In this variant of the Two-Player Duel, one Free Peoples player, Gandalf, plays against two Shadow players, The Witch-king and Saruman. The Gandalf player uses similar rules to the Two-Player Duel, while the Shadow players use similar rules to the Trilogy scenario, playing two separate decks.
The Gandalf player begins the game with the starting player token. Gandalf is followed by The Witch-king, then Gandalf plays again, then Saruman.
1. GANDALF — FREE PEOPLES
All Free Peoples cards
2. THE WITCH-KING — SHADOW
3. GANDALF — FREE PEOPLES
4. SARUMAN — SHADOW
Isengard, Monstrous, and Southron
— Each Shadow player draws 7 cards, then must cycle 2 of the cards drawn, leaving them with a hand of 5 cards each.
— The Gandalf player draws 6 cards, and cycles none.
During the Draw step, the Gandalf player draws 6 cards, and each Shadow player draws 4 cards.
Each player starts with one Ring token, which can be used once per game by the Shadow players, following the Trilogy scenario rules; and once per round by the Gandalf player, who can use it following the same rules as in the Two-Player Duel.
The Two-Player Duel special rules for Path Scoring and “Each Player” are applied.