A comprehensive list of the most common polearms used throughout the ancient, medieval and renaissance eras with details of their usage and specifications.
Throughout history, status symbols – often bizarre ones – have cropped up in art, texts, and archaeological finds, and have puzzled people from later cultures. As in nature, humans are driven by biological imperative (as well as personal desire) to show themselves as the best, and to advance their authority and power. Humans have found a wide variety of ways to display their “superiority” within a community, ranging from fancy dressing, to the erection of wondrous structures, to the acquisition of rare commodities. Enter the status symbol.
Fantasy kingdom economics: A study on the wages of craftsmen and laborers in a fantasy world economy and the way they can be estimated.
An introduction to fantasy world economics and an examination of the exchange of coinage and the bread standard
A simple trick to help you calculate the surface area of a location using Photoshop. Really handy for map makers and worldbuilders.
The first building of the “Let’s design a village” is here. We are starting with the most humble of buildings. The cottage of a cottager, the lowest of the lows, right at the bottom of the feudal pyramid.
Medieval Education could be a force for freedom or submission. In this article we discuss the educational institutions of grammar school, university and private tuition. We also examine the differing education of men of women, and of serfs and noblemen, and explore the link between the church and education.
The farming year in medieval times, the tasks that the serfs had to undertake and the tools they had to use for farming.
A review of medieval tools like the axe, flail, harrow, scythe, plough (ard), heavy plough and all others medieval villagers used.
Our goodbye to a man who has been a mentor, a friend, a guide and a source of many tears and laughter
A new claim that King Arthur might be from Glasgow Scotland has be raised by Dr Andrew Breeze of the University of Pabloma
This article aims to establish the rules that will govern the creation of assets for the “Let’s design a medieval fantasy village’ series. We are discussing the sizes and scales as well as printing of all assets.
A pseudo-scientific take on the existence and nature of magic in a medieval fantasy world.
Magic versus Technology and how the existence of magic would affect technological progress in a world that magic exists
Let’s design a Medieval village is a project which aims to create a comprehensive guide about everything you need to know about creating a medieval village and the artwork that you can use to build your own villages.
A quick look at the everyday lives of medieval peasants, their homes and the conditions in which they lived and worked.
Measuring units during the medieval times were a mess, lack of standardisation, distance and languages barriers was just the start. This article is trying to give you a rough understanding of how land was separated and measured for production and taxation purposes during the medieval times in England (as per Doomsday book)
Closing our four part series in medieval social stratification we talk about the top of the echelon, the royal family and those around them.
In this article we go through the list of building materials used during the medieval times from the lowly cottage to the grand cathedrals of the time, from straw to glass