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    Robert Harper
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    Strategies

    Does anyone have any favoured strategies (either as PC or DM controlling
    NPC) for 'cracking open' a domain where Ruler and other Regents will support
    each other.

    The intruder wanting in has some serious uphill work to do (all the 'free'
    negative modifiers Ruler and existing holder can impose) - any 'tricks'
    anyone has used to overcome this or make the incumbents sweat a little?

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    ¼Õ ´©¸®(Son, Nuree
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    Strategies

    > From: Robert Harper
    >
    > Does anyone have any favoured strategies (either as PC or DM controlling
    > NPC) for 'cracking open' a domain where Ruler and other Regents will
    support
    > each other.
    >
    > The intruder wanting in has some serious uphill work to do (all the
    'free'
    > negative modifiers Ruler and existing holder can impose) - any 'tricks'
    > anyone has used to overcome this or make the incumbents sweat a little?

    In our campaign, we (I and my players) changed the rule a bit. We agreed
    that a regent cannot influence one's action just because he has some
    holdings there. We concluded that the holding or province level limits the
    RPs can be spent (ie. the limit of influence). But, one's action is
    directly related to a certain regent's interests, the regent can spend as
    many RPs as he likes.

    The point is that one cannot influence one's action without spending some
    RPs.

    For example, lets take a province like this:
    Provine (3/2) Law: Regent A(3) Temple: Regent B(3)
    (Regent A) Guild: Regent C(3) Source: Regent D(2)

    If another regent (Regent E) attempts to make a guild holding there, Regent
    A can spend 6 RPs (province 3 + law 3), Regent B can spend 3 RPs (temple
    3), Regent C can spend as many RPs he has (for it is directly related to
    his interests), but Regent D cannot spend RPs (because it is not a similiar
    holding).

    If Regent A tries to rule Province, other regents can spend 3 RPs, but
    Regent D can spend limitless RPs.

    - - Son, Nuree

  3. #3
    Ray Davis
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    Strategies

    Robert Harper wrote:
    >
    > Does anyone have any favoured strategies (either as PC or DM controlling
    > NPC) for 'cracking open' a domain where Ruler and other Regents will support
    > each other.
    >
    > The intruder wanting in has some serious uphill work to do (all the 'free'
    > negative modifiers Ruler and existing holder can impose) - any 'tricks'
    > anyone has used to overcome this or make the incumbents sweat a little?
    >
    I would start by securing a non-agression pact with the temples by
    allowing
    them to prosper in your lands, and the price is that they should not
    interfere
    with your plans.

    Next start the same tact with the Guilds.

    This statment assumes that you have no realm magic and don't wish to war
    upon the land.
    Allow the temples and guilds to build up while preparing to get in a
    bidding war by increasing
    your own regency.


    Once, the temples and Guilds have something to lose, begin a campaign
    attempting to grab the law in a
    small province. Once you have some law in the province start trying to
    agitate it. Once the province
    goes into rebellion, move some troops into re-establish (martial) law.
    This then gives the other regent
    a choice, risk a war to retake a small province of little note, or
    simply demand that it be given back.
    As it happens, during the riots a small temple or guild holding was
    looted and burned (be careful here),
    if you have a reputation for underhandidness, don't try this tact. A
    smart regent will demand the province
    back, you can then give him the rebellious province back after having
    established a holding of your choice.
    If he invades, since you don't have a treaty with him, he has started
    the war and you can execute the war
    with extreme prejudice, just be sure your ready to win.

  4. #4
    Michael Andrew Cullingha
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    Strategies

    > I would start by securing a non-agression pact with the temples by
    > allowing
    > them to prosper in your lands, and the price is that they should not
    > interfere
    > with your plans.

    One thing that this just reminded me of is the movie
    'The Godfather'. To paraphrase, Vito Corleone (sp?)
    would do someone a favor saying only "Someday you may
    be in a position to help me. Then I will come to you
    and ask of you a favor. What ever it is, you will
    do it." Again, I'm only paraphrasing from memory,
    but it can work quite well for this type of action
    I believe.

    Mike
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