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"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"
George R.R. Martin
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As mentioned earlier, we had high hopes of getting more images from Testors down the road ... and now we have them. Check out the Gallery to see how Jamie Sims’s art has been translated into three dimensions thanks to this series of pictures of the Hodor, Bran, and Summer scene in "green" form.
This one is rather special, because it’s a piece Jamie Sims painted for himself rather than Testors. Just to remind everyone, he’s not "just" an artist who was hired on—he’s a huge fan of the novels, as well. When he started getting into the process he was particularly drawn by the scene of Bran climbing a tree one last time. So, he painted it for himself, and now he’s allowed us to share it with everyone.
You can find the new piece of art in the new gallery for Jamie’s art.
Wrapping up our series of posted images from Testors for their resin statute line, we’ve put the final three of the current series today: a colored piece of Arya during her time in Flea Bottom, and black and white pieces of Ned Stark with Ice and Tyrion Lannister. One thing we didn’t mention before , is that all the images we have up are approved by GRRM. For example, he says Jamie Sims’s Tyrion is the nearest to his own mental image of the Imp.
Keep an eye out on this site in the future, because we hope to be able to share more concept art, plus images of the resins and the miniatures, as product development progresses!
Fantasy Flight Games has announced that the Winter Edition of the A Game of Thrones CCG is now shipping and should be in stores by September 30th. Additionally, they note that on the 27th of September, they will be holding a chat with developers Eric Lang and Casey Galvan.
Continuing our series of posted images from Testors for their resin statute line, we’ve put three more up today: a colored piece of the Old bear at his desk and black and white pieces of Sansa with Lady and Hodor, Bran, and Summer.
Check in again on Sunday when we finish up with Arya, Ned, and Tyrion, and a special treat.
According to Guardians of Order, the A Game of Thrones Roleplaying Game is nearing the point where it can be shipped. The linked post provides a breakdown of where the various editions (the signed and unsigned Deluxe Limited Edition, and the Standard OGL edition) stand. Pre-orderers should start seeing these massive tomes arrive at their doorsteps as early as mid-October.
For those who simply can’t wait, the PDF of the OGL version is still available at DriveThruRPG, marked at half-price compared to the printed OGL.
The announcement that Testors will be producing several lines of figures based on A Song of Ice and Fire has drawn a lot of interest. Details of Testors plans have previously been reported on here, here, and here. Now we’ve more than just news to share, however: now there’s concept art.
The dam bursts, and now Fantasy Flight Games has opened up its official page for The Art of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
With the mad dash that’s been developing to get information regarding the art book (Dave McCaman at the Brotherhood without Banners was the first to get a scoop), we’ve been trying to see what else could be turned up. Well, at last, we’ve some more new information to put out there, thanks to the editor of the book, Brian Wood. Extracts from his mail to us follow.
Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they have a limited supply of the A Feast for Crows excerpt booklet (containing the chapter found here), thanks to Bantam Spectra. While supplies last, they will be including a copy in every A Game of Thrones CCG e-commerce order, and will also be including copies as part of the prize packages in officially supported CCG tournaments.
Amok has finished posting the first five of his portraits of the Targaryen kings, and promises to put up more after the Art of Ice and Fire artbook is published. He has also posted the descriptions that GRRM sent him regarding the appearances of those five kings. Expect to see the descriptions for the rest of the kings right here, at Westeros.org, after the artbook’s publication!
Following the process of moving to a new host, Guardians of Order is pleased to announce the resumption of their forum. Previous users will have to re-register before posting.
Amok, perhaps the best-known of the ASoIaF fan artists thanks to his contributions to Fantasy Flight Games’ Game of Thrones Collectible Card Game and the second edition of DB Pro’s "The Hedge Knight" graphic novel, has released the first of nineteen images depicting the line of the Targaryen rulers, from Aegon I to Daenerys Stormborn, which are part of his contribution to FFG’s forthcoming Art of Ice and Fire art book.
The first two images, of Aegon I with Blackfyre in his hand and his son (by his sister/wife Rhaenys) Aenys I, can be found here. Amok will post the first five in the series prior to the publication of the book, with the resting following after publication.
For those interested in perusing Guardians of Order‘s RPG for its setting information (particularly the tidbits of new stuff), PDFs of the Standard Edition (using the d20 system) are now available for purchase at only $24.99, half the price of the yet-to-be-released published version.
To purchase it, go here.
Guardians of Order have recently made the Deluxe Limited Edition of their new A Game of Thrones Roleplaying Game available at GenCon. Before that, contributors to the game (such as ourselves) and pre-orderers were given free access to PDFs of the deluxe edition. Now that we’ve finally had some time to look over the finished product, we thought we’d share some of our thoughts.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.