Hi everyone, Ive been following this rpg for awhile now and it made me take a closer look at the novels which I havent read yet. Well, I just ordered the rpg and the entire series so far and should be getting it any day. Martin's world with it's gritty realism is exactly what I like in my fantasy novels (My favorites are Glen Cook and Ellen Kushner). And the rpg sounds like it also retains that feel pretty well. Im in the Army and deployed in the middle east right now so Ill have plenty of time to read the four novels out so far and get a very good grasp of the rules of the rpg. Im excited to get going with A Song of Ice and Fire and Westeros.
Welcome to the world of Westeros (and the lands beyond)!
Martin is a fantastic author, and his books are ripe with great characters. Just don't get attached
The RPG is quite a wonderful piece of work in that it captures GRRM's world so well. I am thoroughly impressed (just wish that the core book was the same scope, size and density as the GOO collector's book - wow!)
The more I play with the RPG, the more I appreciate just how much it captures the world. Yes it has a few flaws/errata, but I've rarely been so impressed with a system or product in general. The people at Green Ronin (and I'd probably add Pinnacle with their Savage World), really "get" RPG's.