A Good Old Fashioned Butt Kicking, Middle Earth-Style
Jon administered said butt-kicking upon Dark Lord Ben this afternoon. It was the Dark Lord's first ever play of the game, so he was a little shaky on the strategy department. The critical mistake was made by only allocating a single Hunt die mid-game, then also not rolling any Eyes. The sneaky hobbits used this opportunity to sprint practically half-way to Mordor with Ben rolling terribly low single-die Hunt rolls. Just as I was firmly grinding Minas Tirith beneath my mailed boot and turning upon practically undefended Rohan, I heard the tell-tale kerplunk as the One Ring was chucked into the Crack of Doom
I have to say... I am so silly for letting this wonderful game sit unplayed for a year on my shelf. It's so much fun! I absolutely can't wait to play again.