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new to legend

Postby kevsurp » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:07 pm

Ok i Just bought the pdf of legend for $1 and been thinking of doing a game kinda base of the new beowulf series on tv and wondering if beside the monster book and maybe vikings book any other book need?

and on viking book does it have cults, guilds and orders setup or do i have to make them myself?
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Re: new to legend

Postby Prime_Evil » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:46 am

The Vikings book contains one chapter on Viking Religion and Viking Magic, plus a useful bestiary of creatures from Scandinavian mythology. The Vikings of Legend book focuses on the "classic" viking period from the sack of Lindisfarne in 793 to the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 (which settled the succession to Canute's North Sea empire and led directly to Norman victory at Hastings).

I haven't seen the Beowulf TV series, but keep in mind that although the events of Beowulf were recorded in the period between the 9th and 11th centuries they depict events from the Age of Migrations (5th century) where Beowulf was part of a broad Germanic heroic tradition that shared between Scandinavia, Denmark, Anglo-Saxon England and later Iceland. By tracing the links between Beowulf and the wider world of Germanic history and legend, it may be possible to weave a wider setting beyond the immediate story.

Here are a few starting points:

The Geats of Beowulf were the same folks as the Götar of Swedish history - who we now remember as the Goths.
The Scylding dynasty are the Skjöldung royal family of Denmark and Hrothgar is known in Old Norse sagas as Hróarr, who plays a role in the saga of the Danish hero Hrólf Kraki.
Indeed, it is believed that Hroðulf in Beowulf may actually be Hrólf Kraki just as Beowulf may appear in Hrólf Kraki's saga as Bödvar Bjarki (although this is disputed).
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Re: new to legend

Postby soltakss » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:59 pm

Beowulf is pretty good as a Dark Ages Fantasy series.

Yes, you can use Vikings of Legend and Legend to run a Beowulf campaign really easily.

PCs should use the Vikings of Legend character generation. They don't seem to use Shields much, but you can have whatever Combat Styles you prefer, Sword, Sword and Shield, Double Sword, Axe, Axe and Shield, Double Axe and so on.

Spells should be available to certain people only.

Monsters can come from the ones in Vikings of Legend, you can make your own ones up or get Monsters of Legend. Some of the mudborn need some changes, trolls have horns and love salt, for example, but I'd use a Cave Troll for these trolls.
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Re: new to legend

Postby kevsurp » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:39 pm

thanks for the replies.

is there a gm screen and any links to fan made stuff ?
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Re: new to legend

Postby warlock1971 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:19 am

Occult Moon produced a GM screen that I use.
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Re: new to legend

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Re: new to legend

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Re: new to legend

Postby Prime_Evil » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:08 am

You may also find some useful stuff in the Spells of Legend sourcebook that I've been compiling from contributions by many of the folks on this forum.

Here's the current daft in a couple of formats - it's still a work in progress and I urgently need to update the credits, but you might find something in the draft that you can use:
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Re: new to legend

Postby kevsurp » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:33 pm

Basic Excel Character Sheet by WoeRie

this one give me a error when opening.

error message is

"excel found unreadable content in file" then ask if i want to try and recover the contents

i have microsoft office 2010
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Re: new to legend

Postby Prime_Evil » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:18 am

Hmmm...weird. It seems to work for me. I'll upload it again tonight.
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Re: new to legend

Postby kevsurp » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:27 pm

so i click to repair the file and this is what the repair said.
Excel completed file level validation and repair. Some parts of this workbook may have been repaired or discarded.
Removed Records: Named range from /xl/workbook.xml part (Workbook)
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Re: new to legend

Postby soltakss » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:56 pm

I get the same message, with Office 2010, seems as though some XML is referred to but missing.
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Re: new to legend

Postby Prime_Evil » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:27 am

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Re: new to legend

Postby kevsurp » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:44 pm

thanks that work.
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Re: new to legend

Postby Prime_Evil » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:47 pm

Hope you get some use out of it 8)

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