Posted: 2018-Dec-07 09:55
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.