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Oh, Algernon always wants to play the Flagellant

Over at the Steve Jackson Games newsgroups, someone envisioned an alternate history where roleplaying games were invented earlier and by someone famous. So I started thinking about likely inventors, focusing on groups of writers, such as the Inklings, or the Bronte sisters. And then I hit on the Pre-Raphaelites, what with their preoccupation with medieval romance and chivalry and legends, and my title just jumped into my head. . . .
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