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Episode Info: “Dexterity plus Linguistics, let’s go!” Some fun “geek crossover” with another favorite role-playing game of many SCAdians: Dungeons and Dragons. My guest today, along with tons of other historical reenactors got started with this classic table top game. I have Lord Rurik Ulfhammer of House Stormborn over to discuss playing a sex worker in the fantasy world of D&D. Among other intriguing things…This discussion, like Lord Rurik’s beard, is not to be missed. Show Notes If you’re interested in learning more about Rurik’s journey into the 10th c Kievan Norse culture his blog is fascinating and well sourced. Some recent posts we discussed on the podcast are his exploration of Skaldic poetry and an in depth discussion of women’s rights in Viking society. Watch Vikings on Prime Video – Vikings on Hulu – Vikings on Itunes  Lagertha is a real legendary badass. Yes, real and legendary. She’s played by Canadian actor, director, and producer Katheryn Winnick. If you’d like to support my research into creating a historically inspired beauty routine with affordable modern products and simple things you can whip up, paypal your contributions to The Kievan Rus are a fascinating culture that is all too often overlooked in our study of history. Understanding it sheds light on the current cultural situation in Russia and Ukraine. Learning more about how Ukraine is the cradle of Rus culture, I hope, makes Putin rly mad. Jerk. I hope you’ll join me in nerding out about the Kievan Rus and remembering to properly refer to Ukraine, Crimea, and #theRussia. Check out The Tudors on Showtime – The Tudors on Netflix – The Tudors on Hulu – The Tudors in ITunes – The Tudors on Vudu The Favorite is not a particularly accurate historical movie. It takes quite a few liberties with the broad outlines of accepted history, but it is an excellent portrayal of the story of women vying for power through intimacy with a very real, very human, monarch. A few centuries post period in the 18th century, but a great movie. Watch The Favourite on HBO Go/HBO Now – The Favourite on Vudu – The Favourite on YouTube Premium The official D&D 5e page, basic rules and character creation available online, and for good measure, a 5e D&D wiki. If you want to talk, of course there’s a reddit D&D group. Learn more about Hrothsvitha, a nun from the 10th c who wrote many plays and other works in spite of her gender. An interesting article discussing gender and racial bias in gaming. Watch the KWC’s favorite movie on Netflix – Amazon Prime – ITunes – Google Play – Vudu Upcoming salons will focus on non-monogamy, polyamory, and inspirational women before 1600 CE. Do you have questions we can answer? Stories, experiences, or research to share? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a message at 440-4WHORES. ♥ Talk to us! Follow us ...
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