The talk around the ole' Other Side water cooler is still Dark Albion. No surprises really.
I love the idea of playing in England/Albion. Especially with some dark magic thrown in for good measure. If I can tie it in with my War of the Witch Queens idea so much the better.
So I was looking over all my Castles & Crusades stuff over the weekend. Lamenting that I don't get to play it as often as I would like. I dearly love Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, it has such a cool vibe to it. But I also enjoy Castles & Crusades. Rumor has it that C&C began as a campaign on Earth. Aihrde is phonetically the same as Erde which is German for Earth. That being said I also have a couple of adventures I consider to be "must haves" for my next games, Night of the Spirits and A Druid's Lament.
Another strong selling point for C&C is the Codex Celtarum.
I reviewed it a while back and it is still one of my favorite gaming books ever. There is so much I could use here. Plus the ties with the Faerie world is a must-have in my mind.
Which brings me in a round about way to what are these Witch Queens warring about anyway? At first I thought maybe it was for control. But could it be more? I am hesitant to detail it too much. I still have a current D&D5 game I need to finish. Plus I want to keep it a little loose for now. Maybe even a bit "story gamey". Yes I am that much of jerk to take one of Pundits products and make it into a story game centerpiece. Well...not really. It's still OSR.
Éire is a idea I have been playing around with since forever I feel. A mythic Ireland, a land of adventure. The Celtic themed games I usually enjoy tend to skew a bit to the older and colder themes found in AS&SH.
Regardless of which way it goes I do know that there will be an Éire to go with Albion and I am going to have a great time doing it.