Dickon Tarly

Rules FAQ

  • If Dickon "cannot stand" during the standing phase (for instance, due to Saving the Kingdom), you cannot trigger his reaction after another character stands. However, if Dickon does not stand due to Stannis Baratheon (Core) being in play but another character does, you can trigger Dickon's ability to stand him. Stannis only affects the framework event 6.2 (Stand cards), he does not prevent all card abilities that can potentially stand characters during the standing phase.
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Aegon the Conqueror

Rules FAQ

  • If you lose control of attached location, Aegon the Conqueror will become illegally attached and will get discarded. That also happens if Aegon the Conqueror's text box is blanked at any point (for instance, by Brother's Robes), because it will lose the play permission of being allowed to be attached to a location rather than a character. On the other hand, assaulting (or otherwise blanking) attached location will not cause Aegon the Conqueror to become illegally attached.

  • Even if you control more than one attacking Dragon character with printed cost 7 or higher, the claim value will still only be raised by 1.

  • In order for the claim value to be raised, a Dragon character with printed cost 7 or higher needs to be attacking at the point when claim is applied, not at the point when the winner of the challenge is determined.

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Black Balaq

Rules FAQ

  • Bestow (1) means you can only place 1 gold on Black Balaq when he enters play. But there is no limit to how much additional gold you can place on him with card abilities (such as Unbridled Generosity).

  • A defending character is any character participating in a challenge on the defending player's side.

  • The value of X is continuously checked and changes any time the number of gold on Black Balaq changes.

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The Hour of the Wolf

Rules FAQ

  • The When Revealed ability still resolves even if one or more players cannot sacrifice a character.

  • You cannot choose to sacrifice a character that cannot leave play, or a character that is immune to plot effects. But you can sacrifice a non-loyal character with Valyrian Steel Armor attached.

  • A sacrificed card cannot be saved. (See Sacrifice.)

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Jon Snow

Rules FAQ

  • Jon's ability applies a lasting effect on a set of characters at the time you trigger it, in the same way as Spearmaiden. When you satisfy claim, you must choose among those characters. If the claim value is higher than the number of characters that "must be chosen for claim", you must choose all of them, plus additional characters up to the total claim value.

  • A character that cannot be killed or leave play (for instance, due to The Crone) cannot be chosen for claim even if it "must be chosen for claim".

  • If a character stands or kneels after Jon's ability is used but before resolving claim (for instance, Mya Stone kneeling for her ability and getting canceled), it does not retroactively change whether that character "must be chosen for claim". It is its standing/kneeling status when Jon's ability was triggered that matters.

  • Jon's ability triggers just before the C step of the D.U.C.K. sequence. In other words, it triggers after reactions to winning the challenge (for instance, Battle of the Camps), but before intimidate.

  • Even though Jon's ability shares the interrupt window with claim replacement abilities, it is not itself a claim replacement ability. It therefore functions alongside such abilities as much as it can, based on the language of the ability in question. For example, if Jon chooses the "standing" option and Vengeance for Elia is played, standing characters must still be chosen for claim even when resolving Vengeance.

  • Jon only works when claim is applied "for a challenge". He cannot interrupt cards that work outside of challenges, such as Castamere, Trial by Combat, or Maester Aemon (WotW).

  • Even if the claim value is 0, or if there are no characters that can be killed, claim is still applied.

  • You can trigger Jon even if you are not the attacking player. In a Melee game, you can trigger him during any challenge, between any two players.

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