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    You can die in character creation. Traveller,...

    You can die in character creation.

    Traveller, obviously.

    King Arthur's knights go off questing.

    Pendragon - for Paladin replace Arthur with Charlemagne.

    Baboon and duck agree, goatfolk...
  2. Like other people, I'd say no. T5 was to some...

    Like other people, I'd say no. T5 was to some extent a love letter to old Traveller fans with all that entails, including not having much regard for people who weren't already experienced players. An...
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    I'm planning to run a Pendragon scenario on...

    I'm planning to run a Pendragon scenario on Monday which will take place at Easter with the normal Christian religious activities taking place. Some of them have particular events associated with...
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    It's very much a sandbox, which means there's a...

    It's very much a sandbox, which means there's a lot of work for the GM (though there's also a lot of supplementary material for the campaign, and I'd recommend Ship Encounters in particular). It's...
  5. Thread: Frostrgrave?

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    You also might want to look at Ghost Archipelago...

    You also might want to look at Ghost Archipelago which uses basically the same system. Your party leader probably isn't a wizard, and the adventures are in tropical islands rather than an arctic...
  6. There's nothing in the main rulebook which isn't...

    There's nothing in the main rulebook which isn't in the Starter Set, so it would be superfluous. The next thing I'd suggest would be the Central Supply Catalogue, which adds a pile of equipment...
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    Running the Pirates of Drinax campaign with...

    Running the Pirates of Drinax campaign with Mongoose Traveller 2e.

    Playing in a Modiphius Conan game - freebooting sailors out of Zingara exploring lost islands for treasure and pirating any ships...
  8. The Mythic RP Engine is supposed to be compatible...

    The Mythic RP Engine is supposed to be compatible with any system and is designed to make it playable solo. I've seen a few "actual play" write-ups for games using it. It does seem to work better for...
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    Which time? I first left D&D in the 1970s for...

    Which time?

    I first left D&D in the 1970s for Traveller and Runequest. It wasn't permanent then, but the current edition is designed to tell me that they don't want me as a customer and I don't...
  10. May Issaries guide him home. R.I.P.

    May Issaries guide him home. R.I.P.
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    Something from the d100/BRP family would be my...

    Something from the d100/BRP family would be my suggestion. Take Delta Green or one of Call of Cthulhu's supplements for play later than the default 1920s era, and add one of the fantasy versions for...
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    I can think of a few more 'mercenary company'...

    I can think of a few more 'mercenary company' stories in a fantasy setting. One that actually covers a situation where adventurers join an existing mercenary company that you might like to read is...
  13. They were the Rum/Rumi to the end, as far as the...

    They were the Rum/Rumi to the end, as far as the Turks and Arabs were concerned.
  14. A small correction, the New World had plenty of...

    A small correction, the New World had plenty of domesticatable plant species (rice, maize, potatoes, and many others). It was large animals that could be domesticated that were rare (the llama,...
  15. They get sick from all sorts of diseases that...

    They get sick from all sorts of diseases that they've never been exposed to but which are common in Eurasia, the Eurasians wait till they're weakened by this and massacre most of them, keeping some...
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    Someone has created a fan forum here...

    Someone has created a fan forum here. Looks quite like the original C7 forums, though there's not many users or posts yet.
  17. There's a reason Dragonmeet has a harassment...

    There's a reason Dragonmeet has a harassment policy.
  18. Pirates of Drinax has nine adventures in Book 1...

    Pirates of Drinax has nine adventures in Book 1 of the campaign set, and there are six more slightly larger ones directly related to it. Some of the other material associated with it contains...
  19. This thread contains a poll. I know all four, and probably Conan most of the...

    I know all four, and probably Conan most of the four though some of that is through other writers' efforts rather than Howard's Conan. I think I've read most of the Elric stories, around the time...
  20. This thread contains a poll. 54 to 15 in my main group. I am the 54, the 15 is...

    54 to 15 in my main group. I am the 54, the 15 is the child of a couple who play with us - and very much enjoys the chance to be treated as an adult by her parents.
  21. Or three, if you include the Cepheus Engine,...

    Or three, if you include the Cepheus Engine, which is using the OGL for Mongoose 1e Traveller to keep those rules going.
  22. This thread contains a poll. So that would have been with Classic Traveller,...

