Is it just me or has the Core set been on the boat forever suggesting that some pirates have taken over the ship and holding Thrones as hostage? If printing was cheaper in the US we wouldn't need the boats.
And while we are on this topic it makes me think why I have to wait for a core set again in the first place. Owning one core set should be enough, but if you need some core cards for a tourney then now you need three core sets. Can't fantasy flight put out core boosters maybe from each house so the tourney player, which are getting large, can buy the duplicates with out buying the BIG BOX with extra things we do not need?