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Subject: Some help building a better Targ deck rss

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Alan Kingsley
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Hi all!

My friends and I really enjoy this game, but we're not very into deckbuilding. Using some advice on the Geek, I put together six 60-card decks using 2 Core Sets and 1 copy of the Greyjoy & Martell expansions. Overall, the deck created for each House seems competitive against all the others, except for Targaryen. They lose every time, to the point that no one wants to play with them anymore. Is there an ambitious BGGer out there who can help me craft a Targ deck that is competitive with the rest? I'm perfectly willing to buy other expansions, if necessary.
This is what I'm currently using for each house:

House Targaryen
Aegon's Blade x2
Blood of the Dragon x2
Bones of a Child x2
Brown Ben Plum
Captain Groleo
Daario Naharis
Daenerys Targaryen
Dance with Dragons
Dany's Handmaiden x2
Eastern Fiefdoms x2
Flamer-Kissed x2
Forever Burning x2
Great Pyramind x2
Illyrio's Man x2
Khal Drogo x2
Khal Drogo's Tent
Lady Daeneyrs's Chambers x2
Maester Aemon
Milk of the Poppy
Poisoned Wine
Qartheen Fanatic x2
Quaithe of the Shadow
Rhaegal x3
Seductive Promise
Ser Jorah Mormont
Shadowblack Lane
Street of Sisters
Strong Belwas
Summer Sea x2
Temple of Graces x3
The Titan's Bastard
Viserys Targaryen x2
Warlock's Servitors x2
Xaro Xoan Daxos x2
Xaro's Home
PLOTS: Building Season, Counting Favors, Mad King's Legacy, Power & Wealth, Rains of Autumn, Rule by Decree, Wildfire Assault

House Baratheon
Army of the Faithful
Bastard of Robert x2
Bodyguard x2
Brienne of Tarth x2
Devan Seaworth
Distinct Mastery x2
Edric Storm x2
Great Hall x2
Host of Storm's End x2
House Tyrell Guard x2
King Robert's Chambers
Knight of Flowers
Knight of the Rainwood
Maester Cressen
Milk of the Poppy
Muster x2
Narrow Sea x3
Old Red Priest x2
Prosperity and Plenty
Renly Baratheon
Renly's Courtier x2
Retreat x2
Robert Baratheon x2
Seductive Promise
Selyse Baratheon
Ser Axel Florent
Ser Barristan Selmy
Ser Davos Seaworth
Shadow's Blessing
Stannis Baratheon x2
Stinking Drunk x2
Stormlands Fiefdom x3
Street of Sisters
Street of Steel
Support of the Kingdom
PLOTS: Mutual Enemies, The Power of Blood x2, Summoning Season, Tourney for the Hand, Uneasy Truce, Valar Morghulis

House Greyjoy
Aeron’s Chambers
Aeron Damphair x2
Asha Greyjoy
Assault of the Kraken x2
Assertion of Might x2
Balon Greyjoy
Confession x2
Dagmer Cleftjaw
Drowned Disciple x3
Drumbeater x3
Euron Crow’s Eye x3
Gatehouse x2
Iron Island Fiefdoms x3
The Iron Mines x2
Longship Iron Victory x2
Maester Wendamyr x2
Priest of the Drowned God x2
Randyl Tarly
Risen from the Sea x3
Scouting Vessel x3
Sea Raiders x3
Shadowcat x3
Silent Sisters x2
Sunset Sea x3
Support of Harlaw x3
Theon Greyjoy
Veteran Marauder x2
Victarion Greyjoy
Wex Pyke
PLOTS: Siege of Riverrun, An Empty Throne, After the Mummer’s Ford, The Promise of Victory, The Breaking of Oaths, Stay of Execution, Rise of the Kraken

