Right Chaps, here's a new blog subject, set within a fantastical place I have held near and dear for many many years; Robert Erwin Howard's Hyborian Age.
These posts will present the rules for and progression of a play-by-email try game based around the Aquilonian Civil War, which historically saw Conan (a mere barbarian) defeat (slay) King Numedides to become ruler of the most powerful Western Nation of the time.
Here's the spoiler...
"In 1287 AA, Count Trocero of Poitain convinced general Conan to head a rebellion against the tyrant King Numedides. Over the course of the next 8 months, Aquilonia is plunged into a bloody civil war. This is the story of one possible outcome of that conflict..."
The game will commence some time in the New Year of 2009 - hopefully.
Future posts will set out the Troop Types, Basic Rules, Game Map, Player Info, etc.
Once the game begins, I'll endeavour to maintain a weekly game turn sequence.
I anticipate the game will suit two groups of up to four Players per side; the Loyalists and the Rebels. Opportunity for betrayal is possible, but not encouraged.!
Watch out for the next post...