|Prepare for a New Challenge
Ice and Fire Draft Starters and Draft Packs Are Now Available
|A Game of Thrones LCG | Published 15 January 2014|
“Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next.”
–George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords
With Ice and Fire Draft Starters and Draft Packs, you and your friends can test your skills for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game in draft play, an exciting, new alternate play format.
An Alternative Path to the Iron Throne
Draft play introduces a unique set of challenges to A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, forcing you to build a deck from cards that you select one at a time from a limited number, without full knowledge of the available card pool. Accordingly, you’ll develop strategies for how to select your cards and build your deck. Furthermore, you’ll stretch and adapt to the format’s challenges as you and your friends test your mettle against each other with draft-built decks.
For more about how Ice and Fire products allow players to participate in an alternative and exciting draft play format for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game visit our A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft Play description page.
What Do I Need to Play?
If you want to start an Ice and Fire draft with your friends, each player will need to bring two items: a fixed, twenty two-card Draft Starter and a randomized Draft Pack.
Draft Starters: The Ice and Fire Draft Starter is a fixed collection of necessary cards that can be reused any number of times, so you only need to purchase this item once to participate in any number of Ice and Fire drafts. Draft Starters contain rules for draft play, House cards, some important Plot cards, utilitarian economy cards, and a “draft format only” agenda.
These cards are clearly distinguished from the larger A Game of Thrones: The Card Game LCG® card pool and the cards in the Ice and Fire Draft Packs, allowing you to collect and sort them after each of your games. No matter how many Ice and Fire drafts you play, you’ll only ever need one Draft Starter.
Draft Packs: The heart of each Ice and Fire draft are its Ice and Fire Draft Packs, each of which is an unique collection of fifty randomized cards, carefully compiled from a 240-card set called Ice and Fire.
All draft cards are clearly identified by a new icon, and starter pack cards are further distinguished from draft cards by color.
To learn more about how Ice and Fire Draft Packs are created, visit the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft Play description page.
All cards in Ice and Fire draft products, except for those marked “draft format only,” are legal in standard tournament play as soon as they are tournament legal and released within the standard LCG format. However, because of variations in production color and card-stock resulting from our in-house manufacturing, players using draft cards in tournaments must sleeve their cards with opaque or art sleeves.
Muster Your Army
At long last, draft play has arrived to A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!
Note: Ice and Fire draft products do not serve as a replacement for the standard A Game of Thrones LCG model. Instead, Ice and Fire products allow players to enjoy the game through an additional format of play.
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.