You are playing Nightmare mode.
Each Captive is immune to player card effects.
Setup: Set Mauhúr aisde, out of play.
Forced: When the players advance to stage 2A, add Mauhúr to the staging area.
“You'll run with me behind you,” said Uglúk. “Run! Or you'll never see your beloved holes again.”
—The Two Towers
Begin with the standard quest deck and encounter deck for The Uruk-hai scenario.
Remove the following cards, in the specified quantities, from the standard encounter deck:
- 3x Uruk-hai Figter
- 1x Snaga
- 2x Eastemnet
- 2x Plains of Rohan
- 3x The Wold
- 2x Unseen Barrier
Then, shuffle the encounter cards in this Nightmare Deck into the remainder of the standard The Uruk-hai encounter deck.
Finally, flip this setup card over and place it next to the quest deck. Its effect remains active throughout the game, which is now ready to begin.
Action: Increase the pursuit value by 1 to place 1 progress on Wold of Rohan.
Shadow: Discard a non-objective attachment you control.
...the land sloped down into a wide shallow depression, where the ground was soft and wet. –The Two Towers
Forced: After an encounter card effect is canceled, increase the pursuit value by 1.
Shadow: Either increase the pursuit value by 1, or attacking enemy cannot take damage until the end of the round.
While The Uruk's Trail is the active location, it gains:"Response: After The Uruk's Trail is explored, reduce the pursuit value by 3."
Travel: Search the encounter deck and discard pile for a non-unique Uruk-hai enemy and add it to the staging area. Shuffle the encounter deck.