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 http://www.boldoutlaw.comcourse 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 http://www.boldoutlaw.com/shines.
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.