Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Osprey Myths and Legends LIne

Osprey Myths and Legends should really appeal to the fantasy RPG player who looks to add more “historical” material to their game as, from the promo material, it examines well known mythological and legendary concepts and figures with the attention to detail and array of illustrations that readers expect from Osprey.  First up is Jason and the Argonauts, written by Neil Smith with illustrations by Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena, releasing next March.  Unfortunately, Greek myth while extensively taught in high school and colleges, has never occupied a huge swath of the RPG or boardgaming field.  I don’t have much hope for May’s War of Horus and Set either as  interest in Egyptian mythology, much like Greek, has always proven stronger academically than gamingwise.

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