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Man, how awesome is Game of Thrones? Can you believe [REDACTED] died this week? Years ago, when we dweebs began reading the dense and twisty epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, we never dreamed it could be pulled off onscreen as well as HBO has managed—let alone that "Daenerys" would become a popular baby name. But The Sopranos of sword and sorcery continues to grow in popularity, and we're betting the Internet blows up again every Sunday this spring.
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We wondered: What if A Song of Ice and Fire were A Song of Ice and…More Ice? Considering Thrones creator George R.R. Martin is a Northwestern grad (which is why the Evanston campus is lovingly dubbed the Fist of the First Men on our map), it seemed fitting to transform the fictional land of Westeros (yes, and a bit of Essos, nerd police) into the realm of "Chicagos."
In which castle do you dwell? To what banner do you pledge allegiance? Read below to see why we deemed Wrigleyville to be the Dreadfort and so on.