I've been playing this game with my friends for the past couple of months. I really like how the game captures the atmosphere of the books and puts you in the shoes of a Westerosi lord.
However, the one thing that has been bothering me is the fact that all houses are after the same thing. In the books some lords are trying to defend their Houses' territory, others are trying to dominate all of Westeros, and others still are working towards revenge against a specific House. I think it would be interesting to add this spirit into the game somehow.
I was considering adding a victory point system where players tally up points at the end of the tenth turn, or whenever anyone controls seven castles, to determine the winner. All Houses would write a secret goal, such as "destroy House Lannister", on an index card; all the index cards would be placed in one envelope. Then on turn five, Houses write a secondary goal, which may be completely opposite of the first, and places in another envelope. Rules for tallying points would be as followed:
- 2 points for controlling your House's seat
- 2 points for being on top of any influence track
- 3 points for meeting the secondary House goal
- 4 points for meeting the first House goal
- 6 points for attaining seven castles
After tallying the person with the most victory points is declared winner.
Tell me if you think this would actually work or not. Also, if you have any ideas on how to simplify please reply. Thanks.