Tag: History

Sep 29

The Dream Heroquest of Unknown Kadath 4: Historical Figures

    After a long break, the dreamquest returns with another six people to join me in a fictional game. I also nominate the dream GM and determine which system we play. As noted in the first post in this series, the idea came from other blogs.   The first dream heroquest featured a mixed …

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Aug 16

RPG-a-day 2016: Day 16

  The RPG-a-day project is now in its third week. This is a series of roleplaying questions to answer on social media. The host is the Brigade Con blog, where you can find the large image with the full list of questions.   To learn more, see the Brigade Con blog     Day 16 …

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May 25

Listening Around: Saga Thing

  This is my first Listening Around post for several months, but I am still regularly listening to podcasts. Overall, I enjoy four categories of podcasts: Roleplaying Magic: The Gathering History Writing   See more of my recommended podcasts on the Resource page   Today I have a recommendation from my third category. The Saga …

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Aug 17

Herodotus the Geek 2: Famous City

  Last month I wrote about Herodotus and gaming.   Today I have another passage from the Histories of Herodotus which present him as some the great ur-Geek. This is another passage from Book 1, this time section 98. Rather than paraphrase, I shall quote the relevant text:   The Medes built the city now …

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Jul 08

Herodotus the Geek, Part 1: Gaming

  I am currently using the Histories of Herodotus as research for my Crestfallen stretch goal article.   Along with being a gaming geek, I am also a history geek. This is focused on the Ancient and Early Medieval periods, which melds perfectly with my worldbuilding for the Tales of the Hero Wars setting.   …

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