The Game of Thrones
Contracted by Testors Corporation
Release date: 2006
the world like?
The game is set in the world portrayed by George RR Martin's
'A Song of Ice and Fire' series of novels. The Game of Thrones
is the first in the series.
The world is very low sorcery, with no non-humans (well virtually
none) no magic or fantastic creatures (there used to be dragons
but they died out hundreds of yeas ago). Gritty realism is the
order of the day with our heroes often getting maimed or killed
off in spectacularly unpleasant ways.
game going to be like?
Sensibly Testors is starting out small with a skirmish based
game designed for 5 to 20 models a side. I've been working to
advance some of the ideas I used in Starship Troopers and apply
them in a Dark Age/medieval setting. Different models have characteristics
for various things - move, attack, defense and so on. The most
interesting and influential characteristics are Aggression and
Discipline. These are discussed in more detail in the attached
The game itself will revolve around building warbands or raiding
parties from different army lists to pit against each other,
with campaign rules and long term progression (and heinous wound
tables) for the survivors. You can find a thread discussing
of revolutionary fervor:
R. R. Martin.com
A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures game ideas