[Iron Dynasty] What are in the Guidebooks?

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[Iron Dynasty] What are in the Guidebooks?

#1 Postby smarttman » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:54 pm

Iron Dynasty is a pretty awesome setting, kind of a steampunk L5R. However, I always wondered what was in the Guidebooks, since there are no previews of them. Any new edges or hindrances? New monsters? What secrets do they hold?

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#2 Postby taronstar » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:56 am

Hello there,

The Guidebooks are a country-specific resource, 30-40 pages long, which includes the following information:
- History of the Province
- Social Hierarchy, Laws, Education System (if any), Religious Views
- An overview of the military
- Geography, Travel to/from/inside the Province
- Important Geographic Features
- Settlements of Note, Factions, Important People
- Random Encounter Generator
- A collection of people and creatures

In speaking with various Sensei (GMs) I have found those last two are the favorite features of the Guidebooks. While they have a good amount of material, the ability to generate random encounters specific to a province and have stats for local citizenry, military units, and monsters is very nice.

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