|A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 14 September 2010|
It would gladden my heart if I could assure you that the Sand Snakes were alone in wanting war, but I will not tell you lies, ser. You have heard my smallfolk in the streets, crying out for me to call my spears.
- George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, Volume IV: A Feast for Crows
Coming this Fall, Of Snakes and Sand is the fifth monthly release in this new cycle, and the fifth Chapter Pack to adopt the new collation format.
House Martell can hold a vendetta for years; the bastard daughters that make up the so-called Sand Snakes are no exception. Now they are out for vengeance, stirring Dorne to war with the Iron Throne. Can the Sand Snakes call Dorne's spears, or will House Martell bow, bend, and break?
Of Snakes and Sand features two of the Red Viper's plotting daughters, Tyene Sand and Nymeria Sand, the Alchemist's Shop to make Weapons deadlier, and more! Of Snakes and Sand also features continued support for each of the other Great Houses developing subfaction themes.
As with every Chapter Pack in The Brotherhood Without Banners cycle, Of Snakes and Sand includes never-before-seen cards for every faction and also continues the ongoing theme of this cycle by deepening the Brotherhood trait with cards like Jack-Be-Lucky and Orphaned Recruit. Of Snakes and Sand will augment existing decks and add variety to the A Game of Thrones metagame.
Under Dorne's blazing sun, the spears are being raised and vengeance must be had for House Martell!
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.
Not a money issue, it is work load and personal taste. Any one artist can only do so many pieces. My favorite artists are not going to be everyone's favorite artists and then we have outstanding artists who can't do certain things to the same level (people who do good people may do poor castles, people who do good castles do poor horses, etc.) and then there is just an artists interpretation not being to any specific persons taste.
So assuming they pay every artist the exact same amount for a card you are going to get varying amounts of 'whoa!' artwork versus 'meh.'
@Zordren: not really odd at all. As you are well aware...it all comes down to the money issue.
Quality vs Quantity.
I like the art! It's looking fantastic!
Agree about the art - both the pics on this article are quite stunning! Having just purchased the PotS expansion about a month ago and having played with the Martel deck (and against it) several times already, I'm looking forward to getting into some of the Chapter Packs soon to get a nice Martel deck going!
(Really odd to me how some of the artwork for this game series just blows me away, and some of the artwork just, well, blows... ((IMHO)), but I guess that's a pretty common sentiment from what I've seen in the forums here and on BGG...)
Don't read Toqtamish's comment (comment #2) if you don't want to read any spoilers :P
Otherwise, good stuff. The art is indeed very nice, haha
Don't like the card, but boy the art in this one is going to look awesome. My all chicks deck will have some more ammo ;)
@ADMIN Thanks a lot.
Massive spoiler in the article - not cool.
[ADMIN - we've altered the article to omit this spoiler. thanks!]
I love the cover art, very nice.
I love the pictures.
Whoa! Spoiler alert. And I'm not talking about the card.