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Peter L Sotos

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    Irvine, CA
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    Motorcycles, Guns, Roleplaying, Martial Arts, History, Chess, and wrestling matches in a steam room with the Swedish Bikini team.
  1. Peter L Sotos

    Resistance Simulation

    John, That is an awesome exercise! I wish I had you as a teacher when I was young! Peter
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    Medieval Farming

    John, I had originally found that page, which was what led me to this forum. The problem was that there is a broken link on the following page: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/YALDmedievalC.htm Under Lesson 1: Lesson 1: For this lesson the pupils will also need the Family Information Chart, Village of Yalding, Kent in the 14th Century, Map of Yalding in 1336, Artist Impression of Yalding, Medieval Names and the Yalding Manor Records. One way of using the material is to give each pupil the name of an individual that lived in the village in the 14th century. In this way the pupils can explore the possible impact of different events on one particular family. This has been a very successful aspect of the course but I am aware that some teachers might feel uncomfortable about this approach. Although I will provide the information needed for this strategy, the materials do not have to be used in this way. The link to "Yalding Manor Records" is laid out as YALDManorR.htm when in fact it should be YALDINGManorR.htm. This led me to believe that the page didnt exist. It's only when you pointed me to the main page, that I discovered that the Manor Records page did in fact exist. This is an enormous boon for me! Thanks for your help.
  3. Peter L Sotos

    The Triple Nickles

    I have met quite a few triple nickle gents at the many Airborne Reunions I attend. They are a fine group of soldiers. Then again, most Paratroopers are a more elite form of soldier. It takes a gung ho type of attitude to jump from a perfectly good airplane, so soldiers in an Airborne unit have tremendous enthusiasm, a high level of esprit de corps, and have a high need for achievement. I served in B co. 2/508 ABN INF, 82nd Airborne 1983-1986.
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    Medieval Farming

    Hello Everyone! Thanks for reading my first post. I am creating a game for simulating a medieval farm(s) from the perspective of a minor lord running a manor. I am trying to determine the following: 1. Monetary expenses normally attributed to running a farm(s). This might include: * Farming Equipment * Repairs to Equipment * Transportation Costs or asset purchases (Wagons) for moving produce to the market * Normal Loss - Weather, thieves (not sure if thieves ever tried to steal farm goods going to market..maybe hungry thieves!) * Taxes (an average say from ~1100 A.D. -1400 A.D.) - If I am leaving any common expenses out please feel free to add it. 2. Common Revenues associated with running a farm. This might include: * Rents * Portions of Produce given to the Lords 3. Common Sizes of Fields 4. Number of workers assigned to a field thanks for any info!! Peter
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    Biography: Peter L. Sotos

    I am 40 years old and I live in Southern California. I am an avid, but definitely amateur enthusiast of the Middle Ages. I conduct extensive research on this period, and use that research to conduct at least weekly scenarios where we re-enact those periods in history with intense simulations (Ok we are a bunch of 30-40 year old geeks who are avid fantasy role players). I run a gritty "realistic" campaign where the players act as minor lords and must run their manors efficiently, engage in diplomacy with their surrounding lords, and try to increase their lands and titles. This sometimes requires them to go to battle with their neighbors. At this point we use miniature rules and conduct small scale miniature battles. I have been trying to build a realistic game for manor management. I have been collecting data on medieval farm productivity to make this game as close as possible to a 12th-15th century medieval farm. I ran across your farm game on the internet and was interested in asking questions about it since it has some data that might be extremely relevant to my endeavor. I would like to post my questions on your site as I believe that I would not only gain good information from the scholars there, but also contribute to the forum by providing more insight into understanding the medieval farm.