Imagine all the intrigue, planning, strategy and backstabbing of the Game of Thrones in your browser or even on your iPhone!
After really enjoying my first try of the fantastic "A Game Of Thrones" boardgame last week, I had a look around to see if there was a way to play it online and found one on a site called http://www.thronemaster.net
The Game Starts Here:
Round 1 http://westgamer.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 10#p401910
They've now been kind enough to make me a MoT Admin (the power, the POWER) so I can create games and password protect them, which means I can now extend an invitation for up to 5 Westgamer members to join a GOT online.
How does it work?
This is a free fan site, but they've built a pretty sophisticated system for playing the game. Supply tracking, random card draws, castles and scoring, the influence tracks, attack calculations etc are all handled by the system so in some ways it's actually easier to play than the boardgame version, and much harder to make a mistake.
What does it look like?
Nice and crisp. Not as good as the actual boardgame with actual pieces and actual cards that you can actually throw at one another while trading crisps for support, but it's really clear and has mouseover info on many pieces etc.
How do you actually play it?
One of two different ways. You can either play LIVE, which means everyone is there and does their moves and it zips along (game time 2-4 hours) or you can switch to Play-By-Email which means players get an email when it is their turn and can then go make their moves. That means turns take a lot longer, but you don't have to actually be there online all the time. Ideal for teabreaks throughout a work day
It still goes at a reasonable pace as long as the players are in the same time zone (ie Westgamers
). As long as you set your expectations and have a little patience, this is a low-commitment way to play the game.
It actually CAN be played on an iPhone, so is an extremely portable game.
Is it actually on Westgamer?
The game will be hosted elsewhere, but only open to Westgamer players and I'd like to do a screenshot at the end of each turn with a quick move report for the mob here, so they can cheer for their champions.
How do I get in?
There is room for 5 other players in the first game I'd like to kick off. They MUST know the rules already. I'd give first dibs to the participants of the game at Malignant's Manor because they obviously know the rules and might appreciate the chance to settle scores after a game that ended early.
If there are enough players who can do this, I'd like the first game to start as a LIVE one (fast play, all online) at say 7:30pm tonight or Friday and then switch to PBEM (players can be offline, play your move whenever convenient) for the game to go over friday and the weekend. If we can do the LIVE start, we'd probably get half the game done in the first 2 hours and the second half over a few days of PBEM.
You'd also need to register on http://www.thronemaster.net
and be approved be a mod before it starts.
Say if you'd like to play, or like password access to watch the first game.
Can you play LIVE at around 7:30pm, or would you prefer PBEM only.