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LordMalice
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17/09/2019 10:15 pm  

I sent an email to the playtesting@seedsofwar.com before I realized I should check the forum. I do have the following questions for starting up my first game on Thursday.

What loyalty should everything start with? What Wealth should each realm begin with? I assume every Court level starts at 1?

 

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17/09/2019 11:10 pm  
Posted by: @lordmalice

I sent an email to the playtesting@seedsofwar.com before I realized I should check the forum. I do have the following questions for starting up my first game on Thursday.

What loyalty should everything start with? What Wealth should each realm begin with? I assume every Court level starts at 1?

 

Thanks for your feedback!

As mentioned in the "Getting Started" section at the end of Chapter 2, the Faction Power value is a good starting value for Wealth.

All new Factions start with a Court Level of 1 indeed. For NPCs Factions, it's up to the GM to decide. Powerful Realms/Factions probably have a higher level Court.

The Loyalty of all counties towards new PC Factions is "Aligned". In general, I would suggest starting with that Loyalty rank everywhere. Obviously, you might decide that in your campaign, the population of a particular county hates their Sovereign. It's really up to the GM.

Cheers.

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LordMalice
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17/09/2019 11:15 pm  

Thank you very kindly for responding so soon. I didn't recall reading the Faction Value being used for Wealth, but it makes plenty of sense. 

And I'm not mean enough, at least during Playtest, to decrease Loyalty of my players. Maybe when I start an actual game, I might do that for certain players. 🙂

Thanks.

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17/09/2019 11:19 pm  
Posted by: @lordmalice

Thank you very kindly for responding so soon. I didn't recall reading the Faction Value being used for Wealth, but it makes plenty of sense. 

And I'm not mean enough, at least during Playtest, to decrease Loyalty of my players. Maybe when I start an actual game, I might do that for certain players. 🙂

Thanks.

Oh I was talking about the loyalty of counties towards NPCs 🤣 

As for the Wealth, it is page 65: "6. Wealth: The GM can decide. A good number to start is the Faction Power."

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LordMalice
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18/09/2019 2:51 am  

I am curious if I should start another thread or just ask here if anyone was planning on doing a Discord game that I might be able to join in to test this out to ensure I understand this all correctly. My Thursday game got cancelled because one of the players had a wedding to go to and the other one is getting cold feet, though I plan on trying to recruit people to play still.

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18/09/2019 4:30 pm  

@lordmalice

I was considering doing a no-frills mechanical playthrough on Discord.  There's nothing there yet, but the invite is: https://discord.gg/3GHXcG


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LordMalice
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19/09/2019 9:46 pm  

I do have another question. Where is the Essence Score listed? I've seen mention of it, but nothing as to how to accumulate it or what you start with.

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19/09/2019 10:03 pm  
Posted by: @lordmalice

I do have another question. Where is the Essence Score listed? I've seen mention of it, but nothing as to how to accumulate it or what you start with.

Hey Lord Malice,

It's one of the mistake that was already mentioned by another backer.

You can see the list of errata and changes in this post.

I assume you are referring to page 36 (if not let me know).

The correct sentence is: "...the smallest number between its Leader’s Reputation and the Faction Power."

Cheers.

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LordMalice
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19/09/2019 10:17 pm  

Ok, I must have skimmed over it. Thanks.

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20/09/2019 4:31 am  

One of the questions I was asked during my game tonight was "If I am the Sovereign with full control of the Order in a County and I try to create a Trade asset, do I add a bonus from my Order assets to benefit from my own control or do I only add it when someone else attempts to create a holding?"

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20/09/2019 7:31 am  
Posted by: @lordmalice

One of the questions I was asked during my game tonight was "If I am the Sovereign with full control of the Order in a County and I try to create a Trade asset, do I add a bonus from my Order assets to benefit from my own control or do I only add it when someone else attempts to create a holding?"

Good question. If you create a Trade asset and you just happen to control all the Order assets of the County, well, good for you! You can use your Order Faction bonus. Like you said, you benefit from your own control.

The only exception for using the Order asset bonus is when you already used your Order assets as an Asset Modifier, then you cannot use them again as an Order Modifier, i.e. if you perform the action Enhance an Asset to increase the level of an Order asset, you cannot use your Order asset both for the Asset Modifier and the Order Modifier.

Hope this makes sense 😀 

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LordMalice
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21/09/2019 12:27 am  

Also, might I ask, are there any known Trade Networks during the start?

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21/09/2019 12:30 am  
Posted by: @lordmalice

Also, might I ask, are there any known Trade Networks during the start?

Nope. All Networks are up to the GM 😉 

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26/11/2019 11:54 pm  

@lordmalice

I absolutely will, sooner rather than later and Discord is as good a medium as any.


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