Blood of Dragons

The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' MUSH

General

  • Important information -- news, changes, etc -- from the Admin. Also available on the in-game Updates and Notices boards.
    Planning our 10th Anniversary

    On October 1st this year, Blood of Dragons will have been open for 10 years since its beta opening in 2006. Of course, the game was founded much, much earlier than that and the full opening followed after about a year of beta, but we still consider this to be our anniversary date as it was the...

  • A collection of Frequently Asked Questions that provides quick access to vital information, whether you are new to MUSHing or just new to Blood of Dragons. It is highly recommended as a starting point if you are checking out the game for the first time.
    How is a MUSH different from a MUD?

    MUDs tend to focus on going on quests and fighting mobs or other players to gain experience points. MUDs also offer players options for both solo and group play, so that players can have something to do even when no one else is around. MUSHes, on the other hand, tend to focus on co-operative...

Resources

  • In-depth essays and guides on topics such as getting started on the game, creating a good character concept and roleplaying different character concepts. Many are geared towards newbies but everyone, including experienced players, should be familiar with the articles under the Theme section as these deal with the current state of play on the game.
    Combat Guidelines

    When taking part in combat roleplay on the MUSH, especially in larger battle scenes, everything will flow much more smoothly and be more fun for everyone involved if a few basic guidelines are kept in mind.

  • The Helpfiles wiki covers the information normally found in the NEWS files and is divided across general information (policies, guidelines, getting-started information, etc), system information (descriptions of how various codd systems are used) and thematic information (an overview of key elements of the setting of the game.
  • A gallery of maps, including room-by-room maps over the open areas to help players find their way, as well as other useful images.
  • Logs of meetings, lectures, lessons and other OOC activities.
    The World of Ice and Fire “AMA”

    Following the release of The World of Ice and Fire, we invited players on the game to an “AMA” inspired session of talk about the book.

Roleplay

  • A chronicle of events that include known canon events as well as events invented by the Admin, events in character backgrounds and roleplayed events. This is the most detailed information available for the history of the game and it is an excellent resource for creating character backgrounds.
    158 AC

    Day 1: As if taking the dawn of a new year as a sign, Daeron orders his forces to attack Sunspear. Though their numbers are much greater than those of the Dornishmen, Daeron is relatively cautious and opens battle carefully. It is only after three hours of skirmishing—in which the Dornishmen seem...

  • Logs of roleplay. Players new to MUSHing can get a sense of how roleplay works by looking at the logs and experienced players can get a sense of what the roleplay on the game is like and whether it seems interesting to them. Players can request a login to contribute directly.
    The Stormbreaker comes to Storm’s End
    Having conducted the patrol of the Kingswood upon which he was ordered by the King, Sarmion fittingly ends his journey at Storm's End. There he is greeted by kinsmen, a company of Hightowers, and his bride to be, Lyrissa Hightower. His first meeting with the highborn lady.
  • Important IC news from all over Westeros, covering all major events that the characters learn about. Also available on the in-game Tidings board.
    Discovery and Maneuver

    Pentos and its forces have proved most stubborn, as the Dornish army on Bloodstone finds itself in a stalemate: holding half the island but not being able to push past that, as each day brings the opportunity for reinforcements from Pentos to change the balance of power. Siege and counter-siege,...

Characters

  • Application forms for the various types of characters can be found here. Please don't be put off by the word "application"; for Open characters it is a very quick and easy formality.
  • An introduction to the CDB (Character Database) which stores all characters created for the game as well as all information that exists about them. For now, the CDB itself can only be accessed in-game, see +HELP CDB once logged in.
  • A listing of all the houses that are available for play. Each house has a family tree listing all the members of that house and it is from these family trees that the CDB (character database) was put together. The family trees can be used to see where a certain character fits into a family.
  • A gallery of original character art. Player submissions are welcome, as long as you own the copyright of the piece in question or have permission of the copyright holder.
    Tanyth Toland
  • A wiki for profiles of characters and significant groups in King's Landing and Sunspear. It is meant to give a sense of who's who at each court and to provide a way of easily browsing through information about significant characters. Players can request a login to contribute directly.