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Wolves of the North Review Part 2

Apr 08 2016 11:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Wolves of the North” deluxe expansion. 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 overall score is 25 points.

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Wolves of the North Review Part 1

Apr 07 2016 10:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Happy big box release day! Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Wolves of the North” deluxe expansion. 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 6 reviewers this time around, so the maximum overall score is 30 points.

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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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Watchers on the Wall Review: Part 2

Apr 07 2017 08:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Watchers on the Wall”, the third deluxe box following Lions of Casterly Rock and Wolves of the North. We cover the neutral and non-Night’s Watch 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 4 reviewers this time around, so the maximum score per card is 20 points.

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Watchers on the Wall Review: Part 1

Apr 06 2017 08:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Watchers on the Wall”, the third deluxe box following Wolves of the North and Lions of Casterly Rock. We cover the Night’s Watch cards here in part 1, and you can find the neutral and other faction’s cards in part 2 (coming tomorrow). 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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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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True Steel: Thrones LCG Pack Review

May 19 2016 09:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “True Steel” chapter pack. 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 4 reviewers this time around, so the maximum overall score is 20 points.

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There Is My Claim: Thrones Pack Review

Dec 02 2016 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “There Is My Claim” chapter pack. 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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The Road to Winterfell: Chapter Pack Review

Jan 27 2016 02:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Road to Winterfell” chapter pack.

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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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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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Taking the Black: AGoT LCG Chapter Pack Review

Nov 11 2015 10:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Taking the Black” chapter pack. Cards are listed in numeric order and scored on a scale ranging from one through five, with five being the best possible score. For more information you may also want to check out the official preview article from FFG. Now onto the reviews!

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Sands of Dorne Review: A Game of Thrones LCG De...

Mar 30 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. 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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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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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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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 and The Hatchlings' Feast are at least on par with Martell’s renowned events. In addition, House Targary...

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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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No Middle Ground: AGoT Chapter Pack Review

Mar 24 2016 08:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “No Middle Ground” chapter pack. 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 4 reviewers this time around, so the maximum overall score is 20 points.

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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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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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Lions of Casterly Rock Review: Part 1

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 Lannister cards only here in part 1. 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 4 reviewers this time around, so the maximum score per card is 20 points.

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King's Peace Chapter Pack Review

Feb 25 2016 04:30 PM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “The King’s Peace” chapter pack. 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 overall score 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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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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