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mythfish
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Barroom Ballads

Post by mythfish » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:54 am

I don't get over to the main page much, and I just found the Barroom Ballads web enhancement for PC Pearls. It's brilliant, and I love it. I want more.

I recognize "Wyvern Riding", but are the other two based on actual songs as well?
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Re: Barroom Ballads

Post by gargoyle » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:31 pm

That is awesome! I put a lot of easter eggs in my writing and love it when someone gets one!

I based Wyvern Riding on a 19th century Canadian stevedore work song... of unknown origin... I even put the name of the band to make the song popular in the 90's in the body of the lyrics.

I will check with the other author if he was inspired or original...
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Re: Barroom Ballads

Post by mythfish » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:49 pm

gargoyle wrote: I even put the name of the band to make the song popular in the 90's in the body of the lyrics.
Ha, so you did. I missed that.

"Donkey Riding" was popular with Canadian and Liverpool timber drivers, and is based on an earlier shanty from Scotland called "Hieland Laddie", which in turn was based on a Scottish marching tune of the same name. Thank you for providing me with this sea shanty geek-out moment. :)
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Re: Barroom Ballads

Post by gargoyle » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:11 pm

Thank you for noticing!
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Re: Barroom Ballads

Post by gargoyle » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:06 pm

I asked Russ Brown and here is his reply:

"No Easter Eggs in the ballads I wrote. They're just original ramblings.
The drinking bits and slamming mugs in Denan's arm are loosely based on
what happens when they play Wild Rover in British pubs."
Greg Oppedisano
Author: The Great City Campaign setting, PC Pearls, Sidetrek Adventure Weekly, GM Gems, DCC 48, DCC 49, DCC 43, DCC 32, DCC 29...
Contact info and bibliography in the WereCabbage patch: http://www.werecabbages.com/members.php?id=22

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