Ed Frew
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So how do those who've played it reckon using Arryn as a 7th player house for the base game would work out? Terribly, or maybe worth a try?
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Chris Willett
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First, without their own components, it would be real tough to play Arryn in a 7 player game. That said, Assuming they print blue plastic pieces in order to put them into it, I still don't think it would work very well. Beyond influence tracks and other adjustments that would have to be made, Arryn focuses on getting power in order to complete their House Objective. Without that, they don't have much. Honestly, in the bubble they start in, they only have the one castle, and when that is what matters to the scoring, I doubt it would work.
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Radosław Michalak
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I saw some people on Polish forum tried it online with changed map - Narrow Sea splitted, new port, more castles, barrels, crowns around Arryn.
Without it it would be completely unplayable.
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We play with Arrens if we collect 7 peoples.
No problem.
But in this case game is little unbalanced... Martells and Tyrrells have advantage...

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Aaaahw, really dissapointed the expansion doesn't come with blue units. I understand they aren't necessary but unfortunate nevertheless.



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Donderwolk wrote:
Aaaahw, really dissapointed the expansion doesn't come with blue units. I understand they aren't necessary but unfortunate nevertheless.

Attendees say us that it may not be their final decision
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Radziol wrote:
Donderwolk wrote:
Aaaahw, really dissapointed the expansion doesn't come with blue units. I understand they aren't necessary but unfortunate nevertheless.

Attendees say us that it may not be their final decision


Yeah, there are still a good amount of FFG folks that are pushing for full Arryn components. It would certainly be nice, but it would drive costs up.

I said they should make a component pack for them so it would be optional, but I'm no businessman.
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+1 for Arryn components. I would buy them in a heartbeat.
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If any of the FFG people are reading this; I'd buy a full set of Arryn components without a moment's hesitation.
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+1 for Arryn components. I would buy them in a heartbeat.


Ditto
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Armin Penner
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me too
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Walkka wrote:
ND3G wrote:
+1 for Arryn components. I would buy them in a heartbeat.


Ditto


Me three...or me seventeen. Whatever number we're up to now.
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+1 for Arryn components. I would buy them in a heartbeat.


YES!
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George Daly
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+1 for Arryn components. I would buy them in a heartbeat.


Same!
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Tom Chounpanh
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We play with Arrens if we collect 7 peoples.
No problem.
But in this case game is little unbalanced... Martells and Tyrrells have advantage...



Wow, did you make that to replace what's on the board? Do you use that for this 4player expansion?
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Me 64!
 
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I played a 4 player game using this Arryn overlay to make them viable, oddly enough we like the "Rumble in the South" variant (Baratheon, Lannister, Tyrell, Martell) so we stuck with that theme, trading out the Baratheons for Arryn.

We all thought it was balanced and both games were even throughout the game, although we changed the tracks around to even things out.

The tracks were: MATL, then LATM, then TLMA, and seemed to work well. Although the first game we tried to make less changes to the track and our northern boarder of Seaguard was used only as another access point to the Arryns, removing the stronghold, barrel, and crown.

The second game we made the above changes to the tracks and made Seaguard complete with its printed assets. I was Lannisters both times and narrowly won a tie with the Arryns in the 2nd game by having that 3rd stronghold, so perhaps a downgrade to a castle is in order, although being in close proximity to the Arryns and Tyrells is a natural disadvantage from the start, (Tyrells have the same disadvantage, so we tried giving them and the Lannisters a slight advantage on the tracks).

All in all it was fun and balanced for all players, but next time we might close off Dorne and use the Starks instead.
 
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This is the geek in me but I don't think "The Vale Sea" is a real term. It would be better to draw the red line further west, encompassing the Three Sisters and call it "The Bite". Also using the official graphics for the Arryn sigil would let the cards match the icon.

This is a great idea though!!

I would also buy pink pieces and parts for House Bolton. kiss
 
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This is my version of the Vale (if anyone is able to make sth like this but prettier - I will be grateful). I intend to use it on my 7pl game.

The goal is to give Arryn recruit points (4), 3 stars (2 raidable) and 4 barrels, from which one can be contested by Stark. Baratheon will be forced to go for barrels to Blackwater, since Bloody Gate has a star.

I think Arryn should move after Bara and Stark but before GJ, should have 3 stars after Lannister and be lowest on sword track (KC track: LA***, AR***, ST**, BA **, MA *, TY, GJ. Starting units: Eyrie: KN, FM; Vale Sea: SH; Fingers: FM.

If anyone has any suggestions for better balance - I will be grateful.

BTW - I love this game devil
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