Blood of Dragons


  • Pitcrew

    @magee101 said in Blood of Dragons:

    @balerion If you dont know anything about GRRM's works aside from dragons and politics, how accessible is BoD?

    Our general recommendation in this case is that you play a previously CGed character, ideally one who'll be based in King's Landing, as those areas are the most "typical" fantasy-medieval (Dorne is a bit more "Arabian Nights"). There's plenty of information on the web, on wikis such as ours and our articles for the game and so on. We've just entered the final year of the reign of King Baelor the Blessed, and the wiki article there will give you a sense of what things are like in his reign.

    @misadventure said in Blood of Dragons:

    Adding a spin to @magee101 's question:

    How well would you do if you have a reasonable grasp of fictional medieval politics and low fantasy settings?

    I think you could do pretty well! As I noted above, this is the last year of Baelor's reign -- he's become increasingly driven by religious visions and overzealous piety -- so that's one source of tensions and friction. His young cousin Prince Daeron just got married to a princess of the rival kingdom of Dorne as part of Baelor's efforts to make peace, and so that's another source of potential friction. There's room for people to advance at court, and we've created a court structure that tries to divy up court positions in various areas, and give a hierarchy people can aim for. (There's a similar file for the court in Sunspear, as well.)


  • Pitcrew

    So I'm reading and reading and I realize. Fuck. I've not been on MSB for very long but how the hell does someone end up with:

    https://gyazo.com/d1b578e8dbbc13436b6366d7bee1b7fe

    NEGATIVE UPVOTES?! I just wanna know.


  • Pitcrew

    @observer3000 MSB used to have downvotes.


  • Coder

    @roz said in Blood of Dragons:

    @observer3000 MSB used to have downvotes.

    I'm surprised that there were this few, in retrospect.



  • @balerion Now do you reccommend a "roster" (that seems to be the general term around here for a already CGed character) character because then their skills and stuff are in proper place for the type of character? TBH I love being in dragons and magic and medieval worlds but I am not super huge into the politics and court, I would much rather just male a character that lives as part of court but has no majestic goals of obtaining a higher rank or the throne.


  • Coder

    @magee101 said in Blood of Dragons:

    @balerion Now do you reccommend a "roster" (that seems to be the general term around here for a already CGed character) character because then their skills and stuff are in proper place for the type of character? TBH I love being in dragons and magic and medieval worlds but I am not super huge into the politics and court, I would much rather just male a character that lives as part of court but has no majestic goals of obtaining a higher rank or the throne.

    I don't speak for Balerion or this game at all, but --

    It's worth nothing there's (virtually) no magic or dragons in this world. The dragons are extinct as of uhh, a decade or two ago I think?, (almost) no one believes in anything magical. The Westerosi empire was built on the back of dragons but that's an era of memory.

    Most of ASOIAF is all about human politics.


  • Pitcrew

    @magee101 Technically, everyone on our game is a roster character, but yes, a pre-CGed character is what I recommend largely based on what you said, that you've only a passing familiarity with the setting, but also because they're an easy way to dive into the game and seeing if it's for you. If you decide you want to CG your own character after trying it out, well, by all means.