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RPGaDay in August – August 16th: Historical Person Gaming at the Table August 16, 2016

Posted by jkahane in gaming hut, personal, rpg hut.
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We continue on with RPGaDay in August, this year hosted by BrigadeCon.

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Day 16 – Historical person you’d like in your group? What game?

Oh, geez… this is a tough question for me! I adore a lot of different historical periods and admire certain historical figures, some more than others. While it’s tempting to say Gary Gygax, that wouldn’t be the truth for me. I can’t narrow it down to one historical character, because there are two of them.

The first historical figure I’d like to game with is Caius Julius Caesar, and the game I’d like to play with him is Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet. Julius Caesar has always been a fascinating historical figure, and I’d like to meet the man, talk to him about various subjects, but also I’d just like to see him playing a time traveller (Gods help us if he were a real time traveller, ’cause I suspect the timeline would go up in smoke!). I’d love to see what Caius Julius Caesar is really like, see his personality at a gaming table, and have his Roman sensibilities at the table.

The second person I’d like to game with is Joanne of Arc (or Jeanne d’Arc, if you prefer). What has always fascinated me about Jeanne d’Arc is the woman herself. She has remained a popular figure in literature, painting, sculpture, and other cultural works since the time of her death, and many famous writers, filmmakers and composers have created works about her. But somehow, I don’t think the truth of the psychology of Jeanne d’Arc is known, and it would be fascinating to have this woman as a player in a gaming group. I don’t know what kind of character she would play in any given game, but I’d love to have her present for a game of somthing like Primeval RPG. (That said, she’d also make for an interesting time traveller in the Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet RPG as well (oh, that’s right they did stat her up for that one…)

And that’s a wrap for Day 16.

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