GM Word of the Week: Rune

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The worlds of fantasy games are sadly devoid of warning labels. Except when it comes to magical items. Those are always labeled. With runes.

The GM Word of the Week is written by Scott “The Angry GM” Rehm and produced and recorded by Brian “Fiddleback” Casey with new episodes available every Tuesday at

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  1. Hey, Angry! I just want to issue a few small corrections regarding the Bluetooth logo and rune names.

    The logo consists of Harald Bluetooths initials: “Hagal” [ᚼ] and “Bjarke” [ᛒ] (or another of the various names of ᛒ) of the Younger Futhark [ᚠᚢᚦᚬᚱᚴ ᚼᚾᛁᛅᛋ ᛏᛒᛘᛚᛦ], which was the rune alphabet in use in Scandinavia during the viking age.

    “Thorn” [ᚦ] is the Anglo-Saxon and modern Icelandic name of the identical Younger Futhark rune “Thurs” which does not appear in the logo, and “Berkanan” is the Proto-Germanic name for the ᛒ-rune of the Elder Futhark [ᚠᚢᚦᚨᚱᚲᚷᚹ ᚺᚾᛁᛃᛇᛈᛉᛊ ᛏᛒᛖᛗᛚᛜᛟᛞ], long outdated by the time of Harald Bluetooth.

    Other than that, stellar work as always! You really managed to pique my interest with the Templars section.
    Thanks a lot to both of you!

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