it's been a long time since a posted on the forum so I thought I might as well do so for a change of pace.
I'v been thinking of setting up a new setting for my players and myself since I feel that current one isn't resonating well with them. To be honest, I am having issues with re-living it in my head, so I'v decided to put players on a short 1-3 session quest which will push them into a new setting and give them the opportunity to experience it. If they like it, they can continue through it, if not, they can turn back to old one.
The new setting would be - Fantasy-based medieval Europe.
Idea: Reshape the medieval Europe (High Middle Ages Medieval Period) softly by changing races (England-humans, French-elves, Irish-dwarves, etc.). The general idea is that on the outside, the world should be as similar as to the lore of medieval Europe, but on the cultural and supernatural lore level, it's completely off. The end idea is to emerge players into something which is familiar to them, but yet it's not completely same as it would be in real world.
Goods and Bads: As a GM, I have to do little to explain the world as players already know how it probably looks like. I feel it would encourage more positivity in even re-reading old history books about medieval ages, simpler character ideas, better immersion and better setting then current one. The bad is that it's gonna require some general idea how to change the world subtly, so I am already struggling with some ideas. Without too much text, here is a few questions:
1) How to incorporate religion such as Christianity and current Pathfinder dietific ideas? I wish to keep the Christianity being main religion for example. Perhaps characters could worship different aspects of religion? This is the most puzzling question currently.
2) I am currently seeing this a lower Fantasy setting, so I need advice how to keep characters balanced if the regular magical items wouldn't be available.
3) I would love some general ideas and info in order how to incorporate Fantasy in Europian setting if anyone has to offer. Likewise, what sort of questions would you ask if faced in such a setting as a player? What obstacles would be goods and bads of such a setting per you own personal opinions?
4) Any other idea or advice is welcome currently.
Those are all questions currently,
Thanks upfront for any answers,