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My go-to mono-lore deck. It easily handled the first quest of the first campaign on Adventure mode, but I couldn't quite beat it on Challenge mode (came close, though). I think that Lore simply doesn't have enough potential yet to deal with the inevitable boss enemies that you can't avoid.
Nonetheless, this is a fun deck to pilot, as it forces you to think differently than with the power lineups like Faramir-Glorfindel-Legolas or Aragorn-Arwen-Idraen where you just blast through every enemy and hazard with sheer power. Here, you need to be very selective, and often running away is the best option.
Mulligan for some cheap cards to help you make it through the first couple of rounds. Resourcefulness, Dúnedain Trap, and Forest Snare are your best friends at this point. Next you want a couple of useful allies out, so look for Ithilien Lookout, Hobbit Bounder, Trollshaw Scout, or Mablung to soak some hits. If you can get an Imladris Minstrel or Ioreth, just one of those allies can likely get you through the first location.
Build up a decent board state, using Fatty's power to help tank enemies with one of your beefier allies, while your ample healing keeps them alive. Stall so that you are ready to handle the next location by dropping Gandalf, Tom Bombadil, or Dúnedain Trap on whatever uglies are waiting for you. Radagast the Brown is there to help you fill up your board state in an emergency (his summoned animals are surprisingly helpful at chumping in a pinch). Other than that, quest like mad, and always build up your fate meter -- you'll need it with this deck!
Gandalf with Narya and Webcutter will slice through most of the end-game baddies, especially if they been softened up by some selective guarding. Use Forest Snare or Dúnedain Trap to handle any other enemies with too many hit points or block. Rivendell Blade on a Trollshaw Scout (or Arwen in a pinch) can help deal with annoying enemies with block, as well.
If there's a particularly troublesome early game boss, add in another Sudden Riposte. If your heroes are taking too much damage, you might try a Cloak of Lorien -- helpful for Faramir, who sometimes takes Fatty's ability. A second Self-Preservation is another option. If you need more cheap allies to help set up, add in a second Ioreth or Silvan Tracker. Cards that are most likely options for cutting: Rivendell Blade, Radagast the Brown, or one of copy of Mablung.