The results of the Genre Pack poll

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Our Returning Officer, pictured above, has completed the count. If you have any queries or complaints please take them up with her.

In all 187 of you were kind enough to share your votes and opinions on the candidate genre packs.

The votes were as follows:

  • Blood & Faith: 32.62%  (61 votes)
  • Codominion: 23.53%  (44 votes)
  • Set Europe Ablaze: 20.86%  (39 votes)
  • Thud & Blunder: 19.25%  (36 votes)
  • Other:  3.74%  (7 votes)

The ‘Other’ votes were mostly for the pulp/dieselpunk genre.

As soon as Gothic is complete we shall begin work on Blood & Faith. To give you an idea of what you are in for here is an excerpt:

It is time like no other in human history for Protestant Europe is beginning its rise to supremacy over the globe. The English and the Dutch are on the attack, severing the Kings of Spain and Portugal’s tenuous grasp on the East Indies and the Orient. In North America the English colonies are thriving and English Buccaneers plague the trade routes to central and south America.

In Europe Protestant and Catholic Princes are locked in a war that will see hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians perish in the name of Christ. For thirty years it will rage, sapping the strength of once mighty empires like Spain, Austria and France. The continent is awash with landless soldiers, mercenaries and brigands, with no loyalty to Church or King, only to coin and loot.

In England a King who believes in his divine right to rule clashes with an increasingly powerful Parliament in a battle of wills that will lead to a bloody civil war and regicide.

Yet behind all this is a deeper and most secret war. The foundations are being laid for the coming Age of Reason, when science shall start to provide explanations for things that only religion could before. New technologies, new weapons and new philosophies are unsettling the established order. Men and women are taking up arms against the superstitions of the past, seeking to consign to myth the many monsters and ancient orders that are holding mankind back.

Small companies have been formed by those on both sides and are being sent on missions that may well affect the future of all mankind.

This is a period made popular by such films and books as: The Three Musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Crucible, Lorna Doone, Solomon Kane, Mathew Hopkins – Witchfinder General, Captain Blood, Flesh & Blood, A Field in England, Day of Wrath, By the Sword Divided, Cromwell, The Scarlet Blade, and many more.

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