Five More Non-RPG YouTube Channels for the GM

The previous instalment can be found here.

Weird history rules. Well, here and everywhere else as well. One of the easiest things to make your world feel lived-in and unique is to just take a piece of obscure history and place it in your world, whether its an invention or an actual event or garment or hairstyle. I just find all of this very interesting and it just happens to coincide nicely with RPG hobby.

Angela’s Symposium

Angela Puca is an Italian academic living in England. Her field is esoteric religions. At least that’s what I’m getting from her content. She might word it differently. This is sort of related to Religion for Breakfast from the last article, as that was where I stumbled upon this channel. Her video titles include words such as pagans, left-handed path, occultism and so forth. Here’s one about demons.

Bernadette Banner

This channel I found through movie connections, as she made a video about the historical accuracy of every period film she could find for the year. She put them in a tier list and had a number of outside experts helping her out. From there, the algorithm recommended a video where she experiments with ankle erotica (so, if that’s your thing…). Anyhow, mostly apparently she uses historical methods to make garments that fit the era, mostly apparently 18th and 19th century England. Here’s one about the historical accureacy of the costumes in Game of Thrones (and yes, it does make sense):

Into the Shadows

If you won’t something really, really messed up for your campaign, here’s the place to start. This is by Simon Whistler, who has plenty of interesting channels, like The Casual Criminalist from the previous list. This one just get worse. Follow at your own peril. Here’s one about a horrible method of punishment:

Kaz Rowe

Like the aforementioned Bernadette Banner, this channel is about history with a some amount of hands-on approach, but not as much. Rowe is mostly more interested about queer history. Here’s one of those with a mafia link:

PBS Origins

Yes, that PBS (which also made an appearance last time through Storied). This channel has been making videos about the less known aspects of piracy as of late as part of their Rogue History series, but they do all sorts of history. Here’s one about law enforcement:

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