Rituals & Rolls : episode zero


Who will be the characters who will enter the jungles of Chult? Episode zero of Rituals & Rolls finds the ArchaeoRPG crew creating their characters. Additionally, we discuss how we will be playing this game and some of the ways we wish to incorporate actual archaeology into this game world. Watch and get caught up before Episode One of Rituals & Rolls premieres in September 2019.

Still Digging

The ArchaeoRPG collective has started a bi-weekly livestream chat show. Join a group of archaeologists as we discuss archaeology, gaming, and pop culture.



Welcome to ArchaeoRPG

Welcome to ArchaeoRPG. I am Bill, an archaeologist based out of Maryland, USA who has a passion for both the field of archaeology and role-playing games. The purpose of this venture will be to share my passion for both of these things with you. I will look at the world of archaeology through the lens of role-playing games and I will look at role-playing games through the lens of archaeology.

This venture will change over time but the first thing that I will be doing is examining a game from my youth. In 1988 as a junior in high school, one of the first games that I bought with my own money was a computer games for MS-DOS, Pool of Radiance. This game was the first adaptation of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) for home computers. Over the next few post, I will revisit this game that I have not played in almost 30 years. Look at the history of the game, examine that game as material culture, play the game (and hopefully live stream it), and see if it holds up to my nostalgia memory.

Join me on the journey and lets see where the dice roll takes us.