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kevperrine
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« on: December 12, 2007, 07:41:02 PM »

Hey All,

With the help of one of my players, I've started a page on my Campaign Wiki-Bible for detailing all the books have regarding Orc Tribes.  Its still in progress.  Check it out,  if you see any info missing let me know.

You'll see that there are several "original" tribes,  plus everything I've found so far in the Midnight books.
Take a look at the site here:
http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/ORC_TRIBES


thoughts??
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 05:51:38 PM »

Wow. Now that I've gotten a chance to look through it all and digest a bit here's my thoughts:

How many of those tribes are extinct, or so small as to be basically irrelevant? Listing them in order of size of power might be nice.

Also, I'd love to see more details on how they are identified. I think that anyone with Knowledge: Shadow should probably be able to make a check to figure out what clan an Orc is from, just on their appearance. Maybe modify the role based on familiarity with the area or how powerful or widespread the tribe is.

Lastly, I'd love to see a map that shows the areas of deployment or control of each tribe. Something like the one that breaks down the districts of Erenland. I know you're good with mapmaking...


Awesome work.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007, 06:04:26 PM »

Wow. Now that I've gotten a chance to look through it all and digest a bit here's my thoughts:

How many of those tribes are extinct, or so small as to be basically irrelevant? Listing them in order of size of power might be nice.

Also, I'd love to see more details on how they are identified. I think that anyone with Knowledge: Shadow should probably be able to make a check to figure out what clan an Orc is from, just on their appearance. Maybe modify the role based on familiarity with the area or how powerful or widespread the tribe is.

Lastly, I'd love to see a map that shows the areas of deployment or control of each tribe. Something like the one that breaks down the districts of Erenland. I know you're good with mapmaking...


Awesome work.


Yes,  much of that work is just my collected info with my updates and format changes.

The list notes the size of the tribes  (Greater, Lesser, etc..)  and also notes the few that are extinct.  I always thought that there's "room" for these several dozens of tribes.  With only 23 "Greater" tribes (as noted from the MN text).  So while many may be "irrelevant" to some, I don't think any are irrelevant to the members of their tribes.  They're just dispersed among the many armies and greater tribes and warrens.

Yes.  I agree that tribes can be identified from a Shadow Know check.  Although I won't let my player who is a Sarcosan with his background more focused toward politics and traitor princes have an "easy" DC on that check.  My player that's an Orc might have a DC12 as opposed to the other's DC25 to guess the tribe.

As for marks and how they're identified.  I tend to make them up as I need them, so if they're on there I've made it up.  I did pull the few from the books in with their symbol.  Also, I tend to have companies or armies have individual markings sometimes as well...


As for a map - that's a big random project that I don't know I'll get to anytime soon.  Sad

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