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 linked from the Hero Central Back Up Games group 6th edition Fantasy Hero and Hero System licensed Monster Hunter International. 300 Points.Game is set in (alternate) City of Rome in (alternate history) year 621 Ab urbe condita* ( 133 BC)

  *Translation roughly, "Since the founding of the city".  



Thoughts and decisions to make.


Christians have 25 less points to spend than non-Christians and a 25 point Disadvantage "Christian" which covers a number of disadvantageous effects:

1) less points to spend

2) low social standing equal to a slave

3) Hunted (persecution including enslavement and up to death)

4) no beneficial magic effects - Christians cannot use magic either as a caster or just magic items. They have the equivalent of 5d6 Suppress Magic on their person. They also get a 5d6 Luck and 5d6 Unluck effect when they pray.


I have to decide though how to resolve why there are Christians in the Republic of Rome, or rather I have to decide whether to stick with a more or less accurate timeline, which means setting the game in the Empire instead of the Republic, or whether to move up the birth of Christ and early church by about 300 years.


The player character races for Monster Hunter Imperium are Gnomes, Elfs, Humans, Orcs, Minotaurs, and Trolls. The templates below are for a modern, Urban Fantasy game. The campaign modifications and additional descriptions will be in the post text for each race.

Gnomes adapted extremely well to living among humans unseen in their cities and settlements from their former, pastoral environments. Many beliefs about "house spirits" are in fact inspired by the activities of gnomes, and some gnome clans have been known to develop a certain loyalty to a human family line, protecting their home. Others have declared war on human inhabitants driving them out of a "cursed" or "haunted" dwelling place to take it for themselves. Either way, gnomes are known (if they are known of at all) for vendettas and cannot be taken lightly if angered.  


  • Gnomes have WF: Knives instead of Small Arms.
Elves (Celts) live among forests north of Roman lands and keep slaves by means of their magic to do their physical labors, most particularly Orc slaves for their fighting and heavy work. Their territory is vast and controls the northern forests and isles entirely, but the Roman's superior energy, technology, engineering and numbers have pushed the elves' territory back in the last hundred years to the point that the elves no longer control any of the southern coastal land.  
  • Elves have WF: Spears & Thrown Spears instead of Small Arms.
  • Elves are required to take a Mandatory Psychological Complication: "Considers all forms of manual labor or housework to be beneath them", Common, Strong.

NOTE: There is no built in die roller for Google Groups (that I know of).

My preferred die roller (not because it's best, because it's not blocked for me).   A) Go to B) Use the log in mizo9999 C) Enter password mhi999 D) Click on "Campaigns" E) Click on "Use" in the row for the Monster Hunter Imperium game. F) Type in the Dire Roll blank (i.e. 3d6 or whatever) G) Type in the Short Description of Roll blank (i.e. Tatiana to hit Blob Monster with Axe) H) Uncheck "Clear all the above values after roll?" I) Click Roll Dice.   Let your Gm know to log in and see the results. :-D    




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    ​Monster Hunter Imperium refers to the commission given to the PC's owner to hunt troublesome monsters in Roman controlled territories. The word "Imperium" more or less means, "Commission". "In ancient Rome, imperium could be used as a term indicating a characteristic of people, the wealth held in items, or the measure of formal power they had. This qualification could be used in a rather loose context (for example, poets used it, not necessarily writing about state officials). However, in Roman society it was also a more formal concept of legal authority. A man with imperium ("imperator") had, in principle, absolute authority to apply the law within the scope of his magistracy or promagistracy. He could be vetoed or overruled either by a magistrate or promagistrate who was a colleague with equal power (e.g. a fellow consul) or by one whose imperium outranked his - that is, one of imperium maius (greater imperium). Some modern scholars such as A.H.M. Jones have defined imperium as "the power vested by the state in a person to do what he considers to be in the best interests of the state". Imperium can be distinguished from regnum, or royal power, which was inherited. Imperium was originally a military concept, the power of the imperator (general in the army) to command. The word derives from the Latin verb, imperare (to command). The title imperator was applied to the emperor, who was the commander of the armed forces. In fact, the Latin word, imperator, gives us the English word "emperor". Imperium was indicated in two prominent ways. A curule magistrate or promagistrate carried an ivory baton surmounted by an eagle as his personal symbol of office (compare the field marshal's baton). Any such magistrate was also escorted by lictors bearing the fasces (traditional symbols of imperium and authority); when outside the pomerium, axes were added to the fasces to indicate an imperial magistrate's power to enact capital punishment outside Rome (the axes were removed within the pomerium). The number of lictors in attendance upon a magistrate was an overt indication of the degree of imperium. When in the field, a curule magistrate possessing an imperium greater or equal to that of a praetor wore a sash ritually knotted on the front of his cuirass. Further, any man executing imperium within his sphere of influence was entitled to the curule chair. Curule Aedile (aedilis curulis) � 2 lictors Since a plebeian aedile (aedilis plebis) did not own imperium, he was not escorted by lictors. Magister equitum (the dictator's deputy) � 6 lictors Praetor � 6 lictors (2 lictors within the pomerium) Consul � 12 lictors each Dictator � 24 lictors outside the Pomerium and 12 inside; starting from the dictatorship of Lucius Sulla the latter rule was ignored. Because the dictator could enact capital punishment within Rome as well as without, his lictors did not remove the axes from their fasces within the pomerium. As can be seen, dictatorial imperium was superior to consular, consular to praetorian, and praetorian to aedilician; there is some historical dispute as to whether or not praetorian imperium was superior to "equine-magisterial" imperium. A promagistrate, or a man executing a curule office without actually holding that office, also possessed imperium in the same degree as the actual incumbents (i.e., proconsular imperium being more or less equal to consular imperium, propraetorian imperium to praetorian) and was attended by an equal number of lictors. Certain extraordinary commissions, such as Pompey's famous command against the pirates, were invested with imperium maius meaning ​​they outranked all other owners of imperium (in Pompey's case, even the consuls) within their sphere of command (his being "ultimate on the seas, and within 50 miles inland")."

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