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  • @Giladis, thank you for this text, in particular this sentence which illustrates perfectly the problem between BGT stance and T9A players. Quote from Giladis: “the 9th Age humans are surrounded with creatures that are more or less alien to them ” This illustrates well what creates the anti-immersion problem we, players, have. We, who discuss in this DE sub-forum, lead DE armies in battles. We do not want to play a Human surrounded by alien Elves. We want to play an Elf, leading other Elves, surr…

  • Quote from Giladis: “@Calisson as you have seen in the recent scrolls we are introducing information originating from non human sources. ” I apologize, completely forgot about Scroll issue #6. I was mislead by your mention post #42 that "what is important is that all the material when coming from non human factions is interpreted through humans. ". Do you mean that post 42's quote is a thing of the past rather than a thing of the future?

  • Caveat: AvB hat off, DE Player helmet on. Quote from Giladis: “all the material when coming from non human factions is interpreted through humans. There is additional information coming from the non humans primarily used to establish the suroundings in which the narrator interacts with non humans. ” Having exclusively Humans as narrators is a problem. Those who debate in the current thread in the DE sub-forum prepare themselves, at the first person, to lead an Elf army on the battlefield. The in…

  • It's time for Africa !

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    1. Elephants in Taphria Quote from Scottish Knight: “The 9th Age is set in a fantasy world, which draws upon both real world inspiration and preceding fantasy themes. ” To stay true to T9A spirit, we must start with history/authentic legends, altered by existing popular model collections. Of course, we are perfectly allowed to expand or alter from that basis, whenever there is a good reason for that. Furthermore, players are encouraged to build their own universe from what T9A provides, and this…

  • Quote from ArchangelusM: “And the infamous cults ” Infamous for the implementation, in particular the constraints they introduce, but overall I did not see the background rejected as such. At least, Yema implementation has been appreciated by some for a long time. For my part, I am positively intrigued by Cadaron, and I find Olaron to make much better sense than Nabh, both in the background and in the implementation. The main regret is, like everyone, that Cults are imposed even when they make n…

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    Quote from setrius: “As I wrote in a previous post I was working in army book which thematic is Al-Qassar 1001 Nights and Hakim desert nomads. Well, I finished it. I would like read your opinions. If you like it or not, it is easy to read or not. Anything it considers will be well regarded. Link army book: The Al-Qassar Kingdoms ” Great read! I love the 1001 Nights tonality. The inspiration from DE AB is appreciated. I have no comment on pts and balance. -=-=- Questions as I read: What is Thaper…

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    Quote from Ghiznuk: “I don't see Vanhu riding elephants for example. ” Sub-Saharan populations never domesticated elephants in known history. In the North of Sahara, Hannibal's elephants were a specific breed, smaller and more docile, living only North of Sahara, and came extinct as Rome became an Empire. For Koghi, I believe we should drop rhinos and monsters, and leave them for Vanhu and other Taphrian factions. About the elephants: what is the sentiment? For Sylvan "King of the Jungle" inspir…

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    Quote from Ghiznuk: “Big monsters and beasts such as cattle horde, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, (kodos with wardrums,) other monsters. ” In Sahel? This sounds more Vanhu-like, IMHO.

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    Quote from Ghiznuk: “Let's go back to the Koghi Strengths and Weaknesses ” I would not like to do it alone. Please post below your own assessment: (Hidden Content) (Hidden Content)(Hidden Content) Based on the first couple of replies received, I will average them and create the army identity. The result should also help us to find out which of the 16 factions could serve best as model, if one has similar desired ASAW.

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    Quote from Ghiznuk: “What makes you assume that in T9A universe, the civilized races were initially White ” Nothing, and certainly not T9A very background. The first T9A hegemonic civilization on the record being saurians, I know nobody who would call them "white". What makes you assume I assumed this, ever? Anyway, my understanding of the topic is to try to elaborate a setting based as much as possible on RL Africa, which would allow as many players as possible to adapt their collection or to c…

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    Quote from Shlagrabak: “What about Forest Goblins? They are small imp-like creatures with beasts (3 Sizes of Spiders that could also count as other beasts for this application. Snakes? Not mentioning access to gnashers (what they look like in T9A is currently up to you imagination), giants, Great Green idol and trolls) and they have access to deceptive magic (Witchcraft). They also have no armor and a wild vibe. ” There could be Goblins roaming anywhere. What would be odd would be NOT to see a c…

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    Quote from Ghiznuk: “Not very convinced about the Pygmies being Dwarves or Scraplings. Dwarves are crafters – Pygmies are not. It'd be ok to have Pygmies slaves or worshippers for Ogre gorillas. I still think they could something their own. Because the legends about them sound a lot more like stuff on Sylvan Elves. They're not just small people. They're small people from the forest with forest magic, beast magic and illusions. ” Yes. What I had in mind for Pygmies was: 1. for the outside world, …

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    1. Agree to drop Ashanti: I had the same hesitation while compiling data. Oyo, Ife, not a big fan, as the forest is thinner where they were. Benin (in current Nigeria's Niger Delta) with its capital Edo, is in a real rainforest. Kongo is coastal rainforest. I believe we could use both as a source of inspiration without betraying the spirit of the forest. Editing my post. 2. Pygmies indeed. I mentioned the Dwarves in ~Ethiopia to be the Pygmies related in ancient Greek legends. I also consider th…

  • It's time for Africa !

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    What I've done was to show that in Taphria could be found 21 factions as different as possible from each other, and well rooted in RL/folklore BG. I believe that we can go safely towards very distinct Koghi and Vanhu, and leave ample room for more if we (or anyone else) have the energy. Next steps should be, based on the BG: 1. to determine Koghi and Vanhu respective ASAW and preferred playstyles, 2. to decide if they will be inspired from an existing AB or totally stand-alone, 3. to elaborate t…

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    I like the idea of telling Dwarves players: You asked bear cavalry? You get boar cavalry!

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    No bear in Ethiopia indeed. It was a nice try, it failed... Corrected. There could be boar (warthog) cavalry, or the simplest would be not to have cavalry at all. "Non-existent" would deny many factions the pleasure to model their army for a Taphrian variant, so I would hesitate. Anyway, it is much easier to prove the existence of something than to prove its non-existence. Note that from reading the World Map, you would assume that O&G, VC, VS and WDG are non-existent, too, and possibly neit…

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    Finally, the visitors who do not settle. (Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)

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    And now the rainforest/jungle factions. (Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)

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    Here are the mountain/Rift factions. Similarly, I hope them to be differentiated enough. From North to South. (Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)

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    OK, I have now a lot more about each of the factions I briefly described in post 127. Here are the dry, lowland factions. I would wish them to be significantly apart, despite all living in rather similar landscapes. (Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)(Hidden Content)