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Subject: Any simple starter decks out there? rss

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Robert Rodger
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I have someone who saw my copy of the game and said "I like Game of Thrones, can we try this some time?" The thing is, he doesn't have a lot of gaming experience and my first thought is the game would be way too complex for him. But my second thought is that's unfair and I should do my best to find a good introduction.

So I'm wondering if anyone has or knows of a pair of dirt simple decks. Not ones that even show off the game to the best of its abilities, but ones that have the least weird interactions, least game text and easiest information to teach.

And if not, any recommendations on the starting point? I'm inclined to guess that Stark and The Watch are probably the most straight forward and have the best bet for a very basic game.
 
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I've had success teaching the game with the decks suggested by the Learn to Play guide. Any reason why not just use those?
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Robert Rodger
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I'll look at them again, but I'm kind of wondering if there are even more simple ones. Can you build a deck with characters devoid of individual rules, for instance. A bunch of armies, a few generic knights and only a couple unique characters you have to read.
 
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You could try treating the text box of the cards blank for the early games.
 
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Robert Rodger
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True, but that might muck up the cost/economy. Now I'm curious if you simply can. Are there enough simple cards out there? Sounds like a project.

On a related note, does anyone know what cards make up the HBO box? I assume the text is all the same, but I can't really tell.
 
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The HBO box is its own separate game. Although mechanically it is similar it isn't made to be played with 2nd or 1st edition.
 
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Robert Rodger
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Darksbane wrote:
The HBO box is its own separate game. Although mechanically it is similar it isn't made to be played with 2nd or 1st edition.


Is it close enough to be used as a teaching game?

Edit: Actually, looking in to it, this seems very much what I'm looking for... fewer keywords, simplified text. I'd rather get a chance to actually see it before buying it, but I may have to take a chance.
 
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