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Title: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 19, 2018, 03:35:11 AM
Hello everyone.  I wanted to gauge interest in a Rolemaster game set in the world of ancient Mesopotamia.

I’ve been thinking about running an RM game for several months now, and if there’s a setting or a time period I know anything about (other than MERP), it’s the Ancient Near East.  Not to plug, but I’ve actually written an RPG about it, Babylon, On Which Fame and Jubilation Are Bestowed (https://shukamupress.com).  While that book uses a modified d20 system and nominally incorporates the standard fantasy races, this would be a RMFRP game, in a setting that basically equates to the historical 18th Century BCE plus Rolemaster’s magic system and fantasy monsters.  So while all characters would be humans of some description, all of the “normal” 19 or so RMSS/RMFRP professions would be open to players.

For anyone interested, the campaign would be set during the middle part of the reign of Hammu-rapi of Babylon, before he consolidated the Amorite kingdoms of Mesopotamia.  I’ve worked out the beginnings of an initial campaign, and I think I can provide enough cultural flavor and varied encounters to keep players interested.  The convenient thing about this epoch is that danger isn’t very far away, especially if we supplement the various groups of inimical humans with actual fantasy monsters.

With the exception of some broad guidelines, I try to give players a lot of latitude in character creation.  I do have a half-assed idea to set up ICE’s ERA software on a small server to use for character creation/management, but I may decide it’s not worth the trouble.  But whatever I decide to do about that, all gameplay would take place on the forum.

I’m looking for maybe 3-6 players.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 19, 2018, 06:11:19 AM
You have my interest, not that I know enough about the era to be of any use, I am still interested :)

I suspect google will be my friend... though at the moment my character concept is of a horticultural executioner... oh yes, that level of knowledge.. ;)
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Dalewarrior on May 19, 2018, 06:35:29 AM
Hi Geoffrey,
I'm interested! Would you be working with pre-gens and what would be the starting level?
Cheers,
António
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 19, 2018, 06:41:12 AM
I suspect google will be my friend... though at the moment my character concept is of a horticultural executioner... oh yes, that level of knowledge.. ;)
:lol:  took me a second to get “horticultural executioner.”

I have a bunch of information which I can cut down into a few pages of cultural background.  Major ethnicities (e.g. Akkadian, Amorite, Hurrian, Hittite, Gutian, Elamite — and further flung ones like the Meluhhans and the Egyptians) and important city-states, along some basic social stuff.  From a game perspective I don’t think one human ethnicity versus another should make a mechanical difference, but it could be a huge influence on RP depending on the player.  Of course, a PC’s environment (city versus pastoral) would make a difference in hobby skills.

Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 19, 2018, 06:45:08 AM
I'm interested! Would you be working with pre-gens and what would be the starting level?
It depends on the players.  I know RM character creation is time consuming, and right now I don’t have a preference.  I could do it, or the players could do it.  But if I created the characters, I would definitely like the player’s input.

I was thinking about starting at level 5, because it gives me a larger group of adversaries I can use.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Dalewarrior on May 19, 2018, 06:53:27 AM
Great! I'm gonna read something about the Amorites!
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 20, 2018, 02:59:32 AM
I don't want to overwhelm anyone with information (this isn't going to be a history lesson, I've tied to simplify as much as I can) but here's an idea of the fragmented nature of the kingdoms at the time.

-Important city-states/kingdoms in 1767 BCE-

Mesopotamia:

Babylon — Hammu-rapi reigns in Babylon.  His influence extends to several of those cities nearest him, in the region of the middle Euphrates River. The oldest of these cities is Kiš, followed by Sippar. Babylon and nearby Borsippa (OB. Barsip) are less than a half a millennia old.  The inhabitants of the Babylonian city-states are primarily ethnic Akkadians, though a powerful Amorite minority resides there as well.

Larsa - Rim-Sin, the king of Larsa, controls the city-states of southern Mesopotamia. These include ancient Sumerian cultural centers that have existed since the dawn of written history.  In addition to Larsa, these cities include Bad-tibira, Eridu, Isin, Lagaš, Larsa, Nippur (OB. Nipuru), Umma, Ur (OB. Urim), and Uruk.  The population of Larsa is thoroughly Akkadian, those Amorites and Elamites are significant minorities.

