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Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


Who wants a throne made of ugly swords anyway?



Opening recruitment for yet another pbf of Game of Thrones, as has happened times before. Expect me to screw up combat calculations a few times, and forget to remove orders from the map, but I'm told people had fun.

We'll be moving back to the base game starting set-up this time around, but...
The Dance with Dragons alternate version we played last time did have some interesting House Cards. I would like to use them, but I believe that just giving each house its alternate card set would drastically imbalance the game. As such, I figured it might be interesting to do a draft. All cards from both the base game, and Dance with Dragons, will be thrown into a pool, and the players will do a snake draft to build up their hand. Every player must end the draft with the standard distribution of 4-3-2-2-1-1-0. In the base game I would be worried about the first few picks grabbing the few truly overpowering cards, but I feel that in the combined pool there are enough such cards that everyone can get at least one. Note that the few cards that reference one single other card have been changed slightly (e.g.: Davos Seaworth now doesn't read "If Stannis Baratheon..."; instead it reads "If your [4] card...")

I am aware that this decision might be controversial with players . If you would like to join a vanilla game, but would be unwilling to join this set-up, then please post and mention that. If it proves too unpopular, we'll just play vanilla.

Check out the first thread for my rather poor summary of the rules, if you think you might find it useful. Quick links:
Rulebook
Comprehensive summary and reference
FAQ
List of Wildling cards
Contents of Westeros decks
!! House card draft pool

Opening recruitment for now, it will last at least two days, possibly a few more, depending on how much interest there is. This game cannot work with less than 6 players. ETB is guaranteed a slot, as reigning champion, and people who weren't in the last game will be given priority (not that I expect to be overflowing with sign-ups).

The Hall of Champions:
Mikey Purp of House Tyrell - thread
GutterOwl of House Greyjoy - thread
Pththya-lyi of House Stark - thread
ETB of House Greyjoy - thread

Dancer fucked around with this message at May 1, 2018 around 12:55

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The General
Mar 4, 2007

So gentlemen, we meet again.


I hate myself, I will play again.

SadBag
Jun 24, 2012

Something has gone very wrong for us to get to the point where Hot Dog is the admiral.


I'm game.

Acceptableloss
May 2, 2011

Numerous, effective and tenacious: We must remember to hire them next time....oh, nevermind.

I think the draft might be rather unbalancing, but I'll give it a go. It sounds interesting.

Will we know which House we are playing before the draft? And we can draft cards from any house right?

nimby
Nov 4, 2009

The pinnacle of cloud computing.

gently caress it, I can't stay away until I have claimed ay least one throne.

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


Acceptableloss posted:

I think the draft might be rather unbalancing, but I'll give it a go. It sounds interesting.

Will we know which House we are playing before the draft? And we can draft cards from any house right?

Houses will be assigned first. Then I will randomly select a draft order, and you can pick any card from the pool, as long as you limit yourself to the 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 distribution.

Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


I'm still game if you need to fill out the roster.

von Metternich
May 7, 2007
Why the hell not?

I'm in, either for vanilla or card drafting.

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


It nice to have multiple new people. Not closing registrations quite yet; need to hear back from some messages first, but the game should be starting tomorrow.

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


House assignments are done:
ETB of house Stark
SadBag of house Greyjoy
von Metternich of house Baratheon
phtthya-lyi of house Lannister
nimby of house Martell
AcceptableLoss of house Tyrell


My apologies to The General, the RNG wasn't in your favour today. Next game you'll qualify as a newbie again, so you'll almost certainly get in.

Drafting order:
Tyrell
Stark
Lannister
Martell
Greyjoy
Baratheon


I will also point out that for this game I will take away the extra Footman I had given Lannister in the past. That was partially justified by Greyjoy having such massively powerful house cards, and that will (hopefully) no longer be the case. So this is the starting set-up:



Tyrell to pick a card. Here's the house card pool again (link also in the OP)
https://pastebin.com/2HNrvCVx

Acceptableloss
May 2, 2011

Numerous, effective and tenacious: We must remember to hire them next time....oh, nevermind.

Tyrell drafts Stannis Baratheon (#9)

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


Oh, and a quick note - SadBag and von Metternich, can you please join the goon board games discord? We have our own cozy little channel there, and private Discord messages should be how you communicate with me and each other. Here's a 1-day invite (I can generate new ones if necessary):
https://discord.gg/wB83y7

ETB
Nov 8, 2009

Yeah, I'm that guy.


