This will help you make sense of Game of Thrones season 7

Have you lost your way a bit in Game of Thrones? I can’t blame you. Even though several story lines have ended, most of the Westerosi factions are going strong. Time for the web to assist you to keep order in the world of Daenerys, Jon, and Tyrion. 

(This is a relatively spoiler free post)

Map of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Map

In Game of Thrones season 7, the geography of Westeros is playing a pivotal part. We had to look up several places to get where the first episodes of season 7 were and why that was important. (Dragonstone anyone?)

Fortunately, the internet comes to your aid. The site Quartermaster contains a beautiful and extensive map with one killer feature: spoiler controls. Why would a map need spoiler controls? Is a continent going to vanish into thin air? Not likely, but the map can give you information about the story so far. You can select your favorite characters like Robb or Sansa and follow their route through the world of Game of Thrones.

Just select up to which episode you’ve watched so you don’t get info on the whereabouts of your favorite character beforehand.

You can view the map by clicking here.

What happened in Season 6?

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Who was that again? A character guide

Okay, you’ve got your locations. You’ve got your recent Game of Thrones history at the ready. But then your screen is filled with somebody who is vaguely familiar. Game of Thrones is famous for the enormous amount of characters.  Even though the writers have purposely left the Dornish mostly out of the story (Spoilers), the sheer amount of people to keep track of is making it impossible to remember everyone.

But again, the internet comes to your rescue. You can explore the different characters on this special Wiki page. The site also includes some analysis of the different houses.

Going to watch the new episode?

Here’s a quick recap of season 7 so far… (Updated weekly, beware of spoilers if you’re not up to the latest episode)

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Going in depth

Game of Thrones is an incredibly lore heavy series. Making sense of the series without rewatching the entire series is a bit daunting. Fortunately, there are several Game of Thrones podcasts that go into this lore and speculate on possible plotlines.

I would recommend Bald Move’s Game of Thrones podcast. It features three different sections: First Take, the main podcast, and a special SpoiLore edition. I’m personally enjoying listening to all three episodes but your mileage may vary.

Want to read more?

Game of Thrones has become a cultural phenomenon. People around the world are watching the show roughly at the same time and then, obviously, Twitter explodes. It even goes as far as Carice van Houten (The Red Woman) getting death threats after the show has aired.

Making a show like that isn’t easy. Especially for the cast and crew. Just think of Emilia Clarke riding the mechanical bull in reality but movie magic makes her actually ride a dragon on screen. Time Magazine made an in depth look at how the series is made.

 

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