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Author: The Devil's Historians; The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination; that thing about the flails. Founder: @PublicMedieval. Makes very good eggs. he/him
May 27, 2021 13 tweets 10 min read
Hi #MAMG21! Thanks for coming to my paper: Fuck the Paladin and the Horse he Rode in On. Thanks to @cosyfanheater and Luiz Guerra for some early feedback on this. #DnD #DnD5e 1/ #MAMG21 “Paladins” are a stock figure in medievalist fantasy—whether that’s books, films, or games. But it was not always so. Though they have a long history (more below), the version we know sprang from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) Player’s Handbook in 1978. An illustration from the 1978 AD&D Player’s Handbook, titl