Monday, December 28, 2015

RPG Media Monday - Shieldlands, Beowulf, & King of the Geats

I recently found out that there is a new show coming out next year using Beowulf as a jumping off point called "Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (2016)."  According to what little I have seen, it does seem to start off with Beowulf going to see Hrothgar.  I get the feeling from the description on itv.com that the direction will be a little closer gritty mystery with lots of fighting than an epic poem in a mystical, magical land.  Read that description here and see the IMDb link here.


Also, some time ago, the Medivalists.net gave us an article on "Beowulf and the Teaching of Leadership" here.


Finally, on historyfiles.co.uk and wikipedia, learn a bit about the King of the Geats and their storied history taking them from the times of Beowulf through the first publication of Dungeon & Dragons in 1974.  Coincidence?!?!  Learn more here.


What can be gleaned from Media
and used in our tabletop RPGing?
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