I played my first 4 player game (what a blast!) and some of the timing issues become more important when there are a lot of players. Please confirm the following:
In the Marshalling phase, each player, starting with the First player takes one Action. So, if I have a card that I kneel to reduce the cost of another card, my action would be to kneel the card. Then everyone else goes, then my next action might be to play a card from my hand and take the discount ... I wouldn't kneel and play the discounted card in one go.
And, if I wanted to stack a few such cards to kneel and discount cost, I would kneel the first, wait for my turn to come around, kneel the next, and so on until I had kneeled all the cards I wanted to and then play the discounted card from my hand.
The point is everyone gets to do one thing; this leaves the possibility that someone will play something that will screw up your plans as you assemble your actions.
I'm still encountering cards that puzzle me as to how they are used or why they are good. If you don't mind I'd like to put a few out here in hopes someone could enlighten me:
Xaro Xoan Daxos T116: This seems to just force you put one of your own characters back into your hand. Is there a circumstance where you control other players' characters?
Snowed Under S199: Is it true that the player who plays the plot chooses all the kneeling cards that are to be returned to the hands?
Attaching a Location to your House card: What's the advantage? Is it that if you are called upon to discard a location you don't have to discard one that is attached to your House?
Bran Stark S13: Can you choose and reveal one of your opponent's plot cards when you kneel Bran?