Episode 190: House Walden

Episode 190 for the week of February 28, 2016 in which the gentlemen are joined by returning guest host Jason Walden, Game Producer with Fantasy Flight Games. While sipping on an Arbor red and sampling lemon cakes, we chat about the Game of Thrones board game and expansions. We continue our reread of A Storm of Swords,  specifically chapters 30 (Arya III). In the aftershow, we switch to Dornish wine and talk about season 5 of Game of Thrones.

Notes: Given that parts of the episode were reordered, the timeline is provided below:

  • Board Game Chat: 0-23.
  • FFG’s Trivia Game info: 23 – 29.
  • Chapter Recap: 29 – 50.
  • Aftershow, various topics: 50-59.
  • Aftershow, season 5 chat: 59 – end.


The Jon artwork referred to during the show.


Azor Ahai Reborn (artist: acazigot)


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7 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. FTWard

    I really enjoyed this.

    I don’t know how many people would be interested in it but I’d love for Jason and Amin to do a real deep dive on either the base game or one of the expansions.
    Go over openings, discuss the House cards in detail, explore potential end game strategies for each House etc.


  2. Jon Prose

    Game of Thrones trivia…

    How many kids does Cersei Lannister have?

    3 or 4?



  3. witless chum

    Always good to hear from Jason Walden. Even though I’m not a board gamer, he clearly knows and loves the world very well.


  4. Euron=Euron

    Euron has not been going anywhere special. Just the usual route. Follow the Corsair King. Oh and he is no Dario neither.

    Also, there are no towns in the Dothrakhi Sea. They consider settlements as abominations. Read WoIaF


    A Podcast of Ice and Fire

    Yeah we said it was partly Dothraki in that area (in book answer) but speculated the overall sparseness that still exists is due to an avoidance of having to fill out or commit to areas when not needed.


  5. Ivana

    Kyle: “Wouldn’t you rather be spoiled by a well-written show, than a poorly constructed tweet?”
    Amin: “But what if you’re spoiled by a well-constructed tweet, rather than a poorly written show?”


    This is one of the reasons why I’m not going to be watching season 6. (Though the main reason is, well, why put myself through it, since it’s likely to be as awful as season 5?)


    A Podcast of Ice and Fire

    Glad we can entertain along with inflame at times :)


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