Later this year Fantasy Flight Games will release a second edition of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game that will revise, update, add, and remove elements of the original. Additionally it will add two new houses and new deckbuilding rules that give players more options. The Westeros Cycle is the first expansion for the base game that will expand the possibilities of the core set without adding additional rules and now Fantasy Flight Games has announced the first Chapter Pack for the Westeros Cycle called Taking the Black.
Taking the Black will put players at the very beginning of the story of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and for the first time in the game include well known characters like Renly Baratheon, the Hound, and Maester Luwin.
Taking the Black begins the Westeros cycle’s journey through the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire with powerful new cards for every faction. You range the lands beyond the Wall with Will and the Night’s Watch, journey to the Dothraki city of Vaes Dothrak, or sit the Seastone Chair with the Lord Reavers of House Greyjoy. Begin the story of A Game of Thrones anew with the first Chapter Pack for the second edition!
This announcement is sure to have fans of the original game as well as fans of the show and new players excited. Seeing some of the great characters from the book introduced into the game and being able to start your experience from the beginning of the series certainly has me anxious to check out the second edition. You can find the entire announcement here on Fantasy Flight’s website.
Expect Taking the Black to make an appearance at your OLGS/FLGS in the fourth quarter of 2015.