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ecliptic
12-15-2003, 11:02 PM
The upcoming Unearthed Arcana is going to have rules for bloodlines. Birthright should just use that.

DanMcSorley
12-16-2003, 12:40 AM
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, ecliptic wrote:

> The upcoming Unearthed Arcana is going to have rules for bloodlines.

> Birthright should just use that.



That could be anything from the new coming of BR to rules for spell

acquisition for sorcerors. I wish we knew more. Darn those teases! When

does that book come out, anyway?



Let`s see, bloodlines in UA, war rules in Cry Havoc. All we`d need would

be domain rules and RP type rules.



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Daniel McSorley

CMonkey
12-16-2003, 12:41 AM
This thread is sooo lost...

CM.

ecliptic
12-16-2003, 07:51 AM
From Andy Collins.


The bloodlines are reminiscent of (and partly inspired by) the Birthright setting, but they're not the same thing.

http://pub36.ezboard.com/fgameschat19968fr...opicID=52.topic (http://pub36.ezboard.com/fgameschat19968frm9.showMessage?topicID=52.topic)

geeman
12-16-2003, 08:47 AM
At 12:02 AM 12/16/2003 +0100, ecliptic wrote:



> The upcoming Unearthed Arcana is going to have rules for bloodlines.

> Birthright should just use that.



I haven`t seen any information on bloodlines in that book. Do you have a

reference?



Thanks,

Gary

geeman
12-16-2003, 10:06 AM
At 08:51 AM 12/16/2003 +0100, ecliptic wrote:



> From Andy Collins.

>

>
The bloodlines are reminiscent of (and partly inspired by) the

> Birthright setting, but they`re not the same thing.



OK, cool. Interesting. I suspect their going for a more general system of

portraying a sort of mythic nobility, but that doesn`t mean it won`t

provide some inspiration for use in the setting that inspired it....



Thanks,

Gary

irdeggman
12-16-2003, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by ecliptic@Dec 15 2003, 06:02 PM
The upcoming Unearthed Arcana is going to have rules for bloodlines. Birthright should just use that.
So in order to play Birthright then, people would have to have Unearthed Arcana, Cry Havoc and all of the Core D&D books?

For people overseas this could be very expensive and potentially nigh well impossible. Not all of these products are available (based on reports of our overseas brethern) and many have to pay exceptionally high cost in low income areas. Heck it would be expensive for the low income Americans among us, many are students after all - how could be deny them their beer and pizza money ;) .

Last I heard Cry Havoc was only available as a download and not in print.

Anakin_Miller
12-16-2003, 01:18 PM
> Last I heard Cry Havoc was only available as a download and not in print.



Nope its in print as well. Cry Havoc has been out in print for at least a

month now.



-Anakin Miller

DanMcSorley
12-16-2003, 03:25 PM
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, irdeggman wrote:

> So in order to play Birthright then, people would have to have

> Unearthed Arcana, Cry Havoc and all of the Core D&D books?



Everything in UA will be OGC, so that section could potentially be ripped

and modified for BR and republished online. Similarly, the war rules from

Cry Havoc are OGC. They also summarize mostly to "treat a group of X

soldiers as one figure and use a battlemat pretty much as normal". There

are a couple of extra tweaks to make it work better, but it`s really

pretty simple if you already know the 3e D&D rules. You need unit

statistics, but that`s most of what I`m writing for the chapter 5

revision. Lots and lots of unit stats, plus a couple more hooks to the BR

system, such as muster and maintenance costs, for example.



> For people overseas this could be very expensive and potentially nigh

> well impossible. Not all of these products are available (based on

> reports of our overseas brethern) and many have to pay exceptionally

> high cost in low income areas. Heck it would be expensive for the low

> income Americans among us, many are students after all - how could be

> deny them their beer and pizza money ;) .



The SRD is also available online, replacing the need for the core books

even.



> Last I heard Cry Havoc was only available as a download and not in print.



Been in print a while now, Malhavoc releases things in PDF first and

follows up a while later with print.

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Daniel McSorley

Ming I
01-23-2004, 07:46 AM
If you need a very good book for domain actions and such you should look at AEG's Empire:

http://www.alderac.com/d20/

I own it and would be happy to type out any "highlights" that people might want.

CMonkey
01-23-2004, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Ming I@Jan 23 2004, 07:46 AM
I own it and would be happy to type out any "highlights" that people might want.
A critical (i.e. with reference to birthright) review would be nice for a start...

CM.

Benjamin
01-23-2004, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by CMonkey@Jan 23 2004, 07:10 AM
A critical (i.e. with reference to birthright) review would be nice for a start...
"Hear hear!" from the back bench.

I'd love to see that, Ming I.

teloft
01-23-2004, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Benjamin+Jan 23 2004, 03:03 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Benjamin @ Jan 23 2004, 03:03 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-CMonkey@Jan 23 2004, 07:10 AM
A critical (i.e. with reference to birthright) review would be nice for a start...
"Hear hear&#33;" from the back bench.

I&#39;d love to see that, Ming I. [/b][/quote]
just waiting