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    Grognard since the mid-eighties. Started with Star Frontiers, FASA Trek and playing bards when it was a multiclass nightmare. Began d100 with Pendragon, Stormbringer and CoC. Just got Force and Destiny so now i have entered all 3 SW rpgs. Palladium (Robotech) and WFRP were cool when I was a kid. I prefer grittier to historical fantasy but it ultimately comes down to the group you game with.
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    I am currently ungamed, but hope to reverse that once things get settled here in England.
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    Northamptonshire, UK
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    Just moved to England. Would like to find my people here. I am coincidentally near locations in the Merrie England intro scenario.

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  1. It’s forced me online which actually ironically means that I will finally run something. Had my son talk me through setting up a discord server via discord setting up boys etc.. so it’ll be Zweihander next week!
  2. There's just so much that could be written about this era. I really appreciate the work you did on Heydelberg Horror. I've used it to rope in a whole new crew of gamers who are likewise deep nerds on the period. (yes we make Hapsburg in-jokes at work... you don't?) Steven, where are you running your game?
  3. Simon Vance does the readings for the audio versions. I've only read "Purity of Blood" and "Corsairs of the Levant" or something. It's GRIMDARK. No doubt about it. So, if you're liking that.. I recommend a Spanish-language series on Netflix called Ministerio del Tiempo. Some of it takes place in the Golden Age, and Velazquez is a recurring character.
  4. Glorantha was never my world. But the world-building! I found Pendragon in the 80's and more or less immediately found Stormbringer, RQ, CoC and a BRP-based ElfQuest game (seriously?!), and I have never looked back. I have dwelt in part in worlds Greg Stafford made (or seen them through lenses he crafted) for more than thirty years. How can you thank someone for that? I carried books of his to war and into the depths of the sea. Worlds of his helped me survive the war at home I left behind. The best gaming imaginings I ever did were on his shoulders. He was the Keeper and the Gate.
  5. So currently I'm tracking that Mythras is published in: English German French But also Spanish? Italian? What else?
  6. I got the email that this product was released, while driving through the Fens and back to get to the beach at Hunstanton. Noice.
  7. HeirophantX

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    I think it's more of a "Lore" and would best be represented by a mechanic involving an Idea-Roll or something like.
  8. An excellent book you could use as a reference for pre-contact Native Americans is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1491:_New_Revelations_of_the_Americas_Before_Columbus and the sequel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1493:_Uncovering_the_New_World_Columbus_Created Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saints_%26_Strangers also gives some good visuals on the dress and war gear of Natives. Certainly close enough for your purposes.
  9. Oh yes, I've seen it. Great fight scenes and vignettes, but it's more like a really long montage then a film, and it doesn't do the body of work justice.
  10. So I somehow ended up reading Joe Abercrombie and Richard Morgan. I find their writings (in audio format read by the beloved Simon Vance) to contain adequate amounts of stabs and those other things that people do. That said, Does anyone know of anyone or anywhere that fan-created or freshly licensed rpg settings exist in these noted settings? And speaking of Grimdark, watching Ministerio del Tiempo got me to reading the Alatriste novels (or rather listening to them in the car, again, by Simon Vance, who seems to be the narrator of my life). Seriously, Abercrombie's world seems rough but 17th Century Spanish Empire living was ... ouch!
  11. My SatNav never works right when I go to Naseby (it's about 30 mins away). Both times recently (Bluebells at Coton Manor and the fete this past weekend at the Buddhist center), I got lost on the farm roads and nearly killed by massive horse-carriers. 😡
  12. Danke! Now if only I could watch it in England.. I'll work that angle...
  13. You can belong to multiple factions at the same time (unless I'm completely nuts). You can have varying levels of loyalty to different factions (by design). If we go back to Pendragon, where I believe many of these concepts derive, we can see this design element. A character would have a passion, Love (Family) and Loyalty (Lord) and Love (lady), and ideally (in a game situation), all sorts of situations would arise where your loyalties to one or another, like say if your lord goes to war against your wife's tribe, or something. In the case of your party, if they are all from the same town or members of the same army unit of people from Irgendscheissdorf, then they could all technically belong to: Faction - Irgendscheissdorf-Bürgerwehr, in addition to being Reformed, Hussite, Unitarian, Catholic or Jews. Naturally, over time, the levels of loyalty various characters feel towards each other and to whatever their core values are, will evolve through game play and story.
  14. Greetings, So, does anyone know a good reference for historical scholarship? I'm interested in what a character from the 15th, 16th or 17th Century who was "educated" would actually have read? Or if I were to populate a library of old tomes (non-Mythos), what would an educated man have on his bookshelf? Any ideas?
  15. Yeah a Mythic Persia that includes Georgia and Armenia, Shi'a mysticism, knight-poets in tiger-skin cloaks... Though the reign of Darius...
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