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10-19-1998, 02:11 AM #1Shadewulf@aol.coGuest
I have a BR question for the members of the list here. Perhaps this will help
Some time ago, I was the gm for a BR campaign, a mixture of the rpg/wargame
thing, even to the extent of using miniatures to fight the battles. It was an
intense campaign, as there were serious gamers involved. There were seven
players, and they were centered in the Anuire region. They were all regents
(yes, it was an involved, time-consuming campaign).
The states that were pc ruled were the following: Brosengae, Endier, Medoere,
Roesone, Taeghas, Talinie, and Tuornen. They had all the proper supplies to
work as regents, including the appropriate supplements and gm-supplied info.
There was one general session with everyone, and two individual (re: private)
sessions as well. Then we started.
Anyway, as the game progressed, one player did something out of the ordinary
(at least in my experience). He realized that the state of Mhoried was in
serious trouble from attack by the Gorgon's forces AND "allies." In this
situation, Mhoried was turning out to be crucial, as Ghoere was busy with
Roesone, and Elinie was being threatened by the southern states that bordered
it. Mhoried was standing alone as a buffer against an invasion force the
player was sure that would come.
So the player made a proposal to all the other regents of Anuire (after
checking with Mhoried's ruler first, and receiving approval). He arranged a
diplomatic conference to happen in Mhoried, and invited all the regents (or
their duly chosen representatives) to come to Mhoried and see the situation as
it stood then, and realize the danger Anuire was in. He foresaw that if
Mhoried fell, and with Ghoere going after Roesone as it was, that an invading
force could reach Endier even! Note that the player was the ruler of Tuornen.
His plan was that if the other regents could see the possible, and IHO, likely
danger, that they would be more willing to help one another, and specifically
Mhoried. The assistance could be in trade, money, or troops (they would be
under Mhoried's command).
After MUCH time and effort, the ruler of Tuornen managed to convince most of
the other regents that he was right. So they supported the conference and
declared that there would be multi-state assitance given to Mhoried, In return
for Mhoried's pledge to stoutl;y defend its sovereign area with this aid
(which Mhoried did, of course, as they wanted to survive). This did work for
some time, as the player was right, an invasion was planned and did occur.
Unfortunately for them, it was a two-sided, not one, attack.
Anyway, the players of this scenario were talking with me about this
particular part of the campaign some weeks ago. Several questioned my
allowance of the "United Nations" (their words) to happen, especially given
the cg alignment of the Mhoried state. (The alignment thing pops up again,
I ruled that way because I saw the people and rulers of Mhoried as an
independent-minded people who, although proud, were not stupid. They were
hard-pressed, outnumbered, and essentially alone. They needed the aid
desperately, and I saw them accepting it reluctantly, but still going with it.
The question is as follows: would Mhoried actually have accepted such aid, and
would they honored it? Finally, would the majority of other states (the npc
ones) have done this "UN" thing as well?
I am thinking I did alright in this, with some problems, but nothing major. Of
the seven players, three agree with me, one is unconcerned, and the other
three disagree. I have decided to ask the members of the list and see what
they have to say. If anyone has an opinion they wish to voice.
Til Later and enjoy what you can.
10-19-1998, 03:33 AM #2
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In response to your question about the UN thing...I can't imagine a country
in danger from a superior foe not agreeing to help to prevent their
downfall...at least not if they truly believed that they would fall without
help... especially if offered...As far as other NPC nations joining the
fight...I would only see them joining the fight if they believed that there
was a real chance of the other nation falling and them being next...and then
only as little as possible as I would expect they would want other nations
to bear the brunt...leaving them in better position to deal with their
neighbors who helped later...
Thats my take...for what it's worth...
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