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#21 Bronson

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:00 AM

We had lots of thrones action on Saturday! It was awesome... the huge popularity of the books and HBO series caused the majority of wanderers to come by to at least strike up a conversation. I'd say about 40% of those folks  actually sat down through 2 rounds of demos and almost half of those folks wanted to finish a whole game. We were using core sets to minimize complexity (e.g. no shadows) and I encouraged most newbies to play House Stark.  Needless to say, core set Stark unleashed a horde of characters and made for a fun first experience!

Thanks for the note DeathJester... couldn't have done it without you!



#22 Bronson

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:02 AM

BTW... we're keep AGoT fever going in San Diego. Come join Deathjester and I at Game Empire in San Diego on Monday 4/26 at 7pm!
 



#23 WTFGamer

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:26 AM

I'm sorry I missed the demo last weekend. I just picked up the game at Gameology yesterday. They had a demo of the core set for sale. I'm in the LA area Cornnut. If you are still playing, I'm available. I'm considering Kubla-con due to this game. Just finished the first book and I've got the fever!

 

 



#24 Bronson

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:12 AM

Hey Gamer! Glad you're enjoying the books! We're meeting up tonight at Game Empire in San Diego which is quite a trip for you especially considering traffic. If you can make it, great! If not hopefully we can meet up soon... I'll send you a PM so we can work out the details.

Also, in case you haven't seen it yet, the video tutorial is helpful for new players. Here's the link:

http://www.fantasyfl...?eidm=10&esem=4



#25 Syd

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:49 AM

Welcome to the California Thrones Community WTFGamer. You mentioned Kublacon. I really hope that you can make it. The Bay Area thrones meta is running the events, along with Deathjester from your area. It should be a really kickin' weekend. Hopefully we'll see you there!

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:54 AM

Two things changed since my last post. I got a job, YAY, and I  had a birthday. I've got a lot less free time to game but I also won a Boardgame Geek auction for a bunch ( 16 expansions) of new AGOT cards! I'm very eager to try them out. Unfortunately I'm off to Lake Havasu this weekend. After that I should have some free time to game weekday nights. I can travel to any of the greater LA areas. A trip to San Diego would have to be a weekend deal. I'm thinking of hitting Kubla-Con for the first time.

I was sad to see the Kings Landing set had only single copies of House Greyjoy cards. Are we really expected to buy 3 sets to make that house playable or does it work out as is? I obviously haven't tried it yet.

Halfway through book 2 and lovin it so far!



#27 Deathjester26

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:37 AM

All of the Chapter packs released up until now have been with 10 cards in single copies, and 10 cards in triplicata, for a total of 40 cards.  Sadly that means that yes, if you want a full play set, you need to buy 3 copies.  However it's only $30.  Pretty cheap.

The good news is, starting with the next cycle of chapter packs (due out this summer), the pack will have 20 cards in triplicate, for a total of 60 cards.  The price will go up to $15, but you're getting a full playset that way.

You should definitely come play Thrones at Kubla.  It'll be fun.



#28 Gwanum

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:29 PM

I am a new player in the San Diego area looking for a group to play with.  Next time you plan to meet at Game Empire I might drive up.  Its only about a 25 minute drive for me.

Joe



#29 Deathjester26

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:13 AM

Gwanum said:

I am a new player in the San Diego area looking for a group to play with.  Next time you plan to meet at Game Empire I might drive up.  Its only about a 25 minute drive for me.

Joe

Cool.  Welcome aboard Gwanum.  I know Bronson was trying to put something together for tonight up in Oceanside, but I think it fell through because I'm not available this weekend.

I have family in town all next week, but maybe we can set something up for Monday (5/16).  We'll keep you posted.



#30 Syd

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:32 AM

Plus, I'm sure the guys in San Diego will fill you in on KublaCon. You should come! Oh yeah, and welcome to the community!

Syd



#31 Bronson

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:07 PM

Hey there Gwanum! Glad to see you're interested in becoming a part of the SoCal AGoT community! DeathJester I assume you mean the 17th? If so I'm in! Let's shoot for the 17th at 7pm although I think I might get there a little sooner. Maybe if we have enough folks show up we can have a couple 2v2 matches?



#32 Deathjester26

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

The 17th it is... I'll get to Game Empire around 7pm.



#33 Gwanum

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:45 PM

The 17th at 7 sounds good.

Having only purchased the core set so far I will not have a real competitive deck.  I don't mind taking my beatings as I learn the game.  So far I have only played 3 games of 1v1.



#34 Deathjester26

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:18 PM

No worries.  Bronson just started branching out from the CORE set himself, so we're not too crazy...

 

...yet.



#35 Fancy B

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 06:21 PM

Hey everybody. I'm in the LA area so I thought I would hit you guys up. After not having played since the old Ice & Fire edition cards, my friends and I just started getting back into this game. I'm currently playing with four or so friends who all live in the South Bay area. San Diego would be a bit far for me, but I have a couple friends who probably wouldn't mind making the trip. Let me know if there is any fun being planned close by, thanks. 



#36 Khaleesi

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:57 PM

 Define "South Bay"? I am in Santa Cruz with the future husband and now that our schedules are settling down a bit we would love to try meeting up in the San Jose area for games with other people.



#37 Syd

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:18 AM

Fancy B said:

Hey everybody. I'm in the LA area so I thought I would hit you guys up. After not having played since the old Ice & Fire edition cards, my friends and I just started getting back into this game. I'm currently playing with four or so friends who all live in the South Bay area. San Diego would be a bit far for me, but I have a couple friends who probably wouldn't mind making the trip. Let me know if there is any fun being planned close by, thanks. 

I don't want to take any people from the San Diego crew...but if you ever want to play a bit closer we have an active, large group of players that play every Wednesday from about 6-10 at Black Diamond Games in Concord. Also, KublaCon is coming up at the end of the month. The East Bay Area is running the A Game of Thrones events along with San Diego...Kubla is in Burlingame...not too far from the South Bay. Lots of us will be staying at the Con, and if you guys are interested (you said you had 4-5 players, yes?) you should definately come. You could simply drive each day, or get a hotel and split it bewteen you. We are staying at the Con itself, but others are staying right across the way at the Holiday Inn. If you can just come up for one day, the Regional Championships are on Saturday...so that would be the best day if you had to pick one...we are also running a fun Draft event on Saturday evening, along with the Melee Championships on Sunday.

If you are worried about logistics, please post your concerns...we'll do whatever we can to help get you there.

Syd



#38 Fancy B

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:34 PM

Hey guys. By South Bay, I mean the beach cities south west of LA. Thanks for the heads up about the con Syd; I don't think I could handle the drive all the way up there but my friend is trying to convince me that we should go now.



#39 Syd

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

Fancy B said:

Hey guys. By South Bay, I mean the beach cities south west of LA. Thanks for the heads up about the con Syd; I don't think I could handle the drive all the way up there but my friend is trying to convince me that we should go now.

That's a good friend you've got there 



#40 Deathjester26

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:30 AM

Thanks to all who came out last night to play.

It was good to meet you Gwanum.

Are you guys interested in starting a weekly gaming night?  FFG just released new kits for game nights fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp

Sounds pretty cool (and oddly similar to that Measter's Challenge thing that one cool guy around here runs).

If you guys are interested, I can talk to Game Empire or Artifex about ordering a kit for us.  I'll even fork out the $15 for it.

 

@Fancy B:  Oh, you should go to Kubla :)  I'm willing to drive up north to play if we can get an organized league going or something.  Maybe we can plan a weekend just to meet up and get some casual games in?






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