So I went to Reykholar this weekend. The place that is the home of Jason Morningstar s oneshot setup and the home to all of the four Sagas of the Icelanders games I ran last year. I was happy to find that there were hot springs just like we had in our games. I think this is the place I have traveled to that I have had the strongest connection to without ever really being there. It was strange feeling all those memories of games and characters get attached to places as I went trough this very small and isolated town.
A hack of “The Man” playbook I posted back in July 2016 included, without permission, the description of the Man’s…
A hack of “The Man” playbook I posted back in July 2016 included, without permission, the description of the Man’s Farm and the move A Man’s Domain from a previous version of The Man playbook created by Keith Stetson, Matthew Aaron, and Brendan Conway. I deeply regret and apologize for using that content without their permission. If you reference the version of the playbook I posted, you must include them in any attribution.
They have graciously allowed the playbook to stand as written. I have, however, decided not to let it be distributed any further while I ponder the best way–if any–of reissuing it, so I’ve unshared the GDoc and asked Jason Morningstar to do the same with the layout he made of it.
Again I am truly sorry for the offense I gave to three designers I have the utmost respect for.
“Arm-rings were a popular decorative item, displaying wealth and status. The dragon head seems also to have been a popular image and has become associated with the prows of Viking ships, although no surviving examples have been found.”
“Temples and holy sites were important to trade and diplomacy as well as spiritual matters. Each holy place was required by law to have a silver arm-ring that was worn by the local chieftain, or Godi. The ring was used for the swearing of oaths for all manner of reasons, not least to formalize trade bargains. The Godi occupied a position somewhere between priests and nobles or chiefs, providing both religious and political leadership. They led the worship of the gods and appointed officials as well as making laws.”
(Martin J. Dougherty, Vikings: A History of the Norse People, Amber Books, London, 2014, par. 8.132-4.)