A Wall of Roses

Rules FAQ

  • You can choose an attacking character that cannot stand (due to Delena Florent, for example) or an attacking character that is already standing.

  • Up to 2 includes 0, so you do not need to choose any characters if you do not wish to. You can play A Wall of Roses just to reveal your hand. This is true even if there are no valid targets to begin with, which can happen if all attacking characters are either immune to this event (for instance, Stannis Baratheon (FotS)), or already dead (for instance, Ser Emmon Cuy).

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Ser Robar Royce

Rules FAQ

  • If Ser Robar Royce enters play after a player has already initiated their first challenge that round, he can be declared as an attacker or defender in the next challenge that player initiates.

  • In a melee game, if an opponent initiates their first challenge against another player, Ser Robar Royce can then be declared as a defender in the first challenge that opponent initiates against you.

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The Balerion

Rules FAQ

  • If you want to target a location using assault, a character you declare as an attacker needs to have the assault keyword when you initiate the challenge. That means you might need to trigger The Balerion in the action window before a challenge is initiated.
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Lysono Maar

Rules FAQ

  • To initiate your first challenge with Lysono in play, you will need to announce the challenge type and the opponent first. You can only do so if the challenge can legally be initiated, which means you must have an eligible attacker, and you must have permission to initiate a challenge of that type, and against that opponent. The opponent will then choose defenders. After that, you will choose attackers (you do not have the option of declining to declare any attackers), and the challenge will be initiated. The game treats all of the above as occurring simultaneously (in step 4.2).

  • Lysono’s constant ability is automatic and mandatory, even if you would prefer not to use it.

  • The first challenge means the first challenge you initiate as a player each phase, not the first challenge you initiate after Lysono has entered play. For instance, if you put Lysono into play after you have already initiated a challenge that phase, his ability will have no further effect.

  • You can still choose stealth targets for any characters with stealth and trigger abilities like Stonesnake. But since defenders are chosen first, they will not be affected in time to prevent them from being declared as defenders. Assault can still be used as normal.

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So what happens to the step 4.2.1, "Defending player declares defenders"? I mean the intention si clear, but neither your explanation, nor the card text is explicit about that. Worse so, it is unclear what happens to the action window subsequent to 4.2.1. Is it skipped? Does it still occur? Mostly it does not matter I guess, but there may be some specific game state where two subsequent action windows are different to only one. For instance the second player passing in the first window may be an information that makes the first player change their mind about taking an action. —
Step 4.2.1 is basically moved to an earlier point and is not resolved again later in the challenge. The action window still remains, so you need to "double pass" after attackers are declared to proceed to determining the winner of the challenge. —
The Wolf's Den

Rules FAQ

  • If The Wolf’s Den leaves play, any card that was placed in shadows by its ability will continue to have the shadow keyword.
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