[Iron Dynasty] What are in the Guidebooks?

Discussion of products from companies licensed to produce SW products. Company specific threads should be marked with their name in brackets.

Moderators: PEG Jodi, The Moderators

Message
Author
smarttman
Seasoned
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 9:45 am

[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?

taronstar
Novice
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:37 pm

#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.

HTH.
Iron Dynasty Line Developer
Mostly Official Reality Blurs Answer Monkey


Return to “SW Licensees”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 0 guests