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  • GoT SC Reports - NY and CT (2nd Place Finish)
    By Ryan4815
    First of all, apologies for the lateness of this, my first tournament report (actually two reports!), it has been a busy few weeks heading into the end of my year here in Am...
  • Chaos Theory - The Shaper Report Card
    By 4wallz
    So here we've made it. We've reached the seventh faction in Android Netrunner. The Shapers! Let's delve right in. Just remember, I am basing my ratings on t...
  • The Shagga Problem: A Practical Demonstration (Norwich SC TR)
    By CobraBubbles
    When playing Shagga, there are two main goals to aim for - chopping off manhoods and eating goats. We Shagga players seek out the flashiest and jankiest effects and combos in th...
  • UK Norwich Store Championship 2014
    By JCWamma
    Back again with another TR, this time for the Norwich Store Championship held in Athena Games. Since the last tournament in Rayleigh, I'd played a grand total of two games,...
  • Conneticon SC 1st place report
    By Talieson
    So when I sat down to write this I realized I haven't written on this blog in months, despite my promise to do a report on my last 2 store championships, so if anyone out th...
  • Area 51 Store Championship - Winner's Tourney Report
    By Raithwalker
    Raithwalker here, with a first time tourney report. After a rather lackluster tournament the week before, I decided to play something other than Lannister this time. Wouldn'...
  • Anarch /= Noise.
    By HofstaedtersPet
    Noise. People seem to love him still, but I'm asking myself (and by extension, you) why? What is this fascination with Noise? Why do you all think he does for you that Rein...
  • Explorator: Mission Statement
    By LesterCrow
    "The time has come. Promises of the vast and unexplored are calling me. I heed the whispers of the once known but now unknown. My relentless goal to search out lost techno...
  • UK Rayleigh Store Championship 2014
    By JCWamma
    On the 15th March I attended my second store championship of the year, at GamerzNexus in Rayleigh, Essex. As per usual for my TRs this is long and rambling, so if you only want...
  • Forged Activation Orders - The Criminal's Report Card
    By 4wallz
    Welcome back to Green Level Clearance. Let's jump right in to the Criminal faction and see where they stand in the current meta! As a quick reminder...(1) The ratings...


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An Empty Throne - Making deals

Apr 04 2013 05:00 AM | Tobi in Strategy

Welcome back to the An Empty Throne. In this article we want to talk about diplomacy in Melee. Specifically we want to talk about how and when to cut deals. So we have created a list of things that you can offer your opponents for to make a deal.

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1st Place Red Saturday (NYC Black Friday) Deck...

Nov 26 2012 12:00 AM | Twn2dn in Strategy

This article provides a deck list for the 2012 Red Saturday joust winner. At the event, which is a Black Friday tradition, 11 players attended from five different U.S. states, including top players from Washington DC, New York and Florida. The winning deck list is a Targaryen Maesters build that achieved a record of 7-0 (undefeated throughout the event) against Stark Winter, Stark House of Dreams (Bear Island), Greyjoy Winter, Targ House of Dreams (Dragonpit), Martell House of Dreams (The Scourge), and Power Behind the Throne.

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New York, Black Friday and 7 more...

Who is the Real Driver—the Deck or the Player?

Aug 13 2012 04:00 PM | Twn2dn in Strategy

As some of you may know, I am a long-time A Game of Thrones cards (AGOT) player. I have enjoyed the evolution of this game from the first entrance of House Targaryen during the Ice & Fire era of the CCG. Over the past year or so, I have become simultaneously more excited about where the game is in terms of its diversity, and frustrated about where we are in terms of powerful effects (especially character removal). In short, every house has competitive options, but the decks at the competitive level increasingly feel like they drive the player, rather than the other way around.

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Poll: Which House/Build is the Most Competitive?

Oct 22 2011 04:00 AM | Twn2dn in Strategy

In light of the upcoming Days of Ice & Fire tournament, I thought it might be interesting to poll players about what they think is the most competitive house. The final results are in. When combined by houses, here’s what we have: 125 vot...

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Combo: What Game of Thrones is Missing

Aug 16 2011 05:00 AM | Twn2dn in Strategy

Many players have recently expressed concern about the growing power level of certain cards in the current (Maester's) card block. In particular, the agenda has attracted some attention as people complain about how powerful Joffrey-focused, Shadows...

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A few random thoughts on Targ

May 24 2011 05:00 AM | Twn2dn in Strategy

Apologies in advance, this isn't as well-written as my past articles. If I have time at some point in the next couple of weeks, I may come back and clean this up quite a bit. I just thought I'd post what I had now, in case others found it usefu...

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Greyjoy Knights of the Hollow Hill

Apr 21 2011 05:00 AM | WolfgangSenff in Strategy

Recently, I built a deck for the Chosen Few contest held by Fantasy Flight Games . I don't think my deck did that great in the proxy tournament, but there were a lot of possibilities with it. In any case, over the course of building that deck, I be...

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How to Build Martell (Control)

Mar 25 2011 05:00 AM | Twn2dn in Strategy

As a Martell player, I thought I would break down what I see as two of the most competitive archetypes (as of spring 2011; pre-Maesters of the Citadel). These are both control-oriented builds, which play on Martell’s strengths. Other non-control builds...

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On Building a Targaryen Draw Engine

Mar 17 2011 03:56 PM | Twn2dn in Strategy

House Targaryen boasts many of the strongest cards in the game, including (arguably) the strongest locations and attachments. Forever Burning (Core) and The Hatchlings' Feast (ASitD) are at least on par with Martell’s renowned events. In addition,...

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