In 'Mother of Dragons Expansion'
Posted by William Niebling on August 10, 2018 @ 1:26 pm CT
Mother of Dragons expands the game in a number of ways, most visibly by adding an expansion to the board itself in the form of the Essos sideboard. This board depicts the distant lands of Essos and the factions that make their home there, including the reborn House Targaryen.
In addition to the two new factions, Mother of Dragons introduces a revamped system for vassal houses. All players can now recruit vassals to aid the efforts of their House, raising forces and sending them into battle using the new Vassal House cards. But the loyalty of the vassals can change from round to round, possibly turning against their former masters.
Rounding out the expansion is rules for the Iron Bank, which offers players access to special loan cards which grant advantages such as sellswords, tradesmen, or a Faceless Man. Loans are bought with power tokens, and require interest payments every round. If payments are not made, the Iron Bank will turn to the debtors rivals to get their compensation.
Fantasy Flight is also expanding its A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, in Q3 (see “Deal Yourself in to ‘A Game of Thrones: The Card Game’”).