Mari - Ten years ago, the city-state of Mari was part of Assyria, governed by no less than Yašmah-Adad, the second son of the great king Šamši-Adad. But soon after the death of Šamši-Adad in 1776 BCE, an Amorite chieftain named Zimri-Lim deposed the Assyrian prince and set up Mari as an independent entity. As a result of its position on the trade route along the middle Euphrates, Mari was already a large and important commercial center. By 1767 BCE, Zimri-Lim’s control extends to several cities in the region along the Euphrates and Habur rivers, including Hit, the capital Mari, Qattunān, Saggaratum, Terqa and Tuttul.  While many ethnic Akkadians remain in the Mariote cities, the populace is now majority Amorite.

Assyria - Assyria (or the Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia) is a flagging power, still recovering from the loss of its great king Šamši-Adad several years before. At that time, Assyrian puppets controlled the cities in an area from the Zagros Mountains to the western bounds of Mari on the Middle Euphrates.  The power and influence of Išme-Dagan (I), the current Assyrian king, extends from Aššur to the city-states of Nineveh (OB. Ninuwa) and Razama. The people of these cities remain Akkadian for the most part, but as in Babylon and the Larsan territories, an Amorite minority is growing.

Ešnunna - Centered on the banks of the middle Tigris, Ešnunna is surrounded by powerful kingdoms, with Assyria to its north, Babylonia and the Larsan cities to its south, and the aggressive nation of Elam to its east. In addition to the capital Ešnunna, King Ibal-pi-El (II)’s influence extends to Tutub. Ešnunna’s people are ethnically Akkadian, although Elamites and Amorites are appreciable minorities.


Border Kingdoms:

Andariq - In the vacuum left by the decline of Assyria after the death of Šamši-Adad, the northern city-state of Andariq (or Andarik) has carved out a small sphere of influence along the northern reaches of the Habur River. Its current king, Qarni-Lim, maintains close ties to the king of Mari; many see him as a virtual puppet ruler. From Andariq, Qarni-Lim’s fragile rule extends to the cities of Kurda and Šubat-Enlil. While a bare majority of the citizens of Andariq are Akkadian, given its northerly position, many other prominent minorities exist, including the ubiquitous Amorites, but also new arrivals from Asia Minor, including the Hurrians.

Yamhad - Along with Qaṭna, the kingdom of Yamhad is one of two great western powers.  Centered on Ḥalab, the King of Yamhad, Yarim-Lim (I) controls the northern trade routes to the Mediterranean. As a result, Yamhad is a powerful nation, one that often meddles in the affairs of the smaller kingdoms of Mesopotamia. This loose confederation of city-states includes Halab, as well as Alalah, Ebla and Ugarit (OB. Ugaritum). The people of Yamhad are heavily Amorite during this time period, although a sizable minority among the northern city-states are Hurrian.

Qaṭna - Like its rival Yamhad, Qaṭna (OB. Qaṭanum) is a region to the west of Mesopotamia, reaching as far as the shores of the Mediterranean. In 1767 BCE it is powerful enough to influence Mesopotamian matters of state. In addition to the city of Qaṭna, this kingdom includes the ancient site of Tadmir (modern Palmyra). Like the people of Yamhad, Amorites are the overwhelming majority in Qaṭna.

Elam - Situated in the mountainous regions on the eastern edge of Mesopotamia, Elam is an ancient., powerful kingdom that often mettles in Mesopotamian affairs. Currently ruled by the sukkalmahhum Siwe-palar-huppak from Susa, Elam also includes the city of Anšan. The people of Anšan are Elamite, with few exceptions. Susa has a substantial Akkadian population.  Elam, with its distinctive language and culture, is less likely to assimilate other peoples.

My idea is to start with everyone based in Babylon.  The PCs will probably need a fairly solid connection to that city, even if they're from somewhere else.

Edit:  Here's a map (https://shukamupress.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/map_meso_1767_1280.png).
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 20, 2018, 06:30:13 AM
For character gen, I'll happily accept a pre-gen or make my own. (though different people like to run char gen in different ways..)

Thanks for the information, it'll help. My own knowledge isn't that detailed (on anything ... ;) ) limited to a few things I've picked up from playing Civilisation!

