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Goldberry

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Unique. Playable at Old Forest. May not be attacked. Tap Goldberry to cancel any effect that would cause her company to return to its site of origin after declaring its movement to a new site. Alternatively, tap Goldberry to cancel one attack against her company keyed to Wilderness [w].
"...as young and ancient as Spring..."-LotRI

  • Card Number: TW073
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Card Type: Resource Ally
  • Alignment: Hero
  • Artist: Angus McBride
Goldberry
written by patrick Premium Member LV32
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To hear a babbling brook is to hear her sing; Goldberry, daughter of the River and mate of Tom Bombadil. Did her singing bring the rain, or merely celebrate its advent?

Fearing nothing in, on, under, or above Middle Earth, Goldberry can only be affected by Reluctant Final Parting or the departure from play of her controlling character. (So don't have Alatar entreat her for the pleasure of her company.) Either ability alone is worth joining to your cause, together they belie the single marshalling point. She is a nurturer, not a fighter, so she cannot be the target of attacks.

Her first abilty means that not only can you get around your opponent playing Snowstorm or Long Winter, but that you can play them on your opponent without serious inconvenience to yourself.

Her second ability is more dependable than that bestowed by elven cloaks. Elven cloaks can be seized by Rats! or tapped via Slipped Treacherously. Goldberry just smiles and sings away the problem. Nor does having her in your company increase your controlling character's burden of corruption.

Only Gollum's special ability is on par with Goldberry's ability to cancel attacks keyed to wilderness, but he can be attacked and is always hissing and spluttering about his Precious. He probably cannot sing either. Hobbits with their cloaks and Torque of Hues love her both for her food and for her ebullient spirit; with her in their midst, they could travel the ends of Middle Earth with little to fear.

What to do if you want to sit down to eat with both Tom Bombadil and Goldberry? Pick Tom up at his home and catch Goldberry Here, There or Yonder.

She belongs either in decks which plan for inclement winter weather or that focus on travelling through wilderness, which means often it is a race to see who visits her first.

Ohtar

Original card review taken from : http://fan.theonering.net/morgulrats/
With the authorization of the webmaster.

The reviewing team consisted of Gwaihir (Chris Farrell), Gimli (Nathan Bruinooge), Ohtar (Charles E. Bouldin, Esq.), Radagast (James Kight), Joshua B. Grace (Beorn), Martijn Steultjens (Fram Frumgarson), Jason Klank (Saruman) and Jeffery Dobberpuhl (Wormtongue)

 

Modified on January 3, 2012 06:05 am



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Subject:    Posted: January 2, 2012 03:58 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

an uncommon card with alot going for her - with winter coming - oopppss - here - it may be time to give the young lady another look
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