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George R.R. Martin
New to the series? Read our spoiler-free review of A Game of Thrones.
It includes a brief look at "The Hedge Knight", and if you haven’t already picked it up, why not preoder the trade paperback collection of the whole series that is due out in June.
The A Game of Thrones RPG has been pushed back from its intended August 2004 release date to a fall release date. Guardians of Order, the makers of the game, states on their board that the reason is that until GRRM has finished A Feast for Crows, he does not have enough time to work with them on the RPG.
As previously mentioned, the trade paperback collection of "The Hedge Knight" comic book will contain additional material in the form of a short story. We have now learned that this story will be a comic book adaptation of the the story of the battle of the Redgrass Field as told in "The Sworn Sword".
Reporting from the GAMA Trade Show, GamingReport.com notes that Guardians of Order have announced a few more details about their upcoming A Game of Thrones RPG. The corebook is slated for an August 2004 release, with supplements due autumn 2004 and spring and summer 2005.
The A Game of Thrones boardgame, from Fantasy Flights Games, is being expanded with additional rules and components which will cover, for example, House Martell and the ports of Westeros. The A Clash of Kings expansion
is due out in June.
For those who have waited for the third part of the comic-book adapation of "The Hedge Knight", it is now available. Additionally, the collection of issues #1, #2 and #3 has also been released. Finally, you can also see a preview of issue #4 on Roaring Studios board.
The second issue of "The Hedge Knight" comic book is now available. The first one has sold well, but there should still be copies available, in case you haven’t picked it up yet. It comes highly recommended by the thematic consultants. ;)
Jesse Scoble, line developer for the A Song of Ice and Fire RPG by Guardians of Order, has been answering some questions regarding the book at GOO’s message board. Read it if you’re curious about where the project stands and where it’ll be going in the future.
Newsarama has a preview of the second issue of the comic book adaptation of GRRM’s novella (images at the bottom of the page).
Other noteworthy items in the article are a press release regarding the first issue’s success as well as images of the Ted Naismith 2nd issue cover (no, that background is not a photo!) and the special Brothers Hildebrandt cover.
GamePro has just updated with a A Song of Ice and Fire feature that includes an interview with GRRM by own of the community’s own, namely Lodengarl, a review of the comic-book adaption of "The Hedge Knight" and a competition.
Fantasy Flight Games premiered the Game of Thrones board game at Gen Con, with much success! According to their reports, they’ve sold out all of the copies of the board game they had with them. It should also be appearing in game shops by now. A review of the game can be found here.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.