Topic: Medieval Sim

Hail friends!

Talk hath begun in times of late
pertinent unto
a sim in the Middle Ages set
illecebrous for you.

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Who's drawn to play a medieval sim? I think I could GM one. I have a BA and MA in the period's history and lecture part time on related topics. :-)

Phoenix already had Silent's excellent Kingdom for a Stage (development thread here, sim index here, which I personally really valued and enjoyed.

Set in 1410, it followed the journey of a group travelling to England from the Continent, brought together by fate, and set to discover a plot to overthrow the King!

I found Silent's setting exemplary, but we wouldn't have to set this proposed sim in 1410 - we could go earlier, up to 1,000 years earlier in fact, and we could go c. 100 years later and still be medieval.

Some possibilities:

A.D. 410: Rome is burning, sacked by a foreign enemy for the first time in 800 years, as ineffectual Emperor Honorius loses control of province after province to rebels and barbarian hordes. In Britain, the last remnants of Imperial rule are beset by Picts and Scots in the north and west, and Angles, Saxons, and Jutes from the east and south. Desperate, they write to Honorius begging him to send troops, but the Emperor, himself beset on all sides, replies that the British cities must "look to their own defence."

This is a time of great calamity and collapse, but also a time of opportunity, for any brave enough to heed Honorius' call and rally to the defence of the British civitates, and for any pagan impetuous enough to push forwards, and claim this land as his own.

A.D. 939: King Æðelstān, grandson of the great king Alfred, and unifier of the kingdom of the English, is dead. Immediately, the men of Wessex crown Aethelstan's brother Edmund as king, but the men of York elect the Dane Olaf Guthfrithson, king of Dublin, as their ruler, and he seizes the north and midlands, rending the young kingdom of England in twain. Will the English prevail against this threat and reunite the lands under one king, or will the south fall to Viking rule?

1106: Henry I finally sits as undisputed king of England and duke of Normandy, having seized England after 'witnessing' his older brother William Rufus' accidental death in a hunting accident and then taking Normandy from his oldest brother Robert by force in battle this year. A harsh but skilful ruler, Henry must now establish his dominance over the fractious barons of both England and Normandy. To achieve this, he is elevating many 'new men' to positions of power as landowners, knights, and judges to help him govern and control his lands and to punish those who would try to take it from him.

1339: The French have invaded Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney, and a desperate relief effort is under way to liberate the Channel Islands. But pirates, funded by the French, the Scots, and even the English themselves, raid the coasts and harry the people.

1485: Welshman Harri 'Henry' Tudor, supported by the French and the Scots, has seized the throne of England from Richard III of York, proclaiming himself Henry VII. Killing king Richard in battle at Bosworth Field, Henry's victory has ended the Wars of the Roses, but he has not yet won a lasting peace for his kingdom...

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Alas, I can't join this, but I wish you every success.

Silent

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Links to lectures or it didn't happen. smile

And I'd be interested, depending on the time period though.

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Depending on how much dysentary and burning of witches there is... I'd be interested


Oh, and crusading.

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I would also like to crusade, as a glorious Teutonic knight, because them Helms... Or fight for favor

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I'd personally be well keen for the Rome setting, but I can dig any of these really tongue

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Rome sounds good to me or the Viking stuff. I'd really be down for any of them though!

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Rome sounds interesting, or the 1485 setting.

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Hmm... maybe there's potential for several historical sims?

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Id be very interested in a Rome setting.

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So, for the Rome fans, do we like the Early Middle Ages c. AD 410, or are you more interested in pre-Medieval, some time in Antiquity? Like Rise of Rome or Height of the Empire, rather than the Fall?

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I can work with either, the Rise could be fun, as could a bit of playing around during the height. The Fall would be a good way of playing with the "Oh no, what do we do now" situations, but like I said, I can work with any smile

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See I like the idea of the Fall. Its an interesting time for the Empire as its reached its peak and now their is the inevitable decline.

As Soapy says its a nice "Oh no what do we do now" siutation. Some characters may cling to the idealistic ideas of Rome in its prime others may not etc

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I love the idea of the Fall as well. Bring on the invading barbarians!

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Okay, cool. As there seem to be two distinct options here (a later medieval sim on the one hand and a fall of Rome sim on the other), I'll open up a new thread for the Rome sim.

Can everyone interested in a medieval sim restate their preference here in terms of time period and maybe geographic location.

Ash

Last edited by Ash Leighton Plom (2015-12-23 10:17:05)

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I could go for a Renaissance Period

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Renaissance is a little later than I was thinking, it's essentially the dawn of modernity and the end of the 'Middle Ages' (middle between Antiquity and modernity). Not saying it's a bad idea (it's a great idea), but it's not my period.

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