Aegon's ConquestAnd so it came to pass, Valyria was set ablaze by the Fourteen Flames, and was Doomed.
But still, the scions of that mighty empire still lived. Came Aegon Targaryen, from across the Narrow Sea, upon his dragon and his sisters on theirs. They landed on the eastern shores, and having subdued the sealords there, have made clear that all lords of Westeros must bend the knee or perish in Fire and Blood....
-From the Declaration of Aegon's ConquestWhat's the game nerd?
Rude, but I will answer you nonetheless. Aegon's Conquest is the only game that matters, the Game of Thrones. You are a Lord, Lady, or Mx. Noble of one of the lands of Westeros; fighting, scheming, and buying your way into dominion over all the Kingdoms.Wait, weren't you a demon last time?
Haha, you jest most assuredly. I am but a humble observer from the Iron Bank in Braavos, from across the Narrow Sea. We believe there is profit to be had in uniting Westeros under a single ruler, and are acting as a go between for the wars to come. Any resemblance to persons living, dead or infernal is coincidental. I did hear a tale of Demons vying to rule the Hells once upon a time
but I cannot imagine why you would associate me with such a fanciful tale.Never mind. So, can I go save Ned Stark or Hodor?
What's a Hodor? Are you a mad person? We are in the time of Aegon the Conqueror, who seeks dominion over all of Westeros! Surely this war shall be the last one fought on this bountiful soil! Perhaps an illness has stolen your knowledge of the land. Nevertheless, you should do fine so long as you remember how to lead your House.Sweet, like the Starks or the Lannisters?
Just so, you are one of several luminaries of a household seeking to claiming right over all of the land and drive out the invading dragons (Or maybe you are the invading dragons, we really don't judge)Ok, I'm in, how do we do this
Merely sign these documents
and we'll loan you the funds to start raising your army...
Aegon's Conquest is a Megagame for 33 players based on the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin. Knowledge of the lore is far from necessary to play this game. All you need to know is Westeros is a fantasy land with some dragons, lots of knights, and a whole lot of blackhearted politics going on.Am I doing this alone?
Nope, this is a team game (except the Night's Watch Commander at first, but we'll explain that later) You will be 1 of 4 members of a House working together to assume control of the Kingdoms of Westeros. For those familiar with our previous outing, there is no traitor mechanic in this game. You can trust all members of your team implicitly.How do we play?
Again, if you played Tis Better, you have some idea of the general shape of this game. The members of the house have several mini-games they will be playing that affect each other's actions as well as the game on the whole. The exact methods of this will be summarized in a later post, but you're free to peruse from the free DrivethruRPG Documents
to see the full rules or run your own at some point! (Check out DDE's other games too, they're cool folks and make interesting stuff!)Turn times?
Turns will last approximately 22 hours, ending at 5pm PDT (8pm EDT) Any orders submitted after this time will not be counted. As is tradition, turns will last 46 hours in the event of weekends and holidays, to allow for extra deliberation time. The intention is to run this game for approximately 25 turns (which should be about a month) but as usual, you put as much time as you wish into the game itself.Are you managing this by yourself again?
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Now then, let's burn this castle!
The belligerentsHouse Targaryen "Fire and Blood"Boomthorkell - Lord
JusticeForPluto - Knight
CedrickC - Maester
Zombie Hero- HeirHouse Arryn "High as Honor"
Assuran - Knight
chanvrerie - Maester
Gizzy - HeirHouse Stark "Winter is Coming"Bluecyan - Lord
Wildcat - Knight
Docrimbo - Maester
facetious - HeirHouse Hoare
- "Look to the Waves"Zonugal - Lord
Bendery It Like Beckham - Knight
Flounderofthe12 - Maester
Cello - HeirHouse Lannister
- "Hear Me Roar"Kearney "Goldmember" Lannister - Lord
Schuss - Knight
Infidel - Maester
Bucketman - HeirHouse Gardener
- "Courage. Honor. Justice"Virgil_Leads_You - Lord
jdarksun - Knight
Auralynx - Maester
shalmelo - HeirHouse Martell
- "Unbowed. Unbent. Unbroken."Kayne Red Robe - Lord
Theodore Floosevelt - Knight
Kristmas Kthulhu - Maester
Kime - HeirHouse Durrandon
- "Ours is the Fury!"Dolph Durrandon - Lord
vagrant_winds - Knight
Allanon Kisigar - Maester
H3Knuckles - HeirThe Night's Watch, Defenders of the Realms of MenSlym - Lord Commander of the Night's Watch
H3Knuckles - Steward of the Night's Watch
"Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"