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AGoT: A Brief Introduction

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Subject: AGoT: A Brief Introduction   PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:06 pm Reply with quote

A Game of Thrones is an umbrella name that covers two distinct card games developed by Fantasy Flight Games. The Collectors Card Game (CCG) ran from 2002 to 2008 and spanned six blocks before being phased out in favour of a new Living Card Game (LCG) format that allows for the easier acquisition of desired cards.

Central to the development of the original CCG was the release of regular core blocks and expansion sets centred around booster packs of 11 cards (1xRare, 3xUncommon, 7xCommon.) In all Fantasy Flight Games released six core blocks (Westeros, Ice & Fire, Valyrian, Winter, Iron Throne and Five Kings) along with ten expansion sets split two each between the first five blocks.

With the creation of the LCG Fantasy Flight Games removed the random nature of booster packs and replaced them with a number of regular fixed ‘Chapter’ packs, each containing 40 fixed cards (3 copies of ten cards and 1 copy of ten other cards.) This allows for easier construction of decks as players need only buy packs containing cards that would aid their own deck. With the introduction of the Brotherhood Without Banners Cycle LCG Chapter Packs now contain 60 cards and place more emphasis on single houses over the balanced nature of previous packs.

The following is a list of all CCG Blocks and Expansions along with a list of all LCG Cycles and Chapters;

1. Westeros Block
-- Premium Starter
-- Sea of Storms
-- A Flight of Dragons

2. Ice & Fire Block
-- Premium Starter
-- A Throne of Blades
-- A Crown of Suns

3. Valyrian Block
-- Premium Starter
-- A Tourney of Swords
-- A Reign of Kings

4. Winter Block
-- Premium Starter
-- A Song of Twilight
-- A Song of Night

5. Iron Throne Block
-- Premium Starter
-- A House of Thorns
-- A House of Talons

6. Five Kings Block

1. Core Set

2. Kings of the Sea (Greyjoy Starter Set)

3. Princes of the Sun (Martell Starter Set)

4. Lords of Winter (Stark Starter Set)

5. Kings of the Storm (Baratheon Starter Set)

6. A Clash of Arms Cycle
-- War of the Five Kings
-- Ancient Enemies
-- Sacred Bonds
-- Epic Battles
-- Battle of the Ruby Ford
-- Calling the Banners

7. A Time for Ravens Cycle
-- A Song of Summer
-- The Winds of Winter
-- A Change of Seasons
-- The Raven’s Song
-- Refugees of War
-- Scattered Armies

8. Kings Landing Cycle
-- City of Secrets
-- Time of Trials
-- Tower of the Hand
-- Tales of the Red Keep
-- Secrets and Spies
-- The Battle of Blackwater Bay

9. Defenders of the North
-- Wolves of the North
-- Beyond the Wall
-- A Sword in the Darkness
-- The Wildling Horde
-- A King in the North
-- Return of the Others

10. Brotherhood Without Banners
-- Illyrio’s Gift
-- Rituals of R’hllor
-- Mountains of the Moon
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