses a Dwarf (1R23
2x What Are We Waiting For?(2R15
1x *Gimli's Battle Axe, Trusted Weapon (7R9
1x Dwarven Armor (1C8
4x Dwarven Axe (1C9
3x Dwarven Bracers (2U3
3x Hand Axe (2C10

Shadow (35) 
1x *Flames Within (10C85
2x Constantly Threatening (4R6
1x The Number Must Be Few (1U260
3x Tower Of Barad-Dur (3R104
1x Desperate Measures (1R245
1x *Gollum, Plotting Deceiver (7R58
1x *Grishnakh, Orc Captain (5R100
1x *Tower Assassin (2R93
4x Dunlending Rampager (5U1
1x Dunlending Renegade (5U2
1x Dunlending Warrior (4C18
4x Orc Chaser (7C298
4x Orc Inquisitor (1C268
4x Orc Pursuer (7C303
3x Orc Stalker (7U307
1x Wild Men of the Hills (5R4
2x *Grond, Hammer of the Underworld (8R103

The goal of the fellowship is to run. Try to start and play Greatest Kingdom of my People (one of the most annoying card ever). Durin must stay alive, try to keep Linnar as well... all the others can die and be replaced so don't be afraid to double-move and lose one or two companions. One thing I discovered over the years is that discard makes the shadow of your opponent weaker as it often loses some key cards, another reason to keep running.

The problem I had with all discard shadow decks I used before was that my opponent didn't care and just ran to site 9. Constantly threatening is the key against that. Even if you have to pay 2, believe me some people are going to stop, especially if you have initiative and the orcs are big. Those Dunland guys are quite interesting as well and you have to try play them first (before any orcs) so the opponent doesn't know if he will face a swarm or a bunch of big initiative orcs and sometimes make the wrong decision by discarding the minion or discarding cards. Dunlending Warrior and Tower Assassin are there because I saw some people using Old Noakes on GCCG and I was afraid to meet him. Once again, even if you think your fellowship is prepared to face discard... keep in mind that some of your key fellowship cards may be gone. Even Frodo, Courteous Halfing doesn't solve the problem because all the Dunland guys must stay in play.

This deck might not discard the whole deck of your opponent, but just enough so you can win. For those who doesn't believe in the effectiveness of discard, I can tell you that this deck definitely gave me more wins than losses... and its quite fun to play for me (but the opponent doesn't always likes it).
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September 06, 2009, 08:12:53 AM
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Re: My classic GCCG discard deck
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 08:12:53 AM »
I can testify that it works well... the Dunland/Sauron combo is deadly. :up: