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    I'm not arguing that a vassal would suddenly pop...

    I'm not arguing that a vassal would suddenly pop into existence. But there is, game mechanics wise, a huge difference between a vassal that serves you as part of an abstraction of court and a Vassal...
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    My issue with your proposal is that it's just...

    My issue with your proposal is that it's just more power gaming. Increasing the Regents personal power with no additional risk. The problem is that your proposal gives the regent more power with...
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    Back on point, and to clarify. IMO it's not...

    Back on point, and to clarify.

    IMO it's not necessary to create a new layer of complexity and add new rules and give additional actions to regents in order for the regents to support eachother...
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    I think you read allot more into that than I...

    I think you read allot more into that than I intended.

    I meant simply that it is a risk. Not a great risk, not a likely traitor, just simply a risk. However slight or great depends on the GM,...
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    The rules quite well cover vasalage from getting...

    The rules quite well cover vasalage from getting out of hand, as does the cost of maintaining a court and so on. You simply will not have teh resources to maintain seven provinces of levels 2-5 each...
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    I admit, i only skimmed the responses, but...

    I admit, i only skimmed the responses, but wouldn't this be covered by vasalage?

    The whole point of limited actions is to show that a single scion can't do everything they want on their own. So...
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    Paper, I think you may slightly misunderstand...

    Paper, I think you may slightly misunderstand what being blooded means.

    first off, your not a half god. You have some divine essense in you, and the more of this essence you posess the more blood...
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    I agree that even permanent transformation or...

    I agree that even permanent transformation or other effects should not be permanent when dealing with awn/ers. I would make an exception for when a permanency spell is used.

    I would simplify it a...
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    Yeah, reclusive awnshegh, or a reclusive wizard. ...

    Yeah, reclusive awnshegh, or a reclusive wizard. Several classic set-ups used here. Boat wrecks, old castle, friendly host, nothing quite as it seems. Permanent Shadow world gateway. Island of...
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    I had an awnshegh there that was treant like, but...

    I had an awnshegh there that was treant like, but very nasty. Local rumors could be found that regents and Ships would land, and their crews would disappear. The party decided to avoid the island...
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    It wouldn't be too hard for the computer to leave...

    It wouldn't be too hard for the computer to leave out the shorter version if a longer version existed. It shouldn't be too difficult to even keep the formatting looking the same no matter which...
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    Well, in Birthright Magic is rare, especially in...

    Well, in Birthright Magic is rare, especially in relation to Forgotten realms, Greyhawk or Dragon Lance, the settings most of us started with. Humans must be blooded to wield true magic. Which...
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    I haven't run or played a BRCS campaign in a...

    I haven't run or played a BRCS campaign in a while. My current group just doesn't get the domain level stuff, ad prefer High fantasy settings. <sigh>

    The last time I GMed I went through ruins...
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    OK, that's great, thank you for the response.

    OK, that's great, thank you for the response.
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    The only part of my post that had any real advice...

    The only part of my post that had any real advice for the op was this:


    KGauck and Swordgaunt, I love you guys, I really do. You both hold a wealth of historical knowledge and are very creative....
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    IMO, one of the strengths of BR is the relative...

    IMO, one of the strengths of BR is the relative simplicity of the system. I'm not saying the system is simple, but there are obvious and not so obvious complications that the system handles...
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    I was introduced to DnD in 1978 for a Birthday...

    I was introduced to DnD in 1978 for a Birthday present. It was a few years later that I was allowed to sit at a table where Gygax was the Dungeon Master. He was a great fun guy that loved the game...
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    IMO, the game was originally written with the...

    IMO, the game was originally written with the idea that when you died you lost your bloodline. It was never particularly clear in the original material, but up until I started reading this thread I...
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    I had houseruled something like this for my game...

    I had houseruled something like this for my game a while back. No one ever managed to take advantage of it though.

    I had some heavy restrictions.

    1. You had to increase a province to 10. Not...
  20. Thread: Bards and Art

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    I don't want to be adversarial, but I think we...

    I don't want to be adversarial, but I think we are talking past eachother a bit.

    I do understand that Art, when properly used can have an effect on the situation. What I am saying is that if you...
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    Agreed. That doesn't mean that the now...

    Agreed. That doesn't mean that the now intelligent undead scion is evil though. Just that the vast majority of the people that realize the Scions situation will assume so.

    Which is why I think...
  22. Thread: Bards and Art

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    In a way I think you made my point for me. ...

    In a way I think you made my point for me.

    Leaders change the art because they are looking for a new effect, or some effect. In your example of Henry VIII posing with a portrait of Henry V...
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    irdeggman points out in post #7 that according to...

    irdeggman points out in post #7 that according to BRCS rules even objects can (rarely) absorb a portion of the divine essence of a violently slain Scion.

    Which is what I was reffering to.

    So...
  24. Thread: Bards and Art

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    I was thinking that the works being discussed...

    I was thinking that the works being discussed were more of a magical nature than Mundane. Just as a Bards art, when being used to influence, is more magical in nature.

    If we are considering...
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    I agree on all counts. Even that we may not all...

    I agree on all counts. Even that we may not all agree on those points, which is why I put it that way.

    I think maybe we all lost the point of the thread, or maybe we're just moving it a...
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