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The Imperial Age: British India $9.95
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 04/10/2012 12:06:56

Most Victorian Age games give a paragraph or two about India, which is too bad really. Victoria herself was known as the "Empress of India".

A good overview of the British involvement in India is given. Again, this is not a textbook, but a game book. There are plenty of places to get more detail, but I think what is here is a great start.

Since so much of the British involvement in India was political and military, overviews of the Government and Military, both in England and India is also given.

I like the authentic maps.

In an interesting addition, several Esoteric Societies are included. Obviously due to their ties with anything "Oriental".

A GM's section on running a campaign in India is presented covering Fantasy, Horror, Occult and Engine based game.

We don't get into any d20 specific information till about 46 pages into the book (almost 3/4ths through the book). d20 specific info includes a section on creatures (wish there more, but this is good), weapons and feats.

The book ends with a set of reference books and films.

All in all I thought this was a great book for any Victorian-era game. I would love to see more, but I think the book did what is set out to do.

All the Imperial Age books are all well written and features art from the age, either public domain art and paintings as well as some original art. In all cases the art is very evocative of the time and very well done.

The books are all easy to read, with clean layout and font sizes. They can be printed with ease without killing your printer cartridge.

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