BotNS Archaisms for Your TTRPG

Just read a great little post over at Throne of Salt all about generating a scenario for a TTRPG adventure set in Severian’s world of The Book of the New Sun. He created a d30 table of Unexplained Archaisms and a really clever way to get PCs started that uses the story-telling contest from Citadel of the Autarch that takes place in the Pelerine’s field hospital.

BotNS on Alzabo Soup

If you haven’t yet heard, the guys at Alzabo Soup are pointing the attention of their podcast at Gene Wolfe’s The Book of The New Sun. It sounds like they’ve put a lot of work into planning this one and it’s quite exciting to see it come to fruition for them. I’ll be tuning in for sure as their dive into other books have been both insightful and entertaining.

Smilodon Tracks

I couldn’t help but smile at the recent discovery of these fossilized footprints of a saber-toothed cat. Made about 50,000 years ago they may perhaps be made again hundreds of thousands of years into the future under the glow of a dying sun.

Wolfe a Must Read

The Guardian made up a list of 1000 novels everyone must read.  Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun was, of course, in the Science Fiction and Fantasy section of the list.