Thursday, September 07, 2006

Arthuriana Open Thread

As part of an experiment in my Arthurian Legends course, I'll occasionally be posting Arthuriana open threads here. Though this is intended to be a forum for students in that class to post about modern Arthuriana they've run into, everyone is welcome to contribute.

Yes, Alan Kellogg, this means you are welcome too.

1 comment:

  1. Don't know where you'd put this one, but recently I ran across a bit of Arthuriana called, I, Mordred: The Fall and Rise of Camelot

    This is a setting compatible with the D&D game (but not officially :) ) in which King Arthur is a tyrant, Morgan le Faye is still wicked, and their son/nephew Mordred is working on overthrowing his despot father and freeing Britain.

    In a different vein there is Heirs to Merlin: The Stonehenge Tribunal For Ars Magica. This is an official setting, and deals with the inheritors of Merlin's legacy. The time is the 12th century, in a world where the legends and myths are true. The backstory is that of a non-standard magical tradition dealing with a world that fears and mistrusts wizards, and a magical tradition (the Hermetic) that fears and mistrusts other traditions. And what tradition to fear better than one that once put a king on a throne?