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    Question Designing a realm (from scratch)

    Guys,

    I am a fan of the old 2e Birthrights game. I recently found that there was a 3e pdf out there, and lead me here.

    My question is: where are the rules for building a country from scratch? The old rules had a point based system for rulers based on a die roll and some bonus based on bloodline strength.

    Then each regent would buy his assets and buy his province levels with those points; each class would buy these points with a lessened cost, etc.

    I hope someone knows what I'm talking about, and can reproduce these rules for the 3.5 brcs-playtest.

    Anway, thanx in advance!

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    I remember what you're talking about. In fact, I once tried to build a PBeM around the idea....

    Long story short, I haven't seen any conversion of those rules. If you're feeling inspired, mayhaps you could have a go at it...
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    Yup they are not there. It is something that we've talked about including when the chapter gets revised.
    Duane Eggert

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    Any chance you would be willing to reproduce the old rules on this board, or take a stab at your new ideas?

    I'd really appreciate it, as I cannot find my original manual.

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    I'll pull out my old, battered copy of the core rules for ya.

    Step 1: Generate Domain Points

    Ammount of domain points at player gets is equal to his/her bloodline strength, plus a random number of points depending on their bloodline strength:

    Tainted: +2d6
    Minor: +2d8
    Major: +2d10
    Great: +2d12

    Step 2: Spend the points

    Two things you can spend your points on: Domain structures and Assets

    Domain Structures:
    Province Level: 2pts/lvl (Warriors only pay 1/lvl)
    Law Holdings: 1pt/lvl
    Guild Holdings: 2 pts/lvl (thieves only pay 1/lvl)
    Source Holdings: 2/lvl (wizards only pay 1/lvl)
    Temple Holdings: 2/lvl (priests only pay 1/lvl)

    If you decide to drastically change the terrain from what the DM assigns it to be, he can charge you 1-4 points per province, depending on how drastic the changes are.

    Assets:
    Army Units: 1pt/8gbs worth of units (muster cost)
    Contacts: 1pt/2 contacts (important NPC allies or level-0 holdings)
    Fortifications: 1pt/lvl of fort. or castle
    Leiutenant: 1pt per
    Loyalty: 1pt/province raised to high loyalty
    Trade Routes: 1 per
    Treasury: 1/5GBs

    There you are.
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    And every tongue brings in a several tale,
    And every tale condemns me for a villain."

    -William Shakespeare, Richard III (Act 5, Scene 3)

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    That, my friend, is exactly what I wanted. I'll unleash my armies on your nation last in gratitude... J/K. ThanX!!!

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