Hi Rob, and all others!
1. Goddamn, DO IT IN BLACKMOOR! I want to join, actually!
2. Concerning the LFC, if you are hellbent
on doing something during the eras we cover, I certainly won't veto your game, or whatever!
I would recommend you, though, also speaking as somebody who just invited himself to your game, that you try another era, simply, because we have beaten DA-era Blackmoor to death in the LFC,
and really, offered an explanation for every
mystery the setting had to offer. So, repeating the same story arcs, and treating with the same overall themes might be a bit boring for people at this point in time.
(With the LFC being over for six months, and our sister games still running.)
Speaking as somebody who is interested in joining (did I mention that already?!), I would like to see some of the stuff that is unique to your Thorn continuity, like Blackmoor Ascendant, or the Last Days of Blackmoor.
That would not only fit in well with the basic situation we have established in the LFC, but also, quite simply, be an experience I'd like to make as a player, given what I read from you so far!
So, please think about it!
And since I am giving one of my rare appearances on the piazza (this ugly, ugly, ugly place that wants to steal Blackmoor's finest viking), probably a clarification:
While I am not very delighted to see the viking speak for me
, the thing you need to know about the Last Fantasy Campaign
is that it was magnificient, and awesome, but also, that it is OVER
See, the LFC was created out of a consensus that we, the people that are responsible for the creation of Comeback Inn, and other "Arnesonian" fan projects, thought that it was a shame that Blackmoor never got a real epilogue,
and so, with the blessing and the participation of many of the people involved in the original Blackmoor game and the formal publication of Blackmoor products, we gave it one.
So, for the time of its run, we were obviously interested in preserving our legitimation as THE Blackmoor game, and, so to speak, to defend our brand,
which is why I in particular demanded a strong focus of the Comeback Inn on the game. Now, you can argue with me if that was "fair" towards other DMs, but the end result is that we have a 8.000 pages (no kidding) script
of a Blackmoor game that can pass for a novel, as well as the soon-to-be released 200-page LFC Companion
, that can very well stand as as a sourcebook for Blackmoor on its own. This sourcebook will hopefully
enable people to continue to play in Blackmoor even when the official resources aren't available any more, for whatever reason (hellooooo SOPA).
Again, the idea if this was not to suppress other people's visions of the game, or to put some sort of claim on Blackmoor, but to accomplish something we realized couldn't be done by anybody else.
And now you have it, and the Company of the Maiden and I hope you enjoy it, and that whenever you meet one of us, you buy us a beer, a pretzel, and in my specific case, that you introduce me to your beautiful daughter.
But gaming worlds live from that they are played. And that means that we of the Comeback Inn, and I in particular, will never forbid, fight, or, in the broadest sense, not tolerate other people's takes on Blackmoor.
In fact, if you come over to the board, you might find that we will actively support you with virtually everything you do, as long as it makes sense.
Now, to also be frank, it might not be bad to know the basic plots of the LFC (for example, that Uther has a bastard son called Mordred, and that Sven Ithamis becomes king in the end),
simply because rehashing the same themes with people that played in the LFC is kind of boring. Like, the whole first part of the LFC was set around the Blackmoorian reconquest of the Duchy of Ten,
and the second part dealt with the loss of Castle Blackmoor against the Coot. Really, half a year later, you want to invite the same people to replay the same scenario, again?
You wouldn't do that at your gaming table either... I hope!
Run that damn game for me, Rob!
And everybody else is welcome at the CBI, too, not just the "Maidens".
ps: PLEASE BUY MY MORDRED BOOK WHEN IT COMES OUT