This file is intended to give an overview of what sort of game Blood of Dragons is, so that prospective players can get an idea of this without having to read too many different files. Each section links on to a more thorough explanation for that particular aspect of the game.
Theme: Blood of Dragons is based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, though the game is set about 140 years prior to the start of A Game of Thrones. For those unfamiliar with the books, they can be summed up a bit roughly as gritty, political medieval-inspired fantasy. Knowledge of the books is not necessary (except for some roles), but encouraged. Learn more about the theme in the Theme files, in our Concordance of thematic details and our spoiler-free review of A Game of Thrones.
System: Blood of Dragons uses a home-brew system constructed by the Admin. Attributes set on the characters during the CharGen process include assets and flaws, stats and skills. These attributes are utilized by a few, for the most part optional coded systems, primarily relating to politics and combat. On the whole, the game is relatively code-light (there is no economy system, for example). Learn more about the CG process in the CharGen files, and learn more about the systems that use the attributes set in CG in the System files here on the website and in +HELP on the game.
Policies: Blood of Dragons is a game for mature role-players, as violence and explicit language are part of the setting. As the Admin desire a co-operative environment OOCly, and despite the cut-throat nature of the politics in the books the game is therefore operated as a primarily consent-based game.
Characters: Characters on Blood of Dragons are drawn from a large number of family trees created by the Admin. Until a character has been played once, it has very few details predetermined. Once a character has been played and returned to NPC status, it retains the setup done by the first player. This allows new players to choose between characters that they can more or less setup as they want (CharGen is mandatory) and fully setup characters for those who don’t want to go through CharGen. Some characters, the so-called Cameos, have been setup specifically as characters that potential players can play for a limited time to try out the game.