Mar 18, 2020
This week's hosts: Shane & Savage
This week the whole world is celebrating St. Patrick's Day, an international holiday dedicated to small-town industry and political muck-flinging that somehow captured the global imagination. The party are safely locked away from any strong drink until they examine the importance of being Irish in roleplaying games and give a few suggestions as to how to depict the luckiest sods on Earth at the table. Mighty Craic!
Things that got mentioned in this episode:
Tuatha Dé Danann - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuatha_D%C3%A9_Danann
Fomorians - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fomorians
B.A.D.D. not M.A.D. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Pulling#B.A.D.D.
Banshee - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee
Selkie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie
A few more Irish cryptids here - https://folklorethursday.com/regional-folklore/top-5-irish-cryptids-the-good-the-bad-and-the-muckie/
My personal favourite is the Dobhar-Chú
Pagan Shore for Pendragon - https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/classic/rev_3317.phtml
Hârn campaign setting - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A2rn
The Fianna - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fianna
Not to be confused with the Fianna - https://whitewolf.fandom.com/wiki/Fianna
Anything that can and has been said about the IRA and its place in Irish history will attract someone with an axe to grind. Here's the wiki entry, make up your own mind - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provisional_Irish_Republican_Army
Shadowrun Tír na nÓg - https://shadowrun.fandom.com/wiki/T%C3%ADr_na_n%C3%93g
Here's the RPG.net thread where we found some of the best and worst depictions of Ireland in RPG's - https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/terrible-portrayals-of-ireland-the-irish-in-rpgs-an-attempted-masterlist.670731/
Mutant Chronicles RPG - https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/16/16691.phtml
Brehon Law was the legal system I couldn't recall the name of. Great inspiration for any GM looking to build some legal framework into their murderhobo world - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Irish_law#Substantive_law
Gáe Bulg, the Belly Spear - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A1e_Bulg
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