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    Hello all,

    I am wondering if there is a generic chronicle core rule book?
    I want to run a Wars of the Roses campaign. A generic core book would be better than game of thrones.

    OR would you suggest a different system like Pendragon, Gurps or something?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Generic chronicle core book?

    There is not one.
    ALL HAIL THE SPAM-O-MATIC!

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    • #3
      Re: Generic chronicle core book?

      Hi!

      There is as of this date no generic core book to the system that is detached from the Asoiaf setting. But there are definietly supplements that shows that the system can be expanded beyond Westeros with elements such as gunpowder, monsters, more magic than seen in Westeros and the like.

      Secondly I applause your decision to run a historical game. Its something which I've been wanting to do for some time but haven't gotten around or finished my research for.

      In regards to system it kind of depends on what kind of campaign you want to run. The Chronicler System (from now on refered to as CS) has a heavy dose of focus on social interaction and intrigue, much more focus and elaborate rules for that than in most RPGs that I've seen. So my advice would be that if you imagine that the campaign will be focused on scheming nobles then CS is your best bet while Pendragon might be more suitable, but here I speak without extensive knowledge of that system, for a game focused on knightly combat.

      My personal recommendation would however be CS as it offers more social choices and possibilities than most other systems and the fighting system, while flawed, serves its purpose although you may want to modify it. To that comes that the House system is excellent for creating nobles families and fiefs that you can do things with and so actually care about beyond some nifty background. So if you say that your enemy has raided their lands, torched a village and stolen some cattle. That's rather loose, but when they see the points go down on the House sheet, then they'll see that this was for real and actually harmed them.

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      • #4
        Re: Generic chronicle core book?

        So, with the end of ASOIF line is any news on whether or not GR will be producing a generic Core Fantasy Book for the Chronicle System?

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        • #5
          Re: Generic chronicle core book?

          Originally posted by Legate View Post
          So, with the end of ASOIF line is any news on whether or not GR will be producing a generic Core Fantasy Book for the Chronicle System?
          None have been announced yet.
          ALL HAIL THE SPAM-O-MATIC!

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          • #6
            Re: Generic chronicle core book?

            Originally posted by Legate View Post
            So, with the end of ASOIF line is any news on whether or not GR will be producing a generic Core Fantasy Book for the Chronicle System?
            Yeah, they need to continue this. For copyright reasons, Green Ronin will have to take all Westeros / ASoIaF references out of the game while we have to wink and nod and put them back in on our own.

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            • #7
              Re: Generic chronicle core book?

              Given that I am more interested in history than fantasy, and there are other fantasy worlds one could base a game in, I see no problem with removing Asoiaf references from a new core book. In fact if they did so, and launched their own setting, I can totally see them being able to produce more material for us. And its not like they already have produced non-Westeros material as it is for the system.

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              • #8
                Re: Generic chronicle core book?

                Well, the silence on this has been deafening for a while now ... I suspect that the Chronicle System is either dead or on a very long, possibly never-ending hiatus.

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                • #9
                  Re: Generic chronicle core book?

                  Originally posted by Jakob Schmidt View Post
                  Well, the silence on this has been deafening for a while now ... I suspect that the Chronicle System is either dead or on a very long, possibly never-ending hiatus.
                  I hear you Jacob. And quite clearly at that due to the silence you mentioned. Thankfully we have zeroed and other quality people in this forum for everyday players and GMs to carry the torch for however long we last.

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