Whoa, so they made a Board game and a card Game?? Damn.. I love the Songs of Ice and Fyre, and I eagerly await the long and oft delayed fourth novel, but I wish you hadn't said anything about either of these.. heaven forbid you direct link to where I could actually see and possibly purchase the items...I'm just going to ignore that site...
I completely respect your choice to try to stay away from this game
. I'd never want to show you a place to buy it
against your will.
Go for Valyrian. This set introduced a couple of new mechanics that can't be used or defended against with the older sets. Depending on the house you choose to play, there are probably a couple bread and butter cards you'd want from the older sets, but you'd be better off buying them separately from ebay or something rather than buying boosters to try and get them. Also, the Valyrian premium starters come out this much which is something you might think about getting as well.
Well I went ahead and picked up a VE booster box for a few bucks over retail just to give myself a nice selection of cards, but anything else I get in the future will probably be singles except for maybe a splurge or two when new sets come out.
I heard about the new starters. Any idea yet what houses will be in the new premium box?
(Thanks to the mods for moving the thread here... nice move)