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  1. player1518747

    Lancashire, UK, Players

    Anyone in Liverpool (or nearby)?
  2. player1518747

    Netrunner tournament in Worcester/UK

    Count me in for future tournaments.
  3. This look great. Thanks so much for your efforts. What are the prospects for the PC version?
  4. The key to good design is breathing life into old cards without requiring them to enjoy the new cards. So, I'm with others who'd like to see Banner and other failed mechanics developed.
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    Flayed Duplicates

    If a unique character changes control (for example, Reek) that character may have attachments or duplicates attached. Attachments, unless changed control, still address their original owner ("you"), naturally. But what about duplicates? On being played, the rules state, they cease to be any sort of attachment. As duplicates are used as a save response, their use must be activated (a triggered effect?). Therefore, the question is whether the character controller chooses whether to use a duplicate or does control of the duplicates remain with the character's original owner? I am pretty sure that saves with dupes are an action taken by a character's controller and therefore the original owner does not make the decision about the use of the dupes s/he stacked up on the character. However, I feel the need for some KTom validation. Winter.
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    Flayed Duplicates

    I was pretty confident about the timing rules, but if I'm honest I mentioned it here to have a cast-iron KTom blessing to show my friends, who have thought it seemed iffy.
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    Flayed Duplicates

    While we're discussing Reek, I'll share my favourite way of using him: If you play Dubious Loyalties on Reek, you can trigger his response on winning the challenge, take control of an enemy character, and then trigger the Dubious Loyalties response to take Reek back (since you won a challenge in which he participated, and Dubious Loyalties doesn't specify he should have participated on another player's side).
  8. player1518747

    Flayed Duplicates

    THanks, KTom. Sorry to miss that in the FAQ!
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    Aeron's OOH Friends

    Sorry for asking a question to which I feel I should be more confident about the answer... Aeron Damphair allows me to put into play a Holy character with cost 3 or lower when he is killed. As I am not marshalling that card, out of house cards will not be subjected to any gold penalty when counting their costs and putting them into play with this effect, right?
  10. I can't come until the summer, but I'd be very keen to join UK-based AGOT players then. I'm quite a way from London but could come down once a month, probably.
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    2 Champs and a Chump- Episode 4

    Just to add another voice of appreciation: I just discovered the podcasts and listened to them all (except episode 2 which comes out funny on my iTunes) in 48 hours. Good work. R.
  12. player1518747

    Season Themed Decks . . ?

    roblyon said: Thanks man, that's about what I was looking for. Quick one: in game play I assume it isn't summer or winter until one or the other is revealed via a card. Yes, it is neither winter nor summer until a card says it is.
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    Drowned Disciple

    This card says "If Drowned Disciple would be killed, instead put it on the bottom of your deck." Am I right that it probably needs errata to say 'put in on the bottom of its owner's deck'? (Otherwise it may end up being included into an opponent's deck, which is probably not intended).
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    Tzumainn's site

    I've had trouble loading cards on Tzumainn's site from two different computers. Is anyone else suffering the same problem?
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    When does Iron Throne rotate out?

    Basically, FFG sees LCG format as the focus (probably sole focus) of its design now. I think they named highlander format for legacy because they don't want to bother with regulating difficult interactions between cards from different eras and allowing one copy per deck makes evil combos rare. It's an easier way to avoid problems.
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    Alright I think I want in ;)

    Hi Johnny Yes, the Core Set is designed to be an affordable entry point. Sadly, it has been out-of-stock in many stores for the past few months, though it should arrive from a re-printing pretty soon. Until then the Princes of the South and Kings of the Sea expansion sets would give you the cards needed to start playing with Martell and Greyjoy decks. Many people use Coolstuffinc and CCG Armory for online orders, but your local friendly game store is likely to be able to to order it through his distributor on request. That may cost a bit more but could persuade the store owner to stock it, host regular AGoT LCG events or, at the very least, help the store stay in business! CCG Armory is not as good as Coolfstuff at keeping their online inventory accurate. A number of recent threads on these boards have discussed which chapter packs are particularly useful for starting players. If you intend to buy cards for your group to play with (rather than each buying your own), then you may like starting with Princes of the South (as it contains rules for playing with just one copy of that expansion). The Core Set is the best value multi-player starter kit, when it gets back in stock in stores. Winter.
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    Spanish Spoilers (translated)

    Yes KTom is right on Bara's lack of noble crests in LCG. I just went looking for more yesterday are realised Bob, Stannis, Renly and text-blanking Margaery are it. :-(
  18. Apologies for my confusing response clarified by KTom. I'd had the browser crash twice so my final text must have been garbled in my frustration!
  19. You can have up to 60 non-plot cards in your draw deck and no more than 7 plot cards in your plot deck. These are rules for constructed play, but you may decide to play some variants with your friends. Your post suggests that you suspect having more cards in a deck is good for the person playing that house. In fact, a tuned deck of 60 cards is usually better than a larger deck, since the chances of drawing cards that work with each other is greater. You will also want to think about the proportions of characters to resources (locations etc.) and other things (like attachments or events). P.S: "House X only" is a deckbuilding restriction. These cards cannot be included in other decks (unless an Agenda permits it). Other cards from foreign houses can be played out-of-house for a gold penalty of 2.
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    The new Starfall

