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    Here are my guidelines: There is an optimal army...

    Here are my guidelines:
    There is an optimal army size at 2% of the population. Up to this figure, a realm can purchase normal units. Beyond this point, only levies (or for Rjurik and Vos,...
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    Or frustration that someone who quite obviously...

    Or frustration that someone who quite obviously have never lifted a book, pretends to a knowledge of warfare which is in fact derived from an amusement. Nothing is more irritating that ignorance...
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    The law only grants copywrite protection to...

    The law only grants copywrite protection to people who make an effort to protect their IP. It doesn't have to be successful, they only need to say they did something. This strategy may make no sense...
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    They were already getting all the money from...

    They were already getting all the money from these sales. The cost of distribution are basically zero. Distributors wanted these pdfs because customers picking of the Tome of Magic might also pick up...
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    That's how the music industry did it before...

    That's how the music industry did it before iTunes developed software to prevent songs from being distributed after they were sold. But the game industry doesn't have an iTunes to invest on...
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    I've been a big fan of using Seeming and the...

    I've been a big fan of using Seeming and the Shadow World in general as an explanation of many things magical. Starting with spells like Detect Undead and Hide From Undead, a lot of spells can be...
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    I just regard seeming as a magical effect. Evil...

    I just regard seeming as a magical effect. Evil halfling as a caster level, his power to form the bridge should be analogized to some exiting magical power, allowing assignment of a level, and...
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    To hope for the failure of 4e to be willing to...

    To hope for the failure of 4e to be willing to use the abolition of copywrite as a means to that end is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. You would kill the game industry. Perhaps you would...
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    I did a lot of it, and what I took came from...

    I did a lot of it, and what I took came from Blood Spawn, the Shadow World pdf for Birthright. It is almost word for word from Blood Spawn, although I did remove sections which really belonged on...
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    Make it a skill. Use Will saves. Access to the...

    Make it a skill. Use Will saves. Access to the skill happens at 3rd level for Priests of Ruornil, 4th level for Priests of Avani, and for others by a feat requiring an Wis 13, 10 ranks of Knowldge...
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    Most people who write for a living, and game...

    Most people who write for a living, and game designers are certainly in that boat, earn far less than others who have the same level of education. Taking away copywrite reduces their income still...
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    You are obviously unaware that nearly every siege...

    You are obviously unaware that nearly every siege that was begun ended in a failure to capture the fortress. For instance, of an archaeological survey of 150 castles (which could be besieged numerous...
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    I am refering to information on the wiki. Up on...

    I am refering to information on the wiki. Up on the top of the screen there are links to "portal", "forums", and "wiki."



    You are missing a critical understanding of castles. If you go back to...
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    This is the core issue here, and I simply don't...

    This is the core issue here, and I simply don't think that belief based one one kind of evidence beats belief based on evidence. What is important here is not the objective reality that we players...
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    Vicente, I think you are playing a much higher...

    Vicente, I think you are playing a much higher level of fantasy that I am. I also think you are significantly underestimating how miraculous daily (yes daily) life was in the middle ages. Every...
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    Priests change bread and water in the body and...

    Priests change bread and water in the body and blood of Christ, and participation in this ritual was a means to obtaining eternal life in a paradise in the divine presence.

    Relics of the saints...
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    I don't know what you are referring to as a set...

    I don't know what you are referring to as a set of rules. I don't why you couldn't have four sieges in one province. If you defeated your enemy in a major battle and could be sure he wouldn't be...
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    There is no category of wizards, but there is a...

    There is no category of wizards, but there is a category of wizard's marks, and there are 17 of those, and I know I have really only scratched the surface. I'd estimate the total number of wizard...
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    I think that presumes an awareness of a nation,...

    I think that presumes an awareness of a nation, which I would reject. Germany remained provincial and disunited until the mid-19th century a generation after a real and profound national...
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    I disagree. The medieval world thought that kings...

    I disagree. The medieval world thought that kings died because of the will of an all powerful divine being, that states rose and fell according to his will, or plan, or punishment. They thought that...
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    Poll: I'm working on some Rjurik wisdom. These were...

    I'm working on some Rjurik wisdom. These were more Anuirean. These are all utility powers, so all the combat effects in at-will, encounter, and daily slots are untouched. And if a character wants a...
  22. You are trying way too hard to find one perfect...

    You are trying way too hard to find one perfect analog for all of the elements of Anuire.

    Anuire is its own place. It has some similarities in some places to France, or a Rome +1000 years,...
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    Machiavelli addresses Alexander this way- There...

    Machiavelli addresses Alexander this way-
    There are two kinds of states. The first is a state where all power is centralized in the hands of one person. In this case, like Persia, when you remove...
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    A siege lasts weeks, months, occasionally years....

    A siege lasts weeks, months, occasionally years. It should be a complex skill challenge. The castle, if well constructed makes it quite possible to prevent attackers from being able to act. That is...
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    Poll: First we live in the modern world in which the...

    First we live in the modern world in which the liberal project to emphasize the individual is achieved. People are not known by their kin groups or their associates as they were in traditional...
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