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Black Company game

OMG there's a Black Company Campaign Setting. d20. Sounds like the writers took the books seriously; they mention all re-reading the books, and taking notes, with a product which is a good guide to details in the original books. The outlines of the magic system (because Black Company is a setting classically inappropriate for D&D magic) sound decent: a bit like RuneQuest (in my experience) or Ars Magica spontaneous magic where you have a limited base effect, and the ability to augment it on the fly in range, duration, etc. at the cost of difficulty. Also magnitudes, to reflect differences in wizardly strength, and no level limits -- the Dominator is mentioned as a 75th level wizard (presumably top magnitude, as well.) Lady has 57 character level. At the same time, they try to handle in-book combats like a couple of mid-level fighters successfully ambushing demi-god level wizards and subduing them.

OTOH one reviewer mentions "page @@" references.

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anima_mecanique
Mar. 28th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
To be fair, White Wolf put Page XX references in Exalted, which is one of the most popular games from the second biggest RPG publisher in the world. It's still a good game.

I heard that they actually put a "page XX" in the old Malkavian clanbook with information referenced in page XX errors in other books, plus some other crazy Malkavian crap. This is one of the few cool things I've ever heard about Vampire.
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