Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Kingdom of Richard

The Kingdom of Richard is a setting by +David Okum of Okumarts Games.  Here is my brief take on it.

  • Inexpensive.
  • Statted for Swords & Wizardry White Box.
  • Slim, only about 35 pages long.
  • Comprehensive.  Covers the highlights of the titular kingdom including history, significant places and people as well as religion and politics.  Heck, it even has a brief section on local colloquialisms.
  • Religion is significant.  There is even classes based on religious orders included.
  • Relations between humans and demi-humans can be and are poor and prejudice exists.  It always bugs me a bit when everyone is living cheek to jowl, happy happy.  Humans can't get along with each other very well a lot of the times.  Why would distinct species?  I mean they not only look different but have different cultures, beliefs, outlooks, tastes and they probably even smell different.
  • A distinct external threat exists.  Love to hate those gublins and orcs.
  • Mystery and adventure seeds are strewn liberally about.
  • Cool, slightly cartoony pen and ink artwork inside with an artificially aged looking cover piece.  The campaign world is apparently based on the authors D&D campaign from the early '80s.
  • Not much.
I really like The Kingdom of Richard.  It pushes many of the right buttons for me.

Okumarts already has an adventure out set in The Kingdom of Richard called The Ghosts Woods Adventure.  I hope Okumarts will produce further expansions of this line to further detail the world's lands and kingdoms.

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