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Paradisia, A Lawful Good Kingdom 01 June 2019


This month, Roger and Mike consider what to do once the adventures are rich beyond even their wildest dreams, try to avoid the boring bits of game prep, and experiment with an actual play recording.

We mentioned

Dragon Warriors, The World's Largest Dungeon at the Bundle of Holding, Corporation at the Bundle of Holding, silver-fork novels, Nyambe: African Adventures, a book about fraud, Reign, GURPS Cabal, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Treasure Tables, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 1 Glittering Prizes, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 2 Epic Treasures, a recent Oglaf comic (caution, other comics are very much NSFW), US names by birth year, anthropodermic bibliopegy, and Cthulhu Confidential.

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  1. Posted by Phil Masters at 06:39pm on 30 June 2019

    Comments in passing:

    • Heading off to an island somewhere to set up your own idea of a worthwhile kingdom is indeed more Wild West than Traditional Europe, as we mostly ran out of exploitable frontier and unexploited islands fairly early (until Columbus). I do remember the Canary Islands, though, where the Spanish did basically set out to start expanding into open space. They took decades to knock over a few stone age tribes, and generally made a pig's ear of the project. Settlers of Catan is wildly romantic...

    • I know that Ken Hite regards the Conan saga as written by Howard, in toto, as describing a personal tragedy. Conan spends the early stages of his career as a wild and free barbarian, disdaining all those weak, soft, civilised men with their laws and compromises; then he does indeed actually conquer a kingdom of his own -- and spends the rest of his life tied down, enforcing laws and compromising.

    • Merlin brought Stonehenge over from Ireland, Michael. Wales is merely where bits of it were brought from in dull quotidian reality.

    • And talking of taking chips off things... As I recall, Glorantha has the fantasy equivalent of that huge block of gold which is actually acting as a moderator on a reactor; a damn great lump of supernaturally valuable stone, in the middle of a desert, which is actually a weight which is keeping The Devil pinned down and thus preventing him from doing all manner of horrible things to the world. But, supernaturally valuable stone. Taking one little chip off isn't going to make any difference... The local anti-Chaos fanatics presumably do fairly extreme things to anyone carrying a geological hammer within ten miles of the location.

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