Subject: New to AGoT? Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:25 pm
For anyone unfamiliar with A Game of Thrones houses, here is a brief look at each of the houses and some of the cards available to gamers. Enjoy, I'll keep this updated when I can.
CS - A Crown of Suns
DP - Draft Pack
FD - A Flight of Dragons
IF - Ice & Fire
IPS - Ice & Fire Premium Starter
P - Promotional Cards
PS - Premium Starter
RK - A Reign of Kings
SS - A Sea of Storms
TB - A Throne of Blades
TS - A Tourney of Swords
VE - Valyrian Edition
VPS - Valyrian Premium Starter
W - Westros
WA - Wildling Assault!
WE - Winter Edition
The blood of the First Men still flows in the veins of the Starks of Winterfell. Descended from the Kings of Winter, the men and women of House Stark are respected throughout Westeros as fierce, honorable, and just. The vast, harsh regions of the north breed hard people and valiant warriors, and although northern knights are rare, none can deny the skill of northmen soldiers, or of the generals who lead them.
Fed up with the corruption and treachery of the south, the Starks have cast off the domination of the Iron Throne and crowned one of their own the King in the North once more. Northmen might and determination will protect their lands and their people from those in the south who would seek to deny them that freedom.
Allied with the Twins - WE - R 1
Arya Stark - WE - U 4
Blue Steel Dirk - TS - R 1
Broken Tower - WE - C 19
Catylen Stark - WE - U 5
Chestnut Courser - TS - U 2
Child Heir - RK - R 5
Crannogmen of the Neck - RK - U 6
Crown of Winter - RK - R 1
Eddard Stark - WE - U 6
Feral Direwolf - RK - C 7
Frozen Solid - WE - U 2
Greatjon Umber - TS - R 5
Greatjons's Cousin - RK - U 8
Greatjon's Elite - WE - C 11
Guardians of the North - RK - C 2
House Stark Herald - WE - U 12
Huntress in the Swamp - WE - C 13
Jojen Reed - WE - R 7
Jory Cassel - TS - U 6
Keeper of the New Gods - WE - C 14
Knight of the Blue Fork - TS - C 8
Knight of the Green Fork - TS - R 9
Knight of the Rills - RK - U 9
Last Hearth's Finest - WE - U 16
Lookout - WE - C 15
Master of Shackles - TS - C 10
Meera Reed - WE - R 8
Northern Champion - TS - U 11
Northern Fiefdoms - WE - C 20
Northern Heir - WE - R 10
Northman's Gift - WE - C 3
On Arya's List - TS - C 3
Practice Yard - TS - U 14
Riverland Horsemen - RK - C 10
Robb Stark - RK - U 4
Robb's Cavalry - RK - R 11
Sansa's Favor - TS - C 4
Shaggydog - WE - R 9
Stark Councilor - RK - U 12
Sworn Duty - RK - U 3
The Iron Throne - WE - U 17
The Smalljon - TS - U 7
Throne of Winterfell - RK - R 14
Trident Defender - TS - C 12
Umber Reinforcements - TS - R 13
Weirwood Grove - C 15
Winterfell Barracks - WE - R 21
Winterfell Castle - WE - R 18
Winterfell Guardsman - RK - C 13
Winterfell Tourney Grounds - TS - R 15
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The Lannisters trace their line back to Lann the Clever, from the Age of Heroes, and it shows. The only thing the Lannisters of Casterly Rock are better known for than their cunning and treachery is their conspicuous wealth. Long the most powerful of all the Great Houses, the Lannisters have fought hard to keep themselves on top and are not above making a gruesome example of those who defy them. “I wouldn’t cross a Lannister,” begins a common expression in Westeros. “Not for all the gold in Casterly Rock!”
With a claim to the Iron Throne as strong as any other, House Lannister is at last poised to reign supreme over all of the Seven Kingdoms. With guile, treachery, and the best army money can buy, woe betide any who would stand in the way of the lion!
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When Aerys II went mad, it was Robert Baratheon who raised his banner against his rightful king. It was the Baratheons of Storm’s End who rallied the other houses and smashed Prince Rhaegar on the Trident, wresting the Iron Throne away from House Targaryen where it had stayed for nearly three hundred years. Baratheon valor and might are legendary, and it is to their banner that the knights of the Seven Kingdoms flock.
Although new to the throne, House Baratheon has earned it with blood and will defend it with steel. The valor of their knights and the strange powers of their new allies from the far east will ensure their victory.
The lord of House Greyjoy has the titles Lord of the Iron Islands, King of Salt and Rock, Son of the Sea Winds, and Lord Reaper of Pyke. Not one of those titles is undeserved. Long forced to forego their ancient ways of reaving and pillaging from their terrible longships, the ironmen of the Iron Islands are justly feared throughout Westeros to this day. Their raiders can strike anywhere without warning, and their Drowned God does not take prisoners.
Now that the Seven Kingdoms are in disarray, the Greyjoys are seizing the opportunity to resume their ancient ways. As sudden and unexpected as the kraken, ironborn raiders will once again ride the waves, bringing death and fear to Westeros.
Nearly three hundred years ago, Aegon the Conqueror came across the water and subdued Westeros. He had skill, and soldiers, and initiative, but most of all he had dragons. Westeros burned and the Seven Kingdoms now had one king – a Targaryen king. The dragons are gone now, and House Targaryen has fallen on hard times. Where once they ruled, now they exist in exile. Where once all the knights of Westeros were at their command, now they must rely on foreign mercenaries and the terrible Dothraki horselords. Where once they sat secure atop the Iron Throne, now House Targaryen is nomadic, moving from place to place across the water to the east, gathering strength for their inevitable return.
The Usurper may be gone, but the throne remains usurped and House Targaryen will have it back. They do not have the strength of arms or the support of the people, but they do have the only weapon they have ever needed: the dragons have returned.
The Martells have ruled Dorne since the days of Nymeria, the warrior-queen. Even after accepting the supremacy of the Iron Throne, the Princes of Dorne have retained the title of “prince,” refusing to lower themselves to the level of common lords and ladies. In their hot and sandy southern realm, the people of House Martell seem exotic and strange to the rest of Westeros … and dangerous. From their seat at Sunspear, the Dornishmen have harbored old resentments and long-lived grudges, waiting like a viper in the sand for their time of vengeance.
That time is now. The Dornishmen do not desire the Iron Throne, but with force of arms and deadly trickery they will make Westeros pay for the wrongs they have suffered.
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