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Author Topic: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)  (Read 555 times)

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Offline KolbrandrTopic starter

So, before anything more of substance I guess the first thing I want to check is, how many people have heard of this one in the first place?

This particular setting here:

http://paizo.com/products/btpy8txm?Midgard-Campaign-Setting

It has this central/eastern european vibe that's somewhat rare in fantasy settings (being often more celtic/norse/france-england medieval) and otherwise a lot of cool things on it, but pitching anything involving it occurs to me as being probably a bit moot if no one about here has even heard/read from it at all and would be interested in gaming within.

Nominally otherwise born of realizing that the sort of games I'm interested in (higher end, political aspects, not complete freeform) are probably not going to get off the ground without some effort of my own to making that so, and vaguely thereby what I lean to doing with it. And I do realize that's extremely, extremely thin, but again, just trying to determine before putting time/energy/heart into a thing if there's even some knowing of it.

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Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 06:10:19 AM »
No, I haven't heard of it, but that's not surprising considering my situation.

It DOES sound interesting but I'm not buying the book as it's been my experience that I'll usually end up not even playing the game because the interested party drops it after a few days.

On the other hand, I am somewhat aware of the Pathfinder system itself and might be interested in playing if a character can be created using those rules alone.

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Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 06:12:25 AM »
  I haven't heard of it either, but it sounds like something worth looking into. 

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Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 06:13:40 AM »
Oh, wow!  They have Baba Yaga!  I am SO there! 

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Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 11:53:53 PM »
This seems really cool, i dont really know pathfinder well though.  I have heard its close to d and d which i know pretty well

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Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 07:18:26 PM »
Looks good. I am familiar with pathfinder, and I could get behind a Norse campaign.

Offline KolbrandrTopic starter

Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 08:31:56 PM »
Heh, alright, well, that's about what I figured, but it was worth a shot. But yeah, between either not having heard of it in the first place and one fellow not even really knowing pathfinder in the first place as the responses, doing something akin to having people take up roles as leading figures of various power blocs, handling some piece of their own narrative thereby within an overall whole, it would truck in there being some knowledge of some sort of the setting to pull off.

I mean alternatively I could pick out a nation from it, something like the Grand Duchy of Dornig (which is sort of like... the Germanic Holy Roman Empire, Westeros, Numenor and Elizabethan England fused together with all the noble houses being half elves, as a does it no justice capsule summary), detail the hell out of it and be all "everyone heads up a noble house within it", I suppose.

I mean I was otherwise thinking to go "who all remembers Birthright?", the D&D game where everyone did more or less rule a country, even has a 3.5 conversion for all its rules and such, but I much imagine that would be obscure for the opposite reasons to Midgard (too old as opposed to too new).

I get sort of a sense that I'm going to have to default to something like the Forgotten Realms for this, but ugh, my love hate relationship with the Realms is currently set to hate.
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Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 10:40:13 PM »
I have the book now.  If you told me to focus on a specific chapter I could read it in detail and help share the information. 

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Re: interest check: Midgard Campaign setting (the 3rd party Pathfinder one)
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 10:38:24 PM »
Appreciated, but nah, not with this level of response. I'll take a step back and ponder retooling the basic idea to something else/another setting. That or indeed working up a new thread heavily focusing on a place like Dornig.