The second edition of the A Game of Thrones card game has been officially released for about four weeks now in the UK, so I thought it was time to do a review of my experiences with it so far.
It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these (Ba’ar Zul the Hate-Bound, back in July), but I thought it was time to write another. Rather than covering one of the warlords that have been previewed since Ba’ar Zul (Gorzod, Subject Omega and Chaplain Mavros), I decided to go with the latest one; Commander Starblaze. This is the second warlord previewed that breaks the alliance wheel (Gorzod being the first spoiled) and it’s this kind of mechanic that gets the deckbuilder side of me thinking about the possibilities. Anyway, on with the preview!
Last week my group and I finished the Dungeons & Dragons campaign that I have been the DM (Dungeon Master) for, so I thought that I would take the opportunity to reflect on how it went. In this article I will go through the good points, the bad points, what I could have done better, and what my players could have done differently. My aim is to provide some insight for those of you thinking about running your own campaign (spoiler; you should!).
This was the final week of our Summer League and the current standings were very close. So far in the league I have used Baharroth, Urien Rakarth, Aun’shi and Torquemada Coteaz, so they were unavailable for this week. Since it was the final week and I was in a position to challenge for the league title, I decided to go with a warlord that I have used before, Zarathur. Since one of the prizes for this league is an alternate art Zarathur, I thought this would be quite fitting as well.
This week I decided to go with Torquemada Coteaz. I have played a decent number of friendly games with him and have had favourable results, most of them resulting in the opposing warlord’s death. That strategy was the one I was going with in this tournament; I would try to keep constant pressure on their warlord and kill them when possible. The planet lineup was of course important, but I was going to consider it my secondary win-condition.
This week we have three videos from our latest tournament, courtesy of Rik Hyde (youtube channel):
Baharroth vs Commander Shadowsun
Torquemada Coteaz vs Aun’shi
Aun’shi vs Urien Rakarth