|A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 21 December 2011|
Every man who wore the black walked the Wall, and every man was expected to take up steel in its defense, but the rangers were the true fighting heart of the Night's Watch. It was they who dared ride beyond the Wall, sweeping through the haunted forest and the icy mountain heights west of the Shadow Tower, fighting wildlings and giants and monstrous snow bears.
–George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that the Defenders of the North cycle of Chapter Packs for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game has been reprinted and is now once again on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore!
Each of these six Chapter Packs contains 60 cards (3 copies each of 20 different cards), updated from the earlier 40-card format, and each conveys the dangers that lie far to the north and beyond the Wall.
Night gathers, and now my watch begins
From beginning to end, the Defenders of the North cycle focuses on the men who travel north to the Wall, where they take the black of the Night’s Watch. New characters, locations, events, and agendas develop the importance of the brothers in black and their vigil at the northern edge of the world. Simultaneously, the Defenders of the North follows the Wildlings of the north as they prepare for war. The cycle’s six The North agendas allow you to build decks for the Night’s Watch, the Wildlings, or both. The North agendas are unlike normal agendas, and you can play as many of them as you wish, though each The North agenda attached to your house increases the number of power you need to win the game by two.
Every Chapter Pack in A Game of Thrones: The Card Game further steeps the Seven Kingdoms in battles and intrigues, and the Chapter Packs of Defenders of the North prove no exception. In addition to new Night’s Watch and Wildling cards, you’ll find plenty of support for each of six Great Houses. House Martell, especially, benefits from several cards that build its House Dayne strategies while House Targaryen burns their opposition with unique Dragons and hatchlings. Hatchling dragons may be small, but only a fool ignores their threat, lest he become their feast.
Play the only game that matters
Recapture the fantasy of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and strengthen your strategies for any house with the powerful plots, characters, locations, attachments, and events within the six Defenders of the North Chapter Packs, now on sale 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.
According to posts in the general forum for AGoT, 2 things:
1. Blood of the First Men agenda now reads: "reduce the cost of the first UNIQUE wildling character... Each round by 1."
2. "Blood of the first men is no longer banned. The previous edition is now considered to be errat'd to match the newest reprint. Currently all the agenda's maintain the NW/Wildling errata. It was not printed on the cards to allow us to revert back to all six agendas being useable at some future point. That will depend on the state of the meta and will be something we review each time we prepare for a new FAQ." - Damon
I've heard Blood of the First Men has been changed.
Ditto what Nitro Pirate says.
FFG, A Clash of Arms with white borders please, please please.
Yes, this is pretty confusing. A marketing trick ? And what about Blood of the First Men ? This agenda has been banned. Is there a new, playable version in Return of the Others, or does FFG sell us a reprinted banned card ?
I thought the "The North" agendas were erratad where you can only use Wildling or Night's Watch, and not both.
FFG, any news on whether or not the Clash of Arms cycle will be reprinted?! Pleaaaase???
Glad to see these finally on the shelves. Now I just got to figure out which ones I want first...