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More on the RPG

December 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm
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And here’s another taste of the video RPG, coming next year from Cyanide Studios and Atlus Entertainment.

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And yes, that’s James Cosmo voicing the Old Bear. Cyanide has reached agreement with HBO allowing them to use elements from the television series in their game.

Looks pretty cool to me. That shot of the Wall, panning up from the courtyard, is pretty stunning.

If you would like to see more, check out the offical RPG website at http://gameofthrones-thegame.com/#/intro

The RPG is Coming

December 21, 2011 at 11:42 am
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Cyanide Studios and Atlus Entertainment have just unveiled a trailer for their forth-coming GAME OF THRONES videogame RPG. If you missed the official premiere and presentation in Paris,
here’s a look.

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I’ll be the first to admit that I have not played a lot of videogames myself. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them; rather, I enjoy them too damned much. Parris often says that Sid Meier owes her, seeing as how I lost a novel to RAILROAD TYCOON and another one to PIRATES. But looking at this, I can’t help be impressed by how far game graphics have come.

I haven’t played the game myself yet, but the Cyanide gang has visited me a couple of times in Santa Fe to give us presentations, and discuss details of game play and background. They are presenting original stories here, with characters of their own creation, but it was important to them (and to me) that they get the look and feel of Westeros right, and I think they have. Their enthusiasm and passion for this project is palpable.

This preview has me very excited. It’s another way to visit Westeros, for those of you who can’t get enough, and maybe the game will even help fill some of those long years between books.

Vote Early and Often

July 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm
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More cool news. The good folks at Green Ronin have informed me that PERIL AT KING’S LANDING has been nominated for an ENnie Award in the “Best Adventure” category.

The ENnie Awards are the most prestigious honors in role-playing these day, I am told. Green Ronin also has nominees in the “Best Game” and “Product of the Year” categories.

The voting is going on RIGHT NOW, and is open to the public. To cast your ballot, go to

http://www.ennie-awards.com/voting/ballot.asp

In other gaming news, Green Ronin informs me that the Pocket Edition of their SONG OF ICE AND FIRE RPG is at the printers, and will debut at GenCon. It is also available for pre-order for those who cannot be at GenCon.

http://www.greenronin.com/store/product/grr2705.html

My congratulations to Green Ronin. They have done a great job with the RPG license.

(Oh, one last word about RPGs. I’ve turned up another small batch of the deluxe limited edition leatherbound Guardians of Order RPG book, and will be offering them again via my website while the supply lasts. Watch my Signed Books page for details).

Now Shipping

June 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm
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Green Ronin has just released the new Campaign Guide for its SONG OF ICE AND FIRE ROLE-PLAYING GAME. The book is now shipping, and should be available soon at your favorite game store. It can also be ordered directly from:

http://www.greenronin.com/store/product/grr2703.html

The cover, featuring the Kingslayer and the Iron Throne, is another spectacular piece of work from Michael Komarck.

Happy gaming!

Mouthing Off

April 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm
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There’s a new interview/ podcast with me just up at Gamer’s Haven:

http://www.gamershavenpodcast.com/eparchive/interview009georgerrmartin.mp3

Those of you who aren’t sick of me mouthing off yet should check it out.

Green Ronin Special

February 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm
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Green Ronin Games is about to go to press with the new Campaign Guide for their SONG OF ICE AND FIRE ROLE-PLAYING GAME, and to help launch the guide they’ve announced a pre-order special. Anyone who pre-orders the Campaign Guide direct from Green Roning will get the PDF version of the book for free immediately. The PDF is normally $20 on its own.

For more info, and to place those pre-orders, go to
http://www.greenronin.com/store/product/grr2703.html

The special will continue until the book comes back from the printer, Green Ronin tells me.

And check out some of the other SIFRPG products while you’re there. In addition to the game itself, Green Roning also offers —

— the adventure module PERIL AT KING’S LANDING,

— a cool Narrator’s Kit with 3-panel screen, poster map, and 16-page booklet,

— a PDF ebook adventure module, WEDDING KNIGHT,

Be the first kid on your block to collect the whole set.

(Lots of cool art in these too).

How To Play the Game of Thrones

August 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm
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The good folks at Fantasy Flight Games have come up with a terrific video tutorial on how to play their GAME OF THRONES card game.

Check it out at:

http://new.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/agotlcg/tutorial/player.html

If only Ned Stark had taken a few lessons…

ENnie Awards

July 25, 2009 at 5:52 pm
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My congratulations to Chris Pramas and his crack team at Green Ronin Games. Nominations have been announced for this year’s prestigious ENnie Awards, given each year at Gencon, and Green Ronin scored five nominations for their licensed games:

Best Interior Art: Wild Cards
Best Rules: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying
Best Free Product: A Song of Ice and Fire Quickstart
Best Game: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying
Product of the Year: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying

The final awards are determined by a public vote. Voting opened Friday and will continue until August 1, so if you’d like to cast a ballot, head on over to the awards website at http://www.ennie-awards.com and let your voice be heard.

The awards ceremony is the evening of August 14 at GenCon. I’ll have my fingers crossed.