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posted Aug 15, 2012 12:54:36 by MarkJones
This may be a bit soon to ask, so I apologise in advance, but have the RQ6 designers given any more thought as to what will be the first setting book released? Can you tell us what it is, or can you tell us anything?

Thanks
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"Never violate a woman, nor harm a child.
Do not lie, cheat or steal – these things are for lesser men.
Protect the weak against the evil strong.
And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil."


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lawrence.whitaker said Aug 16, 2012 22:50:51
We've given a lot of thought to it.

Monster Island will be partially a setting book, but the first dedicated settings will be Mythic Greece, Mythic Briton and Mythic Constantinople.

As for fantasy settings... we have plans, but nothing at a stage we can talk about just yet.
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MarkJones said Aug 17, 2012 06:51:54
Thanks Loz

Sounds brilliant!
"Never violate a woman, nor harm a child.
Do not lie, cheat or steal – these things are for lesser men.
Protect the weak against the evil strong.
And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil."


~ The Iron Code of Druss the Legend.
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JasonMorris said Aug 17, 2012 19:24:46
MMmmmm. Mythic Briton.
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MarkJones said Aug 25, 2012 08:39:52
I've decided to use my own Mythic Briton but I don't know a lot about the setting.

What cults would I need, what religion was around, and does anyone know for a good online resource?

Thank you
"Never violate a woman, nor harm a child.
Do not lie, cheat or steal – these things are for lesser men.
Protect the weak against the evil strong.
And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil."


~ The Iron Code of Druss the Legend.
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nclarke1953 said Aug 25, 2012 10:22:40
Read any one of a number of books about Arthur as post-Roman warlord. Religion is either Druids (Merlin) or early Christianity. Try wikipedia.
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VaughanCockell said Sep 22, 2012 17:08:59
Any word on the "Space Fantasy" setting pdf yet? You know, the one with space Mystics wielding "Laser Swords"?
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JebidiahHeidiPorter said Sep 22, 2012 19:07:59
MarkJones,

Are you wanting to do an Arthurian Briton or an Anglo-Saxon Briton?

Concerning online resources, if you want an Arthurian Briton then check out the website Early British Kingdoms. If you want an Anglo-Saxon Briton then the above website can still help you and another great one that is solely focused on Anglo_Saxon Briton would be engliscan gesithas.

I can't really address your other questions with out knowing which you want.
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RoryHughes said Sep 23, 2012 04:31:40
The understanding I have is that the Briton setting is grittier and dirtier in tone than something that equates to part of the 'Arthurian' genre. It is, as such, distinct from Greg Stafford's Pendragon RPG. I'm not sure if it will be based upon Anglo-Saxons (I'm not qualified to say in any capacity, honestly), but it would compliment both the RQII Vikings and BRP Mythic Iceland supplements I'd suggest, along with Dark Ages Cthulhu. The Dark Ages clearly make a popular setting for RQ fans.

I'm more interested in Mythic Greece, myself, as it's a long overdue setting that perfectly meshes with RuneQuest's themes and sensibilities, and there is a wealth of narrative inspiration obviously.

The Mythic Constantinople book is less obvious, but having read up a little about it the Byzantine Empire does make for an exotic shift of emphasis towards a striking civilisation that clearly had a massive political, military and economic impact in it's time. It's certainly an interesting alternative, and possibly compliments Pete Nash's Rome book as it builds on the history of the Roman Empire.


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JayVerkuilen said Jan 06, 2013 03:30:16
Mythic Greece could be really cool. I felt the Meeros setting was quite inspiring and I'd love to see it more developed as it's obviously Mythic Greece with the serial numbers lightly filed off, but in a very good way.

I have the old GURPS: Greece book, which is a nice resource (and those books are generally quite useful and often not too dependent on stats).
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