AryaBark 11 minutes ago

hostless 3P please

Limpan2002 15 minutes ago

3 player game *

Limpan2002 15 minutes ago

Can someone please host a empty 3 live room?

AzorHodor 19 minutes ago

how much more time till you can come back lol

Gizzo 20 minutes ago

wait for 2-3 more minutes ))

Spysakel 20 minutes ago

Where ?

Lord Kapoor 20 minutes ago

Am here dammnit

Spysakel 20 minutes ago

5/6 live rated game

AzorHodor 25 minutes ago

hope you get a spot

AzorHodor 25 minutes ago

sry

Lord Kapoor 26 minutes ago

Ah damnn it lads am back

AzorHodor 57 minutes ago

live games up !

Mankchi 1 h 2 min ago

6p live unrated up!! Come join and have fun!

Addario 1 h 32 min ago

Oh, I can just start incomplete. But my players are already gone

Addario 1 h 33 min ago

But I can't host games

Addario 1 h 33 min ago

Apparently, you are right

Harakon 1 h 34 min ago

I would recommend to start the game with 3players if you dont find 6

Addario 1 h 35 min ago

6p live about to start. 2 players needed

Addario 1 h 49 min ago

I was guessing that people will come as soon as one other live game ends

Addario 1 h 49 min ago

Hm, better than never. I'll wait.

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Hegemony
Stonemason

Posts: 7
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Member since: 2016-Jun-16

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-07 09:55
I got my pre-ordered copy yesterday (I'm in Bulgaria). Ran through the rules, will try it with 4 players on Saturday.
Targ can only use the B deck if you have the other two expansions (I have them forturnately)
My local vendor can't say when the Mat will arrive, but judging by the game, I should have it 1-2 weeks after it arrives for people in the US/WEurope.

One thing which is bugging me and may only be a problem of my copy of the game - the Arryn pieces especially lack polish on the edges, which makes them feel like they are lower quality.

Vassals - they get 4 orders each but you can only use two. Players take turns based on IT to "command" a vassal during the planning phase. A player can pass and not command a vassal (I guess this makes sense as you can't attack or occupy your vassal's territories and a vassal always places a power token to control an area when marching out). The last player gets to use all the remaining vassals and cannot pass on them.
If playing with 3 players Targ and Essos/Iron Bank are not used so it is more of a traditional game.
If playing with 4+ players, Targ cannot be used as a vassal. If Targ is not picked by a player, then Essos and Targ are again removed from the game.
There are 4 sets of vassal orders total.

The upgrade/degrade system is awesome. You can now destroy castles which can be used strategically to deny victory to one or more players. Or upgrade 2 of your castles to give you a mustering boost.

I wonder if we will see this expansion implemented on Thronemaster.
Beornegar
Knight

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Member since: 2016-Aug-11

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-09 20:49
The upgrade/degrade system is awesome. You can now destroy castles which can be used strategically to deny victory to one or more players. Or upgrade 2 of your castles to give you a mustering boost.
This sounds amazing! I can't remember reading it anywhere in advance.
Dies Irae
One Of The Kingsguard

Posts: 117
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Member since: 2017-Oct-06

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-10 07:16
Full rules in more or less readable state: https://tesera.ru/images/items/1359133/rules.pdf

Did anyone here preorder the deluxe mat? I'd really love some opinions on it before I decide.

I'm really curious how's the Tyrell's star and Baratheon's lack of stars in going to play out.


Hegemony
Stonemason

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Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-10 11:38
I have preordered the mat but there is still no information when it will be available.

I played one game on Saturday - 4 players with Targ and Arryn. I played Arryn, they are pretty interesting.
Targ is imbalanced for so few players, even with the vassals in play. I think it is best to play with Targ with at least 6 players so you can coordinate enough to counter them taking the loyalty tokens. With 4 players half the map is vassals, with limited maneuvering options, so it is harder to counter, unless the 3 players gang on Targ from the beginning.

Setting up the game takes twice the time now with all the vassals in play.
Lord Kapoor
Master of Whisperers

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Member since: 2017-Mar-17

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-10 12:14
Keep this thread updated, I have lured a fair bit of my board game community members to GoT only so that one day I can play the expansion. Love reading about it! All these updates are tantalising.

