Ya’ll, the Game of Thrones withdrawal is back once again. Once again, we have to wait what will seem like an infinite amount of time before a new season arrives on the shores of our own personal Westeroses, cutting us down like a horde of Dothraki with new exploits of both our favorite characters and Bran.
But until that day, where are you going to get your fix of fantasy and war?
We have some thoughts.
Vikings is about … well, vikings. A bunch of them. Lots of them are arguing about kingdoms and expansions and who should be king, and there’s a ton of stabbing and killing and mud and you’re going to feel right at home.
Plus there are like a thousand episodes. Space it out enough and you can run cleanly into the eventual seventh season of Thrones.
Watch my favorite documentary about the guys who will probably write the next Game of Thrones!
Build a LEGO castle!
Get zen and build some LEGO! Reenact your favorite Bolton scenes!
Play a tabletop RPG!
No one is making your stories for a while! It’s OK, you can MAKE YOUR OWN. Take all the energy that went into putting together those watch parties and put it into an ADVENTURING PARTY.
‘But that’s dork stuff!’, you say! Hey, you know what’s already really fucking dorky? Watching Game of Thrones. If you’re gonna come into our house and watch our shit, you need to go all the way. Come be dorky! It’s fun! They make cool podcasts about it! Dan Harmon plays D&D! You nerds love Dan Harmon, so you’ll love AD&D and Pathfinder!
Grab some dice and draw up a character sheet. I’ve got dibs on the Halfling.
And if you thought that slab of nerdom was tasty, maybe move on to harder stuff…
Play a wargame!
Get a table! Get some friends! Push some plastic dudes around! People absolutely love Star Wars: Imperial Assault, but if you’d rather stick with swords and sorcery, try Warhammer: Age of Sigmar on for size. It’s fun, it’s satisfying, and you get to hang out with evil wizards who ride manticores!
And if manticores aren’t your thing, I really don’t think we can be friends.
one of us one of us