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Episode 377: Everyone Believes in Horse Theft

January 10th, 2020 | Robin

In the Gaming Hut beloved Patreon backer Tom Shaw asks us to even the odds when strong PCs fight weak opponents.

A gruesome find in the History Hut prompts estimable backer Polydamas to seek guidance on portraying the Sandby Borg Massacre in a game.

In Ken and/or Robin Talk to Someone Else, Robin chats with Fil Baldowski, mastermind of the of All Rolled Up empire.

Finally, in Fun With Science, profound Patreon backer Wayne Shaw wants to know the true significance of the gigantic metal deposit buried beneath the moon’s south pole.

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2 Responses to “Episode 377: Everyone Believes in Horse Theft”

  1. […] and/or Robin Talk to Someone Else, of Episode 377 (!!), Robin chats with Fil Baldowski, the mastermind of the of All Rolled Up empire, to discover […]

  2. Jhonny Therus says:

    Great fun to hear about the Sandbyborg incident.

    Being one of the archaeologists digging there I can confirm that you got many things right, and some seem to be filtered and twisted through media hearsay. The thing with the gold though, there was not a monetary economy in Migration period Scandinavia. It was a trade/agriculture/honor economy where the most important aspect is rulers handing out gold rings in exchange for loyalty of their warrior retinues. So gold did not lose its value, rather its value skyrocketed as it became harder to find. And Öland was only one of several centers for the mercenarie migrations, almost all larger island in the Baltic area were part of it.
    About curses … well, there are a few of them. There is the underfunding one of course. But there is no house 40 curse. House 40 is published in the 2013-2014 report.

    Goat teeth you say? I can neither confirm nor deny. Look over there, a Deep One!

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