[MRQ2] Arabian Adventures!

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[MRQ2] Arabian Adventures!

Postby The Butcher » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:38 pm

I'm a huge fan of "mythic historical" settings (I can't wait to check out Pete "BRP Rome" Nash's take on Vikings!), and I think Arabic and Near Eastern myth and history remain a relatively untapped niche in fantasy RPGs.

AD&D 2e had the Al-Qadim campaign setting, of which we played an epic campaign a few years ago. Our GM was a studious type and did a lot of research on Arabic myth, resulting in a strong "1001 Nights" fairy tale feel which made for a great game.

I'd love to see Mongoose's talented writers and artists tackle the legends and traditions of the Middle East (Islamic and otherwise) under the MRQII system. Maybe it's not as immediately obvious as vikings and samurai, but I'd buy (and play!) the hell out of it.

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Postby waylandson » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:00 pm

I am especially if you connect it to the Vikings Sourcebook.
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Postby Bartleby » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:03 pm

I would be very interested in this as well!
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Postby Mongoose Pete » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:06 pm

Actually in past years I did run a fantasy RQ3 Arabian Nights campaign and enjoyed it thoroughly. Djinn, flying carpets, heroic princes, the works!

Whilst I'd like to have a go at writing this, it looks as if my book schedule is fully loaded for next year. Perhaps one of you guys could throw together an S&P series of articles giving the history, myths and monsters of the genre?
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Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:03 am

We like this idea, but it is likely to be mythic Greece next in the historical line (after the revamp of Samurai).
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Postby Twin Agate Dragons » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:22 am

Ancient Arabia or Greece sounds good to me!
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