    So that would have been with Classic Traveller, the original set, soon after it first came out and was available in the UK. That was 1977, so I was probably 14, gaming with some of my friends at...
  23. I'd say that unless you're interested...

    I'd say that unless you're interested specifically in the Third Imperium setting (the OTU), then there's only a few books from other editions that would be useful. Which ones were useful would depend...
  24. Sometimes it "Classicals" instead :) ...

    Sometimes it "Classicals" instead :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fdcNAnP-og

    RIP Andrew. WYWH,
  25. The earliest deck plan I can find is in JTAS #2,...

    The earliest deck plan I can find is in JTAS #2, with the Serpent-class Scout Ship that's really not like the Suleiman's in most ways. The Suleiman has it's iconic look at least by the time of JTAS...
  26. It seems a rather strange argument to me, but...

    It seems a rather strange argument to me, but there are people making it. And I suppose the lack does make some difficulties for people who are used to designing their own ships in their own...
  27. The only thing that's different in terms of...

    The only thing that's different in terms of content is that the Core Rules include a short section describing a subsector in Trojan Reach Sector which an area Mongoose are giving a lot of attention...
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    Cults of Terror. I think Trollpak is better, but...

    Cults of Terror. I think Trollpak is better, but that's a boxed set with three books and other things so doesn't qualify as a single book. In no particular order after that since I can't restrain...
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    Physical items: Conan from Modiphius Star Trek...

    Physical items:
    Conan from Modiphius
    Star Trek from Modiphius
    Barbarians of Lemuria: mythic edition from Filigree Forge

    Electronic ones:
    Conan the Thief, Conan the Mercenary, Conan the...
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    If one person out of a million is level 18 and...

    If one person out of a million is level 18 and then you have twice as many at each lower level, that's a lot more than one in ten with class levels. One in four, roughly. Relevantly for this thread,...
  31. I think it would be hard to justify 'non-obvious'...

    I think it would be hard to justify 'non-obvious' solutions in a space combat situation in a game where there's unlikely to be much terrain and where the situations and suggestions that might come...
  32. Board game mechanics covers everything from games...

    Board game mechanics covers everything from games of counter placement on a board (Go, Carcassonne), through set collecting (Ticket to Ride), co-operatively overcoming a somewhat random enemy through...
  33. Well that's an implausible idea for a Star Trek...

    Well that's an implausible idea for a Star Trek game.


    Also, Voyager is an Intrepid-class ship.[/trivia]
  34. Or you might be the crew of a science ship trying...

    Or you might be the crew of a science ship trying to resolve a medical mystery, explorers and surveyors looking for work in a less-travelled region, hired by the local law to investigate why the...
  35. This thread contains a poll. Two as part of campaigns: Traveller The One...

    Two as part of campaigns:

    Traveller
    The One Ring

    Six as either one shots or testing the system:

    Modiphius' Star Trek
    Fate (specifically, Tianxia)
    Call of Cthulhu
  36. Last time I played that situation they spent the...

    Last time I played that situation they spent the time reassuring passengers and getting the sick bay ready just in case (as the backup medic to my surgeon/astrogator). And being on hand when two of...
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    Ah, the prime reason why Elminster et al can't...

    Ah, the prime reason why Elminster et al can't ever be plausibly proclaimed not to be Mary Sues. They're doing something as vital as saving the world, off-screen, and succeeding every single time.
  38. Skill in ranged combat where that combat consists...

    Skill in ranged combat where that combat consists of firing a rifle or pistol at targets within visual range is not good practice for shooting guns from one ship to another, unless the model for...
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    This thread contains a poll. Several, in fact. Being close to Birmingham, and...

    Several, in fact. Being close to Birmingham, and not really that far from Burton on Trent, helps. There's even one in the smaller place I live which sells a variety RPG material, though its a shop...
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    Strictly, some pommel strike manoeuvres involve...

    Strictly, some pommel strike manoeuvres involve swinging, and they're one of the rather few effective techniques against fully armoured enemies.
  41. This thread contains a poll. I'd assume Combat as Drama to be the situation...

    I'd assume Combat as Drama to be the situation where the GM creates situations which are a challenge to the PCs personalities and values rather than their ability to win the fight - that last is...
  42. Frankly if you're getting rid of that much the...