Basic concept, since it's a pseudo-fantasy-historical setting, would be some sort of animist/healer/herbalist/scientist sort of thing... on the "cutting edge" of horticulture, altruistic but driven towards his interests. 

Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 20, 2018, 07:08:53 AM
Mesopotamia boasted several prominent grain/fertility gods, including Dagan (Christians have often misidentified him as a fish god, he shows up in the story of Samson) and Ningišzida (who incorporates aspects of both growth and decay).  Healing is usually a goddess sort of thing, like Gula.

This page (http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/index.html) is probably overly academic, but has pretty good discussions of various gods and goddesses.  Wikipedia is generally pretty good in this area too.  All of these gods had multiple conflicting aspects, and Mesopotamian religion was far from systematized, so don't feel too committed to any descriptions you find.

For character gen, I'll happily accept a pre-gen or make my own. (though different people like to run char gen in different ways..)
We'll see what other potential players want.  But if no one has a preference, I guess I could come up with something based on your suggestions.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 23, 2018, 01:17:47 AM
Update:  I might have one of my IRL players interested in joining.  I'm going to leave this open through the weekend at least to see if we have any more interest.  I think I'm also going to post over on the ICE forums.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 06:46:07 AM
Sounds like a good idea.  With regard to my character I'll assume he's a follower rather than a priest (probably having paid attention to both Gula and Dagan). To get things started I'll put some effort into character creation assume 4th level (adding a level later if need be). Everybody seems to have differing ideas as to character creation (and this is usually where these games stall), so how about I just go ahead and make one?
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 23, 2018, 12:49:49 PM
:wizi: That works.  I've written some basic character creation guidelines which I should have ready to post before this weekend.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 03:15:53 PM
I do tend to do things a little differently... anyhow here's I do it.

Temp Stats: Point Buy 660 pts... but initial stats are random.

I roll one then assign it to any stat I choose, then roll another assign it to another stat... and so on until all 10 stats have been randomly rolled and allocated. Then I work out the total cost and increase/decrease stats until points spend = 660. I tend to find this is a "happy medium" which avoids Min/Maxing but also allows an element of decision making.

Pot Stat: Fixed Method based on final Stats.

Stat Gain for pre-game level advancement: as normal RMSS.   
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 03:45:28 PM
What I'd forgotten to mention is I'd replace the stats with the profession stats if they were lower, prior to "point adjustment"
In my case prior to adjustment: AG 90 CO 30 EM 15 IN 75 ME 92 PR 35 QU 18 RE 98 SD 80 ST 43

One VERY good roll, two high and two low. Hmm. That high roll will restrict me somewhat...

(Points spend= 90+30+15+75+94+35+18+154+80+43 = 634, 26 remaining)

I'm sort of assuming Rural Common Man will be the norm....

Profession, hmmm. Looking at the stats...

Animist is still a possibility (need to spend 15 points to raise Prime stat= IN to 90). And that's what I'll do. Leaves me 11 points.. 5 on EM (to 20) and 6 on QU (to 24)

SO.... at 1st: AG 90 CO 30 EM 20 IN 90 ME 92 PR 35 QU 24 RE 98 SD 80 ST 43. (DP: 78)

So far, he's not the most charismatic chap is he?
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 23, 2018, 03:46:52 PM
Interesting, I like this method.  In the past, I’ve just used the 660 point buy system, but you’re right, it does lead to players min/maxing.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 04:02:25 PM
Adding in fixed stat Pot method:

AG 90 (96) CO 30 (69) EM 20 (64 ) IN 90 (96) ME 92 (97) PR 35 (68) QU 24 (68) RE 98 (100) SD 80 (91) ST 43 (76 )

Next part: Stat Gains... I'll be rolling them for the stats in order I've put them in above. (Most of the time this will tend to max after 5th Level anyway)
(Assuming advance to 4th level so 3 pairs required per stat

2nd level
Rolled 2d10 : 3, 10, total 13
Rolled 2d10 : 2, 1, total 3
Rolled 2d10 : 5, 8, total 13
Rolled 2d10 : 1, 7, total 8
Rolled 2d10 : 3, 9, total 12
Rolled 2d10 : 9, 5, total 14
Rolled 2d10 : 2, 7, total 9
Rolled 2d10 : 1, 1, total 2
Rolled 2d10 : 10, 4, total 14
Rolled 2d10 : 9, 1, total 10



Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 04:17:49 PM
AG 90 (96) CO 30 (69) EM 20 (64 ) IN 90 (96) ME 92 (97) PR 35 (68) QU 24 (68) RE 98 (100) SD 80 (91) ST 43 (76 )

AG= low die = +3
CO =sum = +3 (sigh)
EM = sum = +13
IN = low die = +1
ME = low die = +3
PR = sum = +14
QU = sum = +9
RE = +doubles+ = -1 (sigh)
SD = high die = +10 (woot!)
ST = sum = +10

AG 93 (96) CO 33 (69) EM 33 (64 ) IN 91 (96) ME 95 (97) PR 49 (68) QU 33 (68) RE 97 (100) SD 90 (91) ST 53 (76 )

82 DP at 2nd
 
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 04:20:47 PM
At 2nd. AG 93 (96) CO 33 (69) EM 33 (64 ) IN 91 (96) ME 95 (97) PR 49 (68) QU 33 (68) RE 97 (100) SD 90 (91) ST 53 (76 )

Stat Gains for 3rd

Rolled 2d10 : 4, 6, total 10
Rolled 2d10 : 3, 8, total 11
Rolled 2d10 : 7, 4, total 11
Rolled 2d10 : 4, 2, total 6
Rolled 2d10 : 2, 9, total 11
Rolled 2d10 : 10, 4, total 14
Rolled 2d10 : 5, 8, total 13
Rolled 2d10 : 1, 1, total 2
Rolled 2d10 : 9, 5, total 14
Rolled 2d10 : 6, 3, total 9

Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 04:32:55 PM
Hmmm. The die roller definitely hates me...

At 2nd. AG 93 (96) CO 33 (69) EM 33 (64 ) IN 91 (96) ME 95 (97) PR 49 (68) QU 33 (68) RE 97 (100) SD 90 (91) ST 53 (76 )

AG= low (+4 Maxed)
CO= sum = +11
EM= sum = +11
IN= low = +2
ME = low (+2 Maxed)
PR = sum = +14
QU = sum = +13
RE = +double+ = -1 (Again?)
SD = low (+5 Maxed)
ST = sum = +9

AG 96 (96) CO 44 (69) EM 44 (64 ) IN 93 (96) ME 97 (97) PR 63 (68) QU 46 (68) RE 96 (100) SD 91 (91) ST 62 (76 )

85 DP at 3rd
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 04:35:21 PM
AG 96 (96) CO 44 (69) EM 44 (64 ) IN 93 (96) ME 97 (97) PR 63 (68) QU 46 (68) RE 96 (100) SD 91 (91) ST 62 (76 )

Stat Gains for 4th... (fingers crossed)

Rolled 2d10 : 6, 1, total 7
Rolled 2d10 : 7, 8, total 15
Rolled 2d10 : 5, 7, total 12
Rolled 2d10 : 2, 3, total 5
Rolled 2d10 : 8, 5, total 13
Rolled 2d10 : 8, 9, total 17
Rolled 2d10 : 3, 1, total 4
Rolled 2d10 : 10, 9, total 19
Rolled 2d10 : 10, 5, total 15
Rolled 2d10 : 2, 4, total 6
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 04:47:21 PM
Aha! All is right with the world

3rd level
AG 96 (96) CO 44 (69) EM 44 (64 ) IN 93 (96) ME 97 (97) PR 63 (68) QU 46 (68) RE 96 (100) SD 91 (91) ST 62 (76 )

AG: (Maxed) Low, no change
CO: Sum = +15
EM: high = +3
IN: low = +2
ME: (Maxed) low, no change
PR: low =+8 (Maxed)
QU: Sum = +4
RE: low =+9! (Maxed).... sobered up. ;)
SD: (Maxed) low, no change
ST: high = +4

AG 96 (96) CO 59 (69) EM 47 (64 ) IN 95 (96) ME 97 (97) PR 68 (68) QU 50 (68) RE 100 (100) SD 91 (91) ST 66 (76 )

89 DP at 4th...

Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 23, 2018, 05:03:58 PM
OK.... So a Nameless Common Man (Rural) 4th level Animist.

AG 96 (96) CO 59 (69) EM 47 (64 ) IN 95 (96) ME 97 (97) PR 68 (68) QU 50 (68) RE 100 (100) SD 91 (91) ST 66 (76 )

DP: 78/82/85/89.

