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03-23-1999, 06:19 PM #1Snow .Guest
In my campaigns, bloodlines are not as rigid a way of playing, but
rather a set of powers that add to a character. Two different players
of the same bloodline are rarely alike, even if of the same class,
culture and bloodline. Perhaps they should be, but that is not the
case. In a like manner, my NPC's are not all that related. I've thrown
in a few twists of course, like a scion stuck with Azrai's blood, but
who is LG in alignment.....
A question for anyone who might know....
Do you know if TSR/WoC, is planning on re-releasing any products for the
birthright campaign. Last I heard was July of this year, but their
current online catalog does not include any birthright products....
Just curious, but I really enjoy the setting and would like additional
stuff to work with...
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03-23-1999, 08:33 PM #2Mark A VandermeulenGuest
On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Snow . wrote:
> A question for anyone who might know....
> Do you know if TSR/WoC, is planning on re-releasing any products for the
> birthright campaign. Last I heard was July of this year, but their
> current online catalog does not include any birthright products....
> Just curious, but I really enjoy the setting and would like additional
> stuff to work with...
The latest word was that BR has been put on "indefinite hiatus" (or some
such euphamisms that means almost-but-not-quite cancelled). We have been
assured that TSR's committment (and presumably WotC's) is to review the
product so that it can be repackaged, remarketed, and rereleased more
appropriately, but the truth of the matter is that it probably all relies
on the financial soundness of TSR. If TSR starts having trouble, the first
thing to go will undoubtedly be things on "indefinite hiatus."
05-20-1999, 08:17 AM #3Kenneth GauckGuest
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Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999 1:34 AM
> [BR has] a clunky rules system that has some merits, but unless you
>are willing to sit down and read the rules all the way through, and take
>the time to play it, the game is just another campaign world.
I guess that is setting the bar pretty high in this era of computer games.
>And the second is that it has the AD&D stigma attached. The advanced
>gamers it needs, and who would enjoy it, avoid it because they avoid AD&D.
I can see how the AD&D system could be a problem. It does have the
"horse-built-by-committee" feel to it. People who have been with the system
a long time, and were able to get used to, or who learned the game by
circumstance have enjoyed it.
08-18-1999, 03:00 PM #4Tommy AshtonGuest
Here is a letter that most us probably recieved from David Wise from
TSR/WotWC about letters we had sent him. Just thought I would post it to
the list for those who didn't.
>Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 14:00:56 -0700
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Wise)
>Subject: Re: Birthright
>To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
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> "barryp..macinnis"@ns.sympatico.ca, email@example.com,
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>Thanks for your letters and your votes for the return of Birthright. I'm
>pleased that fans of the BR setting are speaking up and making themselves
>heard. (The Greyhawk fans will tell you that it pays to make waves!) :-)
>BR is definitely one of the coolest settings TSR has ever published, but it
>will be a short while before we can put a relaunch product on the schedule.
>For the few who haven't heard, we're releasing 3rd-edition Dungeons &
>Dragons in August of 2000, so we're focusing all of our efforts on
>perfecting that important system over the next year. D&D worlds have been
>put on the back burner until 3rd Edition launches (and as the guy who
>manages the D&D worlds, it's harder for me to deal with that than anyone!),
>so it will be impossible to launch BR in 2000.
>Nevertheless, getting BR off the shelf and back into your hands is one of my
>top agenda items as soon as the schedule permits. In the meantime, I'm going
>to work on creating an official page on the WotC website for BR fans, and
>I'll press for support through our periodicals, Dragon and Dungeon
>Magazines. You can help by writing articles and adventures for BR to be
>published in Dragon and Dungeon, which will help keep the setting in the
>public eye and raise demand for a formal return. (See the website for
>The new philosophy at TSR is that we're in this game together--you and us.
>We want to support not only product initiatives but fan involvement. The
>interesting part of this equation is that the more support we see from fans,
>the more support we'll answer with in house. In other words, YOU will be the
>ones who ultimately decide what stays, what goes, and what returns, so don't
>be shy! Get involved, keep your letters and opinions coming, and continue to
>make yourselves heard.
>Thanks again for writing, and feel free to contact me anytime with your
>thoughts, suggestions, criticisms, and complements. I'm your point of
>contact at WotC when it comes to BR and the rest of the D&D worlds, and I
>promise to read and take seriously everything you write. See you on the
>Brand Manager--D&D Campaign Worlds
>P.S. A friendly invitation: If you don't belong already, join the RPGA!
>We're making the club so indispensable to D&D players, you'll be a fool if
>you roleplay but don't belong. This is a ground-floor year for the club, so
Tommy Ashton II
Graduate Research Assistant
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287
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