Redirect Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition. As I have said elsewhere (at great length,) I am not a fan of TSR or the AD&D game system. A few years back, I was handed a stack of material to review for the . Humans in the Birthright setting can come from 5 different cultures, thus adding a bit more Birthright was an aD&D campaign setting.

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So why not develop a retro-clone that does get it right, or at least attempts to? Pietroschek July 11, at 1: I suspect that if WotC were to release it now it would do better.

Hill Cantons: Why did Birthright Fail?

And did anybody really play this for long? The covers looked, well, dull. Planescape, being the game that all of us who loved Manual of the Planes had been drooling over for years, just eclipsed Birthright. Capheind September 18, at 3: Anuire is a domain much like medieval Europe; Khinasi is a medieval Arabian scene; Brechtiir has the feel of Renaissance Germany; Rjurik is a Russian Viking world; and Vosgaard is birthritht domain of Mongol barbarians Increasing population, creating holdings, waging war, diplomacy, trade and dealing with random events are all possible domain actions.

If it is your character who deals the killing Stroke, you may then steal the power from that person’s bloodline and take it for your own. Fleeing the corruption of Aduria by the dark god Azrai, human tribes settled Cerilia.


A character’s qd&d is his heritage of divine power. No mere monsters are these. In one setting the legos are there to be put together as desired, and in the other, they’re already put together, which is just not as exciting to me. The Rjurik settlers need a leader, someone who can defeat Ghuralli and forge a kingdom birthrifht of their scattered clans. Most often missing is the little fold-up box “War Chest” for the cards.

Also their blood ties them to the land in which they rule by some sort of “strange magicks” so if they are successful rulers they can increase the strength of their bloodlines.

That, and I think the mechanics for Birthright were not yet ready for primetime. These pages’ worth of monstrous dictators and wandering nightmares will strike fear into the hearts of all blooded rulers from the Sea of Storms to the Isle of the Serpent!

The very scope and detail that makes it fascinating, makes it difficult to swallow for GMs at the table at least it does for birtyright. The world of Aebrynis has at least four known continents, the frozen continent of Thaele, the continent of Djapar to the southeast, the great southern continent of Aduria, and Cerilia, the location of the actual Birthright campaign.

I’ve never suffered from being overwhelmed by an established storyline, as I go into reading the material looking for ways to improve the plot and meta-plots from the get go.

Each of the eleven ‘legends’ set forth here is based on a different random event from the Birthright Rulebook. Views Read Edit View history. Cerilia was originally inhabited by the elves, dwarves, and goblins.


Callin December 10, at 9: Those who find themselves with the blood of Azrai often become powerful abominations, or awnsheghlien. Running BR takes skills that not everyone has or even wants to develop, therefore it is a bottleneck in order to get a chance to play.

Where gods died and kings now rule with divine powers.


It was released side by side with Planescape. ISBN Buy at Amazon Warlock of the Stonecrowns “High in the Stonecrown Mountains, a new source of dark magic stirs, wakes, birtthright spreads its wings to shroud the land in shadows. Tresca, Birthright was inspired by Tolkien’s Middle-earth setting, as a “universe profoundly influenced by bloodline, nation building, and war”.

Dark Sun Dark Sun: This is an intelligent setting.

Birthright (campaign setting)

Way too much to keep up with. The luckiest became the new gods and the others got to be scions of the different bloodlines.

Porky December 10, at 9: At first contact between the elves and humans was peaceful, but conflict soon arose as the human population expanded into elven lands.

The creepy eugenics-sounding bloodlines business? Birthriyht are able to use the power they gain in the form of regency to manipulate events in and around their domain.