The feifs keep droppin’…

Burghs & Bailiffs : Warfare too! is now available for download as a fee pdf, or as a print-on-demand, priced-at-cost hard copy!  Get it here.

I contributed only two articles this time around: a very simple way to handle army-sized battles in your RPG session, and a humorous chart for determining the fate of those who are lost in battle. The chart is illustrated with details from the illuminations in the famous “Maciejowski Bible.

The other contributions include: a second, more detailed mass combat system for skirmishes; a new Basic D&D class, the warlord; another article by someone else for abstracting large-scale battles into an RPG session;  the logistics of castle-building; and a short piece on two often-overlooked medieval weapons.  Thoroughly schooled by their great work, I’m setting the bar higher for myself next time out.

I’m glad we had enough interest and material to develop a “themed” issue and the next one, if all goes as planned, will be far, far more awesome if I do say so myself.  My contribution to that should give you enough information and random charts to set your adventurers loose in the catacombs of Rome, seeking relics to steal, sell, or rescue from obscurity, as well as providing general information of medieval funeral customs, the use & abuse of holy relics for prophet & profit, and more.

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  1. Great Job Mike!
    I think the castle article was good too. But I am not sure some of his generalization. Even the most basic cost break down is time + materials. Just time does not seem right.

    • Thanks! I still need to read that one.
      I really like the ‘competing’ battlefield encounters article too. I’d probably want to give the players more influence on when “phases” change though.

      • Thanks! A also enjoyed both of your articles, especially “After the Battle”. :-)

        As for my encounters: Sure, as always you need to adapt to what your players do. Use the encounter tables as guidelines, not as a rigid and artificial frame.


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