|A Deadly Game
Announcing the Second Chapter Pack in the Wardens Cycle
|A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 01 July 2014|
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”
–George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
A Deadly Game continues the main themes of the Wardens cycle, adding new support to trait-based decks and increasing the power of abilities such as the "limited response." In this Chapter Pack, you’ll find powerful Castle plots that trigger their effects upon moving to your used pile, even as Clansman, Dothraki, and Sand Snake decks grow in strength. From the sands of Dorne to the lofty heights of the Eyrie, every House gains new cards to strengthen their claim to the Iron Throne in this Chapter Pack.
Meanwhile, at the fortress of Riverrun, House Stark and its allies in House Tully strengthen their defenses and forge their plans to claim power and victory by winning A Deadly Game.
Manning the Walls
In A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, House Stark has a reputation for its resolute defense. A Deadly Game introduces more cards to help you maintain your defense and establish superiority on the field of battle, beginning with Tytos Blackwood (A Deadly Game, 32). Tytos Blackwood bears two beneficial traits: Lord and House Tully, allowing him to interact with cards like Hoster Tully (Lords of Winter, 21) and Shaggydog (Core Set, 11). Tytos Blackwood’s text, however, is what makes him a boon for your defensive efforts: “Response: After you win a challenge as the defender, move 1 power from the attacking player’s House card to your own.”
You don’t need Tytos Blackwood to participate in the challenge to trigger his ability, so long as he’s in play. With Tytos Blackwood on your side, just successfully defending challenges brings power to your House. In addition, he bears both the stealth keyword and the text, “Immune to opponent’s events,” making him an exceptional character for foiling your opponent’s attempts to evade his watchful eyes.
As a bonus, Tytos Blackwood gains some House Tully compatriots in the Raventree Elite (A Deadly Game, 33). This Army also possesses the stealth keyword, and grants each of your House Tully characters immunity to your opponent’s triggered effects while participating in a challenge! This wide reaching effect grants you protection from tricks and traps ranging from powerful character abilities to a massive array of events.
What’s more, both Tytos Blackwood and the Raventree Elite bear the War crest, meaning they receive plenty of benefits to boost their Strength and enhance their defending power. The Power of Arms (Core Set, 200) gives you a solid Strength boost for a round, and Frozen Outpost (Lords of Winter, 26) is even more potent. And when you choose to attack with your War crest characters, Die by the Sword (Lords of Winter, 47) gives you a way to deplete your opponent’s board and destroy any opposition to your victory.
That’s not the end of House Stark’s new tools for enhancing their defenses in A Deadly Game, however. Seagard (A Deadly Game, 34) gives you yet another tool for deterring your opponent’s challenges. You may kneel this location during the challenges phase to choose a defending character, granting that character a higher Strength and the deadly keyword, potentially keeping your key characters from perishing. Even more important, if you win the challenge, you may stand Seagard, allowing you to use it again and again.
Join the Game
Do you dare to play the game of thrones? Whether you stand on the walls of Winterfell or Riverrun with House Stark, command the winds with House Greyjoy, or lead a khalasar with House Targaryen, you’ll find plenty of cards to aid you within this new Chapter Pack.
Look for A Deadly Game to expand A Game of Thrones: The Card Game in the fourth quarter of 2014!
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.