Myself and smashed love the Draft version of this game. We have created 12 new characters, these, together with Classic and Variant, create a pool of tokens from which one draws 9 (of course the Fellowship player must choose Frodo). The only new rule is that one is allowed 1 only of the individual characters e.g. 1 Gandalf or 1 Witch-king.
We’ve had a lot of fun games. 🙂
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