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From: Bret W. Davenport [SMTP:bwd@teleport.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 07, 1998 5:08 PM
To: birthright@MPGN.COM
Subject: Re: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Unblooded regents

Jim Cooper wrote:

> Um, perhaps there's a little misunderstanding here. I don't hate
> blooded characters, I don't have anything against bloodlines et. al. I
> DM a regular birthright campaign just like everyone else, blooded
> regents and all. I see that my language was too strong when I wrote
> replies to these threads. I completely believe the stuff you said, what
> all the other people have said about these topics (I can agree with most
> of them, too), and I love BR more than anything else TSR puts out. My
> intention was not to change Birthright into something that it is not!

Perhaps I came across strongly, but I did truly mean no offense =)I was just pointing out that if
you really wanted a world where any
average run of the mill joe can become king through luck, circumstance
or hard work, then there are so many other worlds where that is
more plausible. To try to take the known and sensible world and plug
it in to Birthright just wouldn't work. It would seem that as soon as
you begin to question the ability and source of the powers those of
Bloodlines hold, you begin to question the very fabric of that particular
gaming environment. Make regency a commoners right to claim on
par with the god-imbued "blooded," and you completely alter the entire
concept that the world was based on.

TSR wasn't trying to create a realistic world with defined parameters.
It was offering us a chance to either DM or play in a world where the
"normal" role-play was no longer the norm. Where Hercules and
other "godlings" could exist. In essence, where mortals could walk
with the thunder of the gods as their echo. I thought it an interesting
concept, and to add the rules for regency, mass combat, and more,
made the whole project that more intriguing and attractive.

Your points about being blooded not making you noble or righteous
is a good one. But in my one example, a diabolical blooded regent
would appeal to the mercenary (and his defection) because his
persona (and that intangible power) would suddenly seem more
relevant to the greedy merc (etc).Again, it's not that actual definition
is needed, just the realization that some undefinable powers (divine)
are at work.

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