In the world of Westeros, your allegiance commonly lies with your House—but not always. Sometimes, treachery arises within your own family. Sometimes, you must look to your former enemies for aid in dire circumstances. After all, if your only goal is to claim the Iron Throne, there’s no room for sentiment in the game of thrones.
Now, you can experience the power struggles, terrifying battles, and subtle intrigues of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game with an entirely new format: draft. By combining fixed Valyrian Draft Starters with algorithmically randomized Valyrian Draft Packs, you and up to seven of your friends can carefully draw together several factions, working with the options you’re given in order to create a deck and pursue victory. To experience the game of thrones in an entirely new and unpredictable way and play with some of the cards from the War of Five Kings cycle before anyone else, there’s no better option than to start a draft with your friends.
You need to purchase these materials from Just Games to play in this event:
$4.99 Draft Starter (this is fixed, you only need 1)
$14.99 Draft Pack (this is random, you need 1 each time you draft)
Some of you may be unfamiliar with the concept of a draft, especially in the context of a Living Card Game®. Essentially, it allows every player to simultaneously choose cards from a limited, carefully curated pool of cards. Then, each player takes their drafted cards and uses them to create a deck, before playing a series of games against the other players who participated in the draft with you!
At the beginning of a draft, each player sits down with his own Draft Starter and Draft Pack. The Draft Starter contains a series of basic, generally useful cards and plots to help you fill out the deck that you’ll eventually create. The heart of the game, however, is your fifty card Draft Pack. Each player has their own Draft Pack, and at the start of the draft, you and your opponents draw the top ten cards of your Draft Packs. You’ll each choose one of those ten cards, and pass all of the rest to your left. Then, you choose again from the hand of nine cards, and so on. In this way, you’ll choose a series of cards from a steadily dwindling selection. The cards that you encounter may belong to any faction in the game, so you’ll have to carefully choose which cards you want to take and which factions you want to throw your lot with.