|A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 23 July 2009|
The southern sky was black with smoke. It rose swirling off a hundred distant fires, its sooty fingers smudging out the stars. Across the Blackwater Rush, a line of flame burned nightly from horizon to horizon, while on this side the Imp had fired the whole riverfront: docks and warehouses, homes and brothels, everything outside the city walls.
- George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, Volume II: A Clash of Kings
This Fall, the sixth and final Chapter Pack of the Kings Landing expansion, The Battle of Blackwater Bay, will arrive to further change and expand the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game metagame.
The Battle of Blackwater Bay features characters, locations, and events surrounding the epic Battle of Blackwater, as described in George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. In it, swords clash as boarding parties rage over the gunwales of ships locked in combat as King's Landing burns all around from the Wildfire assault. The Battle of Blackwater Bay is a decisive battle in the War of Five Kings - can you alter its course?
This Chapter Pack adds cards from all Houses, with new neutral cards, each making way for new deckbuilding strategies to emerge. The lethal Ser Mandon Moore adds some serious firepower to the Kingsguard deck. City of Soldiers takes the City traited plot deck in a deadly direction. The Pyromancer's Apprentice and Tyrion's Chain make the environment even more dangerous for locations.
Watch this space for more news, spoilers, and previews for The Battle of Blackwater Bay, coming this Fall for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game.
Based on George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy epic, A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game 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.
I want a few more Others plots myself. And some more Night's Watch characters. But I like the idea of a chapter pack with an event as the theme. It would be really cool if every card related to the the Battle of Blackwater Bay, but I'd be happy if just half of them.
The Battle of the Bay is also a nice card a good recursion mechanic, which will really help showcase the rising number of Kings Landing locations that we are getting in this cycle. And in "Standard" or Classic, this card is really good as there are so many great cards to choose from.
I am very pleased that the epic battle mechanic is kept alive. Now I only want something to enhance the banner mechanic...