28 January 2015 | A Game of Thrones LCG

The Game Begins

A Deadly Game Is Now Available for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game

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“You shall ride with me, and Shagga and Conn for the Stone Crows, Ulf for the Moon Brothers, and Timett son of Timett for the Burned Men.”    –George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

The game of thrones is played in shadowy alleys and on bloody battlefields. It stretches from the deserts of Dorne to the court at King’s Landing and the icy wastes beyond the Wall. No one escapes its reach, from the poorest peasants to the greatest lords and ladies in the Red Keep. Whoever plays the game must quickly realize one thing – the game of thrones is deadly, and only ruthlessness can keep you alive.

Now, you have new cards to harness as you plunge headfirst into the struggle for power that is the game of thrones. A Deadly Game is now available for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game at your local retailer!

A Deadly Game continues to explore the major themes of the Wardens cycle. You’ll find powerful and iconic unique characters to lead and inspire your forces. You can also draw upon new “limited responses” and trait-based decks, even as more Castle plots offer increased rewards for players who choose to fortify their position before making a decisive attack. No matter which path you pursue to victory, the cards in this Chapter Pack offer new options for your path to the Iron Throne.

Call the Clans

Some of the most unlikely players in the game of thrones are the clansmen of the Vale. For years, they were content to raid travelers and passerby without involving themselves in larger affairs. But the arrival of Tyrion Lannister changed that forever, and Clansman characters can form a crucial part of the Lannister forces in A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. With the arrival of A Deadly Game, you’ll find more Clansman to lead across Westeros.

A new unique Clansman character arrives in this Chapter Pack: Ulf Son of Umar (A Deadly Game, 26). Ulf Son of Umar bears an ability that can prove crucial in many Clansman-focused decks. His ability reads, “Any Phase: Discard a card from your hand to give Ulf Son of Umar any keyword or crest printed on another character in play until the end of the phase.” Obviously, gaining keywords and crests can quickly make Ulf Son of Umar a force to be reckoned with – especially since you can copy keywords and crests from your own characters or your opponent’s characters. But the cost of this ability can also prove beneficial. Many Clansman cards offer additional benefits when you have less cards in hand than your opponent, and Ulf Son of Umar offers a reliable, unlimited way to ensure that these abilities are always active.

Your Clansman characters gain another boon in the Moon Brother Harriers (A Deadly Game, 27), warriors belonging to Ulf’s clan. This character bears a War crest, making it a useful for using cards like Die by the Sword (Lords of Winter, 47), and what’s more, the Moon Brother Harriers have the opportunity to enhance your other Clansman characters. By paying one gold during a challenge, you can give your participating Clansman characters one additional STR until the end of the challenge. What’s more, you can activate this ability once per challenge, and the Moon Brother Harriers don’t even need to participate in the challenge to trigger their ability. When enough of the Valemen unite, the Moon Brother Harriers and the Lannisters’ coin can sway any challenge in your favor.

The final House Lannister card in A Deadly Game – the Vale Encampment (A Deadly Game, 28) – helps you bring your Clansman characters into play even quicker. You can discard the Vale Encampment in the marshaling phase to reduce the cost of the next Clansman card you play, and when you do play that card, you draw an additional card, giving you more options for coming challenges. With these cards, A Deadly Game provides you with the tools you need to lead the clansmen out of the Mountains of the Moon and sweep across Westeros.

Player or Pawn?

From the clansmen of the Vale to the Dothraki across the Narrow Sea, no one is exempt from the game of thrones. You must only choose whether you will decide your own fate as a player or be swept along as a pawn. Join iconic characters like Brienne of Tarth and Khal Drogo in A Deadly Game for the future of the Seven Kingdoms.

Pick up your copy of A Deadly Game at your local retailer today!

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