I am planning to run a game during the first Crusades. The first adventure took place in England and Wales.This adventure happened about two years ago in real life. It's sometimes hard to keep a game going with work and school schedules... However, Roll20 seems to be making gaming more frequently easier.
When we pick up next, the players will receive a letter regarding Pope Urban II speech prompting the crusades. In an adventure or two I will place them in in the Byzantine Empire and then the Holy Land.
Currently the players are playing Companions that work for a secret society. Most player characters are fighters to some degree and one is a scholar woman and another a cook for a noble that leads the group. We are all somewhat new to the game and I didn't want to completely jump into magic right away. Maybe after two sessions I will have players play magi.
**Note:**Players can make up to two Companions and three Grogs. And eventually one magi. They all have made and played one Companion each.
I'm seeking advice: What books would you recommend to have for this campaign? Also do you have any advice and/or ideas for the campaign you would like to share? Thank you for any advice you have!