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There are enough cards in the The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game pool now such that one can create nearly pure Hobbit, Dwarf, Noldor, Silvan, or Noldor/Silvan decks that have enough accidental synergy to survive scenarios on Easy+Basic mode (heroes get 1 extra resource at start of game, some difficult cards removed, no shadow effects), and even Easy mode (same, plus shadow effects). I haven't yet tried Normal Mode, much less Nightmare Mode, because I like very very light deck building.

I usually play two-handed solo, because in pure solo the Ranged and Sentinel keywords have no meaning, and my decks have these in spades. There's some extra bookkeeping but it's nothing too horrible.

That said, themey theme decks of theme follow.

Hobbit Haberdashery

Hobbits, cloaks, boots, and accidental synergy.

Deck Created with CardGameDB.com The Lord of the Rings Deckbuilder


Total Cards: (50)

Hero: (3)
1x Merry (The Black Riders)
1x Pippin (The Black Riders)
1x Sam Gamgee (The Black Riders)

Ally: (15)
3x Farmer Maggot (The Black Riders)
3x Keen-eyed Took (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
3x Barliman Butterbur (The Black Riders)
3x Bill the Pony (The Black Riders)
3x Gandalf (Core Set)

Attachment: (18)
3x Boots from Erebor (Khazad-dum)
3x Fast Hitch (The Dead Marshes)
3x Good Meal (The Redhorn Gate)
3x Hobbit Cloak (The Black Riders)
3x Ring Mail (The Long Dark)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)

Event: (17)
3x Halfling Determination (The Black Riders)
3x Short Cut (The Watcher in the Water)
3x Take No Notice (The Black Riders)
3x Sneak Attack (Core Set)
3x Second Breakfast (Conflict at the Carrock)
2x Close Call (The Dunland Trap)


Nodolorian News

Noldor elves led by Elrond and his sons. Whose names also begin with E. Imagine that.

Deck Created with CardGameDB.com The Lord of the Rings Deckbuilder


Total Cards: (50)

Hero: (3)
1x Elladan (Road to Rivendell)
1x Elrohir (The Redhorn Gate)
1x Elrond (Shadow and Flame)

Ally: (19)
2x Arwen Undomiel (The Watcher in the Water)
2x Erestor (The Long Dark)
2x Gildor Inglorion (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
3x Imladris Stargazer (Foundations of Stone)
2x Master of the Forge (Shadow and Flame)
3x Trollshaw Scout (Foundations of Stone)
3x Watcher of the Bruinen (The Watcher in the Water)
2x Galadriel (The Road Darkens)

Attachment: (20)
3x Vilya (Shadow and Flame)
2x Celebrian's Stone (Core Set)
2x Asfaloth (Foundations of Stone)
3x Protector of Lorien (Core Set)
3x Elven Mail (The Three Trials)
3x Lembas (Trouble in Tharbad)
2x Rivendell Bow (The Watcher in the Water)
2x Rivendell Blade (Road to Rivendell)

Event: (11)
3x Elrond's Counsel (The Watcher in the Water)
2x The Galadhrim's Greeting (Core Set)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Lorien's Wealth (Core Set)


Silvan Sleuth

Silvan elves, led by Celeborn, Legolas, and Haldir.

Deck Created with CardGameDB.com The Lord of the Rings Deckbuilder


Total Cards: (50)

Hero: (3)
1x Celeborn (The Dunland Trap)
1x Haldir of Lórien (Trouble in Tharbad)
1x Legolas (Core Set)

Ally: (26)
2x Daughter of the Nimrodel (Core Set)
3x Defender of the Naith (Trouble in Tharbad)
2x Henamarth Riversong (Core Set)
3x Mirkwood Runner (Return to Mirkwood)
3x Naith Guide (The Dunland Trap)
2x Rúmil (The Three Trials)
3x Silvan Tracker (The Dead Marshes)
3x Galadhon Archer (The Nin-in-Eilph)
3x Galadhrim Minstrel (Trouble in Tharbad)
2x Orophin (Celebrimbor's Secret)

Attachment: (15)
3x O Lórien! (Trouble in Tharbad)
3x Lembas (Trouble in Tharbad)
3x Elven Mail (The Three Trials)
3x Rivendell Blade (Road to Rivendell)
3x Bow of the Galadhrim (The Nin-in-Eilph)

Event: (9)
3x Feigned Voices (The Three Trials)
3x Pursuing the Enemy (Trouble in Tharbad)
3x The Tree People (The Dunland Trap)


The Lady

This deck is going to require proxies, since as a Noldor/Silvan deck it crosses over with the Noldor deck and the Silvan deck. As of yet, untested of the bunch and will undoubtedly be the most difficult to get to work right due to Galadriel's drawbacks.

Deck Created with CardGameDB.com The Lord of the Rings Deckbuilder


Total Cards: (50)

Hero: (3)
1x Galadriel (Celebrimbor's Secret)
1x Glorfindel (Core Set)
1x Mirlonde (The Drúadan Forest)

Ally: (29)
3x Galadriel’s Handmaiden (Celebrimbor's Secret)
3x Elrond (The Road Darkens)
2x Gildor Inglorion (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
3x Harbor Master (The Drúadan Forest)
3x Imladris Stargazer (Foundations of Stone)
3x Rivendell Minstrel (The Hunt for Gollum)
3x Master of the Forge (Shadow and Flame)
3x Silvan Refugee (The Drúadan Forest)
3x Silvan Tracker (The Dead Marshes)
3x Defender of the Naith (Trouble in Tharbad)

Attachment: (10)
3x Mirror of Galadriel (Celebrimbor's Secret)
3x Nenya (Celebrimbor's Secret)
3x Light of Valinor (Foundations of Stone)
1x The Fall of Gil-Galad (The Dunland Trap)

Event: (11)
3x Children of the Sea (The Blood of Gondor)
3x Elrond's Counsel (The Watcher in the Water)
3x Island Amid Perils (The Nin-in-Eilph)
2x The Galadhrim's Greeting (Core Set)
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