Is anyone else here interested in starting a BRP fantasy setting of a 'vanilla' nature? That is, sort of like BRP Dungeons and Dragons, say an expansion of Magic World?
I don't consider one based on the Icelandic Sagas to be 'vanilla', instead I am thinking of classic fantasy rpging.
Failing that, how about one based on Rome? Like the monograph 'Invictus' from Chaosium? That might be fun, you could even through in sci-fi elements and have something like David Drake's 'Roman science fiction' novels, like 'Killer'.
Do you mean a generic one or a setting with its own world and mythology, just following along the lines of mainstream fantasy?
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I like this idea as well. When my group played RQ3 we just ommitted any Gloranthan specific rules and played in a fantasy setting that was Tolkien-esk.
Sorry, I just couldn't wrap my mind around a talking duck or some of the crazy chaos monsters.
Either or both, actually.
Are you offering to GM one? Or asking if someone else will GM one?
Not to start some picky arguement... but to me 'Classic Fantasy' is fairy tales... not Tolkien...
Less tales of large scale warfare and evil... more small scale personal stuff. Less concern about the complexities of believable non-human races... no orcs or hobbits or historian elves...
If someone wanted to start something based on all the Grimm's tales and the stuff from Lang's Fairy books I'd be really happy with that... more folklore based... stuff about the Black Forest and Baba Yaga and lost princesses...
Kind of like that Firefly's game Faery's Tale:
I'd love to play something like that.
I know after seeing Terry Gilliam's Brother's Grimm movie I wanted to do up a setting that had the Napoleonic wars as a backdrop... but focused on the fluttering vestiges of the old world that still lingered in the darker corners... alchemists in Prague... vampires in Romania... goblins in the woodwork.
Last edited by Simlasa; October 23rd, 2007 at 00:18.
Originally Posted by Simlasa
hehe...I do the same thing after I see a movie I like. I like your idea.
I just want to discuss ways to do magic, social structure not completely modeled on feudal Europe, that sort of thing. Not fairy tales but fantasy with heroic warriors, mysterious mages, ruined or lost civilizations, etc. Like Hyboria, but less gritty. Like high fantasy but not as shiny. With some horror but not dominated by that aspect. A touch of post apocalyptic atmosphere. Elves and dwarves not necessary. Maybe come up with something like BRP Earthdawn or Tekumel with some refreshing new angles. Pretty much hopeless, I know.
As a point of reference, Dustin Wright is very interested in seeing new settings for BRP. You can contact him at email@example.com, and he'll gladly field any questions about submissions, either as monographs or as longer works.