Patrocles’ Caspian Exploration Fraud

The Hellenistic Greek geographer, government official, and military officer Patrocles conducted two voyages of exploration in the Caspian Sea. His account of what he saw had a major influence on European geographers into the Middle Ages. The only problem is that most of the important stuff he reported was flat-out wrong. How he got to […]

The Book of Overthrowing Apep 

The Book of Overthrowing Apep is a 4th-century B.C. Egyptian religious text intended to help the priesthood assist the sun god Ra in his nightly struggle against the chaos serpent Apep. You wouldn’t want to read it yourself, but it does contain some striking and very gameable imagery! Let’s look at the coolest stuff in […]

Imhotep

Once a month here on the Molten Sulfur Blog, I run content taken from our book Archive: Historical People, Places, and Events for RPGs. This post is one of eighty entries in Archive, each more gameable than the last! This post is brought to you by beloved Patreon backer Arthur Brown. Thanks for helping keep […]

Cyrus the Great

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Eleusinian Mysteries

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Chand Baori

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More NPC Foibles from Suetonius

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NPC Foibles from Suetonius

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Baiae

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PCs on the Battlefield: Caesar’s Wars (Part 4)

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PCs on the Battlefield- Caesar’s Wars (Part 3)

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PCs on the Battlefield- Caesar’s Wars (Part 2)

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Egyptian Iconoclasm and Stone Golems

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PCs on the Battlefield: Caesar’s Wars (Part 1)

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The Alesia Gauntlet

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