'Gothic Swashbuckling' RPG as sources of Lacepulp inspiratio

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'Gothic Swashbuckling' RPG as sources of Lacepulp inspiratio

Post by abdul666lw » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Just discovered on the web 'All for one: Regime Diabolique' http://www.tripleacegames.com/store/ind ... cts_id=250
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"EN GARDE! FIGHT FOUL BEASTS OF THE NIGHT!
The year is 1636 and France is a troubled nation. A great and terrible evil gnaws at its core and darkness stalks the land.
All that stands between chaos and order are the King’s Musketeers.
Explore a France of swashbuckling action, powerful magic, daring deeds, courtly intrigue, witty repartee, and vile monsters! The characters are France’s bravest and proudest defenders, the King’s Musketeers. Pitted against them is a plethora of corrupt nobles, black magicians, fell demons, and twisted secret societies. Set at the height of power of Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, All for One: Régime Diabolique mixes the action of literary works such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers with horror and intrigue to create a unique, vibrant setting.
Strap on your sword, salute the King, and prepare to cross swords with the creatures of darkness!

This version of All for One: Régime Diabolique is a musketeer roleplaying setting for Savage Worlds RPG."


The game is supported by a sourcebook and a number of (reportedly short and expensive :twisted: ) pdf supplements.

I mentioned it on the LAF http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=45194.0 and TMP
http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=278634. A comment mentioned another similar game 'Witch Hunter: the invisible world' http://www.paradigmconcepts.com/witch_hunter/ / http://paradigmconcepts.com/store/index ... ex&cPath=6
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Such RPG (plural: be eclectic, pick here and there :D ) can provide elements of background, ideas of scenarios and some game mechanisms for a campaign of 'skirmish' scale (think Morheim / Necromunda) played mainly with rules such as 'Gloire' http://www.rattrap-productions.com/Gloire/Index.html or 'Chaos in Carpathia' http://geektactica.blogspot.fr/search/l ... 20Campaign[/url]
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All 3 are intended for the time of the 3 Musketeers, but could equally be set, for the tricorne lovers among us (and those with a good collection of 'pirates' minis), in ca. 1745 AD in an 'alternate' France where the Fronde des Princes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fronde triumphed, thus the central power exerts no more control than a century earlier in 'our time line'. I used this setting decades ago to play 'Flashing blades' http://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net/ca ... g-Blades-6 in a 'Lace Wars' environment and it worked quite well.
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For games set in the 18th C. Freebooter Assassins http://www.freebooterminiatures.de/en/c ... characters
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(is not this one reminiscent of a character in Barry Lyndon?)
&c...
spring to mind.
And if you need troops, what about Freebooter Arquebusières? http://www.freebooterminiatures.de/en/c ... als?page=1
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*: unfortunately the razorblades-edged fan looks as thick as a waffle iron. It was already the case with Shadowforge "NOT Sylvia in Brotherhood of the Wolf Scarlet Lady".
Btw it seems that, now that SF minis are sold by Eureka, the Laughing Monk range is no longer available? Too bad, it included several useful 18th C. 'Gévaudan' characters:

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The subtitle of 'All for one: Regime Diabolique' is Paris Gothique: reminds me of Venisalle, the mid-18th C. 'quasi France' of the Marquis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquis_%28comics%29
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(from http://themarquisinferno.blogspot.fr/20 ... es-71.html)
Jean-Louis
aka Louys de Monte-Cristo
http://mcristobylacew-abdul666.blogspot.com/

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Re: 'Gothic Swashbuckling' RPG as sources of Lacepulp inspir

Post by Ross » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:13 pm

Saw a display game of Carnivale at Little Wars this year, sadly I didn't take the oppertunity to have a go.

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Post by Paul » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:23 pm

Anything with the words Flashing and blade in it make me remember this excellent series;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ZEDNkZ2L4

and then straight after...;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSxiqOPnW84
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Post by abdul666lw » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:45 am

At Emperor vs Elector http://emperor-elector.blogspot.fr/ we already know of a 18th C. Milady de Winter:
the Gross Hesse-Seewald masterspy: :http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.fr/ ... +Pettygree
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and of her dread Black Legion: http://altefritz.blogspot.fr/search?q=black+Legion
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Re: 'Gothic Swashbuckling' RPG as sources of Lacepulp inspir

Post by paintpig » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:33 am

Great resources JL, the Carnivale figures are very striking (so is the price :cry: ). I have some of the Freebooter musketiers in my pile and they are lovely castingss, Werner is a brilliant sculptor.

Thanks JL :)
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