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EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:22:21 AM »
EMPIRE! The History of Norbayne

Map of Norbayne

The Rules of Empire

Starting: Creating a Region
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Region Types:
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Starting: Creating Your First Ruler
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The Rounds:
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Attributes:

Diplomacy:
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Military
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« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 12:43:01 PM by Phoenixguard09 »
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 11:26:03 AM »

Spoiler: Realms of Norbayne (click to show/hide)

Region Caps - Regions are capped at 1/10th total regional population and may not exceed 1,000 within Capital Regions or 500 in Auxiliary Regions.

Notes:

1. The Bovus Empire was hit with a massive plague and has been seeing off slave revolts and the like for some time now. Hence why their population numbers are screwy. This will stabilise over the game.

2. The Linyati are unique in how they act in war. They may have up to 50% of their population mobilised for war.

3. The Geardarr in Freeholm are a very newly established kingdom on the Boltmoors. As the survivors of a successful slave rebllion, their numbers a quite low at the start. Due to that same fact, militarily they may have up to 30% of their population mobilised for war.

4. The Danann are naturally not a numerous people. Their starting populations are low due to their tradition of having at least a quarter of their youth die every year.

5. The Woodsmen are not centralised, have never been numerous and have only recently banded together as part of a successful slave rebellion. Their numbers are exceptionally low.

6. The Leathe are also not centralised and have never been numerous. Their numbers are exceptionally low.

GM's Note: '-' as values in this table means I haven't gotten around to filling in the value yet. Don't panic. 


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« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 12:54:28 PM by Phoenixguard09 »
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 11:39:32 AM »
That table looks a bit skooif. Do you mind if I straighten it out a bit?
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 11:52:10 AM »
I hadn't finished, I'm trying to fix it up, but by all means mate, if I give you the raw data, could you input it for me please? I'm struggling with the tables on here. Zetaboards does it differently. :P
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 12:02:13 PM »
So yeah, there's the tables. If you could fix them up for me Khan, I would be very appreciative. ;)
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 12:20:20 PM »
Yup, I'll do it, but you'll owe me. ;)
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 12:23:35 PM »
Yeah sure. I promise I won't set any unkillable magic beasties on you in your first round. ;)
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 12:30:03 PM »
Daaaaaaamn, this is going to take friggin ages!
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 12:33:23 PM »
Tell me about it. I had to come up with all the details in them. :P

If you can do just the one for me, I should be able to figure it out to do the others.

Or you do them all and I promise no unkillable beasties for two rounds. Maybe even three. :D
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 12:48:42 PM »
Arrrrr! It's just like writing code. One little mistake and it messes the whole thing up! Then you have to look through all of it just to find that tiny thing you got wrong.
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 02:45:06 PM »
Thanks Khan, I owe you mate. ;)
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 03:00:34 PM »
You do... I got cramps in my left hand now, from copying and pasting so many times, over and over again.
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 06:08:13 PM »
Well I need to read up on the Norbayne shizzle but I'll at least post a draft or whatever now and you can let me know if it's particularly preposterous or whether its completely postposterous.

The realm of Gylkoti or the Quendom of Gylda or whatever.
Region 116.
Type is land.
Pop 9,400
Bordering mountains (I think?) to the north much of the region is upland. To the east there is a largely forested area cutting the region off from the sea as it is reputably inhabited by savage and inhospitable residents (probably Dannan.) The roads south lead into more gentle hills and even some plainlands before reaching the borderlands. (As three landmarks and I meant to be naming specific locations or just general features?)

The indigenous people are almost entirely midlanders (not counting the eastern forest) and are regarded as the regions greatest detractor. Its said (or boasted by the locals) that for centuries potential conquerors and kings have avoided the region due to the unruliness and stubbornness of its people. These traits seem to have been developed as a response to a long line of rulers with severe mental illness. Its rumoured that the land suffers an ancient curse that drives all its rulers insane eventually. The people are mainly farmers who place a great importance in livestock, although bronze and silver determine wealth it is cattle that is largely used to determine status. Trading away livestock (cows in particular) is seen as highly demeaning and a sign of great poverty, to the extent that even offering to buy a family's cattle can start a bloodfued.  Men and women generally hold typically traditional roles but there is little stigma attached to living outside of the normal expectations meaning female smiths and warriors are not uncommon and neither are male brewers or spinners.
However many (perhaps as much as a third) of the current population are outlanders as the Queen Gylda accepted many refugees from the borderlands after rising to power a decade ago. These migrants are highly loyal to their Queen and are generally relied on to encourage the locals to follow her orders and deliver honest reports on the goings on of the realm.

The region is rich in iron and wool. It is able to sell timber, although it takes brave men and women to work within the eastern forests so timber is not currently traded in any significant quantity.  The local's prize bronze but despite having sufficient tin deposits have no access to copper so must trade for it. Bronze is commonly used in decorations, has particular importance in religious ceremonies  and is used  to make breastplates which are worn (by particularly wealthy warriors) over iron mail.

Queen Gylda is unmarried, her heir is her half brother Gylad who is the son of the previous king Madbyr (or as he is known nowadays "Mad Bastard the Great") Diplomacy 3 Military 3 Curiosity 5 Magic 2 Luck 3. 
Gylad the heir is still considered a child at the age of thirteen, he could potentially claim his father's throne for his own when he comes of age as Gylda is not Madbyr's daughter but it is unlikely that he would want to and even less likely that anyone would follow him as his father's final (and fatal) policy was a population control scheme that amounted to attempted genocide and sparked brutal civil war.



Do projects count towards attribute increases?
Is the mountainy foresty looking thing that runs down the east of the map the wardenfells? And if so is the southern tail navigable since its home to the squirell people?
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 02:41:50 AM »
Is there a limit on how many actions we can use for exploring/colonizing in one round?
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Re: EMPIRE! A Community World Building Game Set in Norbayne
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2014, 03:26:12 AM »
As many separate armies as you have, although to be warned only one battle will be commanded by your ruler. Other battles will be other nobles, who aren't as skilled.
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