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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. 13th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
LOVE the GoO book with all its info & beauty, but never really understood how to play.

Was going to borrow the combat system, but after much consideration decided it was too deadly in a way that was pretty faithful to the books.

I dunno. I guess we wanted something that was lower fantasy than D&D, but not quite so brutal as the "What, you're not wearing armor? The arrow hits you and you start bleeding and nobody can stop it and you die. Next character?" Realistic, yes. Fun to play...? Don't know.

Was interested in the political influence system, which I gather was what you were supposed to use the game for. But I had to jump around a lot to figure out how the RPG was meant to be played, so eventually I put it down and just enjoyed the art and info.

I'd still be interested to see another version of the RPG.
Still in favor of the d20, though, because learning a new system is tedious and we all forget the rules after not playing for three months. Just my 2 cents.


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