Sandalpunk, Secrets, and So On is a role-playing game (RPG) for a variation of the d20 Modern gaming system, set in the classical age of an alternate world. There’s a wonderful and wonderfully cheesy movie called Sign of the Pagan, starring Jack Palance as Attila the Hun and Jeff Chandler as Marcian, a Roman centurion, that captures the spirit I’m going for. If you’ve never seen that movie, think of Steven Saylor’s Gordianus of Rome books, those old Italian Hercules movies starring Steve Reeves, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, the original Clash of the Titans, the television show Zena, Warrior Princess, the Arak, Son of Thunder comic books, and maybe the martial arts movie Hero. All of those have in some way influenced my vision of Erde.

You see, it’s all about the sandals, man.