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Red Wedding AGoT Pack Review

Jul 06 2017 09:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “The Red Wedding” chapter pack. You can find answers to frequently asked rules questions in the unofficial FAQ or on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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Fall of Astapor: AGoT Pack Review

Jun 01 2017 08:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Fall of Astapor” chapter pack. You can find answers to frequently asked rules questions regarding these cards on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Going forward, we’ll provide an average score for each card rather than a total. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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Archmaester's Key: Thrones LCG Pack Review

Nov 24 2017 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “The Archmaester’s Key” chapter pack. Answers to frequently asked rules questions can be found on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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Oberyn's Revenge AGoT LCG Pack Review

Aug 17 2017 09:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Oberyn’s Revenge” chapter pack. You can find answers to frequently asked rules questions on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Going forward, we’ll provide an average score for each card rather than a total. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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Sands of Dorne Review Part 2: A Game of Thrones...

Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Sands of Dorne” deluxe box. Answers to frequently asked rules questions can be found on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

Now onto the reviews, starting with....

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The Faith Militant Review: AGoT LCG

Apr 12 2018 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Faith Militant” chapter pack. Answers to frequently asked rules questions can be found on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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Beating Targ 101

Jan 13 2016 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

In this article, we’ll discuss why Dany and her dragons are so effective, and then we’ll construct a game plan to defeat them.

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Lions of Casterly Rock Review: Part 2

Nov 01 2016 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Lions of Casterly Rock”, the second deluxe box following Wolves of the North. We cover the non-Lannister cards here in part 2. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. We have 5 reviewers this time around, so the maximum score per card is 25 points.

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Journey to Oldtown: Thrones LCG Pack Review

Dec 21 2017 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Journey to Oldtown” chapter pack. Answers to frequently asked rules questions can be found on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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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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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 votes...

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Brotherhood Without Banners: Thrones LCG Pack R...

Sep 21 2017 11:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Brotherhood Without Banners” chapter pack. Answers to frequently asked rules questions can be found on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Going forward, we’ll provide an average score for each card rather than a total. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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House of Thorns AGoT LCG Review Part 2

Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “House of Thorns” deluxe box. Answers to frequently asked rules questions can be found on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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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 b...

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Favor of the Old Gods Pack Review: Thrones LCG

Feb 15 2018 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Favor of the Old Gods” chapter pack. Answers to frequently asked rules questions can be found on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com. Cards are listed in numeric order and...

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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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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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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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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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Budget Builders: Greyjoy Sun and Targ Fealty

Feb 16 2017 10:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Welcome to the first installment of Budget Builders, a column geared towards new or casual players who are interested in expanding their collections to build tournament decks. All of the cards necessary for each deck that we build can be purchased for approximately $150 or less.

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Natural born killer: Tyrell Kawaii

Oct 17 2016 12:00 AM | FedericoFasullo in Strategy

Seems that Green is the new Black and everybody is trying to figure out something good out of one of the - allegedly - weakest faction in this game. So here's my personal attempt to try to make Tyrell competetive.

First of all let's make it clear: the biggest problem is that Tyrell cards are not skilled enough, they do not have good things to try to achieve a good attack deck (like Targayren or Lannister) or a good defence deck (Stark, Nightwatch) or a control deck (Baratheon, Martell). So what's left? Rush? Heck no! I'll never play rush. The silly designers of this game gave Tyrell all cards that push towards a good rush but who am I to follow people intentions? I don't trust strangers.

Let's adapt Tyrell cards to my playstyle :3

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Dumb Fun Decks: Throwing Spears

Oct 30 2016 11:10 PM | bored2excess in Strategy

Travel causes a late release this time! Gotta get ahead of the crazy combo trend and share one of my older pure HyperViper decks, using Street of Steel and the Kraken banner to try to try to buff him up and let hit him hard. Were those children murdered? Not yet...

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Valar Morghulis at Red Saturday XII

Nov 15 2016 12:00 AM | Twn2dn in Strategy

The Thrones community anticipates the imminent release of Valar Morghulis in the next chapter pack. A perusal of the various fan sites reveals many opinions in support of and opposition to the release of this card, but few in-depth posts on the impact of the card to the environment.

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The LCG: A Gift from the Wall

Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM | crabshack101 in Strategy

Today we are taking a look at the Builder deck out of The Nights Watch faction and how it may not be a terrible thing for the game, even if it is quite annoying to play against...

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