Enter the Shadows
The Shadow City Is Now Available for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
“Lord of Light, defend us, for the night is dark and full of terrors.”
–Melisandre, A Dance with Dragons
Darkness descends on Westeros as howling winds sweep down from the north. The Night’s Watch is plagued by conspiracy and dissension within its own ranks, but the nightfires of R’hllor burning at the Wall conceal their own darkness within the flickering flames. In the south, King’s Landing is drawn into a quagmire of intrigue, and across the Narrow Sea, a new claimant emerges—a lord proclaimed as Aegon Targaryen secretly sails towards the Seven Kingdoms. Shadows have come for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game.
The Shadow City, the first Chapter Pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is now available from your local retailer or online through our webstore!
Within The Shadow City, you’ll find the thrilling start of the game’s fifth cycle and your first chance to duck into the shadows of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game as you play out the most notable events of A Dance with Dragons. Every faction receives at least one shadow card in this expansion, and with characters like Varamyr Sixskins, Janos Slynt, and Ser Robert Strong arriving to swell your ranks, you’ll have the chance to take your schemes to the next level.
Blades in the Dark
At the Wall, the shadows grow long as winter approaches. Traitors harbored within the Night’s Watch lay their plans in secret—but with The Shadow City, you may have your chance to take control of these conspirators and use them to further your own goals. The most notable of those who challenged Jon Snow’s leadership as Lord Commander may be Janos Slynt (The Shadow City, 6), once the captain of the Gold Cloaks in King’s Landing. At the Wall, Janos Slynt can be a powerful Ally—though you may need to sacrifice some of your own men to bring him to your side.
In the game, Janos Slynt is most notable for his ability to strike at any moment—he can be brought out of shadows for zero gold! Since you can bring a character out of shadows at any time as an Action, this gives Janos Slynt tremendous flexibility, especially if you’re using him to defend The Wall (Core Set, 137) or attack when your opponent least expects it. Of course, if you bring Janos Slynt out of shadows in this way, you’ll need to pay the price and sacrifice one of your Night’s Watch characters.
House Baratheon is also ensconced at the Wall by the time of A Dance with Dragons, and they also gain a shadow character in this Chapter Pack. Shadow Priestess (The Shadow City, 8) can be brought out of shadows for three gold, and whenever you bring her out of shadows, you can kneel a character without attachments, shutting down your opponent’s best-laid plans and tipping the challenges phase in your favor.
Though the Shadow Priestess can be undeniably powerful when used at the right time, kneeling your opponent’s characters is a temporary solution. House Lannister prefers more permanent ways of dealing with threats—and few combatants are more dangerous to your opponent than the Kingsguard Ser Robert Strong (The Shadow City, 10). Ser Robert Strong lurks in the shadows, and when he chooses to emerge, you can immediately kill any kneeling character that costs five gold or less!
Killing a character that’s already been declared as an attacker or defender could stop your opponent’s challenge dead in its tracks, or it could make your own challenge unopposed. And of course, once he’s out of the shadows, Ser Robert Strong’s eight STR is impressive enough to swing any military challenge in your favor. With this monstrous Knight by your side, the power of House Lannister in King's Landing is about to grow much stronger.
No matter which faction you support in the struggle for the Iron Throne, you’ll be able to take your first steps into the shadows with this expansion pack. Embrace the darkness and bring the power of shadows to your games of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!
You can pick up your copy of The Shadow City (GT31) at your local retailer or online through our webstore today!