- January 7, 2018 at 5:17 PM #37111
First of all, cheers to all the cardgame players of Westeros and Essos !
I am clearly a newbie in Got Gard Game 2nd edition, i’ve never heard about this game before Christmas (even if i’m a 1st order fan of the books).
The thing is i got a core set box from Santa under my christmas tree (thank’s god for this idea).
I’ve tried the game in a simple way, 2 players (with friends), in order to learn the basics and we simply fell in love with it.
Now this is getting serious and as mentioned in the title i’m asking myself some question.
We want to play AGoT 2nd edition, in 4-5 players set-up. And the core set box alone is clearly not enough.
We will not be hardcore gamers, the idea is to be able to build some descent decks for each faction and have fun.
So, as gaming professionals, what do you advise me as an investment to achieve this goal?
I mean, i saw there are quite many expansion sets, including big ones for certain factions. Should i buy some in particular ?
May be another core set is also a good idea ?
Thanks by advance for your precious advices,
(Ps : excuse my english as i’m French and some sentence spellings may seem odd.)January 8, 2018 at 9:42 AM #37158
themountainParticipantInfluence: 80Title: LowlyRank: Man at Arms
Honestly, if you’re wanting to just play the game in casual multiplayer but with a bigger pool, I would suggest you get 2 more Cores. Sure, that’s the same recommendation I would make next for someone playing competitively, but the Core set has so many of the iconic characters and places giving yourselves options to really build with them and include enough copies to see them regularly (and save them with duplicates) is really likely to increase the fun that you have.January 8, 2018 at 1:58 PM #37177
KennonKeymasterInfluence: 4,582Title: LuxuriantRank: Kingsguard
If you’re curious about more, we did a new player buying guide on The White Book podcast not long ago. Episode 295. It was a bit more geared toward players looking to become competitive, but here’s a quick list of what we suggested purchasing after you pick up three core sets.
Buying Order Guide:Lions of the RockWolves of the NorthWatchers on the WallCalm Over WesterosGuarding the RealmThe Road to WinterfellFor Family and HonorThe Fall of AstaporThe King’s PeaceThere Is My ClaimIs this something that people might like expanded into an article?There are no men like me.January 8, 2018 at 2:55 PM #37203
Thanks for your answers, i think i will go at least for a second core set.
The thing that is bothering me is when i start looking a the content of the expansions i can see some updates of the main characters, for exemple Jon Snow or Bran or Arya. The new version seems to have always better statistics as the story and chapters are evolving (and that’s normal).
Isn’t it better to play with the “up-to-date” versions?
Is it possible to have several versions of the same character in the same deck considering that it’s possible to have those cards in 3 copies ?
JedJanuary 8, 2018 at 3:10 PM #37204
The Red WidowParticipantInfluence: 200Title: ModestRank: Septon
The “up to date” versions aren’t a requirement really. Fantasy Flight has actually done a pretty good job with most of them in regards to making them different and unique but always strictly better than their older versions.
For instance, if you look at Tyrion LannisterTyrion Lannister (Core) House Lannister Character Plot deck limit: 3. Lord. Stealth.
Reaction: After an challenge is initiated, gain 2 gold. (Limit twice per round.) Core Set #89 vs Tyrion Lannister LOCRTyrion Lannister (LoCR) House Lannister Character Plot deck limit: 3. Lord. Reaction: After you win a challenge, return an attacking Clansman character to your hand to (choose one): draw 2 cards, gain 3 gold, or raise the claim value on your revealed plot card by 1 until the end of the challenge. (Limit twice per phase.) Lions of Casterly Rock #2 you can see this in action. The Core set version is cheaper and with a broadly applicable ability. The Lions of Casterly Rock version is a bit more expensive, and while he has a powerful and interesting ability, it ties into a very specific theme with Clansman cards, which means you can really use it in less decks.
And about the rules question, yes, you can have three total by name, but you could mix up which versions they are. So to keep going with Tyrion above, you could play 3 of the Core, 2 Core + 1 Lions of Casterly Rock, 1 Core + 2 Lions of Casterly Rock, or 3 Lions of Casterly Rock.
This giant Lucas Longinch did not daunt him half so much as the prospect of facing the Red Widow.January 9, 2018 at 1:44 AM #37230
Thank to all of you for the advices,
I will at least buy an other core set and see may be for some of the exepansions set with the idea of having a little more diversity.
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