A little over two years ago I put together a tentative bibliography for #LincolnGreen and posted it on G+. My intent at the time was to update it as my research drew me to wondrous new sources. But, as you know, G+ isn’t the best place to store something you intend to return to over the course of several months or years. So this #Greenwoodnesday I have plucked the original post out of G+, brushed it off, updated it a bit, and placed it here.
This is post is very much a living document that I will update from time to time with more sources as I either stumble across or recall them. When I can, I shall add notes to explain each inclusion and to rave about how they shine.
If you have any suggestions for good material on Robin Hood, medieval outlawry, or bold adventure, feel free to share them in the comments below!
Podcasts & Audio
➸ The Robin Hood episode of BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time
➸ The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle.
➸ Robin Hood, A Mythic Biography by Stephen Knight.
➸ Robin Hood (Myth and Legends) by Neil Smith.
➸ Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody.
➸ The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley.
TV & Film
➸ Robin Hood from Disney, and the clear inspiration for both the Wolves’-Heads and Scamps traditions in the game.
➸ Robin & Marian so good.
➸ Robin of Sherwood TV series and inspiration for the Children of Herne tradition in the game. Highly recommended.
➸ The Adventures of Robin Hood the 1938 film featuring Errol Flynn—those costumes!
➸ Robin Hood the 1922 film featuring Douglas Fairbanks—those sets!
➸ The Little Hours because those nuns would’ve made amazing merry folk!
➸ Crossbow from the depths of 1987. It’s about William Tell rather than Robin Hood, but that would be no stretch for the game and I could include it for the theme song alone!
➸ Fact or Fiction, episode 4, “Robin Hood.”
➸ Sabbatum by Rondellus.
➸ Legend by Clannad, the soundtrack to the Robin of Sherwood TV series, and thus inextricably tied to the mystical elements of this game.
➸ Tunnels & Trolls from Flying Buffalo. This one’s a bit hidden. It’s more of an inspiration for the design philosophy.
➸ Misericord(e) by Emily Care Boss.
➸ IronClaw, Usagi Yojimbo and Myriad Song from Sanguine.
➸ Prince Valiant: The Story Telling Game Coins! In truth, aside from the coins and adventurous spirit, these games don’t have a ton in common.
➸ Fantasy Wargamming edited by Bruce Galloway.
➸ Torchbearer by Thor Olavsrud & Luke Crane.
➸ Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, because of that damn Read a Sitch move.
➸ Amazons also by D. Vincent Baker, much of which I have pauperized in #LincolnGreen.