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VoK 608: A GameShow of Thrones #2 (ASOIAF Trivia)



What started out as a wholesome round of A Song of Ice and Fire trivia, quickly descends into drunken, isolation-induced mayhem. Vassals Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Adam (drownedsnow), Hannah (shadow_ baby), David (davidhhh), and Abby (Daceymormont) duke it out for supremacy. Listen at your own peril! ūüėú

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 604: Will Winter Ever Come? aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead FINALE (Part 107)


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Join the Vassals for the final episode of the reread! We begin with Bina007 delivering some nerd stats about who has hosted which episode. At 16 minutes in we move to a Dance With Dragons trivia quiz hosted by Pops88/Noah. And finally 24 minutes in we delve into a thematic discussion of Dance hosted by Khal Wadege/Michael.

The themes are:
– failing to rule the peace (24 minutes in)
– the journey to yourself (40 minutes in)
– what isn’t there – the others and the dragons (52 minutes in)
– all things prophesy (1hr 3mins in)
– Southern ambitions (1hr 10 mins in)
– Greyscale and Marwyn (1hr 19 mins in)
– The Grand Northern Conspiracy (1hr 29 mins in)
– The rising power of religion (1hr 46 mins in)
– The children of the forest (1hr 55 mins in)
– Thoros of Myr (2hrs 5 mins in)
The hosts are rounded out by Marie/Nymeria – Michael/Khal Wadege – Varley/Matt – Matt/Blu3arm0r and Jock/MunroJock2.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series but for Game of Thrones, the TV show.

Music credit – Alpine Universe.
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VoK 536: Ice & Fire Con 2019 Recap



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene to recap their experiences at the always wonderful Ice and Fire Con held at Dear Creek Lodge in Mt. Sterling, Ohio in the last weekend of April, 2019. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Duncan (Valkyrist), Adam (drownedsnow), Thomas aka Tomas (FTWard), Dan (Witless Chum), and Matt (blu3arm0r) as they talk about all the fun events held at the con, indulge in some Ohio bashing, and reflect on the many hangouts they enjoyed together.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music: Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

Ice and Fire Con Website (including 2020 information)
Ice and Fire Con YouTube (where videos from the event will be posted)

The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource by BryndenBFish

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VoK 501: A GameShow of Thrones (ASOIAF Trivia)



The vassals continue their 500 revelry with a heated round of ASOIAF trivia! Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), and Nadia as they go head to head in a battle of wits, wills and White Walkers.

Who will be crowned champion and who will be fed to the dogs? There’s only one way to find out…

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 483: Ice & Fire Con 2018 Recap




Hey, remember Ice and Fire Con? We finally got a podcast out about it. Get an inside look at what it’s like at this wonderful event as Vassals Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (blu3arm0r), Greg (claudiusthefool), Zach (Alias), Dan (Witless Chum), Thomas (FTWard), and Jon (eigenvectorjon) recap and share their experiences of Ice and Fire Con 2018.

Credits:
Edited by Alias
Music by Alpine Universe and DrumurBoy

Ice and Fire Con Links
Ice and Fire Con 2019 Tickets
Ice and Fire Con and Vassals of Kingsgrave Instagram pages for more pictures from the event
Westeros: An American Musical
The Rains of Castamere in Russian by Pasha
Mallory/Sanxrian’s Art
The Broken Man by Scad from Davos Fingers
The Floppy Fish by Tom o’Sevens
Ser Duncan the Tall vs Rohanne Webber Rap Battle

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VoK 477: SoccerCast (Vol.4) ‚Äď World Cup 2018 (Knockout Stage)


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Join Bing/Shoeshiner, Bina007, Leigh/ChaoticNeutral1882, Matt/Blu3arm0r and Noah/Pops88 as they review the R16 and Quarter Final matches and preview the Semi-finals. The after show begins at 1hr 9m wherein the team takes a World Cup trivia quiz.

Music credits – Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, “Three Lions” 1998 and “Vindaloo” by Fat Les.

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VoK 417: Dragoncast – “The Dragon and the Wolf” (S07E07 Review)



Dragoncast closes the season out with a long discussion of this very long episode. We also have some bonus trivia in the aftershow and we discuss Greg’s use of chains in his bookstore.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Alexi (Czar Alexi), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Amber (amberrocks), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

After show and trivia start at 2:17:00. Honestly, you probably just want to skip to that.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam *edited while watching Ballers*

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‚ÄčVoK 378: Ice & Fire Con 2017 Recap




All hail Satan Con! Join a huge bumper-crop of vassals including Michal (inkasrain), Alex (LuckyCharms), Greg (Claudiusthfool), Jasmine (jazzimen08), Kevin (kevwils83), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Zach (Alias), Dan (witless chum), and Nancy (Dan‚Äôs Sister Who Doesn’t Have A Name On The Forums) as we recap (in slightly less than linear fashion) the marvelous madness of Ice & Fire Con 2017.

