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PnP News Bot
05-17-2010, 12:20 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

May 17, 2010: Guys With Axes And Beards (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=May&y=2010&d=17)



http://www.sjgames.com/images/36/3676/small.jpg (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-6042) Vikings were more than just guys with beards and axes. They were peaceful traders with a highly developed system of law. They were clever warriors and curious explorers. They were a complex society with a grand mythology.</p>

Of course, guys with beards and axes hefting huge tankards of ale, bellowing songs of love and war, and wearing furs and chainmail make for a better story. And there are some great Viking stories . . .</p>

GURPS Vikings (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-6042) fills in the gaps that Hollywood has left out of the topic of early medieval Scandinavians. (But it's also a great reference if you're looking for those hammer-swinging, horned-helmet-wearing Norsemen who flirt with valkyries.)</p>

-- Paul Chapman (paul@sjgames.com)</p>

Slipstream
05-17-2010, 08:54 AM
Oh, NOW they decide to put it out in PDF form, just one month after having to buy the print version. It's well worth it, regardless of format.