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RPGPundit:

--- Quote from: Kaz;466245 ---And Loegria doesn't roll off the tongue like Albion.

I like this a lot, Pundit, but I think I would rather see the historical figures used more as a basis for the characters in your setting than brought in whole cloth. My preference, at least.
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Well, the way I see it, rather than take a historical figure and then make a second-rate imitation out of it; I think its cooler to take the historical figure and push him into exaggerated overdrive.  Henry VI is full-on batshit; Warwick is and Amber-level evil genius, etc etc.

Rather than start with something less than historical reality, start with historical reality and dial it up to 11.

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jadrax:
I would be tempted to do something more historic with Scotland than just writing them of as barbarians. If anything, in this time period they are more civilised than the English.

The Traveller:
You absolutely need the place to be overrun by jug eared weak jawed inbred nobles, with random behaviours driven by their monochrome genetic heritage, stretching from porking the livestock through to full blown bathing in intestines psychopathy. There's historical reality pushed to 11.

Ian Warner:
That's not just history that's the present ;)

RPGPundit:

--- Quote from: jadrax;466263 ---I would be tempted to do something more historic with Scotland than just writing them of as barbarians. If anything, in this time period they are more civilised than the English.
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I don't see why.  Frankly, its far more useful to have Scotland as the ultimate "savage frontier".  And I mean, there can be all kinds of little kingdoms from one clan or another there, but the main gist of it is that once you're north of Hadrian's Wall, there's no safety-net of civilization, however illusory, that you get when you're in, say, Salisbury.

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