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ICE & FIRE role playing game

I have reached a final settlement with Guardians of Order, the Canadian games company that published the role-playing game based on A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE before going under last year.

We're now all square, and that license has officially expired. It is not the ending that I would have hoped for, but I'm glad to have concluded things amicably.

As part of our settlement, I have acquired the remaining stock of the deluxe, limited edition of the RPG worldbook, a huge and lavishly illustrated hardcover. I will be listing the book for sale on the "Signed Books" page of my website in the very near future, but I thought I'd give my Not-a-Bloggers a little advance notice.

If any of you want to snag a copy, the price is $100, which includes book rate shipping within the United States (overseas is more). This is a big and beautiful book with lots of great artwork, and tons of background material on the world of Westeros that may be of interest even to those who do not play role-playing games. And needless to say, I would be glad to sign and inscribe the book on request. You can get a look at the cover and some of the graphics by scrolling back through the Archives sections of the news page.

(Please email if you are interested, don't comment about it here).

There will be another RPG in the future. I am considering offers from several other companies right now, and expect to have a new license to announce within the next couple of months,


Mar. 8th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Heh, I own a copy of that, purchased not too long before GoO went out of business. If it involves a deluxe edition and your signature, I'm gonna go ahead and opt to buy it. I'll keep my eye on the site for updates regarding this.

Awesome stuff. As for Pen & Paper / Tabletop RPGs, I can't recommend a company even after playing for 15 years. Since TSR was acquired I'm not sure Wizards of the Coast / Hasbro would give you any good treatment but you do have the added bonus of comfort, trusting they won't go under. White Wolf tends to publish grittier settings, most of which are original. (In fact the only non-original licensed world they did was Street Fighter, from the game series of the same name, but that project failed.) So they might enjoy your product, and in my experience they seem to reflect much more on literary content than just game functionality.

Anyway good luck with all that stuff. :) I'll be checking back religiously for a chance to get your signature on an RPG book!
Mar. 8th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
White Wolf have actually published licensed settings in the past (they published Ravenloft for a few years under license from WotC). WW have also acquired and published the new edition of Big Eyes, Small Mouth which was previously owned and published by Guardians of Order. They also publish the Pendragon RPG which was previously published by Chaosium and Green Knight Games.

Now that WW have themselves been taken over it'll be interesting to see what happens with them. I know they are now developing a RPG based upon the popular EVE MMORPG (which considering the company that brought them is the company behind EVE isn't really surprising I guess :p). We'll wait and see.
Mar. 10th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
ww is a good choice
1) they have already publish the base book
2) they can begin the new game line with the suppléments already written

(sorry for my poor level in english)


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