House Lannister
A Lannister Pays His Debts x2
Call Their Bluff
Cersei Lannister x2
Cersei’s Attendant x2
Enemy Informer x2
Gilded Plate x2
Golden Tooth Mines x2
The Goldroad x3
Grand Maester Pycelle
Gutter Rat’s Cunning x2
Hall of Heroes x2
The Hound L42
The Hound F35
I Never Bet Against My Family
I’m You Writ Small x2
Insidious Ways x2
Joffrey Baratheon
Knight of Flowers
Lannisport Brothel x2
Lannisport Steward x2
Lannisport Weaponsmith x2
The Lion’s Will x2
Lurkers at Harrenhall
Maester Aemon
Magister Illyrio
Queen Cersei’s Chambers
Qyburn’s Informers
Raff the Sweetling
Ser Aerys Oakheart
Ser Illyn Payne
Ser Jaclyn Bywater
Ser Jamie Lannister
Shadowblack Lane
Sunset Sea x2
Tyrion Lannister
Tywin Lannister x2
Western Fiefdoms x2
PLOTS: Blockade, Building Season, Drunk Allegations, Hear Me Roar, Planning Ahead, Uneasy Truce, Wildfire Assault

House Martell
Areo Hotah
Arianne Martell
Blood for Blood
Crossroads x2
Darkstar x2
Denys Mallister
Dornish Fiefdoms x2
Ellaria Sand x2
Formal Petition
Former Champion x2
Harmen Uller
House Dayne Knight x2
House Dayne Skirmisher x2
House Dayne Reserves
House Messenger x2
Locked Away x2
Lord Doran’s Chambers
Lord Edric’s Knight x2
Myrcella Lannister
Orphan of the Greenblood x2
Palace Fountains x2
Paramour x2
Parting Blow x2
The Prince’s Wrath
Red Vengeance x2
The Red Viper x2
Rusted Sword x2
Sarella Sand
Ser Aeyrs Oakheart x2
Someone Always Tells x2
Summer Sea x2
Taste for Blood x2
The Viper’s Bannermen
Wars Are Won With Quills x2
Water Garden x2
PLOTS: Battle of Oxcross, Blockade, Let My Porridge Fly, Noose and Swordpoint, Summoning Season, To the Spears!, Valar Morghulis

House Stark
Arya Stark
Bran Stark
Bran the Builder’s Legacy
Brienne of Tarth
Catelyn Stark
Direwolf Pup x2
Distinct Mastery
Eddard Stark x2
Ghost x2
Godswood x2
Great Keep x2
Greatjon Umber
Grey Wind
Guilty! X2
The Hound
House Tully Recruiter
Ice x2
Jon Snow x2
Kennel Master x2
Knight of Tumblestone x2
Lethal Counterattack x2
Lord Eddard’s Chambers
Narrow Sea
Northern Fiefdoms x3
Nymeria x2
Robb Stark
Sansa Stark
Ser Jorah Mormont
Ser Rodrick Cassel
Street of Steel
Trident Reinforcements x2
Winter is Coming x2
Winterfell Castle x2
Wintefell Kennels x2
Winterfell Reserves x2
PLOTS: Counting Favors, Good for the Gander, Herding the Masses, Noose and Swordpoint, The Power of Arms, Rains of Autumn, Rule by Decree

Again, I'm not looking for a deck that will let me go to tournaments or crush everyone else; I just need one that will give the Targaryens a fighting chance. (And, actually, I'm not totally sold on my Martell deck, either, but no one's complained yet)

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Dan Cepeda
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I believe this thread should come in handy here:

It's on cardgamedb, and deals specifically with building decks from 2x core sets. If you keep reading after the first post, there are some suggestions for Martell and Greyjoy, but not from the op there.

Edit: actually, it looks like you have an almost identical deck to the targ deck there. Maybe posting on that site would get you better responses. I don't know a lot about deckbuilding, but have you looked up strategy articles?

It's also possible that your greyjoy/martell decks are contributing to the outperformance of targ. Have you played with just the four core houses? The reason I suggest this is because, from what I understand, the greyjoy and martell expansions are a little stronger than the core set houses...

Sorry I don't have much to offer in the way of criticisms/suggestions. I'm still a relative noob to the game, but I thought I'd say something. Good luck on your search for answers!
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Alan Kingsley
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Rocky Hill
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I'll give it a look. Thanks a lot!
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