Episode 111: Hear Me Roar!
111: Hear Me Roar!
Release Date: Sept. 20, 2010
Running Time: 190 min.
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Winter is coming. In our first Book Club episode, we discuss A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin; then we play and review the board game and the card game based on the novel. Are they worthy of Westeros?
News & Notes: HBO TV series, web resources
Book Club: In-depth discussion of A Game of Thrones
The List: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
The List: A Game of Thrones: The Living Card Game
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
HBO Series: A Game of Thrones Official Site
Coming in 2011, a 10 episode series based on the first novel in Martin's epic fantasy series. The series is currently in production in Northern Ireland and Malta and stars Sean Bean (Eddard), Lena Headey (Cersei), and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion). Check out the teasers listed below. Written and produced by David Benioff and D.B Weiss.
Great Game of Thrones Web Resources
A Game of Thrones Forum Discussion
In this game, you take on the mantle of one of the noble houses of Westeros. Rally your troops to conquer and hold regions with cities and strongholds. Problem is, you'l almost always need help from others to acheive your goals.
Each deck in the game represents a major family from the novel. Use plots, titles, and characters to issue challenges (military, power, and intrigue). Chapter packs and expansions make the decks extremely customizable and create many paths to victory.
Music credits include:
Composer and filmmaker Hilario Abad has set himself the task of creating an original orchestral score to A Game of Thrones. To hear complete versions of the selections you heard on the show, check out his web site. Selections include:
Bran's Fall / The Things I Do For Love
Five Direwolves and a Ghost
Hear Me Roar
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!