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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 Oct 2018 5:09 p.m. PST

For your Imagi-Nation gaming, how detailed is your background world? On a scale of 1 (simple) to 10 (incredibly detailed).

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Oct 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

On paper or in my head?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2018 5:54 p.m. PST

10. I stole it. Hyborea.

khanscom27 Oct 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

Probably a 2 for the Franconian/ Anglian world; army organizations and a vague notion of geographical relationships, but these are only to generate plausible fictional battles.

The Costa Guano 1950s campaign was quite detailed, with a working political system, CIA reports, Desi Arnaz, numerous local personalities, and a lot of player input to flesh things out further. Guess that would be about an 8.

Almost forgot the soccer/ football leagues!

21eRegt27 Oct 2018 8:06 p.m. PST

Six or seven. Complete court and courtiers, army and support services, etc. Just haven't (yet) gone back decades to explain the existence of the country and the rulers.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2018 11:19 p.m. PST

10. I'm using the Classic Traveller universe.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Oct 2018 4:51 a.m. PST

Slobovia vs. Jerkwadistan is fairly detailed, it is a "what if" departure from Central European history, so history, etc. before the "banch" is part of the background. Real maps, natural resources, technology, economic structures, cultures. Post-branch, there are personalities that drive the action, political alliances, histories of military and political events (that change as we replay that part of its history). So … 5?

Hyborian ones are probably at 7 – already came with a fairly rich background.

battleeditor28 Oct 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

11. You'll see in my next book.


altfritz28 Oct 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

+1 Henry!

Personal logo jrbatso Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2018 2:41 p.m. PST

0 I have no Imagi-Nation.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 3:59 a.m. PST


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

Probably a 3.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

Right now 6 – I have a location and history plus a very detailed army list (including facing colours and four completed infantry battalions) – now a map/court, etc. would be good

RudyNelson29 Oct 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

Decades old. We used the Strategy One map by S&T back in 1981 and later in 1985.
It was a Napoleonic and we also play tested Acient campaigns on it until we us used the point to point movement system.

Toy Soldier Green29 Oct 2018 6:52 p.m. PST

The Duchy of Saxe-Huack
The 6mm Republic of Prussia
The Twin Kingdoms

The top two had their own blog with characters, maps and story before I consolidated everything down to one blog. The campaigns are still present but remain idle at present. So I would rate them a 7.

Sgt Slag13 Jun 2019 8:20 p.m. PST

A solid "10"… I wargame battles from my D&D campaign world. I created it back in 1983, been developing it since then. My players are extremely well versed in its politics and religions. It is very complex and very detailed. After 36 years, it better be! LOL! Cheers!

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