ADAPTING MEDIEVAL TALES INTO TTRPG ADVENTURES
WHO WE ARE
Maniculum: little hand, pointing finger; often found in manuscript marginalia
Hi! We’re Mac and Zoe, a professional medievalist and an GDC award-winning game developer, and together, we use modern game design techniques to uncover the origins of your favorite tropes and adventures from medieval manuscripts.
In each episode, we explore a new medieval manuscript, its connections to modern TTRPGs, and teach you how to adapt these tales into compelling campaigns and amazing adventures. Whether you’re looking to recreate the noble Arthurian tales or incorporate weird and wacky medieval monsters into your campaign, the Maniculum Podcast has you covered.
Mac is a current PhD candidate at Purdue University, specializing in English Language & Linguistics. He’s been playing TTRPGs since elementary school and has decades of experience adapting material to tabletop roleplaying games.
Trinity College Dublin
Zoe is a narrative designer at Obsidian Entertainment and was a Nebula nominated writer for the studio’s medieval mystery game, Pentiment. She also holds a Master’s of Medieval Studies and has been writing and adapting history into stories for as long as she could hold a pencil.
At a Glance:
Since 2020, we've achieved
56,000+ total downloads & 3,000+ monthly downloads
with 20 years of professional expertise over 90 episodes.
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