Every since purchasing and reading Necromancer Games excellent product, “Ancient Kingdoms: Mesopotamia” (2004) I have thought about creating a Bronze Age campaign. The Necromancer Games product assumes a D20 Rules setting but my interests would be in other rules.
|Blood & Bronze RPG|
If I was going to use a pseudo-historical setting I would likely use Cyclopean Games, “Blood & Bronze” rules (2014). I am more likely to want to create my own setting. I recently received my kickstarter reward of the hardcover of Chaosium Inc’s “Runequest” Classic rules so these would be an opportunity to use them.
I started out with a simple sketch image with some notes scribbled on it to organize my thoughts on what I wanted the setting to look like (see image). Calling the setting “Alusia” I envision a lost world island sandbox with the players coming from more civilized lands on an exploring ship. The civilized lands are seven city-states only loosely described since none of the adventuring will occur in the civilized regions. Alusia is an island with few settlements and could be a lost world (such as the Isle of Dread) or more in keeping with Runequest’s Monster Island.
|Alusia concept map|
After setting this aside for a few weeks I recently came back to the concept and cleaned up the setting map (see image).
|Alusia and the Seven Cities|