Posts Tagged ‘Anglo-Saxon campaigns for role-players’

Using Real-World Religions in RPGs

January 3, 2009

This is an article I wrote some years ago for The Sharp End.

Since religions have played such a fundamental rĂ´le in all human societies, any RPG universe that contains humans will almost certainly contain religions. While there are numerous types, they essentially boil down to two: fictional and factual, each with their advantages and disadvantages. (more…)

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The Rise and Fall of the Kentish Empire

November 1, 2008

This is the second article on the Anglo-Saxon period of English history for role-players. It should be noted that the term “Kentish Empire” was never used by the Anglo-Saxons or by modern historians; however, since King Aethelbert did persue what can only be called an expansionist policy and did earn the title “Bretwalda” for himself, I feel it appropriate to use the term “empire” to describe the Kent of his reign. (more…)