News for November 2011
The Grand Melee is Now on Sale 4
Pick up this Chapter Pack for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game today
A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 10 November 2011

They fought with blunted weapons in a chaos of mud and blood, small troops fighting together and then turning on each other as alliances formed and fractured, until only one man was left standing. The victor was the red priest, Thoros of Myr, a madman who shaved his head and fought with a flaming sword. He had won melees before; the fire sword frightened the mounts of the other riders, and nothing frightened Thoros.
    –George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that The Grand Melee has now commenced! This second Chapter Pack from the A Tale of Champions cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is now on sale at your local retailer and online at our webstore.

Knights and champions from across the Seven Kingdoms assemble at the tourney grounds to compete for honor, glory, and great riches. Meanwhile, the lords and ladies in attendance make their wagers and engage in subtle intrigues–anything to gain an advantage from their time at the event.

Entering the melee

As one might expect, The Grand Melee provides numerous cards to support both the new Melee keyword and the intriguing dynamics of the melee format. The Chapter Pack furthers the renewed focus on unique characters that runs throughout the A Tale of Champions cycle, and several popular characters return in The Grand Melee, ready to face opponents on all sides. Among others, Robert Baratheon, Euron Crow’s Eye, Doran Martell, and Varys receive all-new treatments, and their new abilities make them exciting options for melee matches, where giving your opponents cause to attack others instead of you can prove the difference between winning an early grave or the Iron Throne.

Competing in the joust

Of course, champions compete in the joust as well as the melee, and The Grand Melee provides strong deck-building options for joust games as well. Lannister gains attachment control, Martell reinforces their ability to manipulate opponent’s icons, Targaryen’s Dothraki sweep through challenges unopposed, and characters teem out of Flea Bottom.

As the A Tale of Champions cycle conveys all the dramatic action of the tournament grounds, focusing on the unique knights, lords, and ladies in attendance and developing the new Joust and Melee keywords, you will find all manner of bold new strategies and fearless competitors in The Grand Melee, available now at your local retailer and online on our webstore!

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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FATMOUSE
Published: 11/10/2011 7:24:33 PM
#4

 @Twn2dn

~Who said I'm going to play with a legal deck :P

Twn2dn
Published: 11/10/2011 2:39:16 PM
#3

 This won't be legal for the November 25 Black Friday event in New York City.

radiskull
Published: 11/10/2011 1:50:14 PM
#2

 This will NOT be legal this weekend, correct?

[ADMIN: This Chapter Pack will not be legal for tournament play until after the standard 30-day waiting period.]

Marshal Lambert
Published: 11/10/2011 1:17:04 PM
#1

Out already? Awesome! Seems like only last week I picked up Tourney for the hand!

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