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    Birthright is a cool and lovely world. high fantasy at the one hand and realism at the other.

    What do you like best in this setting ?

    the bloodline ? the flair ? the realism ?
    my purpose is now to lead you into the Pallace where you shall have a clear and delightful view of all those various objects, and scattered excellencies, that lye up and down upon the face of creation, which are only seen by those that go down into the Seas, and by no other....

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    I like the politics of it combined with the ability to go off and have a hack -n- slash adventure!
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    In a message dated 7/24/02 8:32:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
    brnetboard@TUARHIEVEL.ORG writes:

    << Azrai wrote:

    Birthright is a cool and lovely world. high fantasy at the one hand and
    realism at the other.

    What do you like best in this setting ?

    the bloodline ? the flair ? the realism ? >>

    I liked the addition of the regency game, the high-powered realm spells, but
    as a DM I grew to appreciate that it was cut off from the other D&D worlds,
    and that it had a discrete list of monsters in the world.

    Lee.

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    In the past during 1st Ed gamming i played with groups who liked to build kingdoms and run them, but it was kinda touch and go, no idea much things cost, or length of time and armies at you command how to run them. Birthright brought everything together, running kindoms, ruling lands, even ship to ship combat, and if your players get tired of polotics and the day to day operations of the kindom, then an old fasion hack n slash in the Vos lands works well to
    Jonathan Rathbun

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    At 02:22 PM 7/24/2002 +0200, Azrai wrote:

    >What do you like best in this setting ?
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    >the bloodline ? the flair ? the realism ?

    The political level of play and the "low level" access to that political level.

    Gary

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    Hi Gary :) Do you mind explaining your post?

    By the way if you like to be called Gary, why is your Username geeman? What does it mean? Just curious! :)
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    Hi there,

    I like Birthright because of its uniqueness. You can play regents and be 1st level (in FR you can't play this, if you're 15th), you habe unique monsters (the awnsheglien for example) and of cause you have the bloodline! To be fearless, to have a protection from evil or to have regeneration makes a character and the world, where he lives unique. These are the things, which I prefer.
    May Khirdai always bless your sword and his lightning struck your enemies!

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    At 04:11 AM 7/25/2002 +0200, Lord Eldred wrote:

    >By the way if you like to be called Gary, why is your Username geeman?
    >What does it mean? Just curious! :)

    I don`t mind being referred to as "geeman" [been called much worse from
    time to time.... ;)] I just prefer my given name. Usually a first name
    alone has been taken by most email services, and I don`t find Gary228 or
    some such thing very soothing. "I am Gary228. You will be assimilated...
    resistance is futile...." Anyway, "geeman" is a very old handle that I
    picked up for various reasons way back in the days CB radios went through
    their brief period of vogue in the U.S. and turned into a user name for
    BBS`s when they were popular, chat rooms during a brief flirtation with AOL
    when that came out, etc. Oh, man.... Now I feel old.

    >Do you mind explaining your post?

    What I like about BR is the system of rules that introduce a whole new
    level of play; holding levels, realm spells, etc. and a description (though
    general) for what those holding levels meant. Before that realm system
    came out not only was there very little means of articulating what a
    kingdom represented, but being a ruler in D&D was handled like some sort of
    ego trip on the part of the player/PC. One literally needed to go
    adventuring in order to support the vice of owning a castle and leading
    people. It may or may not be good to be the king, but it was certainly
    expensive to be the king. Sure, the civilians that lived under a PCs aegis
    paid a few sp/month in taxes, but that was pretty paltry given the expenses
    of even a modest castle`s upkeep, and there was no system for determining
    how many such people arrived, why they would start paying taxes to the PC, etc.

    Worst of all, for a very long time being a ruler and earning even the few
    sp/month from "commoners" was contingent upon reaching "name level" in a
    character class, which never really made a lot of sense. Every ruler had
    to be, by implication, a 9th or higher level character no matter what the
    circumstances of their gaining their titles, throne, etc. so there were
    things like the Greyhawk setting that listed characters whose levels and
    powers had very little to do with their positions.

    Gary

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Gary" <geeman@SOFTHOME.NET>
    Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 12:55 AM


    > Anyway, "geeman" is a very old handle that I picked up for
    > various reasons way back in the days CB radios went through
    > their brief period of vogue in the U.S. and turned into a user
    > name for BBS`s when they were popular, chat rooms during
    > a brief flirtation with AOL when that came out, etc.
    > Oh, man.... Now I feel old.

    And you didn`t even mention crystal radio sets, decoder rings, your account
    at Western Union back when telegrams were the high tech way to communicate,
    or your identity among the Freemasons, when that was the primier chat
    community.

    Of course, you may not actually be that old ...

    Kenneth Gauck
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    Gary aka geeman,

    That is why I think the creation of regency points is essential. It is why 1st level regents can rule.
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