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Demesnes & Domination
by Gerald [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/18/2024 16:28:39

I downloaded the pdf and really liked what I saw so I bought the book on Amazon. Really nice product...full of great content and ideas. Keep up the good work Mr. Larkin!

(Edited because I forgot to add stars)



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Demesnes & Domination
by Josh [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/18/2023 11:00:25

This work is nothing less than a masterpiece for B/X. Though some things have been covered in other works such as stronghold building, domain rulership, and mass combat. There are aspects of these things rarely seen anywhere else. Within you will find these and more presented in a medieval authentic format using the "those who fight, those who pray, and those who labor" feudal society context presented in a believable manner to include such things as demi-humans, magic, monsters, etc. City domains stress the historically accurate importance of burghers and guilds. There are appendices covering everything from notice boards in taverns, to generating settlements, nobles, factions, guilds, and heraldry. All that is just Part 1! The next parts includes new combat options, new weapons, new classes, wilderness survival, city exploration, herbal and poison crafting, and so much more. Even if you do not use this for high level play a DM could use this work to create and run a kingdom, politics, events, and news in the background making their setting come alive. I could not recommend this more.



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Demesnes & Domination
by Emil [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/28/2023 04:48:05

It's not bad. It's not terribly good either. A lukewarm OK. The system is not terribly complicated but not really simple either. I dislike the base-building aspect with bonuses from different buildings. I don't think the economic effects of some of the buildings or generally have been properly thought out. The mass-combat system is not exactly weak but it doesn't really compare to options either I think. I don't recommend paying for this rather than options but as long as it's free it can serve.



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Creator Reply:
Thanks for taking the time to read Demesnes & Domination! I appreciate the review about specific rules! Even though the settlement investment rules or the mass combat rules didn't meet your expectation, maybe other content in the book is more to your liking! Thanks again!!
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Demesnes & Domination
by Tom [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/27/2023 15:20:59

Reminiscent of some of the early fundamental texts of the game, in both good and bad ways:

full of ideas! far too many ideas. jumbled, disorganised, hard to follow; really needs an editor reads as if it has been designed but not developed. Great that playtesters were credited, but were these other DMs? Or players, with the author being the only one who directly engaged with this material?



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Thank you for the feedback and for taking the time to look through Demesnes & Domination! I appreciate it!
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Demesnes & Domination
by Noah [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/25/2023 23:19:26

The title of this book doesn't adequately summarize its excellence; I compared four works and ultimately decided that this book's Mass Combat were the most appropriate. Although I paid 10 dollars (PDF now free) for this and don't care about the "ACKS II" boycott, this book holds the real deal.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Creator Reply:
Thank you SO MUCH for supporting my book and for the review! I'm glad you enjoy the Mass Combat rules!! Thanks again!
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Demesnes & Domination
by neal [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/21/2023 22:02:51

This book is amazing! It covers everything for high level play, the art is great, and the layout is so old school. What more do you need?

I love the rules for running a domain, and the rules for mass combat are well thought out.



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Creator Reply:
I'm really glad you enjoyed the book! Thank you!!
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Demesnes & Domination
by Dan J. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/19/2023 15:52:22

this is an incredible piece of RPG art! these rules will take you to another dimension! Bryan Larkin is a brilliant creator!



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Creator Reply:
Thank you so much for your kind words!!! I'm glad you enjoy the book!
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