Not nearly as efficient as First Snow. Still, a pretty strong card. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this when playing against it. Thankfully I never play with more than one or two neutral characters.
yes, but you don't play LCG, where neutrals or OOH can really help you. Look at LCG Theon he is a good card for stark and even cheap for them OOH (1 gold penatly not 2) and he is vunerable to MwnK. You see/heard about renown being at a priemuim, now Jon Snow (and Ghost) is no longer a good play. You can't run the streets as solid resources anymore. Not to mention the other power neutrals (selmy benjen dayne).
Thirdly, LCG REALLY needs some cancel.
couldn't agree more.
I'm assuming the Reinforcements are house specific? If so, there is a theoretical 6 times you could trigger the army, not counting getting the events back.
nope, not house specific. With a season you get up to 15 triggers in your deck for it with 3 of them being free that also let you find a way to get them back from discard pile and the ones that cost an extra gold giving you up to nine 3 str charcaters w/ stealth and renown and up to three 4 str tricon armies with deadly.
Which brings up the question, other than Lie for your King(which requires a traited plot that you could play once or twice a game), is there any other event/discard pile recursion? Selyse, I know. Other than that?
Barriston Selmy...oh wait hes neutral....
I get that First Snow was a strong card to factor in when deckbuilding, but so is MwnK and unlike FS men with no king can do stuff for you during the game. Its only 5 STR in mil and pow.....it fuels seductive promise almost by itself. It makes it easier for you and harder for your opponet to win challenges and oh yeah if i don't want to use it it can help me win dominance (including the gold i saved). it, the reins, and the refugees is half a deck. Stick it in lannister and you get Weary Swordsmen which gives you some more gravy kneel effects when you play a reinforcement. FS was soemthing that i had to think about, but honestly if i put a smattering of 2 STR charcaters in my deck (veteran looters never got taken out of any of my decks, neither did expandable ally) i wouldn't be that significantly hurt.....i think one neutral or OOH character or location is an extreme risk right now (unless of course you have your own MwnK...) as its always a more then a negative swing against becuase it is a positive swing for your opponet.
people complain about certain cards that are in every deck...well this guy is the ultimate one of those too, the best counter to him is....him. So its run him or no OOH or neutrals and live with what every you in house stuff does....but in LCG that leaves a lot of holes. Heck with these guys i can take on classic decks that have OHH or neutrals (especially in melee) with an LCG build.