5 Alternate History Campaigns For D&D

During the heady days of 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons, TSR released a set of rule books for running historical campaigns. These were seven books called the Historical Reference Series and they covered the following topics: The Vikings, Charlemagne’s Paladins, The Celts, Early Renaissance Europe, The Roman Empire, The Greeks, and The Crusades. Although each of them had a great deal of information regarding the historical, geographical, and political backgrounds of their foci, they had very little to do with the game mechanics and playing a full-tilt D&D campaign. I suppose the game designers assumed that these books were going straight into the hands of DMs and players who were already quite experienced and that assumption may have indeed been correct.