Role-playing in the World of "A Brother's Price"

         "A Brother's Price" is a novel by Wen Spencer, set in an alternate Earth where only 5% of live human births are male. Many miscarry or are stillborn, though the cause of the syndrome is unexplained. To the people, they only know "God loves men very much, because she brings so many to her." The plot is about Jerin Whistler, a boy going on 16 and by tradition due to be sold into a marriage by his family. His mothers are respected landed gentry, his grandfather a kidnapped prince, and his grandmothers common line soldiers blackballed for treason, trained by thieves, re-enlisted as spies, and knighted for acts of valor. Jerin wants to marry well, and his sisters want a husband bought by his brother's price.


Design Notes

Roleplaying in the World of "A Brother's Price" (Oct 24, 2005)
My original post on the topic.
More on "A Brother's Price" (Dec 23, 2005)
Thoughts on the system, inspired by John Snead's post on benchmarking.
About "A Brother's Price" (Jan 9, 2006)
A general view of the book and what I think makes it good.


John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Fri Jan 27 17:56:08 2006