In preparing for a new game, I was forced to confront some of my own ideas about the hierarchy of hell. While I love the idea of the Lilim using the same Dogedom model as a number of renascence merchant cities, my execution has left something to be desired.
Regional rulers with Ducal levels of power within Shal-Mari might style themselves as Doges, but the system basically relies upon rival merchant houses to work. Without first building those houses, Doge just becomes a fancy word for Duke. Continue reading