Every Samhain, the lords of Ireland gather at the royal mountain of Tara. Drinkers drink, lovers meet, and the Druids do… Druid things. But this year, at the height of the festival, the Romans invade, shattering both the kingdom and the fabric of reality.
For you, a poor chieftain, war contains not only risks, but also opportunities. Scheme against your fellow lords to receive the most fame, land, and fortune. Grow wealthy beyond measure or take a pretender’s crown. Make unwise deals with creatures out of legend. When the last sword is sheathed, who (or what) will you have become?
Based (very) loosely on an actual Roman landing near Dublin in 81 CE.
- Chariot fighting
- Mythological creatures and figures
- Attempts to assert power against systems of oppression and violence that have haunted humanity since the dawn of civilization
- Pansexual pagans
This is the short and early demo for a new Choice of Games game by a new Choice of Games writer: me! The current version is here: Chapters 1 + 2, about 20,000 words . Check it out!
Let me know what’s working, what’s not, which characters interest you, which don’t. Or make posts about Celtic civilization, Roman warfare, or the issues around representing historical cultures in fiction. Or just say hi!