I am currently in the process of spendng way too much money on Kickstarter.  But it’s for a good cause!

Big projects like Dreadball Xtreme and MERCS Recon have attracted my attention.  I have backed a cardgame call Pairs!  mainly so I can get my hands on the Name of the Wind deck (based on the book by Patrick Rothfuss).

But I have also backed some smaller projects and it’s these that I love the most I think!

Counterblast – a 50’s pulp-style sci-fi skirmish game


Guildball – a medieval football game


And finally, Across the Dead Earth– a post-apocalyptic skirmish game with full campaign rules (a bonus which is not to be sniffed at!)


All of these projects have funded so now it’s just playing the waiting game to see how much money they can raise.

All of these things look awesome so go check them out!


Smuggling IS a Noble Cause after all…

After a few games testing the deck with my friends it appears to be doing rather well!  Obviously there is a huge difference between casual and tournament play but I have a good feeling about Saturdays Store Championship.


I can’t do any worse than I did at the Android: Netrunner one (Joint last FTW!)

Okay, so I think I’ve settled on a Smuggler deck using A Noble Cause as my Agenda.

The idea is that the deck is full of 2 gold weenies who gain the Renown keyword with the Agenda.  Paper Shield and The Hand’s Judgement offer a a little flexibility with cancels.  Asshai Initiate helps get things into my discard pile so they can be recurred with Melisandre’s Scheme and Dale Seaworth if necessary.  King Robert’s Debt will be my main draw engine and Khorane Sathmantes grants the multitude of Smuggler characters stealth to help me push through challenges.

I am a little concerned that my initial list does appear to be a little location heavy and resources may be an issue.  Much testing will be needed once next weeks Android: Netrunner tournament is out of the way!


My initial list is as follows:

Noble Cause Smugglers v1

House (1)
House Baratheon (Core) x1
Agenda (1)
A Noble Cause (FF) x1
Character (32)
Fleet from Lys (RotK) x2
Khorane Sathmantes (TCC) x1
Lyseni Pirate (TCC) x3
River Runner (TGF) x2
Ser Davos Seaworth (TGF) x2
Summer Sea Corsair (RotK) x1
Bastard of Robert (Core) x2
Brienne of Tarth (PotS) x1
Brightwater Man-at-Arms (FF) x3
Dale Seaworth (AToTT) x1
Davos’s Confidant (TBC) x1
Devan Seaworth (Core) x1
House Florent Scouts (TWot5K) x2
House Tyrell Guard (Core) x2
Robert’s Loyalists (IG) x1
Salladhor Saan (TPoL) x1
Knight of the Rainwood (Core) x2
Maester Cressen (AHA) x1

Renly’s Courtier (Core) x1
Asshai Initiate (KotStorm) x2
Location (18)
Aegon’s Garden (Core) x3
Black Betha (TGF) x1
Brightwater Keep (TBG) x1
King Robert’s Chambers (Core) x1
King Robert’s Hammer (TBoBB) x1
Narrow Sea (Core) x3
Oakenshield Port (TPoL) x1
Salla’s Escort Ship (KotStorm) x1
Seat of Power (WotN) x1
Shores of the Mander (AJE) x1
Street of Sisters (Core) x1
Street of Steel (Core) x1
Great Hall (Core) x2
Event (7)
King Robert’s Debt (OSaS) x3
Make an Example (PotS) x1
Paper Shield (QoD) x1
The Hand’s Judgement (TTotH) x1
Riches of the Reach (AHA) x1
Attachment (3)
Hunting Spear (BoRF) x1
Milk of the Poppy (Core) x2
Plot (7)
The King’s Law (KotStorm) x1
The Art of Seduction (LotR) x1
Rule by Decree (Core) x1
Negotiations at the Great Sept (TPoL) x1
Men of Duty (AHM) x1
Holding the Trident (Core) x1
Melisandre’s Scheme (RotK) x1

Thoughts for my first AGoT tournament.

Ok, so it appears that I will be taking part in my local stores Store Championship for both Android Netrunner and A Game of Thrones LCGs.  I have never done anything like this before so it should be fun.

My Netrunner deck is pretty much sorted, it’s just my AGoT one I need to figure out.  It has to be House Baratheon.  My loyalties don’t extend any further!   But do I go all out Rush, using the new A Noble Cause Agenda.  This will give all my 2-cost or greater characters the Renown keyword, allowing them to gain power every time they win a challenge.  If I do this, do I go for a Knights, Smuggler, or Holy Build?

My other alternative is to try for a House Tyrell themed deck, using such delightful cards as Margaery Tyrell, The Queen of Thorns and Mace Tyrell.  This deck will be a little trickier to pilot and I do not have all the pieces yet, notably the Knight of Flowers but I think it will be the more satisfying of the two.,  Certainly it will be the more durable, much less of a “glass cannon.”

With only 5 weeks to decide I’d better get thinking!


(Hopefully it won’t be as long until my next post!)

The cards hate me. The dice aren’t much better!

Today i played three games of AGoT.  I won the first one (which was my first using The Long Voyage Agenda). This agenda has a higher minimum card count but allows guaranteed extra card draw which is invaluable.  The chances of drawing any specific card are lower but the increased card advantage was invaluable!


The next two games didn’t work quite so well.  Still, plenty of work to be done and at least I got to try out Walder Frey!  He did nothing but the card is among the most thematic in the game!


Then I played Android: Infiltration.  Which I lost by one die roll!  It is a fun and thematic heist game of futuristic corporate espionage and I urge anyone to pick up a copy (as well as that of it’s shared universe games Android and Android: Netrunner!)


Then there was Star Wars.  To say I got violated is an understatement.  My poor little Death Star never hurt anyone!

First game with my new AGoT deck last night.  I won on a technicality.  It may have been different if I hadn’t been tired after a Spartacus marathon!  But I’m reasonably happy with it for now.  Some fine-tuning may be necessary as more cards become available…