POINTING THE FINGER AT THE MIDDLE AGES

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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’re dedicated to breaking down the ivory tower of academia and making good stories accessible by pointing back to the rich world of the Middle Ages. 

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! 

 
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MAC BOYLE

Purdue University

Specializing in language & linguistics.

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ZOE FRANZNICK

Trinity College Dublin 
&
Obsidian Entertainment

Specializing in myth, magic, & game design.

 

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.

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