I play aGoT and LotR with a friend of mine. We have a communal card collection. In aGoT, we just split the houses. In LotR we just have a bunch of cards and throw decks together when we want to play. This games set up is the best for the "board game" style of purchase yet. Never will 2 players have to fight over a card; one will be light the other dark. and building deck lists and decks in general is so easy that picking a part a deck and making a new one is something that will hardly eat into playtime like it does for us in LotR. Just a thought I had and another reason to love (or hate) the "pods"