Last week I told my group about my two latest reading projects:
1. Everything having to do with Conan the Cimmerian
2. The Kalevala - Finland's National Epic and likely the inspiration for the Bard (only, you know, powerful) and the Nightmare in D&D.
They decided to change the setting of our potential Pathfinder game from Eberron to a mash-up of the Conan-o-verse (Hyboria) and the Kalevala-verse; I'm f***ing ecstatic!
(Note: I'm really tempted to