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News Update (Oct 23, 2019): The Faithful Servant

We review the cards for the Faithful Servant Hero Pack.

THE FAITHFUL SERVANT HERO PACK

Today we're going to take a look at the cards that Sam, the Faithful Servant, will bring with him into the Fellowship. One of the original Fellowship and Frodo's closest friend, Sam is a Leadership Sphere Hero that allows for strong board control to turn the tide of battle in your favor. As a reminder, all cards are subject to change before delivery subject to playtesting and licensor approval.

First off, let's take a look at Sam's Hero card and where he stands right now in development:

SAM

Sam is a is a hearty Hobbit with a heart of gold. As a 10–Threat Leadership Hero his stats are:

  • Attack: 2
  • Willpower: 1
  • Health: 9

Whenever Sam has Guard active, he will gain an additional point of Attack, making him a great Hero to protect your fellowship. He also has a Vanquish ability which will remove one Resource from Sauron.

Let's take a quick look at the alternate art that Sam will have available for 1000 Fellowship points:

Now let's take a look at what kind of companions and tools Sam will be bringing with him. As a Leadership Hero, let's take a look at that Sphere card first:

BILL THE PONY

Bill is a Leadership Sphere level 2 card that will cost 2 Resources to use, unless Sam is on the board!

  • Attack: 1
  • Willpower: 1
  • Health: 5
  • Trait: Animal

During each Upkeep phase, Bill the Pony will provide you with an additional Resource, and he can be played for zero cost if Sam is already in play.

Now let's see what Sam has to offer for a Spirit card:

GAFFER GAMGEE

Gaffer Gamgee is a wiley Spirit Ally Hobbit who costs a single Resource to play.

  • Attack: 1
  • Willpower: 1
  • Health: 2
  • Trait: Hobbit

Using his Power, Gaffer Gamgee can be returned to your deck for the ability to exhaust a single Enemy Minion.

If you're planning on running a Hobbit–focused deck, Sam's Lore card is a strong choice!

HALFLING DETERMINATION

Nothing is more potent than a halfling's determination. Invigorate and restore four Health to every Hobbit with this Lore Event card that costs 2 Resources.

Lastly, let's take a look at the Tactics card that Sam brings with him to the adventure.

TASTE IT AGAIN!

Use this Tactics Preparation card to take control of the flow of battle for only 1 Resource. Having the potential to reverse the tide of battle with this card will aid you greatly in your efforts against the minions of Sauron.

This completes the list of cards available in Sam's Faithful Servant Hero Pack. We hope you enjoy these new cards in play when they are released.

OBTAINING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

If you need technical assistance for the game, please remember that if you don't see the answer in the Steam forums or on Discord, you can always file a Helpshift ticket.

DISCORD

There's a fan–set up and –run Discord channel where you can reach out and talk to fellow players and look for multiplayer friends to play with.

You can check it out here.

TWITCH STREAM

We are currently taking October off from streaming and will alert you as soon our streams return.

NEXT UPDATE

That's all we have this week. Until we meet again, may the stars shine ever on your adventures!

—FFI and Asmodee Digital