Although there are very few purely historical role-playing games, history still plays an important part in their design. In this episode, hosts James Holloway and Gianluca Raccagni spoke with Jon Hodgson of Handiwork Games and Davide Mana of Acheron Books about their work on upcoming historically-inspired role-playing projects: Handiwork’s Beowulf: Age of Heroes and Acheron’s Brancalonia: The Spaghetti Fantasy RPG. Both games are now successfully funded on Kickstart.

Beowulf: Age of Heroes

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This episode’s music is “Iris Hence Away” from Semele by Handel, performed by the MIT Symphony Orchestra and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.