Bran Stark

Rules FAQ

  • Old Gods characters can still be knelt to pay costs (including Winterfell Castle (BtB)), as costs are not effects. (See Ygritte.)

  • A replacement effect is an effect (usually an interrupt) that replaces the resolution of a triggering condition with a different means of resolving that same triggering condition, but in such a manner that the triggering condition is still considered to occur. The word "instead" is frequently indicative of a such an effect. After all interrupts to the triggering condition have resolved and it is time to resolve the triggering condition itself, the replacement effect resolves instead. If multiple replacement effects are initiated against the same triggering condition, the most recent replacement effect is the one that is used for the resolution of the triggering condition. (See Replacement Effects.)

  • You look at the defending player's hand when claim is applied. If another replacement effect was used after Bran, that effect is the one that resolves and you never see the defending player's hand.

  • You can trigger the interrupt even when you are the defending player.

  • If the claim value is higher than the number of cards in the defending player’s hand, all the cards will be discarded. If the claim value is 0, you can still use Bran to look at an opponent’s hand.

  • If Bran’s ability discards Obella Sand or False Plans, the reaction on those cards cannot be triggered, as they are not considered to have been discarded "for claim". (See previous ruling on Podrick Payne and The Seastone Chair.)

  • You cannot use Master of Whispers to discard cards from multiple hands. (See FAQ.)

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First Builder

Rules FAQ

  • You can trigger First Builder even if attached character is not participating in the challenge.
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Castle Black

Rules FAQ

  • If Castle Black is targeted using assault, it will already be blank at the time its Reaction ability could be triggered. Assault happens as part of initiating the challenge, before the reaction window opens.

  • Castle Black shares the same reaction window with Storm's End (BtB) and Winterfell. If you use the Interrupt to cancel them, you can then use the Reaction in that same window to stand Castle Black again. If Castle Black is already kneeling and you are first player, you can use the Reaction first to stand it, then use the Interrupt to cancel those locations.

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Samwell Tarly

Rules FAQ

  • Resolve each part of the effect that meets its condition. In other words, if your reserve value is 10 or higher, you resolve all three parts of the effect.

  • If your reserve value is 10 or higher and there is an eligible character you can stand, you must stand a character, even if it is controlled by an opponent. You cannot decline to resolve that part of the effect just to avoid making an unfavourable choice. However, you can still decline to trigger the ability in the first place, as reactions are always optional.

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Sunspear

Rules FAQ

  • "Spend" refers to any ability that allows a player to choose to pay gold or move gold from his or her gold pool. This includes paying costs and moving gold for bestow. (See Spending Gold.)

  • Plots enter play when they are revealed, so you can trigger Sunspear when you reveal a plot card (At Prince Doran's Behest, The Long Plan).

  • Attachments still enter play under your control even if you attach them to an opponent’s card. Sunspear cannot react to events though, because events do not enter play when they are played.

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