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Subject: Great Product! Minor Complain about House Tyrell Characters rss

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Just received my copy of RISK: Game of Thrones. I have to say, I'm super impressed with the board, the cards and the rules! I really like that you can switch in and out the extra Dominion rules to customize the gameplay. Even with all the extra Dominion rules though, the game does not seem overly complicated. Simplistic, yet diverse enough to make the gameplay much more interesting over traditional RISK. Can't wait to play this weekend!

One critique I have is with the House Tyrell characters. I don't think they should have included Renly Baratheon or Brianne in this faction. If they really wanted to include Renly they should have put him with the Baratheon faction instead of Salladhor Saan. Also, House Tarth is a vassal of House Baratheon, and Brienne never serves the Tyrells except maybe during her brief stint as kingsguard to Renly, so I don't know why they put her in this faction.

I would have preferred to see Olenna Tyrell and Mace Tyrell. Although the latter doesn't do all that much in the show, Lady Olenna is one of the based players of 'the game' and should definitely have had a card.

Alas, that's my only major gripe with the characters chosen for the factions. While I'm very happy they included a Ned Stark card, I wouldn't have been upset if both he and Jon Snow were instead Roose Bolton and Rickard Karstark (or Rodrik Cassel).
 
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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Thot Prad wrote:
If they really wanted to include Renly they should have put him with the Baratheon faction instead of Salladhor Saan.


I think Stannis would not agree.

Olenna should have been there though. Ned and Jon Snow do seem odd for Stark. I would go with Bolton and Blackfish. Or Edmure Tully.
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