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https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/7/22/the-iro...
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Really wished they didn't tie it to the art/images of the HBO show.
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Game of Thrones theme seems like a REALLY good fit for Cosmic Encounter-style negotiation.
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Apparent changes:

* You can't colonize opposing planets, so you are tracking the number of offensive victories
* Defence picks the planet being attacked, probably not one with 0 ships on it
* Ships in an attack are all-or-nothing for participating planets
* Loss of ships for the losing side may have changed to compensate for this
* Custom decks for each player instead of a shared one
* No flares
* Not nearly as many power combinations since each player colour only has five power options
* No warp, but possibly no limit to the number of ships a player can have
* The 18+ age rating makes me wonder what cards are in the Lannister deck
* Play time is listed at 30--60 minutes instead of 1--2 hours for CE
* Cheaper than CE
* Expansions would probably consist of a single player colour with five powers

I'm unsure about this game. Will definitely try it.

Currently listed as 'in development', so they should have time to fix the text on 'Instinct for Politics' to be more clear about what happens when there are multiple cards with higher values.
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Definitely not a "retheme". The article mentions CE, but the description sounds nothing like it. It looks like it might be closer to Dune, but still major differences even there.

Just a new game, basically.
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I want to hate this, but honestly GoT is a great thematic match for CE's gameplay. Arguably even better than the current theme.

Also glad to see that they're actually innovating a bit and not just making it a strict re-theme. Curious if they might even find a way to improve play at smaller player counts. It would be nice to have a CE-like game that I could enjoy playing with 3 or 4.
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Rubric wrote:

Definitely not a "retheme". The article mentions CE, but the description sounds nothing like it. It looks like it might be closer to Dune, but still major differences even there.

Just a new game, basically.


It looks mostly like a reskin to me. Just each player has 10 cards for their planets/leaders?
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My interpretation was that all of your attack, negotiate and so forth cards are part of your house deck. The 10 cards related to the characters seem to replace edicts. So different houses could have different distributions of challenge cards, negotiate cards with unique powers and so forth.

Spoiler (click to reveal)
Maybe Arya will be the new Morph.
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meh, I'll take zany endless stuff over this any time.
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djhopscotch wrote:
Really wished they didn't tie it to the art/images of the HBO show.
Well, that was kind of the point to create a Game Of Thrones branded game using the Cosmic Encounter game system...
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The game of thrones board game used its own art that was separate to from the show. I just have never liked the look of tv stills on game pieces.
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mlvanbie wrote:
My interpretation was that all of your attack, negotiate and so forth cards are part of your house deck. The 10 cards related to the characters seem to replace edicts. So different houses could have different distributions of challenge cards, negotiate cards with unique powers and so forth.

Spoiler (click to reveal)
Maybe Arya will be the new Morph.


Ahh good catch. That is cool.
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ha!

looks ridiculous!!

interested to try - see if they can do something cool.


love me some CE - theme should transfer perfectly but the art style is horrible.

still - i'll be lined up to try when it comes out.
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We are really glad it was tied to the HBO series. FFG had an HBO license license after all. And it connects with a vast audience of HBO GoT fans. This is a very social game, with room for lots of twists and turns.
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It's a shame they didn't pull a card from the Star Wars games and use paintings instead of image stills. Even if it's the HBO actors and visuals, seeing them as paintings in a boardgame just works so much better (see all of FFG's Star Wars games).

Anyways, I'm highly intrigued to try it out.

-shnar
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Given that you now have a grand total of 5 fixed powers per house (and who is to say that they can't add Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, Bolton, etc in expansions), add to that the modified Destiny/Launch/Alliance rules, and there's a whole new set of powers that can be had.

Already, we know Ned Stark is Empath.
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Who is the last designer listed on the box, Justin someone?
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logopolys wrote:
unexpected


That's my feeling. And I just bought Cosmic Encounters cry

I'll just have to see if they did a wonderful job that gives me no choice but to buy the same game twice shake
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adamxpaul wrote:
Who is the last designer listed on the box, Justin someone?


Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne

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Just applying an oil painting effect to the stills could do wonders. Maybe HBO would object?
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mlvanbie wrote:
Just applying an oil painting effect to the stills could do wonders. Maybe HBO would object?

Agreed. Keep Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, but just make it a painting instead of a photo.

-shnar
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That's a lot of cards needing new art...probably raises the MSRP from $50 to $60...
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I don't know. I admit the theme is a good fit, but it really just looks like a much more restricted Cosmic Encounter which kind of goes against much of the appeal of CE IMO. I like GoT, but I guess question is does the GoT theme alone make me want to play this over CE? I am pretty sure the answer will be no.
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