Balon Greyjoy.

Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


Lannister drafts Ser Loras Tyrell.

nimby
Nov 4, 2009

The pinnacle of cloud computing.

Recruiting Salladhor Saan.

SadBag
Jun 24, 2012

Something has gone very wrong for us to get to the point where Hot Dog is the admiral.


Greyjoy takes Victarion Greyjoy (26)

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


So, just for clarity, Baratheon gets two pick twice now, then we go in reverse.

Tyrell
[4] Stannis Baratheon: If you are not being supported in this combat, remove all Support orders (including your own) adjacent to the embattled area, cancelling any supporting strength they may have been providing.

Stark
[2] Balon Greyjoy: The printed combat strength of your opponent's House card is reduced to 0.

Lannister
[3] Ser Loras Tyrell: If you are attacking and win this combat, move the March Order token used into the conquered area to resolve again later this round.

Martell
[1] Salladhor Saan: If you are being supported in this combat, the combat strength of all Ships not your own is reduced to 0.

Greyjoy
[3] Victarion Greyjoy: If you are attacking, all of your participating Ships (including supporting own Ships) add +2 to combat strength instead of +1.

Baratheon

von Metternich
May 7, 2007
Why the hell not?

[4] Mace Tyrell: Immediately destroy one of your opponent's attacking or defending Footmen units.

[1] Paxter Redwyne: If the embattled area is a sea area, all of your participating ships (including supporting own ships) add +2 combat strength instead of +1.

SadBag
Jun 24, 2012

Something has gone very wrong for us to get to the point where Hot Dog is the admiral.


Greyjoy takes The Red Viper

nimby
Nov 4, 2009

The pinnacle of cloud computing.

Guess I'll sacrifice my pick to hate-draft against the Reek/Loras combo.

Recruiting Reek.

Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


I didn't even think of the Reek thing, but yeah that would be kind of OP.

Drafting old-school Doran

[0] Doran Martell: Immediately move your opponent to the bottom of one Influence track of your choice.

nimby
Nov 4, 2009

The pinnacle of cloud computing.

Pththya-lyi posted:

I didn't even think of the Reek thing, but yeah that would be kind of OP.

AcceptableLoss informed me of the combo. I didn't see it either but if you've got a doomstack you can at the very least move it with your +1 three times in one round if you don't mind losing 2 other battles with your marches. More if you get attacked and don't mind losing!

Acceptableloss
May 2, 2011

Numerous, effective and tenacious: We must remember to hire them next time....oh, nevermind.

nimby posted:

AcceptableLoss informed me of the combo. I didn't see it either but if you've got a doomstack you can at the very least move it with your +1 three times in one round if you don't mind losing 2 other battles with your marches. More if you get attacked and don't mind losing!

Uh oh. My hate drafting is being called out. We can still be friends right?

But yeah, Loras is the only card in the game that lets an army move more than one space. Being able to do it repeatedly would be terrifying.

Acceptableloss fucked around with this message at May 2, 2018 around 19:17

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


Stark next to pick.

Tyrell
[4] Stannis Baratheon: If you are not being supported in this combat, remove all Support orders (including your own) adjacent to the embattled area, cancelling any supporting strength they may have been providing.

Stark
[2] Balon Greyjoy: The printed combat strength of your opponent's House card is reduced to 0.

Lannister
[3] Ser Loras Tyrell: If you are attacking and win this combat, move the March Order token used into the conquered area to resolve again later this round.
[0] Doran Martell: Immediately move your opponent to the bottom of one Influence track of your choice.

Martell
[1] Salladhor Saan: If you are being supported in this combat, the combat strength of all Ships not your own is reduced to 0.
[0] Reek: If your [3] House card is in your discard pile, immediately return it to your hand. If you lose this combat, you may return Reek to your hand.

Greyjoy
[4] The Red Viper: 2 Swords, 1 Fortification
[3] Victarion Greyjoy: If you are attacking, all of your participating Ships (including supporting own Ships) add +2 to combat strength instead of +1.

Baratheon
[4] Mace Tyrell: Immediately destroy one of your opponent's attacking or defending Footmen units.
[1] Paxter Redwyne: If the embattled area is a sea area, all of your participating ships (including supporting own ships) add +2 combat strength instead of +1.

