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.
    Is it necessary to have read A Song of Ice and Fire?

    The preference of the Admin is for the players to have read at least A Game of Thrones. However, Open characters are available to players with no familiarity with the theme, provided that they have prior MUSHing experience as the game is not setup to cater to players who lack both thematic…

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.
    Character Building

    This article was inspired by David Louis Edelman’s Building Character(s) post at DeepGenre. Though aimed at creating characters for books, several of the ingredients listed as necessary (by Edelman and by other authors in the comments to the post) are equally so when it comes to creating good,…

  • 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.
    155 AC

    Day 20: On the occasion of Jaesin Lannister’s sixteenth nameday, Lord Loreon throws a tourney in his honor. Many great knights and lords entered the tourney in hopes of winning the great prizes. The gold seemed destined to remain with House Lannister, as Jaesin Lannister overthrew every knight he…

  • 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.
    A Lesson in High Valyrian
    Chance meetings in the solar lead to some interesting discussions and certain tensions when Rurik the Raven reveals a facility with High Valyrian that not everyone shares.
  • Important IC news from all over Westeros, covering all major events that the characters learn about. Also available on the in-game Tidings board.
    Bonds of Love

    With Princess Daena safely under lock-and-key in the Maidenvault once more, King Baelor’s most urgent prayers were answered… but as he kept to the sept, to pray at all hours for his sister’s safe return, the rest of the court was not still in its labors. The small council met more than once, the…

Characters

  • 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.
    Aisling Ryswell
  • 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.