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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Size and Populations

Okay so I've used this article many times to try and set up the population of nations in my Krenna setting. Every time I've done this the populations were huge, and I was wondering if I was doing something wrong. Yet I'd talk to other GMs, compare to real world countries, and even have people double check my math everything looked right.

Then it clicked, non of my forgotten realm books, or my pathfinder books provide acreage for realms.

I'd always seen the scale on the maps, so I had a feel for how long it would take someone to get from one town to the next, but never bothered to consider just how small a lot of the FR and Golarion realms were.

Most of my realms were larger than modern day germany, most FR and G realms are lots smaller than that.

So what to do? Dividing up some realms makes since, and its definitely a tempting thing to do, but it would be one more aspect of how my setting was like every other setting. Some of my incomplete realms could easily be broken into complete realms and incomplete neighbours. It wouldn't reduce the amount of work that needs to be done, but it would mean some of it was ready for a stage I wasn't thinking about quite yet. However, one or two realms are far enough along that breaking them up would make more work.

My current choice? Break some up, keep some intact, but cheat just a little. I've been doing these huge realms as one realm for the math in the article, but I was already breaking several of those realms into duchies or counties, after the math. I think in at least one realm that's been bugging me I'll turn around and do the splitup before doing the math, just to see what I get.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

GM Hangouts

Okay, so obviously if I use blogger I have a google account. Many of you know I also actually use the google+ part of the google account. So I'm considering something else to a) entertain me, and b) entertain others. I'm thinking about doing a monthly G+ Hangout On Air for GameMasters/DungeonMasters/Storytellers/G.O.D.s Nothing fancy, just a shoot-the-breeze online gathering... If your interested. Use the G+ link at the bottom to tell me so!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

1 year, more stuff

So I missed this two weeks ago, but I haven't forgotten.

First up. Yes I'm running everything half of for the month of October at It's been a year (and a month) since I started this, and I've enjoyed it so far. Turning the character sheet and realm worksheet into finished "products" has helped with lots of other gaming projects. It's encouraged me to do a few other things as well.

So far it looks like no one's taken advantage of the sale. It only goes for another couple of weeks. Also, as soon as paizo approves it, an NPC focused worksheet will also be available. It's a different take and honestly a little bit of an experiment. If it does well I'll consider making changes to other products based on new ideas in the NPC sheet.

I have two other bigger game aids in mind. The realm booklet is near the front again, and a campaign management workbook is in the works as well. I've got an idea for keeping physical copies customizable as well. I don't know how soon they'll be ready, but the realm booklet is being tested out (and helping me continue Krenna work).

My MTTC character hasn't done much lately, and I still don't have a local game, but tabletop forge is making progress on the developer version. So I may be looking into trying online gaming again soon.

Oh, and I'm slowly working my way into helping out at I don't know much help I'll be but we'll see.

That's all for now.