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Historia Rodentia

Postby Cyporiean » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:10 pm

PDF -> http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/1 ... a-Rodentia

Historia Rodentia is a roleplaying supplement for the Legend roleplaying system coming out early next year. It provides background and mechanics for playing in the Brushfire universe, a setting where animals live and war like humans of the 19th Century. Unlike standard roleplaying settings that focus on a small band destroying monsters and exploring dungeons, Historia Rodentia sets adventurers on the world stage, navigating political intrigue and fighting wars with thousands of lives at stake. The flavor of the world mixes equal parts real history with animal adventure stories like the Redwall series, The Secret of NIMH, or An American Tail. The setting is appropriate for adventurers of all ages, but an enjoyment of history and parody is a great asset.

The first Legend Supplement covers the area of Eutheria, a continent much like that of Europe, and features 21 playable species.
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Changes from Legend
Very little of the core mechanics have been changed from Legend to Historia Rodentia, but a number of new features are included in this book:
- The different species that an adventurer can be, requiring falling within a certain size bracket to ‘take’ that species during character creation.
- Magic is unknown in Historia Rodentia except to frauds and charlatans. To replace magic, Tactical Abilities, Politics, and Exemplarism are detailed in this book.
- Organizations expand upon cults and guilds, covering major political, military, religious and scientific institutions in the Brushfire universe.
- A focus on firearms is also a change from Legend as weapons technology from the 19th century is very different from the exotic black powder weapons of the medieval age.
- Four new advanced skills have also been added, two each paired to Politics and Exemplarism. These skills play off the military and political scope of Historia Rodentia helping adventurers command soldiers and call in favors from their allies.
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Richard » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:17 pm

Intriguing. Literally I suspect.
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Lord Kruge » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:41 am

Is any of it going to be OGL?
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Cyporiean » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:45 am

Lord Kruge wrote:Is any of it going to be OGL?
As its not an '... of Legend' book, it won't be covered by Legend's OGL; but if there is demand, we will look into putting out an OGL to cover the Brushfire related Legend releases.

A few more pics:
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby RangerDan » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:06 am

Hehe interesting.

For some reason the improbably-large-swords-and-cannons-on-various-walking-chassis is reminding me of Palladium's Rifts (in a good way!)... meets steampunk... meets rodents...

Given enough time I'm guessing Nicodemus & co. would have dreamt up similar gear :D
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Cyporiean » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:12 am

We got the last bit of artwork in today (aside from the coverart), and all that is left is final proof reading/editing.

Arctos Nevsky and his Hamster Horde:
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Hopeless » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:42 pm

Any ducks?
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Cyporiean » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:51 pm

Hopeless wrote:Any ducks?
For some reason we keep getting asked about Ducks and Bears wearing pumpkin hats whenever Historia Rodentia & RuneQuest/Legend are mentioned together..


Flight capable Avians are rare in Historia Rodentia, most of the populous believe them to be myth. That being said, there is a Northern Shoveler by the name of Drake McDeuk in Northen Axony.
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Hopeless » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:04 pm

Sorry I'm having flashbacks about the Redwall series!
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Postby Cyporiean » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:20 pm

Hopeless wrote:Sorry I'm having flashbacks about the Redwall series!
Its a perfectly acceptable thing to have flashbacks to :)
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby randalzy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:20 pm

The image gallery has sold me the game! :D
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Postby Cyporiean » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:39 pm

randalzy wrote:The image gallery has sold me the game! :D
Glad to hear it :)

We've got the coverart in, just waiting on Mongoose to choose the layout that they like the most before we post it. It'll make a great poster.

If anyone is interested in learning a bit more about the setting before 'Historia Rodentia' comes out, Crystal Games & Books (Opening soon in Notthingham) is holding a 'Brushfire Week' on their blog. LINK

In addition, since we're in the states, we've put up a bundle of our printed books on our webstore as a Thanksgiving weekend sale. You can get Brushfire's rulebook (for our miniatures game) and 'Legendary Realms', our first game, a d10 based industrial punk RPG for $15USD. It will conclude tonight EST. LINK

Even with the shopping cart bugging out on International shipping (If your not in the states, contact us for a real shipping cost), we're very quickly running out of stuff. A restock should be in within the next few weeks.

(Hopefully Mongoose won't mind me posting about the sale...)
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby C. Chapman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:19 pm

While I'm happy to envision Redwall when thinking about this game, I'd be just as delighted if it was closer to the darker, somewhat more violent "The Oaken Throne" novel by Robin Jarvis (part of the excellent Debtford Histories). Bats with trapjaw-hinged "screech masks" carrying eggs full of napalm, etc.

Really looking forward to this, as you know from my e-mail. :D

cheers!
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Postby Cyporiean » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:04 pm

C. Chapman wrote:While I'm happy to envision Redwall when thinking about this game, I'd be just as delighted if it was closer to the darker, somewhat more violent "The Oaken Throne" novel by Robin Jarvis (part of the excellent Debtford Histories). Bats with trapjaw-hinged "screech masks" carrying eggs full of napalm, etc.

Really looking forward to this, as you know from my e-mail. :D

cheers!
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The Napoleonic era was a dark and violent time.. Especially when you add in what we call 'Exomorphs' :)

Those will get revealed in the coming months..

Also, Always nice to hear a positive word from other industry members :)
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Cyporiean » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:33 pm

Bumping this since it just went up for preorder :D

US – $19.99 – http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/us/rp ... entia.html
UK – £9.99 – http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/ ... entia.html
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby phantomdoodler » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:53 pm

Wow Guys. I think you have just made my gaming wish come true. Its been a personal wish to run a fantasy/historical anthropomorphic rpg. Its finally here, and with a pretty cool rule engine to boot. Thankyou! And if you ever need a Disney illustrator with a passion for rgs and anthropomorphics....
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Postby Cyporiean » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:58 pm

phantomdoodler wrote:Wow Guys. I think you have just made my gaming wish come true. Its been a personal wish to run a fantasy/historical anthropomorphic rpg. Its finally here, and with a pretty cool rule engine to boot. Thankyou! And if you ever need a Disney illustrator with a passion for rgs and anthropomorphics....
Shoot a link to your Portfolio and average rates to Contat (at) On-The-Lamb.com. No Guarantees, and we pay crap, but ya never know. :)
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby phantomdoodler » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:05 pm

Same story everywhere, except for working with the Mouse! Ok, no probs. Anyway, great stuff and look forward to whats coming.
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Cain - Rpg.Org » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:57 am

I'm positively stunned by the Turtle-Tank picture :)

The setting seems interesting.
"We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!"
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Re: Historia Rodentia

Postby Bifford » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Gotta love Redwall and Robin Jarvis.....

Roll on Rodentia! (If only I could afford it....)

I could do a review for a copy :D lol :)

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