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    38 years man and boy. Started with D&D, then RQ, Gangbusters, WFRP, Paranoia, CofC, Traveller, GURPS - lean spell in middle but back to playing in two campaigns and GMing in one. I'm a full-time writer and RPG designer.
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    I'm a full-time games designer and owner of Cakebread & Walton. I've co-written and designed Renaissance Deluxe, Clockwork & Chivalry, Clockwork & Cthulhu, Dark Streets, Airship Pirates, Pirates & Dragons, Michael Scott Rohan's Winter of the World RPG and a host of other supplements and adventures. I've written two novels, The Alchemist's Revenge set in the Clockwork & Chivalry world; and The Morecambe Medium, a rather quirky murder mystery. I'm a punk geek.

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  1. The Koln Machinations is now available in hard or softcover. 1610. All of Europe teeters on the brink of war. A Clockwork & Cthulhu adventure for 4-8 adventurers. The Köln Machinations is the second part of a campaign for Clockwork & Cthulhu which started with The Heydelberg Horror. Written by Jeff Mason and published by C&W. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248901/The-Koln-Machinations?src=hottest_filtered
  2. Hi Peter,

    thanks for the PDF!

    Cheers! Thorsten

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    2. doomedpc

      doomedpc

      Sure thing, I'm heading out to work now, but I'll send them later tonight or tomorrow. :)

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    4. Der Rote Baron

      Der Rote Baron

      Super! 👍 :) Thanks a million!

       

  3. The Köln Machinations is available now as a PDF. Hardcover and softcover versions will follow soon. It's 1610. All of Europe teeters on the brink of war. The Köln Machinations is a Clockwork & Cthulhu adventure for 4-8 adventurers, set in The Rhine River Valley in The Holy Roman Empire, in the Year of Our Lord 1610. The Köln Machinations is the sequel to The Heydelberg Horror and part of the A Clockwork of Orange campaign. Requires the Clockwork & Chivalry Core Rulebook, 2nd Edition, to play. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248901/The-Koln-Machinations?src=newest
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    Strange bedfellows

    Cliches and dodgy jokes, moi?
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    Strange bedfellows

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    Strange bedfellows

    It depends on the individual Catholic and Protestant though. Whilst your Scottish Kirk member might be forced to do public penance, many independents might merely spend every waking hour tormented by their inevitable unworthiness and eternal damnation. So, while some Protestants subscribed to all sorts of unpleasant punishments of the body (particularly for their enemies), others preferred a life of miserable inner turmoil. Very Foucault!
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    Strange bedfellows

    I guess your secret Alchemist has to make himself useful and popular before all is revealed! Or your shady bosses might need to enforce cooperation. Or it's trial time I'm sure your GM will have it in hand!
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    Historical Education

    Also, this is awesome, if a little later: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/18913TdKcy5894Y7hckntgN/the-17th-century-sci-fi-trailblazer-you-ve-never-heard-of?intc_type=singletheme&intc_location=arts&intc_campaign=greatexhibitionofthenorth&intc_linkname=article_scifitrailblazer_contentcard3
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    Historical Education

    Lol, I'm currently reading about what would be in private libraries 30 years later. I do know that there were more books published in the 1640's than ever before in England and Scotland. I also know almanacs, guides to herbs and plants, and religious texts were popular. Mythos-wise, you could always supplement the books written on Witchcraft with some made up ones, alongside the older texts. At this time most folk didn't own books, but some rich people were collecting them in their private home libraries. Off the top of my head, there were also trends for stern (often self-loathing) Puritan texts, romantic cavalier poetry or something hot off the press from Hobbes or Descartes. Early scientific observations were prolific, if often a little bizarre in hindsight. I'll have a look in more detail and refresh my memory if I get the chance!
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    Cost of shot and powder?

    I'm over-generalising here, but a Frenchman in England should (by the rules of etiquette, which not everyone follows!) be offered courtesy by other nobles - while being treated with suspicion and as fair game by any non-nobles!
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    Cost of shot and powder?

    Tell Talon they cost squillions!
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    Cost of shot and powder?

    Oh, no, I think it is very fair to say such things are scarce and to use getting them as a hook ("everything has been requisitioned!"). Lots of people held back munitions too - I think Rupert burnt down Birmingham on his retreat north, because they wouldn't sell him weapons (they hid them) on his progress south. I can imagine a pre-war purveyor to gentlemen, a smuggler, or the like, being the only means in a pinch!
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    Cost of shot and powder?

    In the civil war period, at least the regimental commanders would have provided kit. You don't have to go to far forward to find the regular army didn't! The bullets and weapons were about all you got free then, most of the rest of your kit would be paid for out of your "bounty" (the amount you were promised when you joined) and/or pay!
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    Cost of shot and powder?

    Bear in mind, for combatants in the war the cost would be covered by the "owner" of the regiment. Outside the main armed camps, while gentlemen might be used to buying fancy guns (although they would usually just carry around their sword instead), most others wouldn't have done so before the outbreak of hostilities (unless they were ex-mercenaries, or somesuch).
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    Cost of shot and powder?

    I have had a think about this today (lol!). Then I looked at my notes and a few online guides, and poked around the museum I was in. I reckon the gunner kit would come with a fair chunk of lead and powder - maybe enough for 30+ balls? Otherwise, a bandolier with 15 measured containers of powder (with grain sizes balanced between fine and coarse) would come in at 20-22d - but, note, that's with the bandolier. Powder weight should roughly equal the weight of the ball if the powder is not very good, down to half if it is good powder. I reckon 12 bullets to the pound of lead for a musket, 24 for a pistol. I'm still researching - but I have found that powder was sold during the ECW for £4-£5 12s a barrel and round shot £12-13 a ton - but that's in bulk to the belligerents. So I can answer your how many shots per pound of powder question, using the above formula (between 12-24 musket balls, and 24-48 pistol balls), but haven't done the math for the pound of powder price. But, if you aren't being issued it, lets say a shilling or two, if you're lucky - but a lot more if the vendor can get away with it, arguing scarcity "because of the war" and with good reason - and with varied quality on offer, depending on the vendor's honesty and availability. For a shilling, I'm guessing it might be a bit lacking in punch! I haven't got the lead price per pound yet (it's late, so I'm not doing the math this minute!). But these are my best guesses, not definitive answers.
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