Pop Medieval Ep 36: Some Games are Good, Others are Halatafl

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Pop Medieval Ep 36: Some Games are Good, Others are Halatafl
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Shall we play a (board) game? Doc shows Nina a board game featuring a raging Geat and Fairytale Femme Fatale.

Topics of discussion: Beowulf, Little Red Riding Hood, asymmetrical games, board games, metaphors, fox and geese, Doc’s hair, condescending comic book guys, Squid Game, and Mrs. Awesome’s patience.

Recommendations

Pop Medieval Ep 16: A Beginner’s Guide to the SCA (https://www.profawesome.com/podcast/pop-medieval-ep-16-a-beginners-guide-to-the-sca/)

An Outsider’s View of the SCA (https://unlocked-wordhoard.blogspot.com/2007/10/outsiders-view-of-sca.html)

Root (https://ledergames.com/products/root-a-game-of-woodland-might-and-right) ed: Root is a 4-person game, not a 5-person game.

Pop Medieval Ep 26: Seven Medieval Words…A Sick Return!

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Pop Medieval Ep 26: Seven Medieval Words...A Sick Return!
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We’re bringing it back, folks! It’s time to play Seven Medieval Words and this time, it’s pandemic themed! That’s right, Doc has seven Old English words and Nina has to guess their modern English translation. Last time they played, her score was a humiliating 1/7. Think she can do better this time?

As always, Pop Medievalists are invited to play along too! Can you can get the full seven?

The words are: laecehus, adl, onflyge, grima, lacnung, angbreost, hraecca


Recommendations

Pandemic! the board game (https://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-ZM7101-Pandemic/dp/B00A2HD40E/)

Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plantlore and Healing. Stephen Pollington (https://www.amazon.com/Leechcraft-English-Charms-Plant-Lore-Healing/dp/1898281238)


Have a recommendation for us? Send Doc and Nina and email at podcast at profawesome dot com!

Pop Medieval Ep 10: Seven Medieval Words (We Should Bring Back Today)

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Pop Medieval Ep 10: Seven Medieval Words (We Should Bring Back Today)
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The last time Doc and Nina played a game, it ended in Doc’s humiliating loss! Now, he’s out for blood with a game of “Seven Medieval Words (We Should Bring Back Today).” He’ll give Nina seven Old English words and let her guess the definitions. Can Nina get four out of seven correct, or will Doc get his revenge? Plus, Nina schools Doc on the deeply upsetting modern English translation of a modern German word.


Show Notes

Doc’s Recommendations

“Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English” by Michael C. Drout ( https://books2read.com/Drout-Old-English)

Stephen Pollington’s “Wordcraft” (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/453647.Wordcraft?from_search=true&qid=akcHzavs4K&rank=4)

Nina’s Recommendations

20 Awesome Medieval Words We Should Bring Back by History Hustle ( https://historyhustle.com/20-awesome-historical-words-we-need-to-bring-back/)


Have a recommendation for us? Email Doc and Nina at podcast at profawesome dot com!