Never Seen Him

Sometimes the most important thing an agen has is other people to lie for him.

Never Seen Him # Hazard # Permanent-event
Playable on an agent. Target agent may take an extra agent action (which does not count against the hazard limit) each time he normally takes an agent action. Cannot be duplicated on a given agent.

This is one of the most useful cards to compliment an agent deck. It works with both influence agent strategies and attack agent strategies, and lets a few agents cover a lot of ground.

It's easy to bring into play. You don't have to play it the same turn as the agent, and the agent can be face down or face up. It can't be duplicated, but that's a good thing, because I wouldn't want to face an agent with four agent actions per one hazard.

As for abilities, this card greatly speeds up your agent (or lets you use an agent and several other hazards. For instance, if you play this on Golodhros, you can move from Minas Morgul to Henneth Annun to Minas Tirith and untap. The rules aren't clear about whether an agent using an ability counts against the hazard limit, but it doesn't seem to. So in the space of two hazards, you have just moved an agent three regions and tried to influence away a faction (or character or ally). This would normally take either four hazard plays or two turns and three or four total hazard plays. Or you can play this on Gollum and start from Moria and counting two against the hazard limit, move to Dol Amroth. Now THAT is movin'.

So this card can be useful in moving an agent around to get to more faction sites, to make more attacks, or to get an agent that comes in in an out of the way place to get into action quicker. It's especially useful against small companies as you can let your agent do what you want him to do, even though there is a small hazard limit.

Ratings for Never Seen Him:
Isildur: 7.5
Bandobras Took: 9.0
Samwise: 7.3
Cirdan: 8.5
Frodo: 9.5
Alatar: 6.5
Legolas: 5.0
Beorn: 6.4
Fingolfin: 9.5
Farmer Maggott: 9.0
Wormtongue: 8.0
Strider: 7.5
Merry: 7.7
Average: 7.8

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