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    I would say what probably makes sense in a BR...

    I would say what probably makes sense in a BR setting is this - for each church write down a few basic tenets. Then have players receive temporal flack if they stray from those tenets (or are seen...
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    Interesting to think about what defines a "good"...

    Interesting to think about what defines a "good" and "noble" leader, isn't it?

    I mean if you're looking at myths, King Arthur made more than his share of mistakes, but you can't doubt he would fit...
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    Maybe losses are incredibly rare. Rhoubhe is a...

    Maybe losses are incredibly rare. Rhoubhe is a genius who has been polishing his tactics for a thousand years. If you look at the kind of forces he has available in Sword & Crown (aerial units,...
  4. Thread: Battle Elves

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    Obviously, Rhoubhe isn't your typical elf, but he...

    Obviously, Rhoubhe isn't your typical elf, but he has a castle - Tower Ruannoch (from Sword & Crown). Its built from marble on top of a giant tree-stump. The construction is described as pretty...
  5. How about: Kalien wouldn't be careless enough...

    How about:

    Kalien wouldn't be careless enough to leave all his skullduggery on the official books of his guild. He has the equivalent of a "double entry" system - a large log book filled with...
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    Its true that most warriors would have used...

    Its true that most warriors would have used better armour if they could, but wasn't always why a knight would have less well armoured cavalry accompanying them. Precisely because a mounted knight...
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    An interesting character has to have realism, or...

    An interesting character has to have realism, or you don't care about them. Thats why a well written book (of any genre) will show a villain with a human side, and a hero with flaws. A hero of...
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    Hmm, it might sound strange, but the Flashman...

    Hmm, it might sound strange, but the Flashman books, by George Macdonald Fraser, give what I see as a marvellous look at the way politics, personality and military action come together. Although the...
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    The tabletop game I play uses Grim N Gritty. ...

    The tabletop game I play uses Grim N Gritty. Theres been a high death-toll in that campaign, but at least it feels like you're taking a risk entering a fight. And rich people with good armour last...
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    I've often run games where you went to negative...

    I've often run games where you went to negative CON rather than -10, didn't find it game-breaking.

    High level D&D assumes you will die and be returned to life. There are a lot of monsters that...
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    I don't know if this counts as a material...

    I don't know if this counts as a material component, a good-luck charm or a what, but here goes....

    In real medieval history, the pope's faeces were collected - as they had been "touched by the...
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    You know, I have no idea how I ended up with...

    You know, I have no idea how I ended up with multiple postings on fashion - I'm not even interested in fashion! I'm not even particularly interested in the uses of fashion in RPG's. Strange the...
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    While you can look at things like red for...

    While you can look at things like red for lipstick indicating sexual arousal and all that sort of thing, I think in order to get a real benefit from this you'd have to have a skill attached (say,...
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    I'm not sure fashion should be rewarded with any...

    I'm not sure fashion should be rewarded with any kind of bonus, to be honest. I've seen plenty of girls wearing "fashionable" stuff that looked completely weird (skirt over trousers anyone?) ...
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    I've heard that in real history female courtiers...

    I've heard that in real history female courtiers sometimes used Belladonna to make their eyes look large and dark. (And I think pupil dilation is supposed to be a sign that you are sexually...
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    This is another idea along the lines of...

    This is another idea along the lines of drug/poison, its called Night-eye.

    Night-eye is a type of reed which grows along the banks of forest rivers, and is most commonly used by woodsmen who work...
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    Influence sounds as good a name as any, and...

    Influence sounds as good a name as any, and probably more accurate than Regency Points.

    I've got RP at the moment, but since rules are the part that are taking the most work, I'm sure I'll see...
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    Sure, tranceroot sounds fine. I don't know...

    Sure, tranceroot sounds fine. I don't know enough gaelic (or whatever it is that BR elven is based on) to give it a proper elven name, or I would have done.


    Another idea - perhaps a little...
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    All I'm saying is that dwarves have different...

    All I'm saying is that dwarves have different tolerances for armour than humans - what they might consider and acceptable armour weight would probably be a lot more dense than what a human would find...
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    Since dwarves find it no harder to move under...

    Since dwarves find it no harder to move under encumbrance, you might even want to increase the weight of dwarven items slightly to compensate.
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    I've got an idea for one. I haven't read any of...

    I've got an idea for one. I haven't read any of the novels, or much on the elves of BR, so it might already have an equivalent.

    Caer-Root
    A tuber that grows only in Caerbhaiglien sites. Elves...
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    It seems so expensive in RP and other...

    It seems so expensive in RP and other requirements that I doubt any mage could ever have enough power to get much benefit from this. Only a mage with more than one source of regency could make this...
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    I was going to scrap RP and replace them with...

    I was going to scrap RP and replace them with Media Points, but that seemed to be a bit unpopular.

    Now I'm thinking of either giving Media extra ways to use RP, or extra ways to generate RP.
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    Osprey said; I agree, although the main...

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    I agree, although the main book says very little about Lasica, I've always thought of her as a great character concept - how does a daughter follow one of the most able and...
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    Woah, there! I never said they were less...

    Woah, there! I never said they were less powerful, I said they were repetitive and generally didn't show as much concept work as the male characters. I'm sure they have just as many levels.
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