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    Thanks for the clarification! Well, I...

    Thanks for the clarification!



    Well, I read this, but my assumption was (and still is) that the 'slaves' are basically the Brecht population of Kiergard. As such I think their numbers and...
  2. Thread: Kiergard

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    With regard to Kiergaard, however, I believe that...

    With regard to Kiergaard, however, I believe that this is a different thing. This is a realm where the population is enslaved.
    In game terms, I would represent this by severe (or even more extreme)...
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    Kal Kalathor - agreed, though I believe the...

    Kal Kalathor - agreed, though I believe the statement that the realm has remained amazingly neutral over the years except "for the occasional raid into neighboring lands" somewhat contradicts the...
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    Strongholds & Dynasties does include Slaves among...

    Strongholds & Dynasties does include Slaves among the resources. All resources are assigned a frequency ranging from common to very rare. This defines the base price per 'unit' of a resource in its...
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    For the time being, I'll try to summarize in...

    For the time being, I'll try to summarize in short what the books deliver and give my two cent's worth.

    I for one would have difficulties if I had to choose what to use.

    The Domain rules in...
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    Sorry, I didn't want to cause a buying urge;) ...

    Sorry, I didn't want to cause a buying urge;)

    You can probably find a copy of some of these on ebay or purchase a pdf copy for not that much money.

    There used to be a comparison of the...
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    Always willing to help the Chamberlain, last...

    Always willing to help the Chamberlain, last representative of the Empire.


    Also, you gave me an idea for my signature:)
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    It's in the download section, look here...

    It's in the download section,
    look here.

    Or, you can check the wiki entry, here.

    I haven't checked whether these are identical.
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    I reviewed the resource rules in AEG's Empire...

    I reviewed the resource rules in AEG's Empire supplement (for 3E), Mongoose's Strongholds & Dynasties and Eden Studio's Fields of Blood (both for 3.5) to see how resources are handled there. I'll try...
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    Okay, I argued against the use of coal for metal...

    Okay, I argued against the use of coal for metal production before and would restrict it's use to dwarves. In my view the technology is too advanced for most BR cultures. Look here for more details....
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    I agree - nice write-up, Andrew. I believe the...

    I agree -
    nice write-up, Andrew.
    I believe the the first time I saw this idea was in the old BR netbook compiled by Ian Hoskins. I have no idea whether this is the original idea, anyway, here's...
  12. Thread: D&D vers. 3.6

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    Regarding pathfinder, you should check out...

    Regarding pathfinder, you should check out Paizo's webpage - they offer an "alpha" version, a 160+-pages pdf, as a free download. I didn't read it very thoroughly, but basically pathfinder beefs up...
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    Poll: I guess pen-and-paper rpgs will be around at...

    I guess pen-and-paper rpgs will be around at least as long as no-one is able to develop an AI that really can replace a DM - the tabletop gaming experience is imho far superior to - and very...
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    I'm 36 and knew I had to get BR as soon as I saw...

    I'm 36 and knew I had to get BR as soon as I saw the first ads in the late and lamented Dragon magazine.
    I got everything except a few of the novels and still think BR is the best world ever...
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    Poll: I can't really see me moving for the foreseeable...

    I can't really see me moving for the foreseeable future. For once, I'm not really convinced I like 4e very much and I also don't see very much in it that hasn't been available before as an option at...
  16. Thread: Battle Elves

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    This number left me puzzled at first. Then I...

    This number left me puzzled at first. Then I found the image of dwarves rhythmically marching to battle to the sound of their war drummers very compelling.
    Then I bothered to look it up, just to...
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    Judging from the on-going discussion, I think we...

    Judging from the on-going discussion, I think we have two very different schools of thought here.
    One basically boils down to 'humans with pointy ears', i.e. the elves are humanoids with a few...
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    The feats are worked out nicely and seem very...

    The feats are worked out nicely and seem very balanced, kudos, great work. As feats reflecting the elemental heritage of the Sidhelien I'll probably use them.

    As the sole mechanics for the...
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    I don't really know, I just have a vague notion...

    I don't really know, I just have a vague notion linking the taelinri tests to the tests of high sorcery in Dragonlance, but that's about it.



    I agree with you both that the taelinri don't have...
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    The PSoT doesn't literally say Taelinri must be...

    The PSoT doesn't literally say Taelinri must be good, but states "only elves of good alignment with Int sores of 16 or better and Wis scores of 17 or better are likely to meet the demands of the...
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    Actually, the PSo Tuarhievel speaks of "Tests of...

    Actually, the PSo Tuarhievel speaks of "Tests of character" and this seems to imply a bit more than simply proving your expertise and eloquence with regard to your field of study.
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    No, the mongols were first and foremost...

    No, the mongols were first and foremost pastoralists, i.e. nomadic herders.



    This is taken from the Library of Congress Country studies . Look here.

    The Mongols supplemented their herding...
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    Not that I know of. There are a number of...

    Not that I know of. There are a number of prestige classes like the Sublime Chord with their own spell progression that start with a high spell level, though I think this can be easily abused. There...
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    Definitely. To get on a lighter tone again, I...

    Definitely.

    To get on a lighter tone again, I asked my local expert on elf lore and especially elven psychology and physiology (i.e. my girlfriend who plays an elven mage in my group) on the...
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    I like this explanation, and this is quite a good...

    I like this explanation, and this is quite a good rationalization for different elven factions viewing half-elves in a different light (though I don't think that elves would be ashamed of their...
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