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Green Ronin Special

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

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).


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Feb. 23rd, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
You know George, I'd be really tempted, had I not just spent all my remaining budget (and a bit more) on new shelves to house my RPG collection. http://philmophlegm.livejournal.com/139051.html

Once I have the shelves, I'll have plenty of room, but rather less money.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
acronym question
GRRM do you refer to your series as ASOIAF or SIF as you did in your post?
Feb. 23rd, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Re: acronym question
Actually, I don't use either.

Green Ronin uses SIF and many of my fans use ASOIAF, so I recognize both.

Myself, I tend to use I&F.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I'm excited! One of my fellow grad students finally got his hands on the core book, so I have the promise of a campaign to join sometime this spring.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Fantastic Art...
George, is there somewhere that I can find the art from the Dabel Bros. calendar? I am one of the many who never got their pre-ordered calendar and the art is the main reason I wanted it and I am missing out!
Thanks :)
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Art in the Guides
Hi George,

Just a quick one, in the guides is there any new art which hasn't been seen before?

The picture of Jaime on the front cover is great.
Feb. 24th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
Re: Art in the Guides
Yes, plenty of new art.
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
The Campaign Guide is full of great information and would be useful to fans even if they aren't roleplayers.

I've been running a campaign in Westeros for quite a while now and having great fun!

Do you still roleplay any George?
Feb. 24th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
I do, but not often. Neither of the GMs I play with has been running of late.
Feb. 24th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Wonderful! We've been excitedly awaiting the guide for a while now :)

... not that many survived the end of our first campaign. But that's to be expected in Westeros, right?
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Feb. 25th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
My favorite is the players who make characters with children. As GM, I consider it the goal of the campaign for me to craft my very own Catelyn.
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
System question
Is this a campaign guide for the D20 A Game of Thrones that came out a few years ago? If not, does it still use the D20 system?
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Re: System question
Well, a lot of its information can be applied to the D20, but the stat blocks and other such things are for GR's system they created specifically for their version of the game. There's a free quick-start that gives the basics of the system.

It seems to me that if you're just interested in playing D20, it's unlikely that this campaign guide actually contains much in the way of new information. GoO's game was very, very thorough in providing setting information and background. However, from what I've heard, it has a lot of nice art.
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:36 am (UTC)
Re: System question
Having looked through the Green Ronin rulebook a while back, I have to say that as a product, the GoO version was far superior in terms of sheer size and also artwork. The GR version has some nice art in it, but the GoO one is light-years ahead, both in terms of the individual art pieces and the actual graphic design of the book.

Interestingly, they use exactly the same maps as well.
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
Re: System question
GoO did not fully pay the map artist, and so he got rights to all he created for the book reverted to him. GR paying for it (possibly at a bit of a discount) probably suited him and them both.

In the long run it was, perhaps, a mistake for GoO to bank so heavily on such a massive book. Maybe they would have been better served to go GR's route, release a rule book with brief setting detail first, and then a big campaign guide afterward. But they had been on shaky financial footing for awhile, regardless.
Feb. 24th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: System question
I love the "create your own house" system too! I always wanted to be a Dornish Bannerman
Feb. 24th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
bit off topic but..
So not on the subject of the thread..more an observation. I find it amusing that the Icon for geeky shows E=MC3 above the head. Makes me wonder if it's supposed to mean even geeky-er than the average geeky-ness?

On topic: I might get the companion for my younger sister. She loves table-top RPGs (I'm more into the computer based type) and I recently got her hooked on I&F. It could be a match made in heaven!
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: bit off topic but..
I have nothing on topic to contribute, but I was staring at the E=MC3, as well.
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Props to my pals Rob Schwalb and Kara Hamilton, who worked on these magnificent products!
Feb. 24th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
My D&D group played through the quick start adventure on GR's site for a change of pace (and as part of my master plan to get them all reading the series - it's working to some extent) as well as to see if the game would be worth picking up to start playing a longer campaign. I've got all these Awesome Dark Sword minis; might as well have a game to go with them, right?

Long story short, we had a good time and I wound up running out to the FLGS to pick up the SIFRP rulebook as soon as I got the chance. We loved the intrigue system in particular, even if the sample intrigues in the quickstart adventure didn't always give all the stats needed to run through the intrigues properly. Not that the combat system isn't also quite nice... Got the Peril at King's Landing adventure module too a while later and plan to run my group through it after we reach a logical breakpoint in the D&D campaign and find time to create some characters and perhaps our own house. It will be fun to try out the rules that were either not included in the QuickStart pdf or just not used by my group when we played it through. I've been awaiting the Campaign Guide's release for a while now too; good to hear it's on the way! I'll probably get it significantly cheaper at the FLGS than by ordering it online though (they always have the best prices), so I'll probably skip the free pdf offer and just wait for that.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does the Narrator's Kit not also include a copy of the Wedding Knight in its booklet? That would be good to know for anyone who might be thinking about ordering both...