Training Packages: What I normally ask my players do next is expend the majority of this DP purchasing Training Packages. (Minimum one per level Up to a maximum of 6 at the end of the process).  This allows for a good backstory, and "covers the bases" with regard to the "basic" skills. I overrule duplication, unless the backstory is really convincing...

Talent Points: I allow an amount = 100 x Background Points. So for a Common Man that's 600. Once per level I allow the cost (but not the time) of purchasing a TP by 50% for 10TP.

I'll start all that tomorrow ;) 
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 23, 2018, 06:29:56 PM
Here's a draft (https://shukamupress.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/plague-of-the-raging-king-character-creation4.pdf) of the character creation document as it stands now.  I'll probably modify this a little over the next few days.

Edit:  Looks like the adolescent master table got cut off in this version.  I’ll rework it this evening and repost.\

Edit 2:  Corrected and reposted.

Grinnen Baeritt, I missed your last post on Training Packages.  I've never used them this way, in fact, I actually rarely use them for non-spell casters.  It's a fascinating idea, but I've always liked the freedom to develop ranks in a lot of functionally useless cultural skills, e.g., if a character spent an adventure among a group of foreigners, develop several ranks in their languages and culture-relevant skills.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 24, 2018, 02:26:22 PM
Having read the background info... I'll have him as being a Maganite (and change to Pastoral, rather than rural)...

Also my Talent Points were 60.. not 600! ;)... and gain up to 30 extra for taking flaws.

(60) Talents: Herbalist (13), Outdoorsman (15), Quick Calculator (3), Minor Stat Bonuses +3 SD, ME & EM (30), Instinctive Defence (15) = 76

(-16) Flaws: Absent Minded (-10) Glutton (-3) Minor Delusion (-3)


With that in mind, I'll spend DP on talents as such:

1: (78). Crusading Academic 29, Wanderer 26 = 55 spent = 23 Unspent
2: (82). Merchant 20, Traveller 13 = 33 spent = 49 Unspent
3: (85). Herbalist 20, Inventor 28 (From Castles & Ruins) = 48 spent = 37 Unspent
4: (89). Architect 25, Siege Engineer 29 (Both from Castles & Ruins) = 35 Unspent.

*edit to add Siege Engineer*... expensive, but I'm liking the idea... all will be explained ;)

Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 25, 2018, 04:44:18 AM
:yes:  Awesome!  He looks great!
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Barrow on May 25, 2018, 03:41:19 PM
Enheduanna, this setting looks great!

Would you consider a player with no RMFRP experience? I'd be willing to pick up the pdfs and learn as I go... but if you'd prefer only experienced players I understand.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 25, 2018, 04:10:37 PM
Barrow, thanks for asking.  New players welcome!

I’m going to work on getting things set up this weekend, and I’ll figure out a way to get you the rules sets, etc.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 25, 2018, 04:43:55 PM
:) welcome aboard Barrow!

Just a little bit more info... just working through things starting with the Hobby Ranks then the training packages (Done the first two.. only the skills) But I have worked out the combined (modified by SD) time cost of them all ... My character will be about 45! (I' m guessing this is fairly ancient ;) ) 
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 25, 2018, 05:03:28 PM
Life expectancy is a strange thing. Life expectancy after birth for a child born during the Bronze Age was about 26, but this number is deceptively low when we’re looking at populations who survived adolescence.  Childhood diseases would kill many children who would never have the opportunity to spend hobby ranks or take training packages.

Wikipedia actually explains this better than I could:
Quote
For example, in a hypothetical stationary population in which half the population dies before the age of five but everybody else dies at exactly 70 years old, LEB will be about 36, but about 25% of the population will be between the ages of 50 and 70.

Correcting for this in an advanced (for the Bronze Age) environment, I still suspect that at 45, your guy is probably lonely at his high school reunion.  But hey, he’s a character in a Rolemaster campaign, so.. ;)

Edit: The character creation resource document (https://shukamupress.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/plague-of-the-raging-king-character-creation4.pdf) continues to evolve.  I haven’t changed any of the actual mechanics, and if I do, I’ll make sure to make note.

