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I'm a big fan of the Captain Alatriste series of books, and while I'd love to play the Capitan Alatriste RPG, it's written in Spanish and I know only a smattering of the language. So instead, I decided to adapt the classic RPG Flashing Blades for adventures focused on Spanish characters and culture. The Flashing Blades rules are not complex (the entire game including historical commentary runs to all of 49 pages!), and uses a simple d20 system.

The interesting thing about Flashing Blades is that it includes a career-advancement system (invoked once per game year, so the mechanics are not continually intrusive) that can see characters occupy progressively more influential (and lucrative) positions.

There's no need to be a student of history to play - the players' guide I'm writing will provide the basics of the setting - and frankly, not knowing what's to come adds to the excitement, as historical events definitely play their parts in the game.

I'm still working on it, but I thought I'd post an interest check and see who might be up for some historical swashbuckling fun, Spanish-style!
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Run it in 7th Sea
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I thought that title's one of those ad bots lol.
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Run it in 7th Sea


Don't own it, never played it. Looks like the setting is heavily fictionalized and includes magic and etc. Not really a historical game.
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I thought that title's one of those ad bots lol.


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Hm, this could be interesting. Is this going to be a historical rp? I have a couple characters I could use for this sort of thing.
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Hm, this could be interesting. Is this going to be a historical rp? I have a couple characters I could use for this sort of thing.


Yes indeed. The action would start in Madrid in 1621, right after the death of Felipe III.
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I see. Well, unfortunately, something come up, so I'm going to have to opt out.
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I see. Well, unfortunately, something come up, so I'm going to have to opt out.


No worries. No one else has expressed any interest anyway. :/
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Oh, that's too bad.

Perhaps the historical setting comes off as too specific? It probably gave the impression you'd need to know about Spanish history to be able to play well.
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@Clever Hans I have never played, or heard of the Flashing Blades RPG. I am however an avid fan if history, having read a multitude of tomes and articles on the subject since I was ten years old. I love historical Roleplays and could be interested in this one. Is this kind of like a Spanish version of the Three Musketeers? I see this has the backdrop of not only King Phillip II's death, but also the 30 years' War mostly fought in the Germanic States with Spain on the side of the Hapsburgs of Austria.
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@Clever Hans, I cannot tell you how much I love Spain and its history. Count me in!
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@Clever Hans I have never played, or heard of the Flashing Blades RPG. I am however an avid fan if history, having read a multitude of tomes and articles on the subject since I was ten years old. I love historical Roleplays and could be interested in this one. Is this kind of like a Spanish version of the Three Musketeers? I see this has the backdrop of not only King Phillip II's death, but also the 30 years' War mostly fought in the Germanic States with Spain on the side of the Hapsburgs of Austria.


Have you read the Capitan Alatriste books? That and the Three Musketeers are my primary references. Definitely swashbuckling, intrigue, secrets, all that good stuff, but centered in Madrid (but definitely the possibility of travel within and outside of Spain is quite possible). The game starts in 1621, just before the death of Felipe III.
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No, I have not...

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