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Chris Melton
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History

Post by Chris Melton » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:47 am

How close to actual history does SA keep? For instance, the First Baron's War was fought between 1215-1217, including the famous 2nd Battle of Lincoln, which was in May 2017. Is that something that is also happening IG?
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JaggedJackal
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Re: History

Post by JaggedJackal » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:16 pm

Not a storyteller, but in general history is held to with some light creative flexibility allowed. Keep in mind that a lot of history is through the filter of a small fishing village getting most of their news through messengers, travelers, or letters. Your example of First Baron's War was a large talking point of the town too and had some plot points for some of the factions. There are characters in game that were/are soldiers or mercenaries to some of those large historical battles. Some characters were in the same battle before meeting in this town, maybe on opposite sides.

That being said a good portion of the playership, probably the majority, are not fluent with all of the ins and outs of the time period. In game this translates to my character just being a misinformed peasant that is only concerned with the town (and maybe some supernatural stuff but no one told you that). Knowing the time period is more power to you, but don't expect that same standard across the game.
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Re: History

Post by Amber » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:38 am

I'd concur. With "yes, and" storytelling, it gets hinky sometimes but ST uses historical elements and players build stories around it.
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