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Spam Spam Spam Humbug 95 - Alternate Histories of Ultima
December 14, 2017

Spam Spam Spam Humbug 95 - Alternate Histories of Ultima

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In which we explore headcanon, what-if scenarios about Sosarian and Britannia history, and even where some Ultima games themselves took canon in a different direction.


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This episode of Spam Spam Spam Humbug is brought to you by our Patreon backers; thank you to everyone who supports Spam Spam Spam Humbug and the Ultima Codex by that means. And, as always, a hearty thank you to our Patreon co-producers: Seth, Dominik, Chris, Violation, Adam, Erik, Thorwan, Pascal, Helgraf, Aaron, the Hearth of Britannia, Edward, Stirring Dragon, Cranberry, Slegnor, and Bruce.

New Patrons & Shout-Outs

We acknowledged Bruce in a previous episode, but it's fitting to actually mention him and thank him here; he's a recent backer of the podcast on Patreon.

And we'd like to also thank Slegnor, who recently bumped his pledge up a bit.

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Podcast Topic(s)

This discussion had its genesis back in October, in the #topic-suggestions channel on the Spam Spam Spam Humbug Discord server. We started down the rabbit hole of “what it?”-type scenarios with different events and figures from Ultima lore, and within the span of a few hours had expanded into competing headcanons and comparisons of how various games — such as Ultima Online and Ultima Forever — had addressed changes to the continuity of Ultima.

Inasmuch as we can say that there is any continuity in Ultima, since the canon of the series tended to be a very malleable thing from game to game; retcons and contradictions were common. We come up with a few interesting ideas about those as well; give it a listen!

In Other News

A friend of Withstand the Fury's donates to a charity called Worldbuilders every year. The campaign may have ended by now, in which case...well...apologies to all and sundry for the lateness of this and the vagaries of a publishing schedule. Worldbuilders is hosted by author Patrick Rothfuss, whom a number of you have no doubt heard of.

Be that as it may: the campaign had a set goal of $500,000, but as the end of it drew near, they extended the deadline of the fundraiser a bit in order to go from $500,000 to $715,000, to garner a top-up from a benefactor to $1 million.

If the campaign is still ongoing, please do consider supporting it; it seems like a quite worthwhile initiative.

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