OOC: What are you reading.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 25 posts
 Game Master
 Story Teller
Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 03:45
OOC: What are you reading
as I prepare myself to wake up at 4am to catch a flight - I am reminded of one more question - what books are you reading?

I've been going through the Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwall (Brilliant stuff) and if you have Netflix or live in Brittain - you can watch it on BBC - It's all about Uhtred a Briton raised by Danes - I can't do it justice. The writing is exceptional.

What are you reading?

I have been looking for a book that is about this campaign/to inspire to keep me focused on this campaign setting while on the plane - going to a new world, colonizing etc.

Any suggestions?
Commander Jack Abraham
 player, 1 post
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 03:15
OOC: What are you reading
I can't say it's a proper inspiration for this campaign, but my preferred travel reading is the Caiphas Cain novels by Sandy Mitchell. Warhammer 40,000 universe, but corny and fun in a way that 40K stories are usually afraid to be.

If you want something more to get you in the mind of this sort of game, I would actually recommend a game called Frostpunk, made by the same people who made This War of Mine. It takes place in a near-future alternate history where something has caused the Earth to suddenly plummet into, essentially, a perpetual winter. It's about the choices you make, and the paths you choose to pursue, in order to ensure survival in a hostile environment.
ZZZ.Academic
 player, 2 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 03:26
OOC: What are you reading
I was looking at FrostPunk as well, I will have to pick it up now.

I just finished Jared Diamonds Guns, Germs and Steel, a bit dry but fascinating if you enjoy a bit of history.
Commander Jack Abraham
 player, 2 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 04:00
OOC: What are you reading
Oh, in terms of history stuff, I would also recommend "Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World" by Simon Garfield. It's all about the chemical revolution, the invention of synthetic dyes, and the part it played in creating the modern world.