The Black Company

  • Pitcrew

    Just started rereading these books. Would a theme placed in this setting, or a similar garner interest? For those not aware it is a fantasy setting based around a mercenary group. I could see it being run as a political/combat heavy game focused on said Mercenary Group following various campaigns through a 'new land'.

  • Yes, I think so. (I am certainly interested.)

  • Pitcrew

    I haven't read the books, but I'm intrigued by this premise.

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  • If it's based around a Mercenary Company, it would definitely have to be a small-scale game. Unless you're just planning on using the setting in which the stories take place which, having not read the books, sounds somewhat like generic-fantasy-game-R-US.

  • Pitcrew

    I think it would end up being to a degree a sort of 'generic fantasy game' in many regards; which would that be the most horrific of concepts? Again, this is purely in my batting ideas around in a public form phase as Ihaven't even heavily contemplated designing or running a game in 8+ years. However, the books gave me an inkling and I know there's been hints here in the past that a sort of fantasy esque game would be something people would like. Something less Lords and Ladies.

    Just shooting from the hip, the sorts of character types that might be feasible would be obviously the military personnel, the support personnel and the like. But I could also see political agents and spy sorts having jobs and roles. It is a bit of a more 'narrow' theme in that regard but if approached from a chapter style where every few months the game transitions into a new area following the results of the previous campaign perhaps? Again, just throwing ideas up against the wall to see if anything sticks and to see if other minds have anything.

  • Pitcrew

    One of my favourite book series ever. If I have time, I'd be interested should anyone do this.

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