A Game of Thrones: Blackfyre Rising
King Aegon the Unworthy is dead. But on his deathbed, he legitimised his bastards. Now the Six Kingdoms teeter on the brink of civil war.
7:00pm - 11:00pm
"Some old dead king gave a sword to one son instead of another. That was the start of it".
In Westeros, the Targaryens rule the Six Kingdoms, as they have since they came with their dragons to conquer, bringing fire and blood. King Aegon Targaryen IV is dead, and on his deathbed has decreed all of his bastards to be legitimate heirs to the throne. His only legitimate son, Daeron II, has assumed the Iron Throne, but the length of his new reign is anything but certain. The Great Houses have called their banners and marched to King's Landing, and it remains to be seen whether they come to swear fealty, or to plunge the Six Kingdoms into bitter war. Now, Gods, stand up for bastards!
Set in the world of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, Blackfyre Rising is a game of politics and romance, chivalry and treachery, bastardy and baseness, the bonds of blood and the will to power, and perhaps a touch of magic. There will be great lords and ladies (both honorable and treacherous), knights, holy men and women, wise maesters, noble hostages, and more people with claims to the throne than is probably healthy.
Created by by Kristen and Jamey Patten, this game is a favourite of the Intercon circuit in the USA. Its authors have generously allowed it to be run in NZ. It will be hacked for live-combat. A cast-list is here.