News for June 2014
Rouse the Dragon
The Ancestral Home Chapter Pack Is Now Available
A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 20 June 2014

“To go north, you must journey south. To reach the west, you must go east. To go forward, you must go back.”
   –George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Each of the Great Houses of Westeros gains access to its honored legacy in the Ancestral Home Chapter Pack, now available for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game at your local retailer and online through our webstore!

In this Chapter Pack, you’ll find powerful new prized cards for every House, developing the central theme of the Conquest and Defiance cycle. Every House gains a powerful Title that attaches to its House card, and while House Greyjoy calls upon its Warships, the princes of Dorne gather loyalists in the south. Whether you claim the Iron Throne in the name of Renly Baratheon, scheme in the darkness with Tyrion Lannister, or wage war in the north with The Blackfish, the cards in the Ancestral Home Chapter Pack will help you advance your bid for the Iron Throne.

Across the Narrow Sea

Not every Great House has a home in Westeros to call its own. Across the Narrow Sea, some of the last supporters of House Targaryen gather, hoping to one day return to Westeros with fire and blood. In the Ancestral Home Chapter Pack, House Targaryen gains access to some potent new ways to gain power and pursue their claim to the Iron Throne.

Daenerys Targaryen (Ancestral Home, 76) is one of the last scions of House Targaryen, and you’ll find a new version of her in this Chapter Pack. This version of Daenerys Targaryen is both a Lady and a Queen, and she boasts an impressive Response ability. After you declare Daenerys Targaryen as an attacker, you may choose a character without attachments controlled by the defending player. If you win the challenge, you kill the chosen character! This gives you an easy way to kill nearly any character, but if you want to kill a character with an attachment, Viserys Targaryen (The Champion’s Purse, 36) can discard the attachment from play, leaving the character vulnerable to Daenerys’s ability.

Daenerys Targaryen is already powerful, but she can become even more adept at destroying your opponent’s characters when you combine her with Khal (Ancestral Home, 77). This Title attaches to your House card, and after you play a prized card, you may kneel the attached House card to choose a character. The chosen character gains deadly and doesn’t kneel to attack or defend Power challenges until the end of the round. If you choose Daenerys as the target of Khal’s effect, you can potentially kill even more of your opponent’s characters between the deadly keyword and Daenerys’s ability.

Because Khal requires you to play a prized card to activate its ability, you’ll want to include several such cards in your deck. House Targaryen gains an inexpensive prized card in the Horselord (Ancestral Home, 75). While the Horselord is participating in a challenge, characters with more than one icon don’t count their Strength, which can prove useful for pushing through some Power challenges. On the other hand, your Horselords may be able to serve you in other ways as well. Your opponent may use his characters to interfere with your challenges, but by using Harrenhal (Ancestral Home, 78), you can kill your characters to cancel triggered effects. Killing a Horselord via Harrenhal not only cancels your opponent’s ability: the Horselord’s prized keyword gives your opponent more power for you steal.

Claim the Iron Throne

Whether you support the claims of House Targaryen, or another of the Great Houses of Westeros, you’ll find plenty of powerful cards within the Ancestral Home Chapter Pack. Will you rise to dominance through strength of arms, or will you create an entirely new strategy with the Dark Wings, Dark Words (Ancestral Home, 80) agenda? Craft your plans to seize the throne and forge a legacy when you pick up Ancestral Home at your local retailer today!

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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