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by Old Bear
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

Quite right, my bad. That's them out of the equation then. probably too close to the mainland to be a missing link anyway. :)
by Old Bear
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

Well, there is Siptah's Isle, the Isle of the Black Ones, the Barachan Isles and Tortage out there, so you could either use the pair of islands south of Messantia, the Souther isles way down south (could be an expeditionary force from somewhere that never went home and are lording it over the native...
by Old Bear
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

Yes, that's probably your 'safest' location to unleash your imagination without worrying about any overlaps.
by Old Bear
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

The King wrote:
Old Bear wrote:I have to tell you, King, that this is one of the single most confusing lines of text I've ever read! :wink:
Then you can tell yourself you didn't live for nought.
Hahahahaha! :shock: :?
by Old Bear
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

i wasnt refering just to a colour scheme, but that towers of blue and gold conjures up visions of the domed type islamic towers common in the east about that time, around the time period france wasnt particulay known for its towers or castles niether was britain until much later on. and what is pre...
by Old Bear
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

Hey, that's nothing official! Remember, I'm out of the company now and to the best of my knowledge Brythunia was not even bening contemplated for a sourcebook at the time I left. What should I remember? I never knew you weren't in the Mongoose staff anymore though I was surprised not to find any po...
by Old Bear
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

You are drawing conclusions based on a colour scheme. Plenty of flags in the Middle Ages had gold or silver woven into them. I presume you have read stories such as Hour of the Dragon? how could you draw any other conclusion than Aquilonia as a Feudal European nation?
by Old Bear
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

Hey, that's nothing official! Remember, I'm out of the company now and to the best of my knowledge Brythunia was not even bening contemplated for a sourcebook at the time I left.
by Old Bear
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

Oh, I think it's totally appropriate. As has beern pointed out, Hyboria under Howard's pen was only sketchily covered outside the main storylines. My words are simply cautionary. Pick wisely and try and keep within the theme of the region you choose. For me, I'd go withh the Border Kingdom. the plac...
by Old Bear
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

That's a ticking time bomb, though. Spending a lot of time developing a background and finishing just as Mongoose bring out the Brythunia/Corinthia sourcebook might be a little soul destroying.
by Old Bear
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: a new kingdom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7056

You are describing Howard's vision of Aquilonia. However the owners of the license have chosen to depict Aquilonia as some variant of Late Imperial Rome. Frankly I was always against this. It is in direct contrast to Howard's descriptions which are properly feudal medieval in style. I have to say th...
by Old Bear
Tue May 06, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Hilfe! Help! Paint advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

You don't even want to touch these. You really cannot do better for WW2 than Vallejo piants. Here's a link to buy in the UK. http://www.empiregamestore.co.uk/Vallejo/VPopaques.html It's also worth noting that you can pick up complete sets (designed for FOW but good for any scale) tailor made for a s...
by Old Bear
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: wonder why mini production stopped?
Replies: 50
Views: 7960

This is a red herring about the cost to buy into producing 4th edition D&D products.
by Old Bear
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What do Picts look like?
Replies: 47
Views: 14259

When I commissioned the cover for across the Thunder River I basically told Chris Quilliams to look at the ambush scene from the later movie and Conan-ise it. It was pretty straightforward other than me sending it back to have the heroine's chest enlarged to an appropriately Hyborian level. :wink:
by Old Bear
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What do Picts look like?
Replies: 47
Views: 14259

According to what I know of history, the American Indians were often referred to as the 'Red Man' in contemporary writings, so while arabic appearance is open to debate, I don't think American Indian appearance is quite so straightforward. I still believe that Howard was firmly placing his Picts as ...
by Old Bear
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What do Picts look like?
Replies: 47
Views: 14259

I tend to agree with you, Strom. I think Saxon is looking for things that simply aren't there.
by Old Bear
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Salute, London, UK, Sat April 19th 2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4800

I shall be there, although with my son, so obviously I'll have to pretend not to know any of you lot. :wink:
by Old Bear
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What do Picts look like?
Replies: 47
Views: 14259

Howard is very clear that they are not white. The Cimmerians have a lot more in common with what we think of as 'traditional' Picts being as they are of a celtic feeel. The whole style of Howard's writing directs the reader to think of what we used to call Red Indians. Even the tribal names have an ...
by Old Bear
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Earth-Centauri war outcome.
Replies: 45
Views: 6818

I can defintely confirm that the Centauri spent more than the EA.
by Old Bear
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Any minority (players) in our group?
Replies: 55
Views: 11359

Male?...yes. Macho?...rarely.