Learn the answers to burning questions like: Why would anyone go hiking ever? What’s a Secret Targaryen? Who ships Jonsa? How drunk were you, exactly? and Why should I come to Ice & Fire Con 2018?

The recording of this episode was Watched By Amber.

For more information, visit the Ice & Fire Con website.

Credits:
Edited by Michal (inkasrain)
Music: “You’re Welcome (for Game of Thrones)” by “D & D” by Tara and Brian

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VoK 372: blue-eyed-queen’s Love Sack aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 38)


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The Great Linear Re-Read returns with Part 38! Join the vassals as they review Tyrion II, Daenerys IV, Catelyn II, and the Prologue from ‘A Storm of Swords’.

Greg (claudiusthefool) is joined by Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen),  Matt (Varley), Scott (skywaltzer), Duncan (Valkyrist) and Steven (SJLee). Amber (Amberrocks) pops in for a visit.

Also discussed:

-The perils of editing podcasts.

-Love Sacks / Bean Bags.

-George R.R. Martin’s other projects.

-A Song of Ice and Fire Trivia!

Duration: 02:13:07

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:

Alpine Universe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJUJzpqQIDI

Chris Kesner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLoGkuW5xFA

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VoK 363: Critical Role (Geek & Sundry series)



The Vassals return in spectacularly nerdy fashion to rant and rave about Critical Role, a popular Dungeons and Dragons live show on Twitch.tv and Youtube.

Join Alex (LuckyCharms), Bing (Shoeshiner), Paul (Pod’s Plight), and Zach (Alias) as they talk favorite characters and moments throughout the show’s run, and consider just what is so special about this whole tabletop roleplaying thing.

This podcast will contain spoilers for all episodes of Critical Role up through episode 89. You have been warned.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)
Music credits: Critical Role Theme Song by Jason Charles Miller
Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy
Art by Alika Gupta

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Critical Role airs every¬†Thursday at 7 PM PST¬†on the¬†Geek and Sundry Twitch channel. The recorded episode is published on their website the following¬†Monday. Click here if you’d like to watch the show from the beginning.

VoK 348: Cards Against Westeros LIVE


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Welcome to ____ and____ with ____ , ____, ____ and last but not least ____.

We are today trying our hand at playing Cards Against Westeros on a website called Pretend You’re Xyzzy.

The main part is about an hour, but afterwards, some of us keep on playing in an even more informal/chaotic way.

Hosts: Alias, FTWard, Scilens, Aiwendil, Bina007, Shadowbaby and Patrick the Tall

Editor: Patrick the Tall

Music is by Alpine Univers

 

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VoK 328: Tolkien Trivia (Vol.2) ‚Äď Don’t Be a Gorbag!


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Join the Vassals for Round 2 (of 100?) of the fun and fact-filled Tolkien Trivia Night!  Contestants Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Shane (Easttexasdirewolf), Alex (LuckyCharms) & Paul (SerDinnerRoll) vie for dominance with scorekeeper & rules enforcer Nadia and host and reigning champion Greg (claudiusthefool).

Join us for a future Tolkien Trivia Night on the Podcast of Ice & Fire Forums

Edited by Greg

Intro music: Ren & Stimpy Big Show Theme
Aftershow Interlude: The Lords of the Rhymes

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VoK 324: Tolkien Trivia (Vol.1)


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Listen in as Vassals try their hand at some trivia to see who will be come the Lord of the Rings!

This will (hopefully) become a regular thing, so let it be known if you’d like to join future Tolkien (or any other ) trivia VOKs!

Hosts: Paul (SerDinnerRoll) Alex (Lucky Charms), Matt (Varley), Nadia (Nadia), Greg (claudiusthefool), Adam (Drownedsnow) & Amber (Amberrocks)

Edited by Paul

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VoK 320: WolfCast ‚Äď Westerosi Trivia


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published (and unpublished) books in A Song of Ice and Fire, and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Before all show watchers agonise over what will befall our favourite characters in Season 7, WolfCast and KrakenCast join forces and look back to Season 6 and test out their Game of Thrones trivia in “A Game Show of Thrones”: The cruelest Game Show in Media!

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts and quizzes the four contestants (Duncan (Valkyrist), Jed (Jed o’white Hart), Claire (DarkSister24) and Hannah (Shadow_ baby)) over characters, obscure random facts, and comparing characters to Disney characters. Glen is also evil to the non-brits by asking a lot of questions about popular british shows; evil to non-Americans by asking questions about the HBO schedule and deducts as high as 500 points (Dragons) per player for a wrong answer.

Also featured:
-(Very brief) Season 6 reviews and highlights.
-Hannah gets very tipsy (or maybe that was left on the cutting room floor…)
-Strategies of devising multiple choice questions.
-Round 1: Lightning round
-Round 2: Individual Multiple Choice
-Round 3: Show Canon Jeopardy (The Generous but not too generous Round)
-Round 4: The Evil Round (Where the players lose everything!)

