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A Game of Thrones: The Book of Ice and Fire RPG rulebook

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This Tri-Stat System roleplaying game (RPG) rulebook brings the characters and concepts from George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones - the first book in the author's epic A Song of Ice and Fire series - to life for gamers everywhere! Now is your chance to explore the mysteries of the Seven Kingdoms and its noble houses -- Starks, Lannisters, Tullys, and more! This authoriz ...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published September 20th 2004 by Guardians of Order
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Pam
Mar 23, 2012 Pam rated it it was amazing
I can hardly believe it, but I have fallen in love with this series. I do like imagniary worlds and medieval times, but I tend to get attached to characters and stop reading if the author kills them off. I would warn any readers like me, not to get attached to these characters, because most of them don't last long. They are, however, well-drawn characters, with clear individual personalities and their actions run true to character. Nothing seems forced or contrived.

I have read the first book and
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Lisa
Mar 10, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
This book is outstanding! I will forewarn any readers though that there are themes of incest, adultery and explicit sexual encounters. I can skip over those in books and still value the story behind the book. There are fabulous twists and turns. It is difficult to follow at first because there are so many characters to keep track of. It is also difficult to make some connections. There is a website devoted to making these connection, but it can also lead to spoilers. Overall I thought that this ...more
Yangliu
Apr 30, 2015 Yangliu rated it it was amazing
I am continue reading The Game of Thrones now. "In the Game of Thrones, you not a winner, there is only a dead end, there is no middle ground". This is the sunrise - with Ned Lannister - stark showdown at the time of the dialogue, it is the song of ice and fire highlight of the first sentences, because the title is “the game of thrones”. George Martin magic imagination throughout his work, first as a whole is bedding, it describes the once powerful terrorist dragon, loyal ice Wolf, appeared eigh ...more
Lige Armstrong
Jul 01, 2013 Lige Armstrong rated it liked it
Having already watched the first season on HBO made this book less of a page turner than it should be. As a result it took months to finish. I believe I would've liked it better had I read the book before seeing the show.
Russ Smith
Dec 22, 2013 Russ Smith rated it it was amazing
Compelling story lines, layered characters, amazing twists, make this an outstanding book. Well witten fantasy adventure for grown ups.
Lena Henderson
Mar 26, 2012 Lena Henderson rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book series! My life had to stop while I was reading them:)
Beverlee  Couillard
Jun 21, 2015 Beverlee Couillard rated it it was amazing
I read this last year. It is long, complicated, and interesting YES. I am a fan of the HBO series, and feel that it often is better than the book. I think it is a magnificent production. I have all the books in this series, but got waylaid by the TV series, so have to read the others. I think these are just as good as "The Lord of The Ring," series.
Farah
May 15, 2012 Farah rated it really liked it
amazing read... a must read i should say.. there is alot more than just the story of kings and thrones.. words have deeper meanings than it seem...

i must admit, it was difficult to remember the characters and the linkage cause there are too many characters to remember and understand each ones personality ...

The uniqueness about the book was that it was not just ONE third party perspective.. every chapter was about a different character and how he/she sees things differently..

there were no heroes
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Certo
Sep 28, 2015 Certo rated it really liked it
A most amazing Fantasy of Plots and Assassinations to attain ones ambition.
Manosh Mona
Jan 21, 2016 Manosh Mona rated it it was amazing
it is the best story turned to film i've ever seen
Lynn Hofer
Jul 02, 2015 Lynn Hofer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: masters
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Mary
Jun 02, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
Started this book a while back but didn't finish before it expired. Started to watch the HBO series and decided it was worth waiting for again. I love the who LOR feel to the store and love the fact the dragons will come into play at some point in this series. There are battles to be won, secret lovers, strategic games playing all taking place for the right to sit on the Throne of the 7 realms. Can't wait to find out what happens in the next book.

Eduardo T.
Jan 25, 2014 Eduardo T. rated it it was amazing
Just brilliant...!
Przemysław
Nov 15, 2014 Przemysław rated it it was amazing
The only think to judge is mechanics and it is like VSOP
Cory
May 20, 2012 Cory added it
Shelves: abandoned
I don't get it. Why is this so popular? I abandoned it after page 350 because it was starting to feel like homework. Although when I mentioned that to a co-worker they said that THAT was about the point that they started to really get into it. I might revisit it because I just started watching the show. There are WAY too many characters to keep track of and the writing is rather dull.
Glen
Aug 22, 2013 Glen rated it it was amazing
Excellent Book! I love the HBO Series but of course books are normally always better. The book actually goes farther then Season 3 of the show did, It only covers about 2/3's of the book. Can't wait for Season 4 to start a lot of stuff happens in last part of the book. Love the Series.
Ryan Desjardins
Best Fantasy novel I'd ever read at the time. Still probably my favourite of the series, as it opened my thirteen year old eyes to what really good speculative fiction actually was.

Unfortunately it also kind of spoiled me. I have prohibitively high standards for fantasy fiction now.
Zoë Di
Jun 08, 2013 Zoë Di rated it really liked it
Well written and overall engaging. For a book of this size, I was expecting a lot more pointless detail, but it well crafted. The political maneuvering was rather slow, and around page 500 my patience wavered, but good. Will read the sequel after I finish a few other books.
Alison
Jul 31, 2012 Alison added it
Shelves: abandoned
I actively disliked this book. Too many POVs. Too many pure evil characters. Not enough complicated characters. Or if there were, we certainly didn't get there fast enough to make sticking with this book worth it.
Michele Arms
Nov 20, 2012 Michele Arms rated it it was amazing
Really liked it but it took a long time to get it read. Loved all the characters, the writing and story are just great. I'd like to read the rest of them but I don't know when I can get to them!
Allely
Aug 14, 2012 Allely rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

--Tyron
Brian J.
Nov 02, 2012 Brian J. marked it as to-read
I'm one of those people who was hooked by the show and then had to go out and read the book. I very much enjoyed it, and I plan to read the next one as soon as possible.
Scott
Apr 18, 2012 Scott rated it it was amazing
I'm really hard to get intrigued in a good fantasy novel series, but this one blew me away with the character detail and story development. Absolutely wonderful.
Patricia Klein
Oct 02, 2012 Patricia Klein rated it liked it
Wow. This was a bit of a "hard" read. Very involved story line and tons of characters to keep track of. But it did finally grip me and decided to read on to the next.
J.A. Snow
Very heavy reading...but it was nice to know the tv show keeps the plot real....no gruesome sex scenes in the book which I was glad about...
Glen
Mar 19, 2013 Glen rated it really liked it
This book, and the entire series, is engaging and well-written. The only downside is that the author leaves a lot of loose ends.
Stephanie Allsop
Aug 27, 2013 Stephanie Allsop rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure I'd like the book but I found it was a very good book! I really enjoyed it and look forward to finishing the series!
Craig Moorhead
Jul 31, 2012 Craig Moorhead rated it liked it
Really good involving stuff, mostly, but about 100 pages from the end I said "Okay, I get it." and skimmed the rest.
Abigail Whitney
It was ok but I like the tv production better! Not my usual stance, I know but it read like the script for the show!
Melissa
Feb 17, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This series is a MUST read...had me hooked from page one!!! Absolutely loved the characters and the story!
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