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This third edition of A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe adds an entirely new chapter about how to make realistic place names. A total of 18 new pages of material are contained in the 3rd edition. The below quote was said about the 1st Edition of A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe.

"If you're a DM and running a D&D game, you should have this book. Period." Monte Cook, author of the 3E Dungeon Master's Guide, and owner of Monte Cook games.

This 208-page supplement is for GMs and players who wish to add a touch of realism to their game. It's for the people who'd like to flesh out the background of their gaming world, but don't have the time to dig through scholarly books. A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe provides you flexibility and advice in creating your own world. It contains a massive amount of game-usable information about the medieval period and focuses on how D20 magic could change a traditional medieval setting. Generation systems for kingdoms, cities, manors, aristocratic wealth and landholding; a thorough construction system; and an economic simulator allow GMs to recreate the high middle ages feel with ease.

A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe solves age-old dilemmas like: How much does it cost for my PCs to repair the formerly-orc-infested abandoned keep they want to use as a home base? What would happen, politically, were the PCs to set up their keep? How big is my city of 15,000 people? How many buildings are in my city? What do all the NPCs do? How do I start my PCs on the road to becoming kings? Just how much does a king earn a year anyway? What about just a regular noble? How big is a kingdom of 5,000,000 people? How many cultivated acres does it take to feed them? How should I map towns, cities, and smaller communities within my kingdom? What type of government should I use for my kingdom? How does magical religion really work? Just what do those NPCs do with all their time?

The questions plaguing DMs and world-builders for the past twenty-five years have now been answered!

...and now with the 3rd edition, you'll get advice on how to name places in a realistic manner, with a comprehensive list of place names culled from UK topographical history, allowing you to systemically name your world as you see fit!

Here's what other reviewers have said about the 1st Edition....

"It's not a setting in and of itself, but a meta-setting you utilize for depth and richness on your own setting." Joe G Kushner at EN World.

"This is one product I'd recommend that every GM who is serious about world creation have on his or her bookshelf." Glenn Dean at D20 Magazine Rack

A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe puts the wealth and depth of European demographics in your hands. It allows you to create your world the way you’ve always wanted it to be!

 
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Pierre P November 28, 2017 4:03 am UTC
Is there an upgrade option for someone who purchased the second edition?
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Joseph B November 28, 2017 5:47 am UTC
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You can purchase A Magical Medieval Society: On Place Names to gain all the new material added to the second edition.
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Nic O June 02, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Hi Joseph!

I’ve read the book and love it! I have a questions though, that I’d be very grateful if you answered!

Namely, how many manors might exist in a single settlement?

Say I’ve a small town of 5000 people with 4 big noble houses, and 15 minor nobles (mostly knights) does each have their own manor?

Is 19 manors within a small town historically accurate? What if a noble has more than one manor?

Furthermore, if I have a big city with dozens of noble houses, are there any manors at all? Or do all manors exist outside of cities?

Thanks in advance!
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Joseph B June 02, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
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Generally speaking, there should only be one "manor house" in each settlement - for the lord who has ownership over the settlement. If a settlement has multiple owners, there could be multiple manor houses, but it really sounds more like you're just talking about "houses owned by nobles who don't have any feudal rights to the settlement the houses are in." For those, you can put in as many as your campaign demands.

From page 23: For magical medieval people, the word “manor” has many different meanings. The manor is the entirety of a lord’s estate, a large plot of land containing many communities, or the great house in the community set aside for the lord, his visitors, and his agents. This generation system chooses to define the manor as the community, its fields, and the nearby industry for purposes of generating income.

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Nic O June 02, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
Thank you for the fast reply!!

So, using this system how would you stat the other nobles living in a settlement that aren’t at the top of the social pyramid?
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Joseph B June 02, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
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I'd put them at the top of other pyramids, based upon the production of the lands they own, regardless where they're currently residing. How you want to work them into the social aspects of the situation would be based upon your campaign needs.
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Nic O June 03, 2018 12:52 am UTC
Alright.

What is the likelyhood that a city also has a manor?
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Joseph B June 03, 2018 12:59 am UTC
PUBLISHER
In my fantasy worlds the larger cities are all chartered, meaning they not directly under the control of a lord. But many nobles do have residences in the larger cities, particular centers of government.
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Ben B September 02, 2016 1:52 am UTC
What has been added from the first two editions?
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Joseph B September 02, 2016 2:23 am UTC
PUBLISHER
On the Naming of Places is now Chapter 10.
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Beau Y September 03, 2016 10:01 pm UTC
Will there be a POD version, or a hardcopy available on your site?
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Joseph B September 07, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Books are available at bookstores or via LULU.
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