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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?

    CM.

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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

    address is:

    http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.p...ducts_id=1678&

    Give that a quick read and you can see for yourself what qualtiy the material

    is.



    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`.



    Cheers,

    Even



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