This is an advertisement for the game Warlords of the West.
  • The game is located in the Ancient, Fantasy, Strategy categories.
  • It has 2,698 posts and is run by theblacksorcerer.
  • Its last post was made at 12:42, Sunday, 28 February.
  • The game is currently requesting players.
  • The GM considers the game to be solely owned by them. ?

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theblacksorcerer
 member, 3 posts
Fri 25 Mar 2016
at 16:49
A bloody clash of armies in Iron Age England...
The year is 56 BC. While Roman legions under Julius Caesar rampage through Gaul, the kings and warlords of Britannia squabble amongst themselves.

In the southwest of this misty island at the edge of the world, the five major clans of the Dumnonian tribe rise in conflict against one another, each hoping to unite the tribe under their banner against the foreign menace that will inevitably stain their shores with blood.

But while the Celts of northwest Europe have never known a greater threat than the might of Rome, for the five warlords of the Dumnonians, it may well be enemies much closer to home that present the real danger...



Hi all. I'm looking for five experienced role-players to join me in a low-magic strategy-based "player vs. player" game, set in the historical setting of late Iron Age Cornwall/Devon (modern-day southwest England), with a liberal sprinkling of fantasy elements.

I am hoping to enlist a merry band of seasoned gamers who are capable of committing to the game, like to immerse themselves in story, and will be happy to engage in extended descriptive role-playing sequences. This game will likely focus as much on diplomacy, intrigue, and realm management as it does on battle.

Each player will create a character in the role of a warlord of one of the five great Dumnonian noble clans, and will vie with all other players to claim the kingship of the entire tribe. As such, the setting will run like five parallel solo-campaigns that cross paths as the rulers interact with each other, and eventually eliminate each other from the game.

There's no rolling up new characters here for those who fall along the way - slain warlords are out of the game, and ultimately only one player will remain. As such, most of you will not go the distance, so come prepared to fight to your last breath and have no-one mourn your passing...

The system for realm-level play and mass battles is a modified version of the d20-system add-on "Fields of Blood". Familiarity with this sourcebook may be advantageous, but is not necessary, as the rules are designed to integrate easily into D&D 3.5e and will be explained to the players at the start of the game.

Mass battles will probably be fought in real time using roll20 (see roll20.net). I say "probably" because it may end up that finding mutually convenient times for three or more people to play out a battle in real time may be more trouble than it's worth!

If this sounds appealing, you can find RTJ information here: Warlords of the West

Thanks for reading!

This message was last edited by the user at 01:43, Sun 21 Feb.

theblacksorcerer
 member, 4 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2016
at 16:45
A bloody clash of armies in Iron Age England...
Bumping this - looking for two more players to step in for those who've disappeared on us! Game hasn't started yet, so you'll be in full control of your destiny.

This message was last edited by the user at 05:27, Fri 08 Apr 2016.

theblacksorcerer
 member, 5 posts
Wed 20 Apr 2016
at 06:32
A bloody clash of armies in Iron Age England...
Bumpity bump bump... Places still available in the final run up to the start!
theblacksorcerer
 member, 6 posts
Wed 27 Apr 2016
at 13:09
A bloody clash of armies in Iron Age England...
Still looking for a couple of players for this game. We've just gotten started, so anyone jumping in now will still be able to take it from the top.
Lord_Johnny
 member, 15 posts
Tue 3 May 2016
at 15:11
A bloody clash of armies in Iron Age England...
In reply to theblacksorcerer (msg # 4):

can you mail me some information on things?
theblacksorcerer
 member, 7 posts
Wed 4 May 2016
at 06:26
A bloody clash of armies in Iron Age England...
Thanks for your message. I can do, yes - first go to the game and see if your questions are addressed in the existing info there, and if not, either rMail me, or use the RTJ link in-game to PM me with specific questions.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:27, Wed 04 May 2016.

theblacksorcerer
 member, 19 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2021
at 01:41
A bloody clash of armies in Iron Age England...
Greetings.

After a long haul with much bloodshed and even more diplomacy, this player-vs-player game is close to entering its sixth year of real time and its third year of game time.

There is currently a vacancy available. Possibly more than one.

I am looking for a player who is first and foremost a long-stayer, and will not vanish from the game when things get slow. Sometimes other players are doing things, and sometimes that takes months of real time. The game will keep grinding on, as it always has, but it may be a long time between actions for your character now and then.

What I am after is a player who relishes the idea of a challenge - you are coming into a world of conflict that has been churning for two game-years, and it will not be easy to get up to speed and take the helm. But someone has to, for there are lands that are now leaderless. Why shouldn't it be you who fills that power vacuum? If you should falter or fail, you die. But if you succeed, then perhaps you will become king of all.

The PvP nature of the game prevents me from discussing specifics in a public post. If you are active on RPoL and have been with the site for more than two years, send me an RTJ for more details, including your RPoL experience and a brief description of your current played/GMed games on RPoL and how long you have been part of them. Preference will tend to be given to those GMing active games that have been running for a year or more, but this is not a requirement for acceptance.

This game is a slow burner, and I need players who will stick it out, as those who are still in the game have done for five years. The volume of paperwork required of me as DM if somebody vanishes from the game is immense, so please, if you can't commit to years of gameplay, let's not waste each other's time.

If you don't like the idea of taking part in a game that is in the middle of play against players far more experienced with the setting, please don't apply. If you don't like the idea of realm management instead of character development, please don't apply. If you are looking for a quick fix and can't deal with one post a month, please don't apply. If you don't like the idea of taking control of a ship that is already in motion only to fail to steer it away from the rocks, please don't apply. If you don't want to have to review the decisions made by your predecessor and choose your own course to fix their mistakes/continue the same path, then please don't apply. Most of all, if you can't stand the idea of losing the game to other players, and if you are unwilling to see out the fight until the last breath is drawn from your character's body simply because you appear to be losing and cannot be bothered trying to change that anymore, then please don't apply. This is very much a winners-and-losers game, and there can only be one winner.

On the other hand, if the challenge is appealing and you wish to try your hand at taking charge of a leaderless and bewildered people to see if you can right the ship and manage a host of problems both at home and beyond your borders, then let's talk.
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