ETB
Nov 8, 2009

Yeah, I'm that guy.


Stark drafts Roose [2].

The Roose
Is
Loose!!!!!!


Edit: gently caress

ETB fucked around with this message at May 2, 2018 around 20:26

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


[4] Roose Bolton: 1 Sword, gotcha.

Acceptableloss
May 2, 2011

Numerous, effective and tenacious: We must remember to hire them next time....oh, nevermind.

Tyrell drafts Melisandre [2] and Arianne Martell

ETB
Nov 8, 2009

Yeah, I'm that guy.


Stark drafts Ramsay Bolton.

Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


Lannister drafts Quentyn Martell

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


Martell to pick.

Tyrell
[4] Stannis Baratheon: If you are not being supported in this combat, remove all Support orders (including your own) adjacent to the embattled area, cancelling any supporting strength they may have been providing.
[2] Melisandre: After combat, you may return any House card in your discard pile (including this card) to your hand by discarding a number of your available Power Tokens equal to the printed combat strength of that card.
[1] Arianne Martell: If you are defending and lose this combat, your opponent may not move his units into the embattled area. They return to the area from which they marched. Your own units must still retreat.

Stark
[3] Ramsay Bolton: If your [0] house card is still in your hand, this card gains +1 combat strength and three sword icons.
[2] Balon Greyjoy: The printed combat strength of your opponent's House card is reduced to 0.
[2] Roose Bolton: If you lose this combat, return your entire House card discard pile into your hand (including this card).

Lannister
[3] Ser Loras Tyrell: If you are attacking and win this combat, move the March Order token used into the conquered area to resolve again later this round.
[1] Quentyn Martell: For each House card in your discard pile, this card gains +1 combat strength
[0] Doran Martell: Immediately move your opponent to the bottom of one Influence track of your choice.

Martell
[1] Salladhor Saan: If you are being supported in this combat, the combat strength of all Ships not your own is reduced to 0.
[0] Reek: If your [3] House card is in your discard pile, immediately return it to your hand. If you lose this combat, you may return Reek to your hand.

Greyjoy
[4] The Red Viper: 2 Swords, 1 Fortification
[3] Victarion Greyjoy: If you are attacking, all of your participating Ships (including supporting own Ships) add +2 to combat strength instead of +1.

Baratheon
[4] Mace Tyrell: Immediately destroy one of your opponent's attacking or defending Footmen units.
[1] Paxter Redwyne: If the embattled area is a sea area, all of your participating ships (including supporting own ships) add +2 combat strength instead of +1.

nimby
Nov 4, 2009

The pinnacle of cloud computing.

Martell drafts Ser Gregor Clegane.

SadBag
Jun 24, 2012

Something has gone very wrong for us to get to the point where Hot Dog is the admiral.


Greyjoy takes Queen of Thorns (66)

Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


Since it sounds like the intrigues are already starting...

Can everyone post in the discord room so I know who I'm supposed to be messaging?

von Metternich
May 7, 2007
Why the hell not?

[2] Rodrik the Reader: If you win this combat, you may search and Westeros deck for a card of your choice. Shuffle the remaining cards and place the chosen card facedown on top of the deck.

[2] Theon Greyjoy: If you are defending an area that contains either a Stronghold or a Castle, this card gains +1 combat strength and a sword icon.

SadBag
Jun 24, 2012

Something has gone very wrong for us to get to the point where Hot Dog is the admiral.


Greyjoy takes Ser Davos Seaworth (44)

nimby
Nov 4, 2009

The pinnacle of cloud computing.

Martell drafts the other Stannis.

Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


[2] Melisandre: After combat, you may return any House card in your discard pile (including this card) to your hand by discarding a number of your available Power Tokens equal to the printed combat strength of that card.


e: f; b

Pththya-lyi fucked around with this message at May 4, 2018 around 04:18

ETB
Nov 8, 2009

Yeah, I'm that guy.


Edited in case Baratheon saw???

ETB fucked around with this message at May 4, 2018 around 03:38

von Metternich
May 7, 2007
Why the hell not?

ETB posted:

Edited in case Baratheon saw???

What was it I must knowwww

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Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


I missed that Melisandre already got picked... so

[1] Ser Adam Marbrand: If you are attacking, all of your participating Knights (including supporting Lannister Knights) add +3 combat strength instead of +2.

Pththya-lyi fucked around with this message at May 4, 2018 around 04:51

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