Appendix N

The original Appendix N, of course, was featured in the Gary Gygax’s 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master’s Guide. It served as a reference for inspirational fiction and source material for the works provided. Although this game follows less of the standard pseudo-medieval trappings, here is a similar inspirational list for this setting. Not everything here is a linear inspiration, but left an impression nonetheless.

Gaming Books

The Atlas of Audhüm by Dark Matter Studios

GURPS Greece by Steve Jackson Games

Mazes & Minotaurs by Legendary Games Studios

Mythic Greece by Iron Crown Enterprises

The Majestic Wilderlands by Bat In The Attic Games

Rolemaster by Iron Crown Enterprises

RuneQuest 6 by The Design Mechanism

Shadow, Sword, and Spell by Rogue Games

Non-Gaming Books

Bullfinch’s Mythology

Divine Comedy by Dante Allegheri

The Earthsea novels by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Iliad by Homer

King of Sartar, by Greg Stafford (not strictly a gaming book, but a wonderful recounting of Gloranthan ancient history and mythology)

Lion of Macedon and Dark Prince by David Gemmell

The fantasy works of L. Sprague de Camp, especially his Novarian series.

Masters of Rome Series by Colleen McCullough

The Runelords Series by David Farland

The Odyssey by Homer

The Prose Edda by Snorri


HBO’s Rome

Clash of the Titans

The Harryhausen Sinbad films

Jason and the Argonauts

Appendix N

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