Many years ago, the British Empire opened a giant prison to send all manner of convicts - from shoplifters, to murderers, even insurgents against the crown - to live in a harsh, untamed land. Crops are hard to grow, police are routinely corrupt, and relations with the natives have never gone smoothly. These convicts were to become your fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers. You have been born in a prison of The Crown, and have just come of the age to realise the meaning of this. Your reaction to the situation, is what you will portray in this mod.
Another gun mod for mount and blade.
Not really, this setting has never actually been done before, neither in mount and blade, or to my knowledge, in any other game - (to be fair, there was "GOLDFIELDS" - a text adventure I played in primary school, set about 15 years earlier than Bail Up - and my recent unearthing of it gave me a few ideas to use in the mod, but I doubt anyone remembers it.)
The basic premise is you're in southeast Australia, some time between 1875 and 1880. "The Colonies" at this time were undergoing huge development after the discovery of vast quantities of gold in various places throughout the country. Whether you're a "new chum" or an "old hand" will be your own decision, and will effect your skills and social standing.
Besides guns being the main weapon in the game, there will be a few other notable deviations from standard M&B gameplay...
There are other planned changes, but until I'm totally sure how I'm going to implement them, I'll leave them for another update.
Anyway, about the page. I set this Moddb page up because I wanna do some more public musing on game features and the history behind the mod.
I'll be posting snippets of historical material in the "features" section which will act as both a kind of bibliography for the mod, and an introduction to the real life premise which establishes the mod (as I doubt many non-Australians will be privy to it) It's also a nice way to organise my research for my own use.
Generally, I will explain how the historical material will be tied into actual gameplay.
I'm pretty excited