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Irish Game Ideas: Mythology

March 13, 2008

In my continuing series that I can only get away with one week a year, today’s list presents cool things from Irish history that could easily serve as a basis for a game.

Today’s list, mythology:

And in the event that you just want to make a game about Irish mythological figures, here’s what Wikipedia has to say.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Michel permalink
    March 16, 2008 6:09 pm

    This is something I’ve been researching for a while now, coincidentally. You missed 3 of the more interesting links…

    Four Treasures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Treasures
    Tuathal Techtmar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuathal
    Romans in Ireland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernia#Evidence_of_Roman_influence

    It writes itself. Exiled heir returns to conquer Ireland and avenge father’s death with Roman help. But first he needs to go on a quest (in the original and epic sense of the word) for the Four Treasures: Dagda’s Cauldron, to feed and heal the starving peasantry; The Sword and Spear to defeat his enemies; The Stone of Destiny to stand upon and prove his right to the throne.

    I just don’t see how anyone pitching a game about Romans in Mythological Ireland could be turned down, so I have to assume there just aren’t any game designers familiar with this period.

  2. March 17, 2008 4:38 pm

    Ever since rediscovering Jethro Tull a few months ago, I’ve thought a bit about making a game based on English mythology (been listening to a LOT of “Songs from the Wood”), so I thought this post to be an odd coincidence.

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