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8 hours ago, Legate of Mineta said:

Yes, the original was an AD&D game, that morphed into 2E, and all the way into Pathfinder. :)

But currently, the time the Team spends is on Academagia- no time to create a subsidiary product, at least not yet.

@Legate of Mineta I suspect your game must be long past the usual 20 lvl, are you using any official / semiofficial rules for the level past 20?

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@Legate of Mineta: Does the year still have only 360 days in Academagia? And are they 24-hour days, or are they a few minutes longer on average so that the year is the same as on Earth?

Furthermore, are any NPCs in Y1 family members of party members in your RPG?

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Rhi;

It's more than 360 with the holidays, iirc. I don't recall the exact number off hand. The year is similar to an Earth year, which means it does not divide cleanly.

...and yes, there are many familiar faces that appeared in the tabletop game. :)

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24 minutes ago, Legate of Mineta said:

Rhi;

It's more than 360 with the holidays, iirc. I don't recall the exact number off hand. The year is similar to an Earth year, which means it does not divide cleanly.

...and yes, there are many familiar faces that appeared in the tabletop game. :)

Well then, the first page of this thread is wrong when it says that a year has 360 days.

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9 hours ago, Legate of Mineta said:

Rhi;

Or, I am wrong. :)

Well, the first post in this thread is not my you, but by @Nyaa, so I prefer to think that you are right.

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Before it get lost in the general question thread

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Term beginning in 1634: Oliver Storey becomes Regent of Morvidus.

Term beginning in 1646: Finus Piaxenza becomes Regent of Hedi.

Term beginning in 1649: Sixt von Rupprecht kicks Regent Strom to the curb and takes over.

Term beginning in 1652: Orso is brought in as Legate.  Shakeups ensue.

Term beginning in 1653: Kate Badcrumble becomes Regent of Avila, Giovanni di Lucca Alazzo becomes Regent of Vernin.

Term beginning in 1654: Polisena Briardi (who only started as a Negation Prof in 1650) becomes Regent of Durand, and immediately raises von Rupprecht's ire.

Term beginning in 1656: Leo Massioti is seduced from the world of professional coaching to take over as Regent of Godina.

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And:

"Aranaz: Regent Strom has already been discussed.  He was conspicuously tall, very blond, and devastatingly seductive in any number of ways.  He was also arrogant and careless, and when von Rupprecht finally got him thrown out (again, for trading in illegal magic artifacts) the word quickly spread that he was in the pocket of draconic cults and Saisyne spies.  How true it is is open to question - von Rupprecht has been absolutely meticulous in destroying his reputation and burying any exculpatory facts.

That said, the facts wouldn't be particularly exculpatory.

Avila:  Valeria Krantz - the woman responsible for imprisoning Avila boys in Tower 8 and implementing a program of beatings and religious orthoxies - was Avila Regent from `42 to `53.  Even the girls found her...unpleasant, though most of her ire was directed toward the few boys who were in place when she arrived.  Her predecessor was Regent Ioanna Scarletti, who was more or less Kate Badcrumble's direct inspiration.  (Kate first came to the school as a student in `38, so she started with Scarletti and then had to witness the end of the Golden Age first-hand.)

Durand:  Technically, the previous regent was a man named Stag Orens, an amiable drunk who only got the job because he was Legate Wheelwright's nephew.  In practice, the person running the show for most of that time was Negation Professor Una Junger.  When Briardi got Junger's job, she also learned to do Stag's job - so when Orso finally forced the latter out, Polisena was the natural successor.  (Though, of course, there was enough scandal in her background that her position seemed fragile at first.)

Note that regarding the Great Steam Engine's donor,  it wasn't actually Stag who made a gift of the thing in `50 - it was Una.  It says something about her reputation that everyone just came to remember it as coming from the Durand Regent.

Godina:  The previous regent was one Tomasz Sandor, who got the job almost entirely because he was much calmer and less dangerous than Aliviera Battori, his predecessor.  He's remembered for spectacular gardens as much as anything else.  (The gardens were demolished by Massioti, who wanted the space for Rimbal training fields.)

Hedi:  Piaxenza's predecessor was Imeldis Silvermark, who's remembered for general holiness and impeccable manners - and for hunting the undead in the summers.  She left to become a nun after the death of her husband.

Morvidus:  Regent Kim Haxney, Storey's predecessor, is now mostly remembered for her disappearance.  She was hunting for a semi-mythical creature called the Aurean Bear, off in the Forest of Diamond Lakes, and she never came back; all anyone ever found was her deserted camp and a travel journal that described the strange sounds she heard at night.

Vernin: Di Lucca Alazzo's predecessor was Antoine Azair, perhaps the greatest magical jeweler of his age.  He was also flamboyant, often wearing a golden cape instead of work robes, and was known for profoundly unwise and inappropriate romantic liaisons.

Rederico Agnetti was Orso's immediate predecessor, serving from `42 to `52.  He was famously "medium-looking," which is to be expected - his mother was the former head of the Ombra, Mineta's secret police, and a Legate in her own right.  It was commonly understood that Rederico was her agent for most of the years he held office.

Rederico's predecessor was Herland Wheelwright, who swept in as a great reformer, got his nephew a job, and then left town when he was given titles and lands up north.

Wheelwright's predecessor was Ecarla Agnetti, head of the Ombra, known (not fondly) as the Scorpion Woman.  The Captain couldn't stand her and couldn't get rid of her - not for years, anyway.

Ecarla's predecessor was Palo Cantrell, a history professor who had been the protege of crusading Durand Regent Mario Ghiberti in the `10s and early `20s.

Cantrell's predecessor was Bonifatio Randsom, a secret Gates "cultist" (which implies he was in regular contact with certain extra-planar entities) and sworn enemy of, yes, Mario Ghiberti.

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