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When does this start?!  Has it started?

 

This would be my first true KS, having gone through my FLGS to get the KS for Green Horde and Rising Sun.  Which is nice though because I do not have to pay for these until they release which gives me money to spend on this and save for those.

 

I didn't think this was happening until like October.  (I may have made that up in my head)

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The first book especially is based off War of the Roses. Tyrion is *so* similar to King Richard III, Cersei to Elizabeth Woodrow, and many other character correlations. The general events are similar but not 100% parallel. 

 

The Red Wedding was based off a Scottish event in history. 

 

The Dothraki are influenced by the Mongolians. 

 

GRRM shamelessly pilfers history for his books. Which makes the books good, but they're pretty fun when you nitpick where the inspirations are from. 

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52 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

The first book especially is based off War of the Roses. Tyrion is *so* similar to King Richard III, Cersei to Elizabeth Woodrow, and many other character correlations. The general events are similar but not 100% parallel. 

 

The Red Wedding was based off a Scottish event in history. 

 

The Dothraki are influenced by the Mongolians. 

 

GRRM shamelessly pilfers history for his books. Which makes the books good, but they're pretty fun when you nitpick where the inspirations are from. 

 

Some years ago I read an unintentionally funny interview with George R. R. Martin where he was claiming historical precedent for his books while twisting any which way he could to avoid naming the Houses of York and Lancaster or the Wars of the Roses.  I don't remember any more what medieval wars he talked about instead but it was pretty funny given how directly his books were reskinning the Wars of the Roses and all their major players.  It felt a little bit like he wanted to be sure we knew this was based on reality without letting on how directly he had lifted it.  

 

Which is not to condemn him for it or anything.  He did a good job translating history to a fantasy world. It was just kind of funny to see.

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44 minutes ago, Pingo said:

 

Some years ago I read an unintentionally funny interview with George R. R. Martin where he was claiming historical precedent for his books while twisting any which way he could to avoid naming the Houses of York and Lancaster or the Wars of the Roses.  I don't remember any more what medieval wars he talked about instead but it was pretty funny given how directly his books were reskinning the Wars of the Roses and all their major players.  It felt a little bit like he wanted to be sure we knew this was based on reality without letting on how directly he had lifted it.  

 

Which is not to condemn him for it or anything.  He did a good job translating history to a fantasy world. It was just kind of funny to see.

 

I actually appreciate the historical tie ins a lot. He does it more subtly than Harry Turtledove who goes right into deliberate alternate history or WW2-but-fantasy (which is also fun). GRRM picks pieces smoothly.

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This starts tomorrow. Excited for the start but still not 100% sure I am backing. It looks like it will be a big kickstarter as I read over 100 minis in the base game before stretch goals and addons factor in. Speculation on Dakka puts base pledge between $120-$150 dollars. Which I bet when all is said and done with stretch goals will still be a fantastic deal. 

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1 hour ago, Smokestack said:

This starts tomorrow. Excited for the start but still not 100% sure I am backing. It looks like it will be a big kickstarter as I read over 100 minis in the base game before stretch goals and addons factor in. Speculation on Dakka puts base pledge between $120-$150 dollars. Which I bet when all is said and done with stretch goals will still be a fantastic deal. 

 

As I understand it they are planning on keeping the add ons and stretch goals pretty limited on this one. They want to make this a monthly release sort of game like x-wing and don't want backers having access to things in the release schedule early.

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Man I am super excited for this but with a price tag of $120-$150 it might be a bit pricey for me.  Plus I have Green Horde and Rising Sun coming, maybe that's enough CMON.

 

We'll see though.  If this doesn't get my money maybe I'll get in on Bone 4 as I missed the first 3.

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