Running Time: 01:03:06
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Image from Saturday Night Live clip: “Game of Game of Thrones”

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VoK 317: Ice & Fire Con 2016 Recap


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Please join Dan (witless chum), Betsy (Betsy), Jonathan (eigenvectorjon), Jasmine (jazzimen08), Greg (claudiusthefool), Nancy (I Don’t Have A Name On The Forums) and ¬†FTWard (Thomas) as we discuss our experience at Ice and Fire Con 2016.
We explore the Con in depth with special emphasis on bear poop, moonshine and The Briumvirate.
Note: This podcast was recorded in May and tickets are now available for 2017.
April 28-30, 2017
Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia
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VoK 311: The Sopranos ReWatch (Part 3) ‚Äď Members Only


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The Vassals convene at Holsten’s diner to draw their Sopranos rewatch to an ominous close. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Bina (Bina007), Michael (Mordion) and Mattias (Maca) as they delve into the spiritual awakenings, invisible chains, and frustrating blackouts of the series’ sixth and final season.

This is the third podcast in a three-part retrospective of the series.

02:40 ‚Äď Season 6A Discussion
40:34 ‚Äď Season 6B Discussion
1:37:21 ‚Äď Aftershow (including trivia contest and plugs for upcoming podcasts)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all aired episodes of HBO’s The Sopranos

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio clips owned by HBO

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VoK 179: The Sopranos (Part 2) ‚Äď The Strong, Silent Type
VoK 151: The Sopranos (Part 1) ‚Äď Since the Ducks Left

VoK 254: The World of Ice and Fire ‚Äď The Bones and Beyond


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In their third and final foray into the lands beyond the Sunset Kingdom, the Vassals scale the daunting Bone Mountains to explore the fabled kingdoms of Eastern Essos.

Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Greg (claudiusthefool), Augustine (linecom1), Michael (Khal Wadege), and lurker extraordinaire Amber (Amberrocks) as they ponder zorse morphology, colour-coded emperors, spiteful gods, necromancy diets, and how to get those stubborn grease stains out of your black stone monolith.

With the help of Maester Yandel, they also speculate (wildly) on the future events of the novels, and the various real-world historical allusions scattered throughout the compendium.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

11:00 ‚Äď The Bone Mountains
31:42 ‚Äď The Plains of the Jogos Nhai
46:38 ‚Äď Yi Ti
1:20:46 ‚Äď Leng
1:28:41 ‚Äď Asshai and Beyond!
1:52:46 ‚Äď Lomas Longstrider’s Wonders
1:57:45 ‚Äď Martin and Orientalism
2:07:56 ‚Äď Aftershow

This podcast is part of series of in-depth discussions covering all of the various sections of The World of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson). Stay tuned to VOK for lots more installments!

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Music owned by MGM

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VoK 175: The World of Ice and Fire ‚Äď The Free Cities
VoK 186: The World of Ice and Fire ‚Äď Sothoryos & Central Essos
The World of Ice and Fire (Amazon page)
The Lands of Ice and Fire (hi-res map)

VoK 208: DragonCast ‚Äď ‚ÄúUnbowed, Unbent, Unbroken‚ÄĚ (S05E06 Review)


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DragonCast returns to give their thoughts on the latest Game of Thrones episode. Stay for the aftershow, where we unwind as only the dragons can. #Greg

Join Greg (claudiusthefool) , Matt (Varley), Bing (Shoeshiner), Steven (SJLee),¬†Adam¬†(drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), ¬†Paul (Pod’s Plight), and Zach (Alias) for yet another Game of Thrones review.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 5 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin‚Äôs A Song of Ice and Fire series.

00:38¬†‚ÄstIntroduction and Ratings
10:40 ‚Äď Braavos
21:50¬†‚Äď Essos
31:13¬†‚Äď King’s Landing
57:32¬†‚Äď Dorne
1:07:45 ‚Äď Winterfell
2:01:10 ‚Äď Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Alias
Music: Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy

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S.S. Abandoned Plotlines
Game of Thrones S5E6 – Atlantic Roundtable
Alyssa Rosenberg on S5E6

VoK 109: Ice & Fire Con 2014 Recap


VoK Ice & FireThe Vassals of Kingsgrave recap the 2nd Annual Ice and Fire Con at Ravenwood Castle in New Plymouth, Ohio. Join Greg (claudiusthefool), Jasmine (jazzimen08), Michael (Mordion), and Thomas (FTWard) as they cover the events of their A Song of Ice and Fire-themed weekend, including very long car rides; panel discussions; various Game of Thrones drinking games; cosplay; board game tournaments; Cards Against Westeros; trivia contests; auctions; a Game of Thrones dance party; and of course meeting Amin and Ashley (from A Podcast of Ice and Fire) in real life.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin‚Äôs A Song of Ice and Fire, HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as one spoiler chapter from The World of Ice and Fire, and all of the craziness of Ice and Fire Con 2014.

Credits:
Edited by claudiusthefool

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