    As Phoenix says, it seems certain that Lords of Winter will include one or more cards that key off the House Tully keyword. schrecklich - I thought a House Dayne deck with Refugees of Citadel and maybe Maester of War would perform strongly, but I've been largely unimpressed. That Martell deck often stalls against you, having lots of strong characters but still losing due to your stealth or event trickery. I think it was one such game when I noticed that my character advantage wasn't actually helping me win!
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    Beyond basic melee strategy

    As one of your regular opponents, I can't add much beyond agreeing that negotiating cards (Building Season etc.) seem very helpful if they suit your play style. I often like having a 'deal-maker' plot to negotiate with when others' targeted plots resolve! My favourite melee moment is when I invited you to attack me with a power challenge even though I had no power, so I could trigger a "when you lose" ability and you got 1 power for being unopposed. It seemed like such a clever deal (giving us both an advantage for no loss) until you Support of the Kingdom-ed me as a response! :-) I also have noticed Stark decks seem to have done fine in melee in our group, certainly better than folks on these boards find them in their areas.
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    Return of the others!!

    I realise the legendary character debate was done to death over Rhaegar, but I still feel that they are bad for the nedliness of the game. I am a player first and foremost, but I'd like the gameplay - so far as it is possible - to maintain a plausible relationship to events in the books. When there are so many uniques or non-uniques to draw upon, it seems a shame to plunder the legends of Westeros for characters in a game that simulates the war of the 5 kings. The next CP sounds fun and the new Melissandre is excellent. I think she will replace the Core Set version in many decks. On a related note, it will be interesting to see what Stannis, King at the Wall, is like... (based on the cover image of the previous CP, which has not yet been released). Baratheon are certainly getting some good cards from the latest cycle.
  23. I had thought it may be news that FFG had license for images from the HBO series, but there is still no announcement from HBO for the pilot to be picked up. Personally, I prefer artwork to photos from movies for this game.
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    Defenders of the North

    Judging by FFG's "upcoming" page we should see the first CP of the next cycle, Wolves of the North, turning up soon. I wondered what other players expected from the set? Some of my thoughts based on what we know about this cycle: - The injection of more wildlings, Night's Watch and perhaps neutral 'creature' characters might make the epic battles events more viable. The kingdom locations that allow a card draw when you reduce the cost of these characters may get better if there are more viable cards of these types. That could revive this mechanic, which seems to have never really got off the ground. If it is the case, it won't help Baratheon much as their in-house epic phase event gives 3 cards for winning. - The Baratheon location "The Wall" may become more interesting with more genuine Night's Watch cards to interact with. Denys Mallister in POTS already shows a new use for this card. - Without knowing how stackable agendas will function it's hard to speculate on their effect. They could make the army that does not kneel when an opponent has an agenda more attractive if they are popular. - The focus on the North might be intended to make Stark more viable by boosting a number of their synergies or strengths. Although, of course, our European friends already find them formidable. I've not decided in my own mind quite why this is the case. Some other threads have seen suggestions that it is the lack of Lanni control decks. It would be interesting to see a top-tier European Stark deck take on the ubiquitous N. American Lanni deck for a few games. - Will direwolves make a decent archetype? I doubt it, even with these new wolves. Not only are most of the Core Set direwolves weak, but it seems that a deck focused on them (with kennels and kennelmaster etc.) will be the epitome of Stark's weaknesses: more big military than you need but a dirth of everything else. - Lots of new neutral characters, if powerful, could lead to sameness between decks of different houses. That would be a shame. Most of all, I am a little wary of the trend to introduce new mechanics in every CP cycle. It seems to me that there are lots of interesting mechanics to explore within the existing rules and I hope future CP cycles develop what we have rather than plastering more "add-ons" onto the game. There is a difficulty for new players in dealing with old tech (e.g. if they don't have Carrion Birds when playing Kings of Winter or if they go up against Bara characters that become powerful w/out cards in shadows). I'm not suggesting the season or shadows mechanics are broken, but that it will become frustrating if new players fell they need a series of old CPs just to have silver bullets or deterrents against these. Indeed, Stark players would have trouble using shadows cards for their house if they don't have winter tech from old CPs. The elegance and simplicity of the LCG distribution model could be undermined if too many new cards rely on older cards to function.
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    Core set Jon Snow and Rhaegar

    Is it to me, or does the Core Set Jon Snow cast a passing resemblance to Rhaegar in the Call to Arms block?