I’ve gushed on here before about how cool George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is. HBO picked up the rights to the books and is making a series based on them.
The simplest way to describe them is Lord of the Rings meets Dune. Fantasy, but with heavy political intrigue. And sex. And violence. And more sex.
If you haven’t picked up the books, do so immediately. They are a fantastic resource for any Fantasy RPG. Political intrigue and a maneuverings galore. If you’re not into reading (barbarian) or if you have read them already, check out the HBO series. I’ve reviewed the first episode here and it’s worth the time and money.