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abdul666lw05 Aug 2012 8:04 a.m. PST

As SYW Pulp link / Lacepulp link what about playing 'Empire of the Dead' link in the 18th C.? Some of the minis would be directly usable

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Why this suggestion?
Since I come from (quasi: Hyboria &c…) 'historical' gaming, the concept of a 'compulsory' association between a setting, a set of rules and a range of miniatures feels quite 'strange' to me (if a neat marketing trick): if you chose to re-fight Gaugamela, the free choice or rules and minis manufacturer is still yours.
Thus I'm sure many games originally set outside the 18th C. can be played by the time of the Lace Wars / with figurines in tricornes. Not only rather 'generic' ones such as 'Pike and Shot and Zombies' link, 'Witchfinder General' TMP link, 'Witch Hunter' link, 'Chaos in Carpathia' link. But also more 'specialized' ones, as was done with 'Strange Aeons' link': I toyed (publicly link) with ideas about '18th C. Malifaux' TMP link, which is perhaps a little extreme (?), but to transpose 'EotD' would certainly be possible without much modifications ('Lacepunk' link weird weapons link
e.g. a 'handgun' version of Ben Franklin's 'lighning cannon' link
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-maybe giving some the appearance of bioweapons link to be further away from the 'mechanized' 19th C.?- can be given the stats of the original 'steampunk' ones.

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Btw Foundry 'Revenant Elves' (specially the female) would easily make great 18th C. vampires

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Or, the female ones with 'normalized' ears, 18th C. witches # in 'period' costume: why would witches always be ugly crones in Disney®™© Halloween uniform?

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The task of witch hunters / finders would be too easy (and many innocent young women would be spared the burning stake). Be it a 'glamour' (illusion) or real extension of youth, any competent witch IS pretty, even sexy, if she wishes.
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Hence

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rather than
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Wrath of Kings facebook.com/wrathofkings and Rapier link , respectively
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abdul666lw13 Aug 2012 2:34 p.m. PST

Complementary inspiration: TMP link

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