    Frankly if you're getting rid of that much the reason to play D&D at all - especially since you're still going to get the inflation in hit points that make danger a much more relative term past the...
  43. Any particular genre? The One Ring has Tales from...

    Any particular genre? The One Ring has Tales from Wilderland, seven adventures, and I'd classify it as 'gritty' under my definition; plus it is a great system. Runequest with the old Borderlands pack...
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    The box art isn't terrible, I'll say that. I'll...

    The box art isn't terrible, I'll say that. I'll believe the ships are any better than average when I can see them, and that's a rather stiffer test than it would have been even a decade ago....
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    According to Satyrn, if a player wants to know if...

    According to Satyrn, if a player wants to know if a mushroom is poisonous they don't have to explain anything about how they're doing it, just declare that they're inspecting it. And certainly you...
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    There's one very obvious problem with asking the...

    There's one very obvious problem with asking the player to describe how they're doing something. Sometimes the player knows more than the GM about a subject in the Real World. If their RW knowledge...
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    Shame that google misled you in terms of what the...

    Shame that google misled you in terms of what the manoeuvre does, then. I guess five seconds research isn't always enough to make a ruling.



    At this point I'd suggest going out and trying some...
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    All right. It doesn't need defining since it's...

    All right. It doesn't need defining since it's apparent, so how difficult and how effective is the 'Thunderclap Strike' that I want my warrior to perform? Since it doesn't need defining in the books...
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    Being able to fly a foot off the ground at a...

    Being able to fly a foot off the ground at a couple of miles per hour for a whole five minutes every day would be magical. Magical and Powerful aren't the same thing. Though insisting they are is...
  50. I never found Runequest particularly...

    I never found Runequest particularly 'Glorantha-centric' in rules terms in any edition - indeed, RQ3 had Mythic Earth as the default setting. It certainly never seemed like it was forcing me to play...
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    Then the warlord-equivalent finds a way to...

    Then the warlord-equivalent finds a way to motivate you to action that you will respond to. Oh, right, you're 100% fully engaged in doing the best you can every second, notice everything around you...
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    I'm not sure that the differences between...

    I'm not sure that the differences between temporary hit points and normal hit points are significant enough for that to be a separate ability from simply recovering hit points.
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    Well, if you're going to use those as examples...

    Well, if you're going to use those as examples I'll note that the characters struck down by attacks didn't die within a short time due to being unconscious and bleeding out either. It's possible that...
  54. I don't think that there's such a thing as a...

    I don't think that there's such a thing as a mortal that lives in a world with Mythic heroes in Glorantha. Even the most ordinary person is a magical being living in a magical world. That's part of...
  55. More than a little, I think. Though that's hardly...

    More than a little, I think. Though that's hardly a bad thing.

    I am a bit disappointed about just how Glorantha-centric it is. While I love Glorantha as a setting, and I really enjoy the RQ...
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    This thread contains a poll. The connection, and this seems obvious to me, is...

    The connection, and this seems obvious to me, is that the barbarian tribe/dwarven city/sea elf culture is something that was made in the course of the game. It's got the little personal quirks that...
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    Glorantha's Uz/Trolls play a game called...

    Glorantha's Uz/Trolls play a game called Trollball (and sometimes tell captured adventurers they can earn freedom by beating the clan team) which is quite American Football like.
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    This thread contains a poll. Well, the alternative involves taking a whole...

    Well, the alternative involves taking a whole series of arrows to the knee and sword thrusts to the arms and mace blows to the head, and carrying on running and swinging weapons and looking around...
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    It isn't there in the playtest; I'm waiting to...

    It isn't there in the playtest; I'm waiting to find out if the discount will apply to a print+pdf bundle before buying the finished item. I'd be a bit surprised if it wasn't there as an optional...
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    Not in the default character generation system,...

    Not in the default character generation system, unless they changed it in the finished product. In which it follows the trend set by MegaTraveller bitd. Ending up crippled or with a criminal record...
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    I'd say it's very compatible with the first...

    I'd say it's very compatible with the first Mongoose edition, but a little less compatible with classic traveller than that first edition. Though that's based on the beta (the December version)...
  62. Just to let you know, an awful lot of people were...

