Ab Urbe Condita is gigantic collection of history books written by Titus Livius and covering history of Rome from before Time of Kings to 9 BC. Big portions of the collection has been lost and not many of the surviving books have been translated into Finnish.
I’m planning on doing series of blog posts where I sketch out the current lore and beliefs in my game Herculeum. This one is about Librarian, patron saint of scholars and scribes.
Clausewitz’s Vom Krige (On War or Sodankäynnistä) is a military and strategy treatise written by a prussian general Carl von Clausewitz in the beginning of the 19th century. My copy is from the first printing and 5th printing is out of print, so keep this in mind while reading this review (although I don’t expect big revisions between printings in this book).
I recently dug out some old toy soldiers (15mm later carthagians and early imperial romans from Corvus Belli to be specific) and started cleaning and painting them. As such, I’m going to spend hours and hours sitting in one spot, doing pretty mechanical things. Last time I was doing this, I listened audio book version of the History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire (that took a better part of the summer). This time I wanted something different and was happy to hear that Aleks, an online contact of mine, had started a new actual play podcast Underworld Blues and Other Stories. They’re using own system that seems pretty interesting. The setting is mix of fantasy and steampunk, thus right up on my alley.
I haven’t been writing much about hy recently, so it’s time to change it (albeit this will be short one).
I was working on society generation, where the system would generate whole socities (villages to be specific), inhabited with people. These people could be part of various factions or secret socities and have their own agendas. Moreover, some of them might have powerful artifacts or other special items, that would have history attached to them.