Since Nathan Asked… The Longest War

So, here’s my latest crazy idea. Dothraki/War Crest theme running The Long Voyage. I’ve basically filled the locations with reducers, initiative, influence, and some draw. I’ve tossed Summer in to help with income and to power Myrish Villa (the best non-Limited in-House reducer, provided you can keep it Summer). My Limited card count is a little higher than normal but it’s compensated by such a large deck.

Draw is… interesting. You get three every turn, so that’s nice, but the random-factor has a larger impact. If you get a bad shuffle, your game is going to go south quickly. My setups are usually pretty decent due to the number of low cost characters and very low count of non-setup cards (only 13 out of 85… pretty decent ratio overall).

The interesting thing about the Long Voyage is with Meraxes in play, you’re almost at cap every single turn. Get one Jhogo working and you’ve capped yourself. Top decking is rarely an issue with The Long Voyage. Being able to get three cards in hand with a decent shuffle almost always nets a card you can use.

I’m still not certain I need all of the Initiative I have in there. I’ve considered dropping the Kingsroad’s completely and adding in Womb of the World and Vaes Dothrak, or maybe even Ocean Road.

I also tried to run the Fighting Pits with weapon attachments, but the attachments actually slowed the deck down and had a detrimental effect on setup. Also, you either loaded up on attachments or had wasted Fighting Pits because they had nothing to stand. So, then you could add Hall of Dragons… and the rabbit trail kept meandering. So, this is what I came up with.

The strategy is pretty straightforward… keep putting characters in play and kill stuff. I tried to fit The Price of War in for location control, but I needed some burn and the recursion from To Be a Dragon has come in handy. If I get a Black Raven in setup, I’ll drop Lineage and Legacy first turn rather than the Raven plot.

The Longest War

House (1)
House Targaryen (Core) x1

Agenda (1)
The Long Voyage (TPoL) x1

Plot (7)
A Time for Ravens (ACoS) x1
Men of Pride (THoBaW) x1
The Art of Seduction (LotR) x1
Wildfire Assault (Core) x1
Lineage and Legacy (KotStorm) x1
Valar Morghulis (Core) x1
Manning the City Walls (CD) x1

Character (45)
Aggo (RoR) x1
Bitter Crone (IG) x2
Blood-Crazed Screamer (MotM) x3
Bloodrider (MotA) x2
Daemon Blackfyre (TftRK) x2
Dothraki Handmaiden (DB) x2
Drogo’s Horde (IG) x2
Gilly (RoW) x1
Horseback Archers (QoD) x2
Jhogo (OSaS) x2
Khal Drogo (QoD) x1
Pike Phalanx (QoD) x3
Rakharo (IG) x1
The Golden Company (AHM) x2
Samwell Tarly (TRS) x2
Ser Jorah Mormont (WLL) x1
Daario Naharis (WLL) x1
Long Lances (THoBaW) x3
Pyat Pree (QoD) x1
Brown Ben Plumm (Core) x1
Kraznys mo Nakloz (TRS) x1
True-Queen’s Harbinger (QoD) x3
Carrion Bird (ASoS) x3
Queen Daenerys’s Horde (TWot5K) x2
Daenerys Targaryen (GotC) x1

Location (27)
Eastern Fiefdoms (Core) x2
Great Pyramid of Meereen (AHM) x1
Khal Drogo’s Tent (Core) x1
Meraxes (TBC) x3
Myrish Villa (QoD) x3
Street of Sisters (Core) x1
Street of Steel (Core) x1
Summer Sea (Core) x3
Temple of the Graces (Core) x3
Kingsroad Fiefdom (QoD) x2
Bay of Ice (KotS) x3
Flea Bottom (TGM) x1
High Ground (QoD) x2
Meereen Tourney Grounds (ODG) x1

Event (11)
Die by the Sword (LoW) x3
Incinerate (VM) x3
Ambush from the Plains (QoD) x3
To Be a Dragon (SB) x2

Attachment (2)
Black Raven (ASoS) x2