March 1st, 2012


always evil races

I've heard some complaints about the Always Evil race.  To be sure, they're fun in RPGs, where you don't have to let the orc/troll/goblin take a free swing before you get down to the business of killing them and stealing their treasure.  They're grotesquely improbable, of course.

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Golden Hair

The Golden Age of Princes

The Golden Age of Princes by H. D. Molesworth

The Baroque era, in case you're wondering.  He surveys a lot of Europe but always from the sovereign's point of view, or at least the royal one.  Then it was the era where absolute monarchy was what democracy is today:  the form of government that everyone takes for granted is the right one.

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