I loved CCG's but really couldn't afford to build a decent deck in any. Recently, I have heard of this living card game thing and have become interested. My sister and I are big fans of the series. She is not a card player, but might give it a try. So, I have some questions for her.
1. How complex is it? Is it something someone new to CCG/LCG's can play easily?
2. We plan on splitting the factions. She is definitely taking Stark. I am definitely taking Baratheon. Martell looks cool from the mechanics description on wiki, but that is not decided. What would be the best way to divide it up with her getting the easier decks to play? Some factors:
A. Stark and Baratheon will not change. She refuses to play unless she gets Starks, and if I can't have Starks, I am getting the Baratheons.
B. If there is not too much a difference between difficulty to use, we'd rather split it up so one person gets Lannister and one gets Targeryon, and Greyjoy and Martell are similarly split so we each get two decks when we buy the starter.
Of course, if Greyjoy and Martell are better for the more experianced card player, I probably can take the bullet. But Lannisters (or Targeryons) are not that much easier than the one of them, I'll take the Lannisters (or Targeryons).
3. How necessary are the Deluxe Expansions to make good decks? While we plan on splitting costs for most things, this is one each are on our own since the other person will be getting all the cards. I realize for Greyjoy and Martell these are probably necessary.
4. What are some of the other expansions we should focus on getting first? General cards or best for X faction.