How big is Constantcon 2011? Big enough that my “I play RPGs as a social activity which means other people in a room not chatting on the Internet” self is going.
I may even try to run a game.
D6: My newly found blogging love
Very interesting ideas and very prolific.
D8: Orientalist Adventures
A very old (April 2008) post but one I read for the first time last week. It really got me thinking and had me looking to buy a copy of AD&D OA, which I’ve never owned. His challenge to use the old rules but just gut the meta-data (classes, spells, etc) has come to fruition at least once with Matt’s Pars Fortuna. It would be interesting to do an Indian Adventures (IA) that was a mismash of everything from the Mahabharata forward. Instead of cavaliers we’d have bow specialists who ride in chariots while the general fighter would remain the same. Assassins (or thieves if just doing B/X versions) would be replaced by the thugee. I’m not knowledgeable enough to suggest variations of clerics (lots of options, but how to make them “Indian” in some generic western stereotype sense) or magic-users.
Someone gathered what they could find in physical books at Amazon though. He does mention the pdf only Sahasra which is for 3.5. There are several books which are on my wish list.
D12: Need A New TV Series?
One last link on the India theme is this series from the late 80s of the Mahabharata. I’ve watched the first episode and enjoyed it although I suspect I’m missing most of it. Sadly, it is not on Netflix although Michael Woods’s The Story of India is (also in book form). His In Search of the Dark Ages and In Search of the Trojan War have been useful in the past (the former has no TV series, the later’s series is also on Netflix) and I suspect all of his books are a good source for GMs.