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    Power of Faerun

    The upcoming "Power of Faerung" seems to have some rules for
    political games, eg. running a court, temple or guild.

    Maybe this is also something for our community. What do you think of
    this? Does anybody have this already?

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/ex/20060308a
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azrai
    The upcoming "Power of Faerung" seems to have some rules for
    political games, eg. running a court, temple or guild.

    Maybe this is also something for our community. What do you think of
    this? Does anybody have this already?

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/ex/20060308a
    yo
    thanks for the hint but the site isnt responding...

    Birthright is THE game for the real players...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Spaz
    yo
    thanks for the hint but the site isnt responding...
    Link worked for me.

    -Fizz

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    I put in an "order" for the book just to check it out.
    I normally run away from anything Forgotten Realms.
    Duane Eggert

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    I've read it and I'm not enchanted already, but I will buy this book absolutely.
    Ed Greenwood is a designer I love for a lot of little magical ideas as I find in Volo Guides, but as a rulemaker he's too generous for me.

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    While I'm fairly ambivalent about most FR material, I usually run a mile from anything with Ed Greenwood's name on it, especially his novels which are among the worst I've ever read (well except for the Baldur's Gate novels...)

    I might take a look at this book next time I'm passing through my local gaming store though.
    Let me claim your Birthright!!

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    I loved it. Of course FR is my favorite setting but BR comes a close second. I plan on using Influence as a substitute for Regency or rather, I'm just going to call Influence as Regency in my BR campaigns.

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    I read "Powers of Faerun".
    I made 3 pages of notes full of little ideas I plan to use in my future games. I made a copy of some high level NPC statblocks and floor-plans. And I sold PoF away.

    IMHO this is no bad book, it has AD&D feel, full of Ed Greenwood's little brilliant ideas, but it's not what I expected as a BIRTHRIGHT dungeon master.

    You find no domaing management system in PoF, not many prestige classes, spells, magic items and supplementary rules. There is almost no crunch. But there are many fluff such as exapmles of court intrigues or internal conflicts within the army.

    Most of game rules contents of PoF is (repeated in the chapters about court, army, law, guilds and church) debate about Leadership feat. IMHO this feat it's one of the most anti-heroic things in D&D. In simplicity leadership feat makes you attractive for hundreds of unprofessional but fully equiped cannon fodder who wants to work for you without wage and all lost cannon fodder respawn after you loose it. The best use of this feat is to attract as many cannon fodder as possible, kill them, sell their's equipement and hire proffesionals instead. ... So ... as you see I can't be impressed with any debate about Leadership feat. And PoF is full of exaplmes how many (count in thousands) 1-level War1 has temple of morginglord.

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