    Just to let you know, an awful lot of people were very upset about 4e because it was, in their opinion, a game purely about combat which neglected much of what was important about an RPG. Suggesting...
  63. Yet there's a number of classes that have been...

    Yet there's a number of classes that have been substantially strengthened in 5e relative to where they were in 4e. Sure, Bounded Accuracy has been applied but they've still had massively expanded...
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    This thread contains a poll. The Rules Cyclopedia, which I have immediately to...

    The Rules Cyclopedia, which I have immediately to hand, recommends that DMs should modify the percentages on the thief special ability table for actions which are harder than usually (though not,...
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    Perhaps if we made more of a fuss about the...

    Perhaps if we made more of a fuss about the 'crap' at our games tables it wouldn't put off potential new players.
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    This thread contains a poll. Confession time, despite being a big fan of the...

    Confession time, despite being a big fan of the first edition of 7th Sea I didn't vote for it in this poll because I'd be exceptionally surprised if it appeared this year. A kickstarter campaign,...
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    [QUOTE=Morrus;6790560]Runequest 6E/QUOTE] Not...

    [QUOTE=Morrus;6790560]Runequest 6E/QUOTE]

    Not 6e; that already exists. Runequest Glorantha Edition or whatever they decide to call it from Chaosium; and a new name for the existing 6e version from...
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    Chaosium had financial problems, and The Design...

    Chaosium had financial problems, and The Design Mechanism came in with the cash that probably stopped them folding. There's been a bit of a shuffle, so Chaosium will be publishing Runequest again...
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    Mongoose Traveller 2e. Runequest in Glorantha...

    Mongoose Traveller 2e.

    Runequest in Glorantha should be coming out from Chaosium, and I'd expect The Design Mechanism will put their 'new' version of RQ6 with a new name out.

    First Contact: X...
  70. Thread: Brand Vs RPG

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    Popular 'Fantasy' brands would also cover the...

    Popular 'Fantasy' brands would also cover the 'Modern Fantasy' genre that's become so popular, such as Dresden Files and Twilight. Perhaps Dragon Age or Warhammer, though you'd probably need some...
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    Requires D&D Worlds and Lore that are suited to a...

    Requires D&D Worlds and Lore that are suited to a computer game environment. And if you really want it to be a "D&D" game then it needs to adhere reasonably closely to the D&D rules of the time,...
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    A D&D game from PI (though I doubt their interest...

    A D&D game from PI (though I doubt their interest in such a project) would probably be best playing to their strengths, and that's largely grand strategy games/dating sims like CKII. There's a...
  73. T:NE was probably the height of complexity as...

    T:NE was probably the height of complexity as Traveller goes. I'd suggest either Mongoose or Classic Traveller would be a pretty good system, or one of the BRP/d100 SF games like River of Heaven....
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    This thread contains a poll. Assuredly there are also people who find...

    Assuredly there are also people who find regularly asking someone else (the GM) whether things that their characters would certainly notice (such as the presence of a chandelier) are actually present...
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    This thread contains a poll. People have different reasons for playing RPGs...

    People have different reasons for playing RPGs and character immersion is not only just one of them but it isn't one that makes it more or less of a simulation. And I'm not sure what you mean by...
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    I'm obviously not explaining myself well. I'm...

    I'm obviously not explaining myself well. I'm differentiating between types of fantasy through the things that are notably different, that appear a lot more in one type than another. Thus, magical...
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    It's not something I'd associate particularly...

    It's not something I'd associate particularly with Traditional Fantasy. In fact my first thought when a knight in shining armour comes along with no context is historical fiction, followed by romance...
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    This thread contains a poll. I like systems where there's a bit more nuance...

    I like systems where there's a bit more nuance than Succeed with No Problems or Fail with No Recourse, and I also like it when there's a mechanic that lets me turn a failure into a success by...
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    I suppose it might be worth defining what...

    I suppose it might be worth defining what comprises "traditional" fantasy in this sense; 'rubes in armour riding around on horseback and waving swords' isn't a feature I'd consider common.


    ...
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    "Nontraditional" fantasy covers the whole game....

