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-I've lived in Russia and China, and that kind of firepower has NO need being deployed on US soil unless you are dealing with a Drug Cartel. A
It's Barovia only....basically the Church is Deist, a good "force" exists, but it isn't knowable. Instead Saints are venerated, such as Ezra and a whole host of other characters drawn from Ravenloft fiction, mythos, and some actual Dark Age European Saints (Saint Christopher for example, and Saint Patrick)
It isn't the atheism as much as the let's put it this way...
-So I'm trying to run a ravenloft game, except I've got a problem. One of the players is playing an atheist. Now, I don't know about you, but knowledge religion and divine casters are pretty much your definition of a light shining in darkness...a hope against madness...
I'd like to suggest any of the three
I'd like to throw a Female Ulfen Barbarian into the mixture...
Personality and motivation:
Hit it with axe. Hard. Drink beer. Repeat
-You see a tall, clearly Ulfen woman standing by the fire. Her braids are tied around her head, and she leans on an enormous great axe, which stands head down. She peers intensely into the fire, and you notice that despite her size, the woman is still a youth.
-What brought her here, to these lands...She asked herself. What indeed? The lands of Brevoy were not her native lands, and her thick accent gave away her native tongue. The weather was warmer here, but the trees were less green. She wondered about this. She had many questions, and nobody to ask them to.
-Her dream was of coins, How she would find a treasure and bring it home to her mother. How she would buy a meadhouse and serve strong drinks to great warriors, and invite the greatest Skalds and Bards to recite the great sagas of her people...How strange it was to be a widow's daughter in a culture of warriors and raiders...
-Dammen bring me Beer, ja? She suddenly shouted to the barmaid, a woman who barely came up to her breast...funny that. She'd seen elves as tall as her, but few woman in these lands seemed as tall as the people from her homeland...
-The tavern was full of other adventurers, the strange collection of men and women from all the lands, all races, colors, and tongues. But the majority were the Erastil Worshippers, with bow and leather armor. Sigrid had seen the skill of the local archers, and was quite impressed. She'd also won a few coins throwing her deadly axes, or as she called them "Thor and Odin"...a few single men even proposed marriage but she wasn't going to settle down in this far off land...certainly not..
China, where I live, is dying for war, but it has to be one they can win...so they need to find which ally will the US throw under the bus, India, Vietnam, Philipines, Japan, Taiwan or the South Koreans...Notice each country gets tested in turn...
Um...sorry...I thought this was a campaign setting...not a Points of Light Mirobrazivanya...
-Um no...you haven't delt with the reality, namely that this is a world with a potential APOCALYTPIC end of the world time cycle. Please compare Dark age europe (Black Death, Decline of Trade, Cultural collapse) with say 1400's North Italy (Venic and Friends)
It's a video game cliche...
I'm going to have to agree with the other posters...
All kinds of military vehicles have chemical, biological and radiological defenses (CBR) and continue to be built with them. It's not like the potential for exposure to these things has lessened since the cold war.
Not to be a jerk, but I'd argue the chance for nuclear war has lessened since 1950, or 1980. Is it still real? Yeah, but I think mad men did a good job of showing the sheer insanity of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Aren't centaurs actually smaller than horses...in that they usually look humans in the eye, while a horse towers over most humans...I remember looking a small horse (quarter horse) almost in the eye, and the farmer commented that I was a big dude...6'4".