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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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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.
One of the Testor Corporation’s A Song of Ice and Fire product lines will be its skirmishing-scale wargame, previously reported on here. Now Andy Chambers, a well-known designer in the gaming community, has begun to provide more information about the game on his Red Star Games website. Don’t miss the PDF at the very bottom of the page.
From Fantasy Flight Games, makers of the AGoT CCG and board game, comes The Art of Ice and Fire, collecting art from the card game, the board game as well as other sources. Some of the art has never been seen before, and the book also includes a foreword from GRRM.
Note: Although Amazon.com currently lists a date of August 26th for this book, we believe the date listed by Amazon.co.uk—October 21st— to be more accurate.
On the heels of our previous post, Mikel Butterworth of the Testor Corporation has provided us further information as well as clarifications to our last report.
During the Worldcon, we had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Sims, a freelance artist who has been hired by Testor’s to work with George on the designs for their resin statues. He was scheduled for two presentations regarding Testor’s three lines of Song of Ice and Fire products, all quite suddenly, so it was rather hectic and all the things that had been hoped for did not quite materialize (particularly prototype miniature figures, which got stuck in customs, although there will be a report in the SSM collection from those who saw them on Monday).
Guardians of Order have announced that the A Game of Thrones RPG will be published and distributed by White Wolf, although they will still remain in control of the creation and design. As a result of this, the publishing dates have been delayed but firmly set (the book is finished -- and a full 100 pages longer than originally announced) to the following:
More information about this can be found in their newsletter.
A survey has been added to the board on behalf of Testors, the company that will be producing the A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures and wargame. For a chance to win nice prices, head over there to fill it out.
Guardians of Order have published the third issue of their newsletter, and it includes information on an interesting offer. From now on, all who pre-order certain books (such as the A Game of Thrones Deluxe Limited Edition) from them will also receive a PDF of the same title.
They have also have released the 4th preview from the A Game of Thrones RPG.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with, among other things, a new sample chapter and information about upcoming releases from Fantasy Flight Games for the CCG. Also, don’t miss the sneak preview of the first miniature due from Testors.
A poll has been added to the board on behalf of Testors, the company that will be producing the A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures and wargame. For a chance to win an artist’s proof of one of the upcoming figures, head over there to cast your vote.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with information about the release of the limited edition of A Clash of Kings and more information about the upcoming series of miniatures based on A Song of Ice and Fire.
According to this press release, The Testor Corporation will be producing a line of pre-painted collectible miniatures, a line of metal signature pieces and a miniatures game based on A Song of Ice and Fire.
The series of pre-painted, collectible 1:18 scale miniatures will be released in September 2005. In January 2006, the line of 54 mm metal signature pieces will follow, and in the third quarter of 2006 the miniature game will debut.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.