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More historically focussed adventures/campaigns?

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Well first off...

 

Hi, I am new here, and this is my first post. Been a long time RPG player, and occassional GM. Been off RPGs more than on for the last 15-ish years, but I'm finding I have missed it, and am very excited to get back into it.

 

On the whole, one of the reasons I have been gaming less is my primary hobby hasn't left me much time for it, and that would be historical reenacting. I mostly do 17th and 18th century reenacting, and as such, those tend to be my favourite eras in history.

 

I found the "Renaissance" rules by looking for rules I though would suit this, and I think I may have found the "The Depth's of Winter" adventure first which lead me to the rules.... Either way, I loved that adventure, and would like to see more in that vein. I have read on the Cakebread and Walton web site, a sequel is in the coming, but I would want more. Does anyone else know of other easily portible adventures along those lines? Or have ideas or suggestions for adventures like that? I'm a lazy GM, and would sooner buy something like that than write my own (although writing does intrigue me, but finding time to play is a challenge enough without adding the added challenge to find time to prepare and write in order to play).

 

Cheers.

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There's a set of rules covering 18th century investigations by the same team (Cakebread and Walton) with some adventures that your interests may find fall into your field.

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I'm assuming you're talking about "Dark Streets"? I kind of assumed it was mid-18th century Cthulhu-esque suspense/horror? Which while appealing isn't really what I am looking for... low fantasy 17th or 18th century would be okay, but I prefer little to no magic/supernatural.

 

Failing to find anything less fantasy, "Dark Streets" would likely be a better choice for me and my tastes... But I am hoping there may be more historical, or even semi-hostorical options out there.

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FGUs Privateers & Gentlemen springs to mind. The RPG rules part of it is modeled very closely on Chasoium's RQ2. FGU did another RPG, Flashing Blades, which, while not as BRP friendly, is still one of the better RPGs for that era. There were a half dozen adventure for FB, and they are mostly portable. FB uses fixed hit points, and skills rather than levels (although non combat skills only have a few degrees of skill), so a conversion isn't all that difficult. . 

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I'm glad you enjoyed The Depths of Winter :)

 

FYI, the sequel, The Breaking of Spring, has been written  - but I imagine it will be a week or two before we can get it set and uploaded.

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I'm glad you enjoyed The Depths of Winter :)

 

FYI, the sequel, The Breaking of Spring, has been written  - but I imagine it will be a week or two before we can get it set and uploaded.

 

A kind of French & Indian Wars mini-setting supplement to go with these would be nice!

 

The French & Indian War book for the Colonial Gothic RPG is pretty thorough, so it may be of interest to people planning to run these adventures. Link: Colonial Gothic: The French & Indian War.

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It sounds like you're looking for some good pike & shot, royalist & roundheads, spanish tercio, etc type of setting. If so, i've looked before and really haven't seen any. All you can find are somewhat and close-to. Some good ones have already been mentioned. If colonial America, there's some good stuff to be found (the colonial gothic previously mentioned is good and there's alot). Anyway, here are some i liked.

 

Not BRP but late 18th century;

 

GURPS Age of Napoleon

http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/9/9655.phtml 

GURPS The Scarlet Pimpernel

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/scarletpimpernel/

 

Then there's Northern Crown, an alternate North America in 17th century (doesnt look like what you're asking for, but has good background info)

http://www.atlas-games.com/crown/ 

 

(Rennaissance is a good anchor)

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And I guess that although Clockwork & Chivalry is a fairly fantastical alt history, between the random tables in the Corebook and a little work picking through the adventure seeds and incidents in the first Kingdom & Commonwealth book, you could run some neat pure ECW adventures (although adapting omnibus 2 to be useful to a purely historical game would be tough!).

 

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/97899/Clockwork-and-Chivalry-2nd-Edition-Core-Rulebook

 

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/101918/Kingdom--Commonwealth-Omnibus-1?manufacturers_id=4595

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My group and I have been playing The Strange lately. I've written up 3 horror scenarios set in 18th Century Massachusetts that you could convert to Renaissance. I hope to have another posted in a week or two. I realize they might not be up the OP's alley, but if anyone else is interested, here's the link.

 

https://filbantostew.wordpress.com/adventures/

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I'm glad you enjoyed The Depths of Winter :)

 

FYI, the sequel, The Breaking of Spring, has been written  - but I imagine it will be a week or two before we can get it set and uploaded.

 

Please post when The Breaking of Spring is available.

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My English Civil War stuff is mostly system neutral as written on the blog (though I do have a book in the pipeline for Lamentations of the Flame Princess, 'England Upturn'd', out in the next couple of months), lots of odds and sods here:

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/tradescants-ark.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/lore-garbage.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/yan-tan-tethra-methra.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/the-uncanny-threat-of-morris.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-barguest-dog-of-war.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/witchmarks-and-some-news.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/diggers-and-ranters.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/cavaliers-and-roundheads.html

 

http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/an-uncivil-war.html

 

plus a couple of pieces in Undercroft Magazine (see http://whatwouldconando.blogspot.co.uk/)

 

If someone wants me to write a BRP version I'd be more than happy to, but I do have another commission for LotFP to do first.

 

The stuff isn't straight history - it does have plenty of magic and fantasy elements of the LotFP 'wierd horror' kind -'England Upturn'd' would make an equally suitable CoC scenario. One of my current group playing this game is a re-enactor, he 'served' with Gustavus Adolphus and is enjoying it (though the rabble of town militia and mutinous sailors he has recruited to bash the Royalists can't do the Swedish three rank volley for toffee).

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