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    D&D = American + European Fantasy

    No, but Prussia, Estonia, etc., did. The Teutonic Knights moved in, then sold the "new" (well, de-paganized) land for settlements. Eventually, they decided that Orthodox Christians (like in Russia) were close enough to pagan to let the Knights attack them (cf. Nevsky, Alexander), too.
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    D&D = American + European Fantasy

    The problem with that theory is that Julian Calendar October is late Gregorian October to early November, not late September. Most likely, they just expanded it to rake advantage of the tourists, just as US retail Christmas season now starts before Halloween whereas it used to start after...
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    Mythological Figures: Perseus (5E)

    You clearly haven't noticed that there are four gospels, not one (not to mention the non-canonicals), or that Genesis has two different Creation stories in the first two chapters. Canon means recognized as divinely inspired, not that they all agree in all (or any minor) respects (e.g., the...
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    Just How Immersive Can You Get?

    > if we accept that alchemy is a thing in D&D then creating gunpowder isn't a huge stretch of the imagination. > don't forget that people irl discovered gunpowder and found good ways to make it Assuming that you portal to a world where OUR gunpowder works. OTOH, there is always Jeweler's...
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    Just How Immersive Can You Get?

    Saltpeter is found in crystals at the bottom of dung piles. Charcoal, easiest thing is to ask a smith, as they use it on the forge. Sulfur is either sold as the yellow power, or I do not know how to get it, either, at least in sufficient quantities. Unfortunately, it has been so long since I...
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