For those of you that have yet to see it (check out page 6!) here it is.

Now, many of us are already talking about this in the updates, but I thought it might be better to set up a blog post about it since these comments will keep popping up in the updates section (unlike replies to the updates themselves).

So here’s my take (as a Stark player first and foremost):

I was not surprised to see Meera Reed on the restricted list, however I was not expecting Bear Island, especially not the refugees and certainly not No Quarter. There are a ton of surprises and I am sad to see some of these cards go, BUT I’m also really excited. I haven’t been this excited about Game of Thrones in months. I’m really excited to see what decks we can build and what weird crap we can come up with that actually competes. I’m looking forward to the challenge, maybe I’ll even take the time to mess around with Black Sails now? (Could it be that FFG wants us to focus our attention on the new shiny toys? Hmm…)

Anyway, what do you guys think and where do we go from here?

EDIT: I thought it might be helpful to have the list we need right here.

Joust Restricted List
A Clash of Arms
PYROMANCER’S CACHE
FURY OF THE WOLF
FURY OF THE LION
FURY OF THE STAG
FURY OF THE KRAKEN
FURY OF THE DRAGON
FURY OF THE SUN
BEAR ISLAND
CASTELLAN OF THE ROCK
A Time of Ravens
KINGS OF SUMMER
KINGS OF WINTER
GAME OF CYVASSE
BOLTON REFUGEE
MOUNTAIN REFUGEE
HIGHGARDEN REFUGEE
ISLAND REFUGEE
REFUGEE OF THE PLAINS
REFUGEE OF THE CITADEL
VALE REFUGEE
King’s Landing
ROBERT BARATHEON
AEGON’S HILL
KNIGHT OF FLOWERS
VENOMOUS BLADE
Defenders of the North
FEAR OF WINTER
THE HATCHLING’S FEAST
BURNING ON THE SAND
VAL
Princes of the Sun
ORPHAN OF THE GREENBLOOD
THE VIPER’S BANNERMEN
Kings of the Storm
NARROW ESCAPE
Brotherhood without Banners
RETALIATION!
Secrets of Oldtown
THE MAESTER’S PATH
THE CONCLAVE
TIN LINK
SEARCH AND DETAIN
Queen of Dragons
THREAT FROM THE EAST
A Tale of Champions
MEERA REED
THE SCOURGE
NO QUARTER
Beyond the Narrow Sea
PENTOSHI MANOR
THE LONG LANCES
Melee Restricted List
A Clash of Arms
PYROMANCER’S CACHE
FURY OF THE STAG
Defenders of the North
FEAR OF WINTER
VAL
Princes of the Sun
THE RED VIPER
THE VIPER’S BANNERMEN
MAKE AN EXAMPLE
Kings of the Storm
SUPERIOR CLAIM
NARROW ESCAPE
Secrets of Oldtown
THE MAESTER’S PATH
HELLHOLT ENGINEER
THE CONCLAVE
A Tale of Champions
THE SCOURGE