I have an idea brewing in my head. It developed into a plotbunny which wouldn't let go of my ankle. So now, I think of how to combat it.
For starters, what I have is the period in chinese history called the 'three kingdoms', namely wei, han and something I can't remember. All three had generals, namely:
Liu Bei -> best tactitian
Zhu Ge Liang -> best footsoldiers
Someone else -> best navy (I think)
I was wondering if I could transfer this into a plot for a RPG, something like the PC is a normal, lowly mercenary, and has to serve one of the three generals, then possibly make a name for himself or something. Along the way I could throw in random stories from the 'three kingdoms'.
There is a book writen on it, the chinese title is 'San Guo Yan Yi', translated it means 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms'. I've only read bits and pieces of it, as I'm not of a level where I understand all the words. Most of what I know is tought to me in school.
So... any ideas to help me flesh this out?