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WHO WE ARE

Maniculum: little hand, pointing finger; often found in manuscript marginalia

We’re Mac and Zoe - a medievalist PhD candidate and an academic-turned game designer, and we host the Maniculum, a biweekly podcast where we create TTRPGs from weird medieval texts. 

Join us as we find obscure medieval texts, contextualize them, and teach you how to create fresh stories and compelling games - not through new ideas, but old ones! 

 

HOSTS

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MAC BOYLE

Purdue University

Specializing in language & linguistics.

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ZOE FRANZNICK

Trinity College Dublin 
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Obsidian Entertainment

Specializing in myth, magic, & game design.

 
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JAMES BURDINE

Associate Producer

University of Texas at Dallas
Specializing in horticulture & the arcane technologies.

 

PARTNERS & COLLABORATERS

BOOKSQUADGOALS

A book club for your ears

SAGA THING PODCAST

Putting the Sagas of the Icelanders on trial

PONTIFACTS PODCAST

Ranking the popes from Peter to Francis

A THOUSAND THOUSAND ISLANDS

A Southeast Asian inspired TTRPG

 

CONNECT WITH US!

For general inquiries or more information, please get in touch.

Seattle, WA

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