June 23rd, 2004

Game Prep (The Riddle of Steel)

Here's some planning I"ve got going for my next game - a Riddle of Steel campaign.

The setting is going to be Farrenshire, a small kingdom on the western coast neighbored by much larger nations. One such nation is Gelure, ruled by a relatively young Emperor with a thing for conquest. As the game opens, Gelure has blockaded the city of Mouren, Farrenshire's only major port (and the capital).

Don't really have plans for what the PCs will be - I'm intentionally being open ended. Right now I'm just trying to flesh out the situation they'll be facing. This is all info the players are going to have access to - please let me know what you think and if you have any advice. I'm particularly interested in more (much more) NPCs and what their motivations might be - how they might fit into the politics of this little nation under siege.

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