    "Nontraditional" fantasy covers the whole game. D&D as a rules set (at least with 5e and arguably most of the time since 2e) simply isn't intended to deliver "traditional" fantasy. And if FR is such...
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    55 projects I backed have funded. With Deluxe...

    55 projects I backed have funded. With Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls and Deluxe Exalted 3rd edition finally delivering or on their way, there's three that are really late and one of those has delivered the...
  82. This thread contains a poll. I don't make many characters that don't have some...

    I don't make many characters that don't have some inspiration from more than one source. A theme from where the campaign area is set, a picture to inspire the appearance, some mechanics that would...
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    It's not hard - their own pie chart shows it - to...

    It's not hard - their own pie chart shows it - to see that FR isn't something most players are playing in. As such, producing FR setting material certainly isn't the most efficient way to earn...
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    Why is FR "easiest to steal from for home brew...

    Why is FR "easiest to steal from for home brew games"? Is the idea that the 5e rules are so steeped in FR concepts that any game run under them is likely to resemble an FR game anyway?



    That...
  85. The one disappointment for me (besides the fact...

    The one disappointment for me (besides the fact that I still have all of my original materials and really can't justify throwing money at it) is that they don't appear to be able to offer the Avalon...
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    I doubt it would. The question is how a Dark Sun...

    I doubt it would. The question is how a Dark Sun Campaign Guide would compare to another FR region getting another source book. Or for that matter, a book with no setting in it at all would do...
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    There was a story came out of one convention - I...

    There was a story came out of one convention - I can't vouch for the truth of it - that one distributor said the Neverwinter book had sales in 'three figures'.
  88. This thread contains a poll. That's likely to be most of them for nearly all...

    That's likely to be most of them for nearly all replies.
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    What the poll says as that the majority are not...

    What the poll says as that the majority are not playing in the Realms.

    Also, that FR is now regarded (at least by quite a few people in this thread) as some generic setting both amuses and...
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    Medieval demographics made Easy...

    Medieval demographics made Easy. A very nice web site for population details. But as for size, there should be a mix of large and small "kingdoms" as well as various other states of different sorts....
  91. This thread contains a poll. This would be more convincing if Forgotten Realms...

    This would be more convincing if Forgotten Realms was enormously popular as opposed to being a setting that only interests a small minority of D&D players (a larger minority than other D&D settings,...
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    Oh, there were some pretty aggressive things...

    Oh, there were some pretty aggressive things being said, and it was widespread and persistent (if not so much as the anti-4e version). Even 1e to 2e had a little bit of one, though with the internet...
  93. Well congratulations. Now you've require that we...

    Well congratulations. Now you've require that we go through the whole damn game looking at every single thing that's been added to it since the earliest editions, trying to discover whether they...
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    I think, perhaps because you're emphasising 2e as...

    I think, perhaps because you're emphasising 2e as your starting point, that you overestimate the amount of magic that was found in earlier editions. Even the PHB alone showed a large increase...
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    In the Rules Cyclopedia, twelve spells of each...

    In the Rules Cyclopedia, twelve spells of each level for Magic Users; nine spells of each level (and only seven levels) for Clerics. Strictly speaking it was possible to get Fighters who were...
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    I don't think most fictional or historical...

    I don't think most fictional or historical characters can be identified by class at all - a few may come close, but most are rather more complicated.
  97. Maria of Pozzuoli. Maria de Estrada. Catalina de...

    Maria of Pozzuoli. Maria de Estrada. Catalina de Erauso. Khutulun. Onake Obavva. Ohori Tsuruhime. Trieu Thi Trinh. Given that we're also not playing a historical simulation (except when it suits some...
  98. There are historical examples among the Celts,...

    There are historical examples among the Celts, medieval Europeans, China, India, Persia, Arabia, Khmer, Dahomey, Vietnam, native America, Hispania, the Bulgars, and many, many others. They're not...
  99. You don't even have to go to archaeology. You can...

    You don't even have to go to archaeology. You can do perfectly well with fiction, mythology and history. Scathach, Britomart, the Order of the Hatchet, Norse shieldmaidens, Skythian female horse...
  100. Tieflings as a weird near-human race with a...

    Tieflings as a weird near-human race with a reputation of being descended from strange magic effects would be much closer to "Old School Sword & Sorcery" than the elves, dwarves and halflings that...
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