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Episode 95: A Big Can of Time Worms

June 27th, 2014 | Robin

Turn your head and sarcophagus as Ask Ken and Robin raises the lid on a @CrazyDogSpirit question on making the most of mummies.

Then it’s time for another Ken and/or Robin Talk to Someone Else, in which Allison Fizzard, associate professor of history at Regina’s Campion College, explains Tudor-era retirement plans and how Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries threw them for a loop. Plus, there’s beer.

We springboard from that into the Gaming Hut, examining ways to incorporate legal petitions into fantasy RPGing.

Finally Ken’s Time Machine takes us to that moment when a 16-year-old future George V crossed paths with the Flying Dutchman.

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5 Responses to “Episode 95: A Big Can of Time Worms”

  1. sondermann says:

    pump-bread (sp?): might it be related to the german bread Pumpernickel? [] also cf. []

  2. […] for Podcasts, only one this time – Ken and Robin talked about… Mummies, George V vs. the Flying Dutchman, and an interview so historically geeky that it […]

  3. RogerBW says:

    In a legal context, I think it’s worth remembering the fungibility of money. Your typical group of dungeon bashers, confronted with someone who’s not being paid the cash he’s been promised, will simply go and bash another dungeon and hand over the loot. To give them an incentive to go into court, there needs to be something non-substitutable, like the right to live in a particular house (the monastery grounds are a source of magic?).

    I did once play a judicial champion in a Warhammer world. He regarded himself as a great legal disputant, and in that context he was. He always hated divorce cases, though: for that the authorities required use of the flail.

  4. Ed Hirsch says:

    Thanks guys! I’m @crazydogspirit and I had almost forgot I asked that question! I think I was listening to a segment you did about 2 months back on the versatility of the vampire myth, and was thinking about how a good chunk of (at least movie lore) mummy lore felt like warmed-over vampire lore. Still, as always you knocked it out of the park.

  5. Your disquisition on mummies made me think of one of the more famous “mummified” bodies around: that of V. I. Ulyanov (“Lenin”). Something based on a Communist version of the Barbarossa myth might make for an interesting story.

    If you’re interested in judicial dueling, Eric Jager’s The Last Duel is quite good. As might be expected from anything involving an official act of a government, the actual process of arranging to get a problem resolved by dueling was much more complex than the typical Hollywood hot-blooded challenge.

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