So, I've picked up speed lately on my upcoming Medieval-Authentic OSR Rulebook. It's going to be a complete OSR-based RPG with a lot of innovations. The emphasis will be on running games in worlds (be it our own historical world, or others) that more accurately reflect medieval society, culture, and ideas. It'll have some material copied (with slight adjustment) from my Dark Albion setting (which is a Medieval-Authentic setting, of course), but it will also have a lot of new material and expanding previous material. It won't have it's own setting, just the default setting of an Albion-style medieval authentic world (with various examples mentioning the world of Albion). It will not be a Dark Albion product, in the sense that you don't have to own Dark Albion of any of its supplements to use it. It'll be entirely self-contained.
So far, I've written somewhat over 50000 words for it. So progress is good! But there is one little thing that's been a big block for me: it's name.
Obviously, I don't think it should just be called "Medieval Authentic OSR Rulebook". But I can't quite settle on anything else yet.
So I'm bringing it to you! Here's a few titles I've been toying around with. Tell me which you think might be the best one for the book!
-"Lion & Dragon: Medieval Authentic OSR Rules"
-"Magisters and Ruffians: Medieval Authentic OSR Rules"
-"Misbegotten Knaves: Medieval Authentic OSR Rules"
-"Irons of Wrath: Medieval Authentic OSR Rules"
-"Cracked Crowns: Medieval Authentic OSR Rules"
-"Barren Earth: Medieval Authentic OSR Rules"
-"Hollow Crown: Medieval Authentic OSR Rules"
Yes, other than the first one (which is a reference to the standards of the Plantagenets and the Tudors), and the second (which is maybe the most typical "D&D-esque" title) all the others are Shakespeare references.
So, share your opinion, let me know which you think looks like the best choice to you.
Oh, and if you have an idea of your own that you really think is great, and want to give away, feel free to make your suggestion too.
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