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AGoT Faction by Faction Primer

Apr 18 2016 11:00 PM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Hello there! If you’re new to the game, you’ve come to the right place. The following article addresses the key cards and strategies for each faction to give you a sense of their play-styles, strengths, and weaknesses.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Calm Over Westeros: AGoT Pack Review

Apr 20 2016 08:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Calm Over Westeros” 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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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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All Men Are Fools: Thrones Pack Review

Mar 09 2017 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Tyrion’s Chain” chapter pack. You can find frequently asked rules questions on the individual card pages on thronesdb.com (although this pack is relatively straight-forward).
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. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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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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Across the Seven Kingdoms: Thrones LCG Pack Review

Jul 21 2016 12:00 PM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Across the Seven Kingdoms”, the first chapter pack in the War of Five Kings cycle. 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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Called to Arms: AGoT Pack Review

Aug 18 2016 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Called to Arms”, the second chapter pack in the War of Five Kings cycle. 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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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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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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Game of Thrones Deck Building: Crafting the Cos...

Oct 16 2015 12:00 AM | Twn2dn in Strategy

New players often ask me for tips on how to build a Game of Thrones decks. There are, of course, many perspectives on the most important aspects of deck building. Frequent online advice address amount and type of card advantage, removal, and number of characters for a given deck archetype. More specific or advanced advice may guide players to consider metagame trends. However, one of the most challenging aspects of deck building for new players, and an aspect that continues to perplex many players as they gain experience, is crafting a deck’s overall cost curve.

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"For Family Honor" AGoT Pack Review

Oct 06 2016 12:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “For Family Honor”, the third chapter pack in the War of Five Kings cycle. 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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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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AGoT LCG: Tyrion's Chain Pack Review

Feb 02 2017 10:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Tyrion’s Chain” chapter pack. Check out the unofficial rules FAQ for this pack or find rulings 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. We have 5 reviewers this time around, so the maximum score per card is 25 points. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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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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House of Thorns AGoT LCG Review Part 1

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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Deckbuilding in 2.0: Initial Thoughts on the Ga...

Sep 25 2015 08:05 PM | Twn2dn in Strategy

I have read a lot of reviews and tried to follow the "metagame" for A Game of Thrones Second Edition (2.0)—that is, to the extent there is a competitive metagame for a game that has not yet been fully released. I am finding that I disagree with many of the reviews posted online and discussed in podcasts, and I thought I would share a somewhat different perspective. In my view, ratings for many second edition cards, in particular, should be different from what I have experienced and what I would expect to see as the competitive environment takes shape over the next six months.

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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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Ghosts of Harrenhal: AGoT Pack Review

Jan 05 2017 11:00 AM | scantrell24 in Strategy

Our staff has put together a first blush analysis of the newly released “Ghost of Harrenhal” 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. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the cards in this pack!

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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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