|The Sun and the Spear
Announcing the reprint of Princes of the Sun for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
|A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 06 May 2011|
“Much longer and he will cook in those heavy clothes, she reflected. He would not be the first. In centuries past, many a host had come down from the Prince’s Pass with banners streaming, only to wither and broil on the hot red Dornish sands. ‘The arms of House Martell display the sun and spear, the Dornishman’s two favored weapons,’ the Young Dragon had once written in his boastful Conquest of Dorne, ‘but of the two, the sun is the more deadly.’”
-A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin
This exciting incarnation, marked with “Revised Edition” on the front of the box, now includes three copies of each of the 60 unique cards included in the original printing.
The Princes of the Sun reprint now offers players a full play set with which to immediately begin competitive House Martell deck-building.
Princes of the Sun features House Martell, the defiant and treacherous serpents seeking vengeance on the field of battle, as well as cards for the other Houses and rules for an intriguing “Civil War” game variant that lets players compete for the limited resources of a single deck.
House Martell excels at icon manipulation, the production of influence, and in vengeance: to do well against this House is asking for punishment. Cards such as Taste for Blood and Blood for Blood are excellent examples of House Martell’s counterintuitive win strategy, “winning through losing.” That is, this strategy comprises of letting your opponents win certain challenges in order for you to win others or take some other benefit.
With Taste for Blood, if you lose as a defender, the attached character claims power. It can be a risky card to play if you lose too many military challenges (and risk losing the character that Taste for Blood is attached to), but as long as you can keep the attached character alive, losing challenges can be a bigger benefit than winning them.
Blood for Blood is an exciting card as it is a surprise event that can catch an opponent off guard. With Blood for Blood’s Response you could lose a military challenge and then turn around and kill one of your opponent's characters when they are not expecting it. This card showcases one of House Martell’s advantages in A Game of Thrones: deadly event cards.
Get ready to have a bloodthirsty response to House Martell’s slights when Princes of the Sun is released in the third quarter of 2011!
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.
Very glad they're reprinting old sets with 3 copies.
Maybe (hopefully) they can do the same with the chapter packs and core set. It gets pricey to buy 3x core sets -- around $132 retail price and $90 at the cheapest online sites. If they reprinted the core set with 3x of each card and charged maybe $80-100 retail, it'd be around $55-68 and very appealing.
Maybe offer a core set with 3 copies that doesn't have the melee components? Or one that doesn't have melee components or power / gold counters and is designed for people to add to their existing collection at a lower price point.
that should say "only way they can do it and keep the cost the same is to reduce the card variety"
We won't see core set go 3 of as that would really increase the cost and the only way they could do it would be to reduce the card variety in the box. Neither of which they want to do with a starter box.
Yeah, hopefully we'll see the old CPs in a 3 X format, too!
As far as the Core Set goes I'm not so sure. I think the intent was to keep the price of that (relatively) low to intice "casual" players.
i ask myself if the next Coreset-reprint
will also have three copies of each card?
Today is a great day indeed. This move is a FTW move for both FFG and her customers.
I have my fingers also crossed for the non-triplicate CP cycles (especially the blackbordered Clash of Arms that needs to wash away its CCG stains)!
Well, at least we have confirmation FFG pays attention to these posts, thats good news. Oh, and yay, reprint of PoTS with the x3 of each card, hopefully the Chapter Pack Cycles will be next!