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07-03-2003, 12:08 PM #1
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07-03-2003, 06:32 PM #2
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hile I do have issues with some of the reasoning in the product, the overall
verdict is that it`s a very helpfull tool. Especially if you are not
interested in buying and/or reading huge tomes on medieval demographics,
economy and construction it is a compact and easily understandable guide to
most issues related to the urban environment as a RPG setting.
I think it is highly applicable to a birthright campaign, but can quite easily
be used in more high magic campaigns as well. An important factor here is that
BR has magic more powerfull than most high-magic campaigns. If you are willing
to disregard some of the table involved in the book it is quite believable as
a `realistic` medieval setting goes.
Strikingly enough the book`s weakest point is the effects of magic on society
and the city. Personally I would have prefered more discussion with a bit of
depth in this area, but it might be difficult as the level and influence of
magic can vary so tremendously in a campaign. If you are looking for a
solution to the fables `magical economy and production` question, this is not
the book with answers for you.
My biggest concern is that it parhaps protrays a urban environment development
more typical of later periods than the medieval age as we think of it
historically. This might be a moot point though, as most campaigns I`ve seen
are highly evolved both economically and socially. This goes for the BR
setting as well, and makes the book perhaps more applicable than a truly
medieval sourcebook would.
If you are short on money I would recommend the .pdf download. There is also a
free excerpt available from RPGnow.com, but you have to be registered. The
Give that a quick read and you can see for yourself what qualtiy the material
To finish of I`d like to say that my review might be slightly biased. I
infinitely prefer these kind of books instead of the usual mix of prestige
classes and feats thrown together an called `a must for the serious gamer`.
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> This supplement is getting a lot of press lately and I was wondering what
people thought of it? It it relevant to Birthright? More or less than a
Greyhawk / FR like campaign?
>Anyone have a copy?
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