Winter is coming...RECENT UPDATE:
Think you can rule the Seven Kingdoms?
Think you can rule...when rumours are rife that a Targaryen heir has arrived back in Westeros...and poses a direct threat to you and your house?
We have begun, King's Landing is beginning to stir with rumours and manipulation, and Winterfell is wakening to the stoic Starks.
What we need is a Baratheon King in King's Landing. He can be whatsoever personality you wish.
We also need a Targaryen heir, or heiress.
The plot is that the Targaryens have made it back to Westeros, with help from unknown sources. Unknown to the Baratheons, at least...
I'm happy for the King and Heir to play their characters however they wish, but it stands to reason that the Targaryen will be wanting the Iron Throne, that they were rightfully deposed of by the Baratheon King.
Half of Westeros may still see the Targaryen heir as the rightful ruler...especially if they have a bad relationship with the Baratheon monarch.
Post interest here or PM me for more information.Is yours the fury?
Being as the books are so good and have a massive readerbase, and the upcoming series on Sky is due any moment now (Sean Bean as Eddard Stark...I mean I see it, but I also don't at the same time?), thought I'd throw up an interest check before the storm hits.
This is only an interest check, ideally I'd love for a couple other experienced RP'ers who are really interested to help run the game (maybe people who have the board game/who have played the RPG?) once it's on its feet, but I am literally just gauging interest for now.
My idea would be to use OC's. These characters can and should be close to the canon characters, as the canon characters will crop up in the narrative or as NPCs, but largely unaffected by the player characters. The timeline will be rolling in order of the book, so we will start off in the "time" of the first book, giving our characters time to establish themselves and develop relationships with each other before the war hits and people are forced to choose sides, either Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Greyjoy or even the small houses etc.
I'd like freedom of choice and unique characters, so wildling characters would be encouraged alongside sellswords (although if you do choose the latter please involve yourself, the mercenary is an attractive archetype in all games but most expect the game to revolve around them!) and clansmen of the tribes whom Tyrion managed to "hire".
So, what would you be? A bannerman of the stoic Starks, proud Lannisters, Renly or Stannis' Baratheons, Tyrells, Florents, the grim ironmen of the Greyjoys? Or a wildman beyond the wall, one of Mance Rayder's closest men, or perhaps a rival to his power? Would you even rather be a spy in the service of Varys or Littlefinger in King's Landing?
For the girls, would you choose an embittered female knight character similar to Brienne? Or perhaps a feral spearwife like Ygritte? Maybe a powerful and dangerous noblewoman such as Cersei? Or one of Chataya's prized whores in King's Landing, subject to the noblest clientelle and all their noble secrets?
If people majoritively declare interest for one particular area or particular time in the books, then I have no problem altering the game to fit in with this.
George R.R Martin's world is a rich one, full to the brim with hard-fought battles of both sword and tongue, siege and subterfuge, and plenty of ripe lust. I'd love to have some people explore it further with me.EDIT: 12/7/11
This has been updated. Please check my most recent post in this topic for more up-to-date information on what we're looking for here.
We're going for an alternate world, involving the canon Houses and families, with the players playing...who ever they want, actually, so long as they can prove influential somehow. Oh, and of course, original characters only.