I have been working on a game for some time (and still working on it) that is set in a roman empire like world. Meaning that there is quite a bit of research etc in it. Still, since it’s about you joining a legion and it’s possible to do so as a male or female character I have had to take certain liberties. As such the empire is just the empire instead of the Roman empire, it’s the capital is just referred to as the capital, all characters and their history is made up etc.
However, at the moment there are two things that are kinda hard. One: although it is a game you have to read, a global map should help everyone get a better picture so I think of adding one as a page in the stats. Should I use a real map of Europe or make one up?
Secondly, there were a very large number of tribes / clans etc…
Arverni, Atrebates, Aduatuci, Bituriges, Caletes, Eburones, Helvetii, Menapii, Morini, Nervii, Sotiates, Suessiones, Veliocasses, Veneti, Viromandui. Don’t worry, there are more. These are just some of the ones in Gaul.
Coming up with reasonable names for made up tribes is annoying, since all I come up with just sounds stupid. So I could just us just use the real names and have them use the fightingstyles that would have used. What do you think?
At the moment my personally opinion goes to making a map, since it will give me more freedom in making up the story. Having said that, it will have the general outline of Europe, mountains, rivers, tribes wise.
But please let me know what you think, either through comments or the poll.
- Use real tribe names and use map of Europe
- Make up tribe names and use map of Europe
- Use real names but make a map
- Make up names and the map.
Also, I made a poll