Blogging A to Z: F is for Fire
There is a pretty cool fan website out there that has been going strong for several years now. If you are a fan of the series and like to delve into the minutiae like I do, then Westeros is the place for you. Go check it out, it's worth a visit.
There have been several gaming products out there based in the land of the Seven Kingdoms. Fantasy Flight Games has been doing a great job on the boardgame front. I'm not a collectable card gamer but they have that too. I must say that I really dig the Art of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
quite a bit.
Green Ronin and Guardians of Order both have created role playing games based in the series. I do have both but have not played either. I was fortunate enough to get the deluxe signed edtion of the Guardians of Order game several years ago. I participated in the original preorder and it took almost a year to get the book. I was a bit nervous, but very pleased with the final release. Apparently there were many problems plaguing Guardians of Order and they went out of business shortly after the book was released.
I've been following the Trailers for the HBO Series and I must say that never I wanted access to cable moreso than I do now. However, since I live outside the States, I'm just going to have to wait until HBO releases the series on DVD. That's OK though as I need that extra time to reread the books and get caught up again. With A Dance with Dragons to be released on July 12th (just in time for my birhtday!), I'll be otherwise occupied until the series comes out on DVD.