Friday, August 31, 2012

On Scandshar

I've occasionally mentioned Scandshar from my D&D home game. Since there's a better-than-even chance that my PCs will end up there next (to help the revolutionary abolitionist movement most likely), I felt like posting some of the influences in one of those lovely picdumps that seem so popular.

(As one might surmise from the following pictures and video, it's an anachronistic mess.  Scandshar has taken a little from every culture it has contacted.  They're late medieval/early modern, but the local fashion reflects a little Enlightenment, a little Regency, a little Victoriana.  I developed Scandshar before reading The Hunger Games, but one can easily liken the weird fashion trends of Scandshar to the description of the Capitol.)

(Oh, also, all the pictures should be linked to their sources.  A lot of these pictures come from image collections, so you can totally lose your day by clicking those links.  Assuming they work, of course.  You're welcome.)



  1. It looks like the cast of Velvet Goldmine - very cool.

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    1. I don't know. Bosabrieln seemed pretty disturbed by the rampant slavery.

      It's enough to make one bi-furious.


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