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Azulthar
01-25-2004, 02:17 PM
Okay, I have the main Birthright books (Atlas, RoE, etc.), Cities of the Sun, Havens of the Great Bay, the Rjurik Highlands and Tribes of the Heartless Waste.

Our campaign is situated in Anuire, all players are adventurer-scions (no holdings, etc). Now I ask for your advice: any more books I should get?

Maybe one of the adventures (one suited for non-regents?)
Book of Priestcraft/Magecraft?
Another book I didn't notice?

I'm looking for books which generally expand the world.


Thanks,

- Azulthar

Don E
01-25-2004, 02:48 PM
Hi,

The three regent books (Magecraft, Priestcraft and Regency) I would consider as an essential part of any BR campaign. While they are to a certain extent focused on domain play, there is lots of info there that is usable if you only go adventuring.

Of the adventures published I only think King of the Giantdowns is really worth getting. It is set outside of Anuire proper, but it could give good inspiration on how to run adventures for your group other places.

If you know what part of Anuire you players will spend most of their time any Player's Secrets of that realm could be of interest.

Birthright-L
01-25-2004, 04:07 PM
> Of the adventures published I only think King of the Giantdowns is

> really worth getting. It is set outside of Anuire proper, but it could

> give good inspiration on how to run adventures for your group other

> places.



I think Legends of the Hero-Kings might be helpful, too. It gives

guidelines on minitiure adventures that fit within a standard random

event. So when something happens within a realm, your adventuring

players can go take care of it. I think it will add to the experience

later on if they eventually get domains, because they`ll already have a

cinematic feel for what`s going on even when its determined by a die

roll in the domain rules.



--Lord Rahvin

irdeggman
01-25-2004, 08:05 PM
Book of Regency should be a free download from Wizards and is a very good product. Get all of the free downloads that you can from WotC they are good to various degrees depending on what you are looking for.

BoP and BoM are almost essential if any of the PCs are priests, wizards, magicians or paladins.

BoP has the definitive info on Investiture and that alone is a very strong reason to get it.

I agree with Lord Rahvin that Legends of the Hero Kings contains a lot of adventure info, much like Dungeon Magaizine's Sidetrack adventures. I had to 'revise' them a lot to work in my campaign, but I got a lot of mileage out of Blood Hungry. I set it up at character creation and had the climax a few years later.

I found that a lot of the published adventures were very weak and really Forgotten Realms adventures that were just 'revised' for Birthright. King of the Giantdowns is a notable exception but takes place over quite a long expanse of time.

Don't get the Sword of Roele. Despite the allure of the title it is really probably the worst written BR adventure.

A very good one was published in Dragon a long time ago "Seeking Bloodsilver". If you can find it, get it. It has lots of possibilities.

ConjurerDragon
01-25-2004, 09:33 PM
irdeggman schrieb:



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> A very good one was published in Dragon a long time ago "Seeking Bloodsilver". If you can find it, get it. It has lots of possibilities.

>

Not Dragon. Dungeon Issue #59

bye

Michael

irdeggman
01-26-2004, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by ConjurerDragon@Jan 25 2004, 04:33 PM
Not Dragon. Dungeon Issue #59

bye

Michael


Thanks for the correction Michael. I'm getting old and have been working 12 hour days since new years. . .

camelotcrusade
01-26-2004, 02:26 PM
I'd have to agree on the books of priest and magecraft, those are great.

I just started up, too, and managed to get everything on ebay. I would also recommend getting at least one domain sourcebook (player's secrets of...) -- they are cheap and it will fill your head with ideas once you see the layouts. Plus I just love reading the plots and rumors sections, that is the best part.

Oh -- also I definitely recommend Blood Enemies, the Awnshegh accessory. It's fascinating reading, and you can wiggle it at your PCs and tell them you've been reading it, mumble about the magian and the serpent, etc.

camelotcrusade

Birthright-L
01-26-2004, 03:46 PM
> I just started up, too, and managed to get everything on ebay. I

> would also recommend getting at least one domain sourcebook (player`s

> secrets of...) -- they are cheap and it will fill your head with ideas

> once you see the layouts. Plus I just love reading the plots and

> rumors sections, that is the best part.



If you`re going with this suggestion, I recommend the players secrets of

Rhoesone and Endier. They don`t cost much, but those books were the

first Birthright products I ever bought and I`ve been here ever since.



--Lord Rahvin