Specific game rules borrowed
Having played D&D since the AD&D days I have seen many rules come and go. Especially with the 3rd edition and the advent of d20 I have read through many settings and rule books. A few have stuck in my mind and ended up in my world in part or in full. The main ones you’ll see are:
- Monte Cook’s Arcana Evolved and Diamond Throne from whence some aspects of my magic system came and a few races as well (Giants, Faen, Janissa). I’ve also borrowed from his Eldritch Might and other similar books for ideas on classes (Bard) and miscellaneous rules.
- Rich Burwell’s ideas framed how I use diplomacy, though I took it even further, and the polymorph spell.
- The concept of The Blood-Marked may appear to derive from the dragon-marks of Eberron, but this is not the case. In the open contest to design a world for D&D 3, which led to Eberron, I submitted a proposal that included the idea of special individuals marked by their allegiance. This has grown into The Blood-Marked in Mire-Brissay. One more case of two people independently coming up with a similar, and I think good, idea at the same time.
- Of course any acknowledgement wouldn’t be complete without thanking Gary Gygax for creating this wonderful game, the people who made the third edition that recaptured my interest, and Ryan Dancey for helping to push through the Open Source idea that gave us some many more ideas to play with.