Now Available: Medieval Humanities

Medieval Humanities: A system-agnostic sourcebook in 3 volumes for any fantasy or historical game.  Gary Gygax started me down this path. He drew inspiration from the real-world, and chucked it wholesale into 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. I might not have been sucked into using history, biography, and information about other cultures as fodderContinue reading “Now Available: Medieval Humanities”

Now Available: Notorious Pirates

Notorious Pirates is a system-agnostic sourcebook for any historical or fantasy game. As author Claud Lovat Fraser explains in his preface, it is based on earlier works spanning back to the early 1700s. Even he admits that this is far from a comprehensive collection, being as it is limited to the standard collection of WesternContinue reading “Now Available: Notorious Pirates”

Now Available: Medieval Society

The fourth installment in the Medieval Reference series, Medieval Society is a system-agnostic sourcebook for any historical or fantasy game. It presents a look at the cultural influences at the time when feudalism was on the rise. The social hierarchy brought with it knights, poetry, and romanticism while also codifying a caste system. Based onContinue reading “Now Available: Medieval Society”

Now Available: Demonology & Witchcraft

A system-agnostic sourcebook in 5 volumes for any historical, horror, or fantasy game. Demonology & Witchcraft is based on letters written by novelist Sir Walter Scott, a lifelong student of folklore and history, as well as other sources from the same period. In many ways Scott’s work represents the first attempt at scholarship regarding witchcraft andContinue reading “Now Available: Demonology & Witchcraft”

Now Available: Medieval Saints Vol 2 & 3

Medieval Saints is a system-agnostic sourcebook in 3 volumes for any historical, or fantasy game. It presents a look at what life was like for monks, how the monastic system operated, and the influence that monks and clergy who later became venerated as saints had over religious practice, culture, and political policies throughout the MiddleContinue reading “Now Available: Medieval Saints Vol 2 & 3”

Now Available: Medieval Saints Vol 1.

Medieval Saints is a system-agnostic sourcebook in 3 volumes for any historical, or fantasy game. It presents a look at what life was like for monks, how the monastic system operated, and the influence that monks and clergy who later became venerated as saints had over religious practice, culture, and political policies throughout the MiddleContinue reading “Now Available: Medieval Saints Vol 1.”

Now Available: Murder & Mutiny

Murder & Mutiny is a system-agnostic sourcebook in 4 volumes, for any historical or fantasy game. It contains true tales of shipwrecks, mutineers, and mayhem on the high seas! This volume is filled with information that can be mined for worldbuilding details usable in your own settings. There are colorful characters that can be adaptedContinue reading “Now Available: Murder & Mutiny”

Now Available: Early Middle Ages

Early Middle Ages is a system-agnostic sourcebook in two volumes, for any historical or fantasy game. It presents a real-world account of Europe from the dawn of the 9th century through the 11th century. Based on the academic work of Henry Osborn Taylor, it focuses on the effect of Christianity on scholarship and culture, forContinue reading “Now Available: Early Middle Ages”

Now Available: A History of Witchcraft

This History of Witchcraft is a system-agnostic sourcebook for any historical, horror, or fantasy game. In four volumes it presents a real-world account of witchcraft in England between 1558 to 1718. Based on the academic work of Wallace Notestein, it focuses on the political and cultural causes and impacts of witchhunters and witch trials, ratherContinue reading “Now Available: A History of Witchcraft”

Now Available: Discovery of Witches

Hello, Light Brigade! You can’t discuss the history of witchcraft without bringing up witch hunters, and you can talk about witch hunters and leave out the Witchfinder General himself, Matthew Hopkins. The volume you’re reading right now contains his classic treatise, The Discovery of Witches. Nominally an explanation of how Hopkins identified who was aContinue reading “Now Available: Discovery of Witches”

Now Available: Medieval Origins Series

Hello, Light Brigade! Blame Gary Gygax. He’s the one that started me down this path. If he hadn’t drawn so much inspiration from real-world history, and chucked it wholesale into 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, I might not have been sucked into using it as fodder for my own games. Where other people wereContinue reading “Now Available: Medieval Origins Series”

Now Available: The Pirates’ Who’s Who

Hello, Light Brigade! This version of The Pirates’ Who’s Who, presented in 4 volumes, was edited with the creative tabletop roleplayer in mind. It provides an overview of the topic of piracy, and discussed the way its history has been documented. There’s a lot of information, but not so much that it overwhelms, or leavesContinue reading “Now Available: The Pirates’ Who’s Who”