Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Muskets and Magic - Brian MacClellan

"So what happens when we do introduce gunpowder to a fantasy? First we can ask: what happened to our own world when gunpowder was introduced? Everything changed. War, predominantly. We developed countless new and interesting ways to kill each other. The face of a battle altered drastically: fortifications and siege techniques, weaponry and armor. The noise and the chaos increased. We even see things like the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 where a small group planned on destroying the entire House of Lords and the king. The capability of destruction available to man increased by orders of magnitude. This caused a trickle-down effect that changed politics, economics, and every day life, all the way down to the way we hunt." 4 out of 5 http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2013/02/articles/muskets-and-magic-by-brian-mcclellan/