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Temple of Elemental Homer, or Gygax’s Odyssey

Posted by Michael

*This a just-for-fun topic to keep things light-hearted as we finish off the Odyssey.*

For those of you who don’t recognize the references in the title, a quick explanation is in order. This post will assert that the story of the Odyssey was simply made up by some random bard as something to entertain folks in an effort to convince them to give him free food, but it is in fact an account of one of the first role-playing games played in human history. By this I mean that a group of Greeks (ha ha, check out that hidden pun) got together and played an epic fantasy role-playing game with a heavy story telling focus and liked the story so much they shared it. And when the tale got to Homer he wrote it down.

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