Alex McRitchie



Cyvasse is a fictitious game from George R. R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire, played in Essos and Dorne. The true rules to Cyvasse are not known, save by George R. R. Martin himself, and it may be the case that he has never developed a complete set of rules. The goal of this website is to allow fans to get together and play each other using a set of rules I developed.

Though the rules of Cyvasse are not specified in great detail throughout any of the books, we are given hints on how the game is played. In preparation for creating the rules, I have gone over the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series multiple times, including A World of Ice and Fire and The Hedge Knight diligently, paying special attention to A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons where Cyvasse is referenced. The rules used in this imagining are a combination of the specifics found in the books combined with my views on game design.

This project initially started on August 8th of 2014, as a personal project for gSchool, a full stack web development boot camp. gSchool played a crucial role in the development of Cyvasse, as this is where I learned the skills I used to build this site.

If nothing else, this site as a love letter to my favorite author George R. R. Martin, as well as an attempt to solidify a set of rules that reflect the specifics and spirit we learn about Cyvasse through out A Song of Ice and Fire.


I want to give a special thanks to the people who have been my friends and mentors though this whole journey.

Jeff Taggart
Bobby Wilson
Bobby Blackstock
Sean Smith
Zach Klabunde
Aaron Gray
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Last and most importantly, I want to thank gSchool for being greatest group I have ever had the privilege of being a part of. I love you all!