GenCon Tournament Updates

Beginner Tourney’s Sold Out

As an update, both the Thursday and Friday Beginner Tournaments at GenCon this year have SOLD OUT.  There is still plenty of room (17) spots available for the Saturday tournament.

Expert Tournament is now pretty much the Big Tournament

CMON has updated the description of the Saturday tournament to remove the world “Expert,” as it was a bit misleading to call a tournament “expert only” for a game that was JUST released.

The guidance that Josh Morris, head of ASOIAF Organized Play at CMON, referred to the tournament as simply meaning that the organizers don’t expect to have to teach folks the rules for the Saturday tournament.  Basically, what i have been telling people is if you have followed the game, read the rulebook and watched a few matches on YouTube, you are probably ready for the big tournament on Saturday.  So, go ahead and visit the SIGN UP PAGE, and get on the list!

More Learn to Play Events Added

Josh added a bunch more “Learn to Play” events to the schedule as well.  That was a good move to ensure that everyone that wants to have access to some demo games can get them.

The GenCon 2018 Tournament Page has been updated to reflect all of this information.

ASOIAF Discord Server Up!

The ASOIAFMG Facebook Page community has started a Discord Server, which is really active only a few days in.  I find myself constantly checking in on the various lively discussions going on.

If you aren’t into Facebook, but still want to chat about the game, ask questions, etc., this is your alternative!

I’ve updated the Links Page with the permanent server code.

GenCon 2018 Tournament Information

Josh posted to the ASOIAF Discord yesterday that the GenCon 2018 Beginner Tournaments will be 30 points and all armies must be made from a single Core Set.

The Expert Tournament will be 40 points and all armies must be made from two Core Sets.  With this information, we now have everything we need to make our lists for GenCon.

I have updated the GenCon Tournament Section with this information.  Get on over to ASOIAF Builder and make those lists!

New Army Builder Website Live!

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Community member Mark Albenesius enlisted the aid of his brother to create ASOIAF Builder, the first (and currently only) online army building tool for the game!

It is very well done and intuitive.  There are a couple of kinks to work out, but even as it stands, it is an invaluable resource for the community.  I have put a link up to the site in the Links Section.

Update 105

In other news, the Kickstarter has been updated with Update 105, where Shinall discusses a Rodrik Cassel themed Stark army list, weighing in at 40 points.  Check it out, and, of course, tweak it using ASOIAF Builder!

Confirmation of Night’s Watch

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CMON has updated its Product Page to include a bunch of new details about the Night’s Watch.  I have compiled all of the confirmed units, attachments and the like HERE.

The Starter set is CONFIRMED to include two units of Sworn Brothers + Watch Captain (13 models each, for a total of 26), one unit of Veterans of the Watch (12 models), one unit of Ranger Trackers (4 cavalry models).  And finally, the characters Jon Snow, Ghost, Jeor Mormont, Maester Aemon, and Bowen Marsh.

The two commander options are Jon Snow and Jeor Mormont.

The “gimmick” of the Army revolves around the use of Vow Tactics cards, which can be attached and removed from units.  It seems as though the Night’s Watch will be “buffing” style army of some sort.

More to come as everything gets sorted out!  Exciting news!

Next Army Leaked: Night’s Watch!

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No official confirmation by CMON, but this tracks everything we know, so it is probably legit.  The only real information about it is HERE!  I started a new NW Army Page to track what we learn on the site.

Starter set is said to include two units of Sworn Brothers (13 models each, for a total of 26), one unit of Veterans of the Watch (guessing 12 models), one unit of Ranger Trackers (guessing 4 cavalry models).  And these five, which look like Jon Snow, Ghost, Jeor Mormont, Maester Aemon, and Allistar Thorne.

NW Heroes

First ASOIAF Tournaments at GenCon

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Although I will keep up with unit descriptions, card changes and the like on this Site, I suspect that I will quickly fall behind in those areas to those that are more capable (and interested) in those aspects of the game.  My passion, and by extension this site’s purpose, is to follow the competitive scene for the game.

My goal is to be the best resource for the competitive tournament scene.  That is why I am especially excited that GenCon 2018 will have 3 Official Tournaments for the ASOIAF miniature game.  I have updated the Tournaments section of the site so that you can see the general look and feel of how it will be organized.  The goal will be to post the tournament, the players, lists, prizes and links to any battle reports for every major sanctioned tournament.

Registration is still open for ALL 3 TOURNAMENTS, but the Beginner ones are almost full, so go go go!

This is just a first step, so if you have any thoughts or comments, feel free to post in the forum or otherwise let me know.  The ASOIAFMG Facebook Page is an excellent way to get a hold of me or to otherwise talk with folks that will be at the tournament!

-Don Shelkey