News for June 2014
A Brief Update
A Change to the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game FAQ
A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 24 June 2014

The 2014 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Regional Championship season is in full swing. Recently, a clever and creative player discovered a new strategy that has the ability to stagnate the metagame. Due to the severity of this discovery, we have chosen to address the issue immediately so that players may continue to enjoy the eclectic metagame that has marked the current Regional Championship Season.

Players and tournament organizers can download the new FAQ, version 5.01 (pdf, 15.3 MB), on the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Support page.

For more info on the change, here are a few words from Senior Designer, Nate French.

A Word from the Designers

Hello A Game of Thrones players,

Recently at the French National Championships, an extremely innovative deck (that was able to rapidly discard itself and then efficiently move these cards from the discard pile to hand) emerged and won the tournament in impressive fashion. While we applaud the ingenuity displayed by the deck’s creator in designing and executing such a concept, there are a number of valid concerns that as the deck idea spreads through the metagame the community’s enjoyment of the game will suffer. We have identified the ability to recycle The Prince’s Plans from the dead pile as a key lynchpin in the deck’s execution, and are releasing FAQ version 5.01 in order to address these concerns. Now, instead of using the Deathbound keyword to send The Prince’s Plans to the dead pile, the card is removed from the game after its effect resolves. The goal of this entry is to check the function of The Prince’s Plans in this particular deck, while minimizing the intrusion upon the larger metagame. We feel that this is the most surgical means of addressing the concerns raised by this deck, and will re-evaluate the entire metagame at the conclusion of the Regional season.

Nate French

Thanks Nate!

Today’s update is a small change to the FAQ that affects only The Prince’s Plans. Future changes will appear in the next regular update to the FAQ and Tournament Rules.

Based on George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, playable by 2-4 players, brings the beloved heroes, villains, locations, and events of the world of Westeros to life through innovative game mechanics and the highly strategic game play. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Chapter Pack expansions to the core game.

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