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    I haven't had a chance to actually play many, but...

    I haven't had a chance to actually play many, but have over the years looked quite a few mass battle systems, hoping for just such a thing.

    Has anyone seen the new "Band of Blades" game that has...
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    Yeah, I've never liked that, nor have I liked the...

    Yeah, I've never liked that, nor have I liked the Province-Level-Equals-Population idea. BR print materials seem to have abandoned that with the Brechtur provinces, at the least, if not the others as...
  3. Rolegate, interactive maps -- New Options for Play-by-Post?

    Has anyone used Rolegate yet? https://www.rolegate.com/

    It's a persistent chat play-by-post format that looks promising. Wondering if it would work well for BR-style games, better than or in...
  4. Thread: New Games

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    I hope someone does get something started. Not...

    I hope someone does get something started. Not sure I can play yet, much less run anything; real life demands are very restrictive right now.

    But I do hope the Birthright PBP/PBEM game community...
  5. Birthright re-envisioned with modern board game styles?

    Has anyone considered re-envisioning or re-building Birthright with some of the current board game innovations in mind?

    I wonder if the game could be played much faster (and possibly much more...
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    That's interesting, but I think it makes a better...

    That's interesting, but I think it makes a better case for traditional Sources.

    Regardless, realm spells will need to be revised. Realm magic may be limited among Men (they largely have...
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    There would be a lot to have to make up, yes. ...

    There would be a lot to have to make up, yes.

    I was planning to focus first (as an experiment) on the North and the Dwarven kingdoms because it lends itself to a smaller scope with less in the...
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    Middle Earth domains?

    Has anyone ever tried to adapt the Birthright domain system to Middle Earth (any time period)?

    I've been getting back into Tolkien since starting to read the Hobbit to my young boys, and it has me...
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    Awesome, Green Knight! I've actually wanted to...

    Awesome, Green Knight! I've actually wanted to play Star Wars Armada with people remotely -- are you the main person responsible for it?

    Regarding Birthright, do you think it would be...
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    Would love to see something like this...but if...

    Would love to see something like this...but if you were thinking characters walking about in a built-out world, maybe something less ambitious, first?

    Sounds like the project would be immensely...
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    Thanks for the input! Yeah, I thought the...

    Thanks for the input!

    Yeah, I thought the "winter phase" was interesting, and rotating between would be a good way to focus on story/adventuring.

    I think a lot of people have toyed with the...
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    King Arthur Pendragon?

    Through a Bundle of Holding deal, I just discovered the RPG game system/setting of "King Arthur Pendragon."

    Is anyone in the Birthright community familiar with this? It sounds really...
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    Depending on how much you want to slim down...

    Depending on how much you want to slim down province management, you could really just dispense with a lot of the per province holdings and detailed actions. It sounds like you really just want to...
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    How are you using it? Did you find a module that...

    How are you using it? Did you find a module that had been made already? I didn't see any for BR.
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    Vassal Game Engine

    Is anyone familiar with the Vassal game maker engine? http://www.vassalengine.org/index.php

    As far as I can tell, you're supposed to be able to do quite a bit to build out and mimic board games,...
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    Cool! I tried Hexographer to let it's...

    Cool!
    I tried Hexographer to let it's auto-generation tool take the base Cerilia map and, following the shaded areas, generate a hexographer map. It was pretty close! I just haven't had the time...
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    I still check in a few times a month. Growing...

    I still check in a few times a month. Growing family and other obligations keep me limited, but I still have a special interest in the community, setting, and game.

    How much time, effort, and...
  18. Thread: History Buffs

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    History Buffs

    For any of you out there who love history, especially things like medieval, Roman, Greek, or other ancient history and history of warfare, I recommend a few sources:

    Subscribe to Quora.com and...
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    Sounds interesting. I downloaded the rules, but...

    Sounds interesting. I downloaded the rules, but I don't know when I'll have time to really read through them.

    I've thought for a long time of playing up the divine bloodline even more. Ravenloft...
  20. Thread: Sword and Crown

    by Rowan
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    Sword and Crown

    Hi all. I never got or read through the Sword and Crown, and haven't ever been able to find out much about that festival. A Wiki search only seems to bring up the adventure list and brief reviews....
  21. I found a bunch of old stuff on BR.net that is...

    I found a bunch of old stuff on BR.net that is interesting. Incomplete projects

    Interactive Map:...
  22. I much prefer 3.5 BRCS as promoted from this...

    I much prefer 3.5 BRCS as promoted from this community to the original AD&D 2E. I think there are many improvements. Many PBEMs have also improved upon that, and I have my own significant changes...
  23. Well summarized. As someone who struggles to...

    Well summarized. As someone who struggles to keep up with any gaming because of other commitments, that last point matters a lot to me (making the game work for gamers with little time as well as...
  24. On the map question, how have people created maps...

    On the map question, how have people created maps with color-coded provinces for online Play-By-Post games? I've seen some where you can even highlight, click, or select the actual provinces.

    I...
  25. So if you could magically take the bookkeeping...

    So if you could magically take the bookkeeping out of it, for both PCs and NPCs (and reasonably-auto-run NPCs), would it make being the GM much easier--and encourage more people to do it and let...
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