Site Manipulation

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Site Manipulation is an informal game term. It refers to the replacement and playing of your preferred sites, and applies best in post-Shadows formats, due to the great amount of freedom in the site path. A classic example of site manipulation would be using Úlairë Nelya, Third of the Nine Riders (11S222)LOTR-EN11S222.0 card.jpg to play Buckland Homestead (11S230)LOTR-EN11S230.0 card.jpg and attack an opponent's conditions, or Pathfinder (1C110)LOTR-EN01S110.0 card.jpg being used in Fellowship Block to avoid Anduin Confluence (1U353)LOTR-EN01S353.0 card.jpg at site 7. Site manipulation is sometimes seen as NPE when cards like One Good Turn Deserves Another (11U49)LOTR-EN11S049.0 card.jpg and There’s Another Way (12C40)LOTR-EN12S040.0 card.jpg completely control the sitepath, preventing you from playing your sites. Another hated experience would be Traveled Leader (12C34)LOTR-EN12S034.0 card.jpg playing Caras Galadhon (3U115)LOTR-EN03S115.0 card.jpg when you have a perfect swarm played. Either way, site manipulation is a powerful mechanic.




Gameplay
Game Setup Starting FellowshipBiddingMulligan
Deck Building Considerations UniquenessX-ListR-ListErrataFormat
General Strategies BeatdownBombCorruptionDirect Wounding/Undirected WoundingHand ExtensionRun/StopSkirmish CancellationSwarmWin ConditionWound Prevention
Deck Archetypes Auto-Corruption BombBeasterlingsElventsForestgulsHobbit HospitalFruit LoopsGondor KnightsGondor RangersGondor WraithsMoria ArcheryMoria BeatdownMoria NavyMoria SwarmMoria TentaclesNazgul BeatdownNinja GollumOrc CorruptionRainbow WoundingSauron GrindSauron InitiativeSauron RoamingSauron ThreatsSolo SmeagolSouthron ArcherySouthron InitiativeStupid SwarmSuper FriendsTelepathyThreatgulsToken TanksTroll SwarmUruk ArcheryUruk MachinesUruk TrackersWarg Super Swarm
Rules Rule of 4Rule of 9
Mechanics BearDiscardDraw DeckExertExhaustedFellowshipInitiativeIn Play/Leave PlayMove LimitReconcileRoamingSite ControlSpotStackSupport AreaThreats
Gameplay Terms BoatBodyBroken/NPE/OPBuff/NerfChokeChump BlockingComboCultural EnforcementCyclingDead DrawFatFilterFloodGasGlueGrindHand ClogHateInteractionLoopMatchupMetaMillNewbie TrapNukePilePower CreepPumpRainbowRecursionRemovalResourceRogueRule of 6SideSite ManipulationSplashSubcultureTankFetchValue EngineWhiff