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?)
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")
@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.)
@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.
@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 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.
@Alexis thank you! That eases my conscience in picking viking.
@zatnosk very definitive. Glad I could help split the vote.
@Mainebot *shakes fist* you definitely made it intense.
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