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Old 01-10-2017, 08:31 PM   #32
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Default Re: Trouble with Armor and Worldbuilding

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Originally Posted by DanHoward View Post
That is a novel, not a historical document. Realistically he couldn't have done this without Gutenberg's rather specialised knowledge and skillset.
And the OP stated " I've been working on a high/dark fantasy" so some leeway needs to be given.

That said it is interesting that improvements to what the Roman could have done but didn't.

Take the Gothic arch for example. Well within the reach of the Romans to do at TL2 and more conservative in its use of stone then the arch the Romans did use...so what social forces were in action that it wasn't developed?
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