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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Mass Combat in RPGs
I know that Grendelwulf has been putting together information for Field of Glory armies based on Gary Gygax's 1980's articles in Dragon magazine, detailing armies and political/military maneuvering in the World of Greyhawk. But the FoG rules are strictly historical, and there are no provisions for either magic or individual "heroic" PCs other than leader-types. It would require some sort of conversion or add-on to work with D&D.
But the real question is, am I alone? Would GW and I be the only ones interested in this? I'm working on mass combat rules for Adventures Dark and Deep™, but my question to you is, would you be interested in something like this in your own campaign? Would you use it? Would you rather see something very abstract, that could handle mass combat with just a few die rolls? Did you use Battlesystem, City State Warfare, Swords & Spells, or something else back in the day? Why or why not? Would it depend on how the PCs themselves were handled? Please feel free to share your thoughts.