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George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Game of Thrones’ Card Game

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” — Cersei Lannister

Well it’s one of the best works of fantasy ever written. It is also coming soon into an original HBO series. SO when I saw a starter box set of A Game of Thrones for sale at Neutral Grounds, I plopped PHP 1,800.00 for the deck.

The rules are overwhelming. You don’t need to be familiar with the series to play nor understand the mechanics, but the artwork and familiarity to the backstory add the much appreciated visualization to the land of Westeros. I won’t discuss the rules — let Board Game Geek do it. And the Wikipedia page.

As for me .. well, photos!

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Discovering Roy Dotrice and his 500 voices


It is no secret that I have sold myself to audiobooks, devoting time to “reading” at least 12 books a year from my iPod. And it was with such audacity that I invested time to a reading of book one of A Song of Fire and Ice: A Game of Thrones by famous fantasy author George R. R. Martin. The audiobook spans 33 hours and is read by British actor Roy Dotrice, who voices over 500 characters (you might know him from Hellboy II: The Golden Army and The Cutting Edge).

Yes 500 voices. Such is the world of Martin’s fantasy. All voiced by Roy.

Wonder how he remembers them all. Wonder why I have the book version and the audio as well. Hm.