Advent of Bloggers 2021, Dec 4th

I will try to each day until Christmas Eve present one blog or gemlog that I follow and explain why I follow it, and maybe even link to a few posts that I particularly like.

The blog I recommend today is a bit of a long shot. It's in Swedish. About a Swedish mediaeval fantasy role playing that has never been a bestseller and hasn't had new material published since 2015.

And the blog hasn't seen a new post in 61 months...

I still love Nor Bannog and hope it will wake up again.

The game in question is called Saga and takes place in a country very like 11th century England. It's faithful in its descriptions of technology, clothes, and customs - although they are of course explained by very different religious and historical backgrounds.

This blog goes one step further. Nor Bannog presents real historical facts and tidbits, often with suggestions of how they can be incorporated in the game and setting. And some are really amusing.

For example this discussion of whether or not Friar Tuck is an actual monk.

And here's 20 things taken from mediaeval ballads.

Very niche, this one. I very much hope it wakes up some time.

-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal