Dave Chase wrote:
What ever you do or develop it will be interesting to read.
Thank you, I will try to live up to those great expectations.
Meanwhile I have posted a first map draft of the setting's fictional Malta
over on the BRP Central board (the link in the first post leads to the thread
I intended to provide a map of the partially deserted, partially burnt down
town of Medina, too, but then I came to realize that a good description of
the chaos and misery there would probably work better than a sober map,
and that a city map will only really be useful after the town has been re-
The Ancient Temple, the ruined Arab Fort and the knights' tent Camp on the
Malita map will get sketches once the campaign has started (if it ever does),
because these will be adventure locations, and I have not yet any idea what
the adventures there will be like.
Besides, it should be easy to find something nice on the Internet for such ty-
pical RPG locations, and to adapt it to the setting and campaign.
So, with the maps out of the way for now, I will start to read some of the
reference material on the period - as time permits - and also think about ways
to handle the religion(s) of the period in the campaign.
On the one hand, religion was a most important part of life in this period, and
of course even more so for the members of a knightly order. Besides, the refor-
mation robbed the orders of much of their personnel and financial base (with
priories being shut down or taken over by states), and religion was a driving
force in the war against the heathens.
On the other hand, I do not want to force religious themes upon players who
are perhaps not at all interested in such a subject ...