Over on the Medievalists.net website, there is a new article posted titled "The Commercial Map of Constantinople." See more here!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
If you're looking for a way to flesh out a setting, take some inspiration from the "Thirty-Six Stratagems." Read more here!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Icy Lighthouse Photos
Over on Cottage Life, there is a recent pictorial with lighthouses covered in ice. See more here!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Warp Drive Seems Possible
An article from last year on io9.com suggests that Warp Drive might be more likely than previously thought. Read more here!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Animated Animals with Human Skeletons
There is a cool video by Brian Andrews circulating of animated animals with human skeletons. Enjoy!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Viking Raiding Gone Wrong
There is a new article on the irisharchaeology.ie website titled "Bones of the Vikings: when raiding goes wrong." See more here!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Hild by Nicola Griffith - NPR Review
There is a review on the NPR website of a new historical fiction novel titled Hild by Nicola Griffith about a 7th Century women who became a saint. Read more here!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Additions
Earlier this month it was announced on YaleDailyNews.com that the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has some additions to their collection. Read more here!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Even in Medieval Times, archaeology was happening, though sometimes by accident. Read more on the Medievalists.net website here!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Disturbing Origins of 10 Famous Fairy Tales
Earlier this month, over on FlavorWire.com, they posted an article titled "The Disturbing Origins of 10 Famous Fairy Tales." Read more here!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Over on The Atlantic, there is an interesting article on false memories that might well feed a tabletop game scenario or two. Maybe a series of them that are all about the same event but from different perspectives. Read more here!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Layers of History
A recent article on LiveScience.com titled "Ancient City Discovered Beneath Biblical-Era Ruins in Israel" takes a look at the hidden depths of ruins. See more here!
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Telegraph recently ran an article titled "World's oldest creature was 507...but scientists killed it." Read more here!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Mysterious Inverted Crater
According to TheViralPost.com, scientists in Irkutsk are puzzled by a massive, inverted crater. Read more here!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Diggers in Finland have discovered an unusual two-sword grave. Read more here!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Flood Displaces Australian Spiders
ViralNove.com has a cool pictorial detailing what has happened to spiders and farms surrounding flooded river valleys in Australia. See more here!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Big History Project
If you are a tabletop game setting creator, check out the Big History Project for a bit of perspective. See more here!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Earliest Little Red Riding Hood Tale
Learn about "The Earliest Little Red Riding Hood Tale" over on Medievalists.net here!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Replica Tutankhamun Tomb
Tour the tomb's replica to protect the original, then map it out for a gaming scenario. See more here!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Some of the animals in the linked pictorial from Memolition.com have surfaced in other pictorials to which I have previously linked but this is a fine collection. See more here!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
New Species or Sea Monster?
An interesting creature has been pulled from the South China Sea and it has folks puzzled. See more here!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
The Vampire Connection of Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris
There is a wonderful article on atlasobscura.com, telling of the vampiric connections of Paris and the infamous Père Lachaise Cemetery. Read more here!
Friday, November 8, 2013
Box of Crazy
Over on Imgur.com, someone has posted images of a box and its contents that were purportedly found "by the trash." The idea of it, in and of itself, is inspiration enough for a scenario or two for a tabletop RPG, but the contents holds so much more. See more here!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
There is a new article up on the Medievalists.net website titled "Medieval Microcredit? Pledging and Rural Credit in England During the Middle Ages." Read more here!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
44 Coolest Tech Gadgets of 2013
Sometimes making a near-future setting isn't about thinking up a whole new way to handle tech, it's about taking what is simply new today and making it commonplace. To that end, check out this article on DodoBurd.com titled "44 Coolest Tech Gadgets of 2013" here!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Magnifying Contact Lenses
There's a new article over on IndustryTap.com titled "Telescopic Lenses Give You Superhero Vision." Read more here!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Designer of the Bayeux Tapestry Identified
Over on the Medievalists.net website, there is a recent article putting forth a candidate as designer of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Read more here!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Over on TheMetaPicture.com, there is a new pictorial called "Police mugshots in the 1920s" that would make for some good villains and NPCs. See more here!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Nov. 1st – Calan Gaeaf
The Reasons for the Season had an interesting post yesterday titled "Nov. 1st – Calan Gaeaf" about the first day of winter in Wales Read more here!
Friday, November 1, 2013
Five Reasons why Mermaids Can’t Physically Exist
Over on the Deep Sea News website, they recently posted an article titled "Five Reasons why Mermaids Can’t Physically Exist." Read more here!
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