When Revealed: Until the end of the round, Morgul Spider gets +1 for each character not currently committed to a quest.
Far and wide her lesser broods, bastards of the miserable mates, her own offspring, that she slew, spread from glen to glen... –The Two Towers
When Revealed: Each player chooses 1 sphere of influence , , or . Each character a player controls that does not belong to his chosen sphere takes 3 damage.
"I doubt not that the days of Gondor are numbered, and the walls of Minas Tirith are doomed, so great is His strength and malice." –Damrod, The Two Towers
When Revealed: Add Lord Alcaron to the staging area.
You've defeated Murzag and his kin. There is no time for rest as you follow Faramir depper into the vale. Soon you find the traitor Alcaron blocking the road, a grimace of anger on his formerly handsome face. "By the the thousand thorn–drakes of Morgai, you do temp my patience!" he sneers.
Alcaron utters an ancient word, and a ghastly shriek rises from Minas Morgul. Something cold and terrible has awoken. Something that is aware of your presence. A short distance ahread, the Uruk carrying Faramir pauses, intimidated by the carrion cry from the city. There may still be time. But first you must deal with the traitor...
You've delivered justice to the traitor Alcaron. You rush forward to help Lord Faramir, who is still struggling with his captors. Then another shrill crwy emanates from the city. It pierces your ears and chills your heart. With a dull clangor; the gates of Minas Morgul open. Mounted on a great black horse, a Nazgûl rides forth to claim Sauron's prize.
When Revealed: Reveal 1 card per player from the encounter deck and add it to the staging area.
Nazgûl of Minas Morgul cannot leave play unless destroyed.
If Nazgûl of Minas Morgul is defeated, the players have won the game.
Forced: When Lord Alcaron attacks, place 1 progress token on To the Tower.
Forced: When Lord Alcaron is dealt a shadow card with no shadow effect, he makes an additional attack after this one (deal and resolve another shadow card).
When Revealed: The first player either places 3 progress tokens on To the Tower or reveals X additional cards from the encounter deck and adds them to the staging area. X is the number of players in the game.
The air above was heavy with fog, and a reek lay on the land about them.
–The Two Towers
You are playing Nightmare mode.
Setup: Place 1 progress on To the Tower.
"If a man must needs walk in sight of the Black Gate, or tread the deadly flowers of Morgul Vale, then perils he will have. –Aragorn, The Return of the King
Begin with the standard quest deck and encounter deck for the The Morgul Vale scenario.
Remove the following cards, in the specified quantities, from the standard encounter deck:
3x Forest Bat
1x Watcher in the Wood
3x Orc Arbalesters
1x The Power of Mordor
2x Morgul Sorcerer
2x Morgul Tracker
3x Morgul Road
Then, shuffle the encounter cards in this Nightmare Deck into the remainder of the standard The Morgul Vale encounter deck.
Finally, flip this setup card over and place it next to the quest deck. Its effects remain active throughout the game, which is now ready to begin.
Each Captain enemy gets +1
Forced: At the end of the round, heal all damage from each Captain enemy in play.
Shadow: Heal all damage from each Captain enemy in play.
Forced: At the end of the round, if Orc Captor is in the staging area, place 1 progress token on To the Tower.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +3 until the end of the combat phase.
X is the number of progress tokens on To the Tower.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 If this attack destroys a character, place 1 progress on To the Tower.
Forced: When Banks of Morgulduin is explored, deal it facedown as a shadow card to a Captain enemy.
Shadow: If attacking enemy is a Captain deal it 3 additional shadow cards for this attack.
While Ephel Dúath is in the staging area, each Captain enemy gets +2
Shadow: Defending player must either place 1 progress token on To the Tower or treat this attack as undefended.
Forced: At the end of the round, each player must either exhaust a hero he controls or place 1 progress token on To the Tower.
Shadow: Return attacking enemy to the staging area after this attack.
When Revealed: Place 1 progress token on To the Tower. Until the end of the phase, The Towers Beckons adds X to the total in the staging area, where X is the number of progress tokens on To the Tower.
Shadow: Place 1 progress token on To the Tower.
When Revealed: Place 1 progress token on To the Tower. Each player must assign damage among characters he controls equal to the number of progress token on To the Tower.
Shadow: If this attack destroys a character, place 1 progress on To the Tower.