Thursday, January 06, 2011

Expanding

I'm most proud and happy to let you all know that the Defiant Principality project is steadily expanding. A lot of weeks ago, while justifying my targets behind the project launching, I stated to wish our Catalonian 1713-1714 campaign to be used as a source for other gaming ideas, any kind of games; either for obtaining wargaming scenarios, or to develop basic storyboards for role playing.

Well, I must say this website is beginning to collect some first successes in this matter. Besides of the strategic level, overall wargaming campaign my mate Jordi and I are playing, we have also started obtaining some first tactical clashes that can be set on a tabletop. For sure this was expectable, so nothing to get amazed at so far. It is just fun for we both, no more.

However, some other gaming groups have started getting interested in our story development and aftermath, so that a club from Lleida city lead by one Andreu have expressed their will to proxy gaming our battles. They've already got a taste using one of our latest turn battle scenarios, with a quite satisfactory result as it seems. Of course, that first proxy battle is not to have any effect on our campaign yet, because it was no more than a trial; but as soon as they feel comfortable enough with the ruleset chosen, we'll start rebounding their battle results on the campaign, of course.

The other success is related to role playing: after having followed for some time the events and individual stories told at our website, a group of players lead by Marc of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia town will be roleplaying this weekend a scenario based on one of our most dramatic storyboards: the Tivissa battle. A group of adventurers starting from Tarragona city are planning an infiltration behind the Spanish lines to rescue the flags and men captured by the enemy at Tivissa...

A rather popular young female character will be their guide (can you guess which one?). During their adventure, they'll have to face not only well-known risks (the Spanish army), but also unexpected, unknown hazards from beyond... Of course, you'll be acknowledged on the adventure... Thrilling, isn't it?

Wish those first samples keep growing and expanding...

4 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Those are some promising developments, Lluis.


-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

We always support the good guys...

abdul666 said...

Compliments!

And looking eagerly forward to discover the reports....

Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Soldadets said...

I'm quite excited at this RPG adventure adventure, because it allows a piece of our story to acquire a life of its own, out of my control, so making the overall game far more exciting :)

I've just been delivered an e-mail from the game master Marc, kindly letting me know some final drawings of his plot. I'd love to re-write here his whole message, but who knows if any of the players is reading this blog just now, so that better repressing myself from telling you anything in advance...

It seems there will be up to 4 Player Characters, besides of a well-known young girl as NPC ;)
Some of PC are to be historical, others will be merely fictional. And... and... and they're starting at Tarragona, while this city is still held by Imperials.

And I'd better shut up (aghhhh it's so hard to be discrete!)