Sandstone

Rules FAQ

  • A “defending character” is any character that is participating in the challenge on the opponent’s side. Characters the defending player controls that are not participating in the challenge are not defending characters.

  • A character is considered to have a challenge icon or to not have that icon. A single character that has and/or is gaining the same challenge icon from multiple sources functions as if it has one instance of that icon. (See Challenge Icons.)

  • Since Sandstone does not require you to “choose” a character, opponents will need to decide whether to use a cancel or not before they know which character will be gaining power.

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Windblown

Rules FAQ

  • Even if Windblown is the only kneeling Army or Mercenary character in play, you can still trigger its reaction and return it to shadows, because there is an eligible target when play restrictions are checked. The effect will simply fail to resolve after the costs are paid. But note that your opponents’ Army and Mercenary characters are eligible targets for Windblown as well, so you will be forced to choose and stand one of them if you have no targets of your own.

  • Kneeling a location that was targeted by assault happens before reactions to winning the challenge can be triggered, so Windblown will still be in play at that point.

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Lord Anders's Host

Rules FAQ

  • The card can enter play from your hand using ambush, or with a “put into play” effect (like Arianne Martell (Core) or "The Last of the Giants"). When entering play from shadows, the card can be put into play by a card effect (like Starfall Spy), or by paying its shadow cost. Lord Anders’s Host can react in all of those instances. It can also react to itself entering play from hand or shadows. It does not need to be participating in the challenge itself in order for the reaction to be triggered.

  • You can return your own character to hand if you wish. If you do this after the winner of the challenge is determined, it may cause another character to be “attacking alone” for the purposes of triggering card abilities (for instance, Jaqen H'ghar). You can also return your only attacking character to hand and the challenge resolution will still proceed as normal (same if you return your opponent’s only attacking character).

  • Lord Anders’s Host cannot react to a card entering play directly from your deck (via A Mission in Essos, for instance). However, if you put Aegon Targaryen into play from your hand or shadows, and then put Lord Anders’s Host into play from your deck that way, the reaction window to Aegon entering play is still open and the Host’s reaction may be used.

  • Events do not enter play, even when played from shadows, so Lord Anders’s Host will not work with events.

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Fair Isle

Rules FAQ

  • The phrase “if able” means that you can choose an opponent with fewer than 2 cards in hand. That player will simply resolve as much of the effect as possible, whether that means putting their only card on top of their deck, or nothing at all. That player will still draw 2 cards at the end of the phase though, regardless of how many cards were placed on top of the deck.

  • If The High Sparrow is in play and the chosen opponent has already drawn 3 cards that round, they will not draw any cards at the end of the phase. If they have drawn 2 cards that round, they will only draw 1 for Fair Isle.

  • Placing cards on top of your deck is not the same as discarding those cards from your hand, so Fair Isle would not trigger a card like Cersei Lannister (LoCR).

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What happens if you stand and then trigger Fair Isle again? Does the opponent draw 2 or 4 cards? —
The opponent would draw 4 cards. There would be two separate delayed effects, each drawing 2 cards. :) —
Ser Jacelyn Bywater

Rules FAQ

  • All the standard rules for ambush still apply. It only works with cards in your discard pile that have the ambush keyword, and it only works during the challenges phase. Any effects that modify the cost to ambush a card also apply (for instance, The Many-Faced God).

  • If you ambush a card like Gold Cloaks or The Queen's Assassin from your discard pile, that card is still considered to have entered play “using ambush”.

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