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Like I did for 15th century England with Dark Albion, are there any specific cities, regions, and periods in history which you'd really like to see an RPG setting about or heavily-based on?
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 02:12:17 am »
I always thought Roman era Britain done with the tropes of a classic Western would be a fun setting.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 05:49:34 am »
Roman times seems to be really untapped to me.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 06:47:45 am »
Although Te Deum Pour Un Massacre already covers the French religious wars of the 16th Century, I wouldn't mind a more fantastical treatment of the same subject. Also, a game in English would benefit my potential players :p.

Canada around the the period of Acadia might be interesting.

In general I'd be happy to see something like the old historical reference series from TSR emerge for 5e D&D.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 09:10:59 am »
Most of the rest of the world? :o But I know perfectly well it is only now really being made more accessible. :( I'll just be patient.
(I just saw a 5e D&D compatible product about Ethiopia and its mythologies, so the times are a changin'.) :)

Of Rome, as I am not too interested in much of the already trod stuff. I'd like to see some North African Rome stuff. I mean, ruined & colonized Carthage, the lingering impact of Egypt, Leptis Magna-Tripolitania, the humbling wonders of Malta, the mysteries of the Atlas mts and the Berbers therein, etc. there's so much to work with. However they -- a good 30%?, 40%? of the empire -- are so often reduced to footnotes & afterthoughts when talking about Rome.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 10:37:25 am »
- I know Rome has been covered a couple of times. I have never seen Ancient Greece (or the Hellenistic period) handled well. So that would be something.
- Bronze age Greece (Minoans or Mycenaeans) could also be cool.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 10:38:37 am »
Colonial America.  You have this new world, great unexplored expanse- no one's done much with it.

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 01:52:27 pm »
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Like I did for 15th century England with Dark Albion, are there any specific cities, regions, and periods in history which you'd really like to see an RPG setting about or heavily-based on?

The Balkan Peninsula of late 7th and early 8th century is the scene of, among others, one of the two major clashes with early Islamic conquest.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2017, 02:22:44 pm »
Renaissance Italy
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2017, 02:53:04 pm »
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Renaissance Italy

You know, that would be kinda cool.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2017, 03:33:29 pm »
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Colonial America.  You have this new world, great unexplored expanse- no one's done much with it.

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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2017, 03:40:43 pm »
Ancient Egypt. Particularly of a mythical bent.

I have the Rolemaster Classic, Mythic Egypt. And that book was bad. The writer tried to squeeze Egyptian Mythology through the lense of Tolkien.

OGL Ancients tried to cram Greek and Egyptian Mythology under the same cover. And honestly? It didn't do either of the subjects any favors.

So yeah. i definitely see it as an under-served topic.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2017, 04:03:24 pm »
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Ancient Egypt. Particularly of a mythical bent.

I have the Rolemaster Classic, Mythic Egypt. And that book was bad. The writer tried to squeeze Egyptian Mythology through the lense of Tolkien.

OGL Ancients tried to cram Greek and Egyptian Mythology under the same cover. And honestly? It didn't do either of the subjects any favors.

So yeah. i definitely see it as an under-served topic.

Have you read Zenobia: Aegypt?
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2017, 04:06:13 pm »
The Reconquista and El Cid era. Without fantasy junk added.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2017, 04:16:54 pm »
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Have you read Zenobia: Aegypt?

Never. I really never heard of that game until your post.