News for April 2012
A World Reshaped by Dragons
Play A Dance with Dragons at Days of Ice and Fire 2012
Days of Ice and Fire 2012 | Published 23 April 2012

There came a second crack, loud and sharp as thunder, and the smoke stirred and whirled around her and the pyre shifted, the logs exploding as the fire touched their secret hearts. She heard the screams of frightened horses, and the voices of the Dothraki raised in shouts of fear and terror, and Ser Jorah calling her name and cursing. No, she wanted to shout to him, no, my good knight, do not fear for me. The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don't you see? Don't you SEE?
   
–George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

In all the world, there are only three living dragons. Their return to the Eastern continent of Essos has given new strength to the power of magic and spurred new hopes, fears, and ambitions among the Great Houses of Westeros. Now the Great Houses take note as the Queen of Dragons musters her army, preparing for her eventual journey across The Narrow Sea to reclaim the Iron Throne. Still, in Westeros, the Western lords and knights continue to war against each other.

This May 18th – 20th, you have the chance to live the fantasy of George R.R. Martin’s beloved fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire! Join us at the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center in Roseville, MN for Days of Ice and Fire 2012, a three-day celebration of the intrigues, battles, and games of Westeros.

A modern classic

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has become a modern fantasy classic. Filled with vibrant locations, rich characters, and sophisticated conflicts, the story has moved far from its origins in A Game of Thrones. Heroes have fallen, villains have been humbled, Houses have made alliances and broken them, and still the Houses battle for control of King’s Landing and the Iron Throne.

This year, Days of Ice and Fire attendees will share an exciting moment for another modern classic, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition! They’ll be the first to get their hands on the game’s new Print on Demand expansion, A Dance with Dragons. Introducing forty-two alternate House Cards for the six Houses found in the core game, A Dance with Dragons also outlines a dramatic new six-player scenario that sets your game of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition during the events of George R.R. Martin’s fifth novel.

The scenario updates your game to reflect the developments within A Song of Ice and Fire, and it thrusts players directly into a world of new conflicts, intrigues, and alliances, waiting to be forged and broken. Players will appreciate the exciting new strategies they’ll be forced to adopt as the Houses start in position for immediate conflicts. And each House plays to unique strengths with asymmetrical and flavorful tactics.

More than games

Days of Ice and Fire 2012 offers attendees more than games of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, and Battles of Westeros. You can meet our game designers and get their thoughts on your favorite games. Test your knowledge of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world in our trivia contest. Aid your House to fame, glory, and a Dothraki feast during a weekend-long metagame. Or win a chance to vie face-to-face for the Iron Throne with CEO and designer of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Christian T. Petersen.

Register today and receive exclusive gifts

Register now at our webstore to experience all that Days of Ice and Fire 2012 has to offer! While all attendees will receive an exclusive gift bag full of thematic, exclusive items, early registrants for Days of Ice and Fire receive even more.

Each early registrant will receive:

  • Forty-two House cards and rules for A Dance with Dragons, an exciting new scenario that recasts the intrigues of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition in the time frame of A Dance with Dragons.
  • A beautiful Days of Ice and Fire 2012 deck box. Its stunning artwork evokes the chill of the Wall and Jon Snow and the heat of the fires in which Daenerys became the Mother of Dragons. Store your A Game of Thrones: The Card Game cards in the best deck box Essos has to offer!
  • A Days of Ice and Fire 2012 Commemorative “House of Black and White” coin. Welcome to Braavos – Valar morghulis!
  • A custom souvenir Days of Ice and Fire name badge! When you pre-register, we’ll ask you to list your three favorites of the great Houses, and the earlier you register, the more likely you’ll be placed according to your first choice. Your eye-catching badge will display your name as well as your house.
  • Entry into a drawing for exciting prizes!

Note: You will be contacted within seven business days of your pre-registration to indicate your preferences for Houses and events.

Keep checking back as we unveil more exciting details, then May 18th – 20th, join us in Roseville, Minnesota to experience the conflicts and intrigues beyond the Narrow Sea. Register now!

Cross the narrow sea for a weekend of intrigues, battles, and great games. Find other enthusiastic fans of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition, Battles of Westeros, and A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, and meet the developers to ask questions and discuss strategies. May 18th-20th, Days of Ice and Fire 2012 recreates the magic of George R.R. Martin's fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, with tournaments, events, open play and more.

    
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