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Val-du-Loup Monograph Submission


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Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm planning to submit the medieval Ardennes setting from my Val-du-Loup site to Chaosium for publication as a monograph. I removed most of the stuff from the site, except for a few tidbits of already finished chapters.

I've so far put together all the material from the site. I'm fleshing out a few more sections and adding a bit of extra stuff like character sheets and illustrations. I hope to get the stuff out to Chaosium after the Easter holidays.

Speaking of illustrations: those of you who already submitted monographs, did you guys provide the picture for the cover? Chaosium say that they will do so, but I wanted to know what you guys did. I've found a bunch of public domain illustrations for the interior, but none yet that I would use as a cover.

Also, does anyone know a link for open source maps of Europe (preferably of the Middle Ages, but it doesn't have to be)?

Cheers!

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I have some maps of 13th century europe (what a coincidence :D ). PM me for references, but the reply could be delayed because I am ultra-busy this weekend.

In any case, googling a bit will give you several usable results. But be prepared to re-draw the map, I do not think there is any free historical map of Europe available.

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I have some maps of 13th century europe (what a coincidence :D ). PM me for references, but the reply could be delayed because I am ultra-busy this weekend.

In any case, googling a bit will give you several usable results. But be prepared to re-draw the map, I do not think there is any free historical map of Europe available.

I found a bunch of Medieval maps on the net but they are all copyright protected. I'll better get me crayons out then I guess ;)

Thanks for the offer, 'though.

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Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm planning to submit the medieval Ardennes setting from my Val-du-Loup site to Chaosium for publication as a monograph.

That's great news.

I removed most of the stuff from the site, except for a few tidbits of already finished chapters.

Any chance of getting some extra support material on the website?

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I just wanted to let you guys know that I delivered the monograph to Chaosium a couple of days ago. I have no word on when it will be published, but apparently they have a bit of a backlog with their publications.

The submission runs to 158 pages. It includes historic background for the early and high medieval time periods (knights, castles, cities, military orders...), the setting with descriptions of rival families, main personalities and a gazetteer, character creation, bestiary, villains, secret organisations, two fleshed out adventures, two adventure synopses and story seeds.

I'll keep you posted when I know more.

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Chaosium isn't giving much details to the contents of the monograph, so here is a summary:

Val-du-Loup is a setting for medieval adventures using the BRP

roleplaying system. It details a backwards, danger-fraught region of

the Ardennes forests, and is intended to serve for either an Early or a

High Middle Ages setting.

The monograph contains the following chapters:

Introduction

The Player Section:

The Middle Ages: a primer on life in the Middle Ages - medieval

society, knighthood (the evolution of knighthood, the chivalric code,

knights in battles, equipment etc.), castles, military orders (Knights

Templar and others), medieval cities, universities and religion. Also

included are regional timelines for the 10th and for the turn of the

13th century.

Val-du-Loup: this chapter provides detailed information about the

setting itself, i.e. the region of Val-du-Loup: the ruling families,

assorted personalities (nobles, clergy and commoners) and a lengthy

gazetteer of important and interesting locations.

Character Creation: hints on creating player characters suitable for the

setting, a complete list of professions (including new ones like

knights or wolf leaders), new skills and skill specialties; suggestions

on how to involve player characters in adventures set in Val-du-

Loup; and a character sheet designed for a medieval setting.

The Gamemaster Section:

The Bestiary: animals, creatures of legend, unique creatures, foreign

creatures, Nephilim, and pagan gods. Also includes random

encounter tables.

The Mythos Bestiary: for gamemasters wishing to use the setting for

a medieval Call of Cthulhu campaign. Features a list of Mythos

creatures to use and suggestions on how to use them. Also includes

tomes and personalities which can be included in such a campaign.

Secrets: more background information on those personalities who

serve as villains in the setting; as well as a list of secret and not so

secret organisations.

Statistics: game statistics for all major characters and some stock

characters.

Adventures

This section includes two complete adventures, A Black Heart and

Prelude to War; two adventure synopses; and finally a list of story

seeds.

Appendices

Acknowledgements

Val-du-Loup map

Character Sheet

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