As I work on Blades & Black Magic RPG, I thought I'd share some of the inspirations going into this game. Sword & Sorcery literature plays its part as do a lot of good GURPS resources. A lot of gritty "Dark Ages" literature is also playing a big part in my thoughts on the game and seems to be having a bigger influence than I had originally planned. So without further yapping, below are images of some of the works inspiring the game. Note I make no clam that the influences will have a specific rules based effect...nor that the work will in anyway be even 10% as good as the inspiration. I have some alternative BBM logos below, let me know if you have a favorite.