What real world period should I base my Epic Fantasy About Cooperative Action on?
(Yes, this poll is biased. Yes, this poll is eurocentric)

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What real world period should I base my Epic Fantasy About Cooperative Action on? (Round 2 *)

This time with the popular write-in of Bronze Age.

(*Least popular option (Medieval) has been eliminated)

What real world period should I base my Epic Fantasy About Cooperative Action on? (Round 3, Final Round, Finale)

Stone age and Iron age both got two votes out of fourteen, so now it's down to a 1v1 between Bronze Age (the underdog and newest contender, can it take the lead from..) and Viking Age (in the lead from the start, a popular and strong contender, with a hidden risk of disappointment, because what are vikings in a world without boats?)

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Argh, it's a tie :(

Meh, I'll just pick viking equivalent then, because it had a good run, and it's interesting to try to define "viking" in a world without boats (because seamonsters and "here be dragons")

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@zatnosk Maybe some age when cooperaive action was known to exist? Might that eliminate Viking age?

@bhaugen what makes you think cooperative action wasn't a thing among vikings?

(Plus, this is fantasy; when dragons can exist, using concepts such as cooperative action is hardly a stretch, even if they didn't exist in the parallel real world age.)

@zatnosk
> what makes you think cooperative action wasn't a thing among vikings?

Very rough readings of history. I would guess that like pirates they were probly pretty cooperative with each other but beyond their crew, pillage and burn. But that's not evidence,that's guessing.

And I don't care what you write, but you asked...;-)

@bhaugen vikings did way more than just raid and pillage. They settled not only northern england, they also settled faeroe isles, iceland, greenland and small parts of canada. Not to mention the kingdoms they built in scandinavia. They had trading connections with slavs and arabs, and some served as mercenaries in the eastern roman empire in what is now Istanbul.

My point is, they travelled wide and far and was exposed to a lot of ideas.

@zatnosk @bhaugen yes! I want the bit about the vikings being farmers and stuff in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic.

@zatnosk
I take it all back, you have clearly studied the Vikings more than I have (which was not much).

@bhaugen I do consider myself a descendant of them (or at least the farmers who stayed home) plus there's quite a lot of coverage of them in the danish school system 🙂

@zatnosk
I'm a descendant of a Housman (sp?)
Lowest caste when Norway had a caste system.

@zatnosk honestly I finally voted and picked Viking specifically because "what are Vikings in a world without boats?" is a really interesting question I'd like to see handled

@zatnosk If it helps, I was seconds too late to vote in this one, but would've voted Viking.

@zatnosk very definitive. Glad I could help split the vote.

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