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A Time for Wolves



A Time for Wolves

A Time for Wolves



Type: Plot House: Neutral
Income:3 Initiative: 3 Claim: 1
Game Text:

When revealed, search your deck for a neutral or in-House Creature card with printed cost 3 or lower reveal it, and add it to your hand. If it is a Direwolf, you may put it into play instead. Then, shuffle your deck.
Card designed by 2012 AGoT LCG North American Champion, Dan Seefeldt
Number: 80 Set: A Time for Wolves
Quantity: 3 Illustrator: Jake Murray
Recent Decks: No decks currently use this card.


10 Comments

Wow, took them three years to get this champion's card in print, and I don't believe there's been a direwolf printed in the time between.

 

Seems to me like this was a bit of a dead card, only printed in this cycle to fulfil their obligations before the reset.

Am sure quality cards take time to develop, perhaps they were looking for a way to raise the awareness / development of creature / direwolf decks

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PatrickHaynes
Apr 19 2015 10:35 PM

I think this is far from a dead card. In a Stark deck it can search for a riders of the red fork, a carrion bird, a white raven, or a direwolf. While we haven't gotten any new direwolves recently there are still quite a few (Both versions of Shaggydog, Grey wind the attachment and Nymeria) that are good in a lot of stark decks. Also out of Stark this can be another way to search for a dragon for Targ or another raven to trigger Sam for just about anyone. 

A Time for Ravens can search for Riders of the Red Fork, Carrion Birds, and Ravens, and has generally better stats to boot. I can't imagine any deck running both of these.

You're right that it could be used to search a Dragon, and unlike Direwolves, Dragons have got quite a bit of support lately. So it might see a bit of play in a Dragon deck. I doubt it will be used very much to fetch Direwolves - which is obviously what it's designed around. The only ones I've seen people play are the attachments, and I haven't even seen them very much. FF seem to have ditched Direwolves in favour of Tully for Stark's main sub-theme.
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PatrickHaynes
Apr 20 2015 06:39 AM

I mean, that's fair. The only deck I use it in is a Stark Winter defense deck which runs ravens, riders, nymeria, shaggydog and grey wind. So for that particular deck I like the versatility but I agree that more direwolf support should probably have happened. The problem is there are only 6 possible unique direwolves and one of them is Lady who never got bigger than a large dog. I guess we could have seen a character version of Nymeria but other than that I don't see what the could have really done.

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chilligreen
Apr 20 2015 08:38 AM

As a super-nedly player who was a Stark family/wolves deck and a northmen deck featuring Feral Pack I'm pretty damn happy with this. Taking into account getting the wolf straight into play this is effectively a 6/3/1 which isn't a bad early plot.

There's half that many dragons, and zero unnamed dragons. I'm sure it could have been done. Honestly, I'm a bit bitter that one of my favourite thematic decks (Direwolves) wasn't explored in any of the cycles that were supposed to be re-vamping old themes :/

One question here - if you search out Riders of the Red Fork, can you put it into play with this?

I'm not sure if the "meets any criteria" means you count it as a Direwolf for just the search or for the put into play also? Plus the fact you are searching for a creature means it is a creature rather than a Direwolf for the purposes of this?
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theamazingmrg
Jul 22 2015 11:12 AM

It means that they count as a Creature for the purposes of the search.  The "put Direwolves into play" part of the text only takes place after the card has been searched out of the deck and the text on Riders of the Red Fork doesn't apply t that stage.

 

In short, you can search it out and add it to your hand, but not put it into play.

Thanks, that confirms what I thought was probably the case.

In a deck using Meera Reed a way to search out Ghost is certainly useful. And with Grey Wind attachment having a plot that basically says "kill Sam" is also a plus.