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A Card of the Week for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 07 October 2010

Hello and Welcome Back, Loyal A Game of Thrones Fans!

We return this week to our card spoilers of the next Chapter Pack in the Brotherhood Without Banners expansion, The Mountains of the Moon. Last time we had a first look at the deepening Clansman trait that is developing over the course of this expansion cycle.

This week we return to Lannister's Clansmen and take a look at some more of the counterintuitive abilities that are finding a home in House Lannister.

We begin with an attachment that is bound to find a home in Lannister decks of this new paradigm, Vale Scavenger. As we saw in the preview for Tyrion's Enforcers, there are Clansmen that benefit from their controller having fewer cards in hand than their opponent. This runs counter to Lannister's usual strength of destroying an opponent's hand through intrigue challenges.

Vale Scavenger is double-edged in that, in an effort to have fewer cards in hand than your opponent you can choose to give your opponent a card, or, as is normal for Lannister, you can draw a card for yourself. Remember: you need not have a small number of cards in hand in order to have fewer in hand than your opponent. If you have seven and your opponent has eight, you're still in a pretty good position and, if necessary, you can resort to the old Lannister tricks of demolishing your opponent's hand.

Moving on, we find a card that you might use Vale Scavenger to power, Timett Son of Timett's own Burned Men. Like any Army, they are a bit on the pricey side, but that's not usually a problem for House Lannister. Price aside, they do bring value for the money with both Deadly and a WAR crest, as well as the Clansman trait that seems to be doing so well in this expansion. If that wasn't enough, their special ability adds the icing to the cake: with bruisers like these in play, you don't necessarily need to sacrifice your hand size, or do your opponent a favor by letting him draw a card, but it can't hurt if it means wiping out an additional character or grabbing a game-winning power.

So that's it for this week's card spoiler. We hope you have plenty to discuss here in the comments and on the A Game of Thrones forums. Until next time!

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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Published: 10/8/2010 3:30:11 PM

I mean

Published: 10/8/2010 3:29:13 PM

Maybe Jackson he went thru the King Kong diet. 

Published: 10/8/2010 6:58:44 AM

it looks like peter jackson

Published: 10/8/2010 6:47:42 AM

The picture on the cover reminds me of the clansmen in the old LotR card game (and in the movie, of course).

Published: 10/7/2010 6:41:33 PM

*dump your hand more readily.

Published: 10/7/2010 6:08:47 PM

burned men is sorta pricey, i hope the other clansmen are cheaper to you can your hand for readily. although using battle for the blackwater would be a stock deck choice.

Published: 10/7/2010 5:28:29 PM

My friend is new enough that this will still interest him as I said.

Published: 10/7/2010 5:18:04 PM

Actually, I think traditional Lannister players will not like this pack very much. A brand new paradigm and very "un-Lannister" concepts are more likely to attract new people to the House than they are to please the people who have long-played and enjoyed the more traditional strengths of the Lion.

Published: 10/7/2010 2:32:30 PM

Some very interesting stuff for Lannister, I like the new design, my Lannister friend should enjoy this pack.

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