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    Hey guys-
    Long time reader, first time poster :) I was just curious as to if any of you other BR nuts out there (that was meant in the best possible way!) had found any useful CURRENT supplements to your BR campaign... with the D20 publishing craze going strong, is there anything published (or will soon be published) that strengthens your BR games? I've been looking into a lot of Mongoose supplements (The Complete Handbooks and Sea of Blood, to be specific), as well as Eden's oft-looked-forward-to-but-not-yet-seen Fields of Blood, dealing with a D20 fighting system. These are just a few of the books that I look at with interest, but I know there are many, many more out there. Anyone find other useful books? Please, let me know! I'm always looking for ways to improve my campaign (which has, sadly, yet to start-- but it will soon!), so keep me posted. Thanks!

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    As I have heard, a castle building book is on the way to be published. If you play in Anuire, it will be a good addition to the campaign, I think.

    If you play a priest, there are less good books published. The only is "deities and demigods" combined with the "epic level handbook", than you can create Birthright 3rd edition gods for your own.

    Mongoose complete handbooks are a very close copy to their 2nd edition version. As I can tell, the fighter's handbook is very good and the thief's (rogue's) handbook promising. The others I haven't seen until now.
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    There are indeed several Birthright-like books around.

    One is "Stronghold Builder Guidbook" from Wizards, other sare "Battle Magic", "War" or "Knights" from other publishers.

    However, none of these reaches the spirit and quality of the birhtright campaigns.
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    Further there are several mass-combat systems around. one, which is comparable to the birhtright sk-combat-rules, is presented in the quintessential fighter from mongoose.
    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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    On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Valcian_VO wrote:
    > Hey guys-
    > Long time reader, first time poster :) I was just curious as to if
    > any of you other BR nuts out there (that was meant in the best
    > possible way!) had found any useful CURRENT supplements to your BR
    > campaign... with the D20 publishing craze going strong, is there
    > anything published (or will soon be published) that strengthens your
    > BR games? I`ve been looking into a lot of Mongoose supplements (The
    > Complete Handbooks and Sea of Blood, to be specific), as well as
    > Eden`s oft-looked-forward-to-but-not-yet-seen Fields of Blood, dealing
    > with a D20 fighting system. These are just a few of the books that I
    > look at with interest, but I know there are many, many more out there.
    > Anyone find other useful books? Please, let me know! I`m always
    > looking for ways to improve my campaign (which has, sadly, yet to
    > start-- but it will soon!), so keep me posted. Thanks!

    Requiem for a God, Malhavoc Press. Very similar in theme to BR, might be
    useful for an immediately-post-Deismaar type game.
    <http://www.enworld.com/d20reviews.asp?sub=yes&where=currentprod&which=RFA G>
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    The Mongoose Cleric sup was very good. It had some nice things to bridge
    the gap between individual clerics and temple holdings in its sections on
    congregations and conversions.

    I also got AEG`s mercenaries, which I like. Its got some nice things on the
    hiring of mercenaries, what alignment means to mercenaries, and costs and so
    forth. Plus its got enough extra fighter stuff that it doubles as a
    guidebook for fighters.

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    A brief description of the Kingdom of Kalamar setting really sounds like BR. But I only read the brief description of the setting.

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    Kalamar: My 3. Edition campaign is in the Kalamar Setting. It's not really the same flair as birhtright, but it's very close.

    - the world history is nearly the same (flight over the landbridge)

    - middle-age realism, low-level characters and low-magic

    - kingdom-structure

    - different human races

    I can recommend the Kalamar Players Handbook, which is a good addition to the basic-D&D-rules or the Kingdoms of Kalamar Campaign Book.
    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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    Wheel of Time RPG has many useful things for BIRTHRIGHT. The world is based
    around low occurrence but high powered magic much like BIRTHRIGHT. The
    classes, except for `wizard` do not have a magical component to them. I
    think (I am biased) that it would make a much better system than standard
    D&D, of course you would have to add cleric and paladin in to the game.

    Eosin the Red

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    > Azrai wrote:
    > Kalamar: My 3. Edition campaign is in the Kalamar Setting. It`s not
    really the same flair as birhtright, but it`s very close.
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    > - the world history is nearly the same (flight over the landbridge)
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    > - middle-age realism, low-level characters and low-magic
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    > - kingdom-structure
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    > - different human races
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    > I can recommend the Kalamar Players Handbook, which is a good addition to
    the basic-D&D-rules or the Kingdoms of Kalamar Campaign Book.
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    Eosin the Red:
    > Wheel of Time RPG has many useful things for BIRTHRIGHT. The
    > world is based around low occurrence but high powered magic
    > much like BIRTHRIGHT. The classes, except for `wizard` do not
    > have a magical component to them. I think (I am biased) that
    > it would make a much better system than standard D&D, of
    > course you would have to add cleric and paladin in to the game.

    Wheel of Time? I`ll come out and say that I don`t much like the setting.
    Seven books was about three books to many in my opinion and I stopped
    reading them a long time ago so I suspect there are probably ten by now
    with a lot more coming.

    At first glance I don`t know if the magic system would suit and this
    might reduce its portablity. At second glance I`m not sure that it
    really has anything that can`t be gained by simply adapting some of the
    NPC Classes a bit to make them more playable, as some people around here
    (myself included) have suggested.

    I say (and if people didn`t see this one coming then I am a rogue four
    levels higher than them) that people who are seriously looking for a new
    system for BR and not just a-D20-by-any-other-name should take a very
    close look at Ars Magica. Do it for yourself, do it for me, do it in the
    vain hope that one day I`ll shut up about it ;)

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