Cheers!!


deranger
Squire

Posts: 119
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Member since: 2016-Mar-30

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-11 17:57

Targ is imbalanced for so few players, even with the vassals in play. I think it is best to play with Targ with at least 6 players so you can coordinate enough to counter them taking the loyalty tokens. With 4 players half the map is vassals, with limited maneuvering options, so it is harder to counter, unless the 3 players gang on Targ from the beginning.

Did you guys at any point try all passing on Vassals so Targ had to control all of them and couldn't attack their territory?
Frode789
Squire

Posts: 201
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Member since: 2014-Jul-17

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-12 00:50
Full rules in more or less readable state: https://tesera.ru/images/items/1359133/rules.pdf

lol those are my scans, looks like someone hosted them elsewhere. Russians huh?

As for the deluxe mat, still waiting for it. No ETA as of yet, looks like it won't arrive until January.
Dies Irae
One Of The Kingsguard

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Member since: 2017-Oct-06

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-14 09:36

lol those are my scans, looks like someone hosted them elsewhere. Russians huh?

As for the deluxe mat, still waiting for it. No ETA as of yet, looks like it won't arrive until January.
Thanks for the upload by the way, it was my first chance to take a closer look at the rules

I mean it's only reasonable to expect your pdf to be reuploaded for convenience of local communities. No one claimed the ownership if it matters, it's just that a lot of things get reuploaded because majority of russians isn't familiar with BGG, while tesera.ru is the closest analogue they have.

More on topic, discord occasionally mentions some errata/faq and a Jason, whos presumably an FFG employee. Can anyone fill me in on the whole thing, please?


Frode789
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Member since: 2014-Jul-17

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-15 12:06

More on topic, discord occasionally mentions some errata/faq and a Jason, whos presumably an FFG employee. Can anyone fill me in on the whole thing, please?

Yes that would be me again. That would be Jason Walden, Senior Board Game Producer at FFG. Call him the boss for AGOT if you will.

There is no FAQ/Errata for MoD yet, but it's coming, no ETA though. He teased some changes in the errata that will make us pleased with the balance in the game (it was a response to my question regarding GJ-Lannister balance), so we'll just have to wait and see what that entails.
JukeboxHero
Stonemason's Apprentice

Posts: 5
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Member since: 2017-Jul-18

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-19 04:05
Just got my copy today and looked at it closely.

Initial thoughts:
In an 8 player full game, Baratheon is going to be in a very tough spot. The only upside seems to be that holding the throne guarantees you first crack at the first loan on the board, if you really want to spend all of your power on it.

It seems the new starting tracks were compensating for Baratheon gaining vassal advantage, but in a full game, that does nothing for you.

Am I missing something?
Frode789
Squire

Posts: 201
Games: 90
Rank Points: 478
Member since: 2014-Jul-17

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-19 07:24
Just got my copy today and looked at it closely.

Initial thoughts:
In an 8 player full game, Baratheon is going to be in a very tough spot. The only upside seems to be that holding the throne guarantees you first crack at the first loan on the board, if you really want to spend all of your power on it.

It seems the new starting tracks were compensating for Baratheon gaining vassal advantage, but in a full game, that does nothing for you.

Am I missing something?

This is correct. You really don't want to be 8 players normally, as then the vassal system is removed (and Iron Throne loses a lot of value).
The optimal amount is 5-7 players.
Visara
Knight

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Member since: 2016-Jul-10

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2018-Dec-19 23:37
Podcast, interview with the producer of Game of Thrones boardgame. They talk for an hour about Mother of Dragons.

https://ia801500.us.archive.org/13/items/episode236full/episode236full.mp3


Weall8Thenns
Battle Commander

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Member since: 2015-Jul-11

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2019-Jan-07 00:07
I’ve  just played the expansion and it’s awesome! I won with Martell! Seems really hard for Targaryn to win if all the other houses work together! Tha vassal system is a good addition and has made the game more complex and exciting ??????
hannuhas
Knight

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Member since: 2015-Mar-01

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2019-Jan-08 12:00
This is the coolest thing I've ever seen...

A detailed review here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTopmpmM6Go
Carl.hollinger
Battle Commander

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Member since: 2015-May-18

Topic: It's finally happening: New official expansion for AGOT: Mother of Dragons!
Posted: 2019-Jan-15 20:38
Anyone in USA received the playmat yet?



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