I haven't played the older I&F RPG before, but I've played a lot of D&D (ie. D20) and this is quite different but seems like a better set of rules for bringing out the gritty feel of Westeros in an RPG. Combat can be really deadly - you'll probably even run away sometimes! :o) - and the intrigue rules are much better than trying to use D20's clunky Diplomacy skill rules to determine the outcome of all the treachery and manipulation. But if you really want to try playing D20 in Westeros, Dragon Magazine had a good article about doing just that in issue #307 (May 2003), which IIRC included some stat blocks, prestige classes, suggested campaign arcs, etc. Not to mention a nice painting of Melisandre for the cover art.
Feb. 25th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Yep, the Melisandre was brilliant. Art by the amazing Donato Giancola.
Feb. 24th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I&F Reviews
My buddy and I are going in November to the days of "ice and fire" He is a sponsored RPGame Reviewer on YouTube and has very good things say about This Fantasy Flight Games version and your books in general.. Search "Game Geeks ice and fire".. or something like that.
Feb. 24th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Re: I&F Reviews
Poop!, My bad.. This is the Green Ronin.. not FFGames.. I had that on my mind as i was typing.. is there such a thing as a fruedian type?
Feb. 24th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
@Parris/George....I've been wondering when I can order some of those t-shirts...dude your missing out on a lot of potential sales...I'm dying to get my hands on every design you have....I also wouldn't mind taking over your t-shirt business George....it's a potential gold mine!
Feb. 25th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Campaign Guide! Hell Yeah!
George! I'm really excited about the campaign guide. I've been running a game based during Maegor the Cruel's reign in the North in Karstark lands. The characters have to regain some lost territory up by the northern coast between Umber and Karstark lands taken by bandits and smugglers and violent locals who have been treated badly in the past by the nobles. There is alot of roleplaying involved, its been an interesting campaign. My players love the world even if they haven't read your books. Although I have been converting some new fans ! Kill off those Ghiscari bastards! I hate the Ghiscari! HA HA. Dracarys! I hope you get to Austin soon!
Feb. 25th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
I own both the d20 and the Green Ronin. The Green Ronin Song of Fire and Ice RPG is hands down the best d6 system I have every played and IMO system wise much better than the d20. The Green Ronin is not without its flaws however; the book is terrible laid out and you are constantly flipping around to get critical information for various system from multiple chapters. The book feels unfinished or rushed in parts and in some places the rules tend to contradict themselves from chapter to chapter. All said if you can work through the bad layout the heart of the system is brilliant and I will be buying the Campaign Guide as soon as I can get my hands on it.
Feb. 26th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
I am eager to see A game of thrones serie! It will be awesome :)
Feb. 26th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank you
Well, I don't speak well in english so sorry if you can't understand.
This comment is only for say thank you for write Fevre Dream. I can't read before because there aren't a traducction in Spain, but we have the book now. Fevre Dream is now my 7th favourite book. You make me cry, smile, enjoy and dream. Please take care, and then we can enjoy of more wonderful books as this one
Feb. 26th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
The GoO limited edition rulebook was VERY swank. It had some amazing art pieces and a very good depiction of the Others you wont find anywhere else.

That said the Green Ronin version has more support and will also likely be updated with more information as the remaining novels are released. Information on how to play the Faceless Men for example, might be included in a sourcebook after ADwD is out, assuming it contains information on Arya completing her training.
Feb. 26th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks, just grabbed it.

It's spectacular. This is how the campaign guides for other settings ought to be. Some other publishers have been rather stingy on that front.

It would be awesome if they released a supplement for the pre-Baretheon throne. For whatever reason I've wanted to play in a Targaryen kingdom lately. I suppose it wouldn't need much work, especially with sources like Hedge Knight.
Feb. 26th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
I&F as a RPG may be intimidating for a GM since players will expect the game experience to be on par with the enjoyment of the novels.

Yet I feel keen to purchase them for I am a geek for the series.
Feb. 26th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
This game is fantastic. I am very tempted by this. Green Ronin is fantastic
I've got the main book and my buddy is reading it over in preparation to run it. Can't wait!

BTW, George, do you have any more of the old GoO special editions for purchase? I'd like to buy another copy, if you do. I seem to recall you said you found a few more. I figure it's been long enough now since I bought one that others have had their chance.
Feb. 26th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: This game is fantastic. I am very tempted by this. Green Ronin is fantastic
I have a few of the GOO limited editions left for purchase, yes. Less than ten, last time I looked.

For details of price and shipping, check out the Signed Books page on my website.
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