Rapiers and Rapscallions
Here are some things that I would recommend or inspired me…
7th Sea: An RPG from 2000, 7th Sea is the definition of a hot mess. The system is broke, and the setting sometimes veers into stupidity (I mean, seriously, there are aliens). Sounds great, huh? The good part is that the whole game just oozes flavor.
All for One: An RPG from 2010 that nails the tone and supernatural mix that I want. The problems are that the system sucks and the setting is narrowly focused on French Musketeers. Damn shame.
Brotherhood of the Wolf: It’s pretty long, dark, and a bit wft-y… but the Matrix-inspired combat scenes rock hard.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Well, recommend isn’t the right word. I dig the look of the movies, but to be honest I thought the first movie was merely okay, the second was dreadful, and the third… Hell, I don’t think I’ve seen it.
Princess Bride: One of my favorite movies, it has a wonderful light feel to it. Highest recommendation. The book is very good, but I actually prefer the movie a bit more.
Stardust: I’m a pretty big fan of this flick although I think the period is just a little off from the 1624 vibe that I’ve picked.
Three Musketeers (2011 version): So my dirty secret is that I’ve never read Dumas, and I’m not really a fan of any of the movies (even the “classic” from the 1970’s). I did enjoy this movie… just don’t think too much about it. I was initially inspired to include some of the steampunk/clockwork elements, but I think that I’ll pass.