Today I’m very pleased to present to you the final segment of our short series featuring a playthrough of Game of Thrones : LCG by Fantasy Flight Games. Clay and I had a great time filming this series, and we will be filming more next week when he comes back for his week off work.
Things are also starting to build a head of steam for the upcoming podcast. I’ve been in talks with a couple of cast members about the format we are going to take, and it looks like we’ll be able to get that started either by the end of this month or early next month. I’m not sure when we will be starting to release them, but I’m looking forward to a weekly schedule before long.
Let me know what you thought of the YouTube series either by twitter or email, or simply commenting on either the video or this post. Your feedback can only help to improve the quality of this blog!
Thanks for watching and until next time, never plan a usurping with a man who loves your wife!
I’m glad that so many of you have been enjoying the video series I’ve been posting last week and this, the views have been impressive and I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback, both positive and constructive!
That said, there is major news bubbling around the thronesiverse; The Emmys happened last weekend and the outrage is palpable all over the internet. Our beloved fantasy epic got snubbed!
So, as it turns out, Clay and I had been playing according to some incorrect ‘house rules’ during our game. We had been playing with some various players who were misinterpreting the rules and unfortunately we picked up some bad habits over time.
Most importantly, you are not limited in your card play during marshalling by having gold in your gold pool. You can still play zero cost cards and reduce the cost of cards in order to play them even if you have no gold in your pool. This is a monumental change from how we were told the phase works. So please take that into consideration.
The other big error we made was during setup; Clay put an “Iron Mines” into play during setup and placed two gold coins on it. We’ve since been informed that during setup cards don’t have text, so you don’t get any of the beneficial “When you play” triggers for your cards during that phase. This one didn’t make a big difference because he could have just played the card during his first marshalling phase for zero anyway.
In this video, we will continue to make mistakes, but the biggest mistake is that I didn’t notice when the camera had stopped recording in the previous video; so I start explaining what happened from a phase later than I should.
During my marshalling phase, I had played a Northern Cavalry Flank, which is a 5 strength army for 4 gold with Military and Power Icons. It has the text, No attachments except Siege, and If any opponent is running an agenda, NCF does not kneel to attack. This will be very important text as the game progresses.
Now, let’s get back to the action with part two (of four) of this epic battle between House Greyjoy and House Stark!
Below, you’ll find the first part of the first game of Fantasy Flight Games’ Living Card Game “A Game of Thrones” that Clay and I played during our recording session on September 15, 2013.
The video will stop approximately 5 minutes before I expected it to, and we will miss my Marshalling phase during round two. I’ll fill you in on what the video cut out at the top of part two, so stay tuned to the blog, and subscribe to the youtube channel to stay up to date on all of the video content you’ll be seeing come out of my apartment/video studio!
Please join me and my friend Clay as we break down the basics of the Fantasy Flight Games LCG, A Game of Thrones. Later on in the week I’ll be uploading the first game we played., that one will be a five video set!
I hope you guys are as excited for the video blogs as I am! Feel free to comment here or on the video page, and as always you can tweet at the blog here or email us anytime!
I has been a crazy hectic week since two weeks ago last Thursday when my girlfriend and I moved apartments. I haven’t had the time to really get any blogging done in that time, but I’ve played a few games of Game of Thrones with some buddies which has motivated me to get going on the Games of Thrones breakdown on the Fantasy Flight Living Card Game. I’ve also picked up the equipment needed to start doing video updates, we’ll be recording something this afternoon!
All that said, I’ve got a pretty good update on all of the news coming out of the Thronesiverse! So let’s get started why don’t we?