Edit 2:  It's probably as close to final as it gets.  No modifications to actual mechanics from the second draft, but it should be slightly prettier.  Don't feel compelled to read or memorize all of this, but its there for anyone who's interested.

Edit 3:  Added the throwing stick and some minor notes in the "Equipment" section.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Barrow on May 26, 2018, 01:00:45 PM
Thanks guys. Looking forward to it!

Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Grinnen Baeritt on May 26, 2018, 04:34:37 PM
Progress Update: All TP's skill chosen. previously unused DP spent.... up to 4th level.

Highlights: due to Talents some non-combat skills are *little* surprising. (at least they might seem it, Herbalist and Outdoorsman provide quite a few large bonuses to fairly *harmless* skills...)



 
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 28, 2018, 03:47:17 AM
Gentlemen, we have a board (http://www.realroleplaying.com/rmsmf/index.php?board=677.0).

Let's move character generation discussion over there.  I'm hoping that we can complete character creation over the next few days, and look forward to starting around June 1st.  (Ambitious, I know...)
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Kantron on May 30, 2018, 08:00:15 AM
Hello, is this still open for new players?

I'm still new to PbP gaming, so I'm not quite sure how this works.

Anyhow, I'm interested in playing here.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on May 30, 2018, 01:06:05 PM
Hello, is this still open for new players?
Absolutely.  Head on over to the Character Generation thread on this board (http://www.realroleplaying.com/rmsmf/index.php?board=677.0).  Did you have an idea for a character, or do you want to use a pregen?  There are still two available (a magician and a rogue).  We already have an Animist (GB), a Paladin (DW) and a Ranger (Barrow).
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Quixotic on June 27, 2018, 02:27:24 AM
Is there still room to join this campaign?  I would love to play Role master again.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on June 27, 2018, 03:24:33 AM
Sure, we can fit another.  Do you have a preference for character class?  Do you want a pregen, or take a swing at it yourself?  The character resources are here and over in the main character gen thread.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Quixotic on June 27, 2018, 03:33:51 AM
I think I'll take a kick at the can myself.  It has been awhile since I've played and I'm not used to this site.  I'll read your rules and make a level 5 character.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on June 27, 2018, 03:36:59 AM
Probably best to move the discussion to the Char Gen thread (http://www.realroleplaying.com/rmsmf/index.php?topic=9180.0).

Let me know if you need any RMFRP resources.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Just X on July 04, 2018, 07:40:35 PM
Enheduanna,

Is there still room for one more? This is a setting I know little about but I am a huge fan of the Minoan culture that I believe was contemporary.  But ethnicity matters little to me and I can play anyone you feel is needed to round out a party.  My character concept was that of an ambassador (spy/thief/diplomat).  But again I can play any profession that is still needed in the party.  If things are ready to go I can take a pre-gen character or if there is some time I can generate a new one.

Just X
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on July 05, 2018, 02:15:28 AM
You know, it’s supposed to email me when someone posts here, but alas, for whatever reason, this time it didn’t.

Sure!  We can take another.  Minoan Crete would be contemporary with Hammu-rapi (the “Old Palace Period” and Linear A specifically).  You’re welcome to generate a new character.  We started at level 5, and the Character Generation thread has a link to a guide document I prepared.  I figure a Minoan would be eligible for either the Urban or Rural background I included there, but probably not the Pastoral.  Otherwise all racial options are as a normal common man, and all of the “normal” professions are available.

We have another player waiting in the wings to join as well.  The current PCs need to finish off these jackals first, so you have some time.

Of course, if you want a pre-gen, I’ll be glad to make one as well.  Just let me know.

Edit:  :huh:  The main Wikipedia article on the Minoans has outdated information (1971!) with respect to Cretan hieroglyphics.  The actual Minoan language articles are better sourced and more accurate.  Just a word of caution since I know anyone interested in the subject will probably look there first.
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: WaitingCynicism on August 01, 2018, 05:50:33 PM
Is there room for one more?
Title: Re: Plague of the Raging King: Adventuring in Fantastic Mesopotamia (RMFRP)
Post by: Enheduanna on August 02, 2018, 03:32:56 AM
@WaitingCynicism, check your PMs.  Glad to have you along!

To everyone else, I'm closing enrollment for now.  This is the first game I've GM'ed on a forum, and it blows my mind that I would have seven great players.

:wizi: Thank you to everyone.