When pocket watches were first invented in the 16th century, they were products strictly for the wealthy and privileged. The first truly mobile, mechanical means of telling time, initial watches were worn around the neck, and they could be off by more than an hour due to the inaccuracies of early mechanisms. It wasn't until spiral springs (the height of technology in the year 1675) were invented that accurate pocket watches could even be made.
The barbarian hero has been an icon of fantasy ever since Conan first trod the kingdoms of the earth beneath his sandaled feet, and it's been an archetype of roleplaying games ever since the first PC kits were released in Dungeons and Dragons. For those playing Pathfinder, the barbarian base class is always a great option for those who want a martial class with a bit of an edge to it. Especially when you consider all the archetypes the class has available, allowing players to really customize their characters.
Harriet Tubman is one of those names we hear in our history classes, but we rarely associate her with anything more. She's talked about primarily as an abolitionist, and as someone who fought for women's suffrage at a time where that was less than popular among the power structures of the nation. It's mentioned that she was a former slave who managed to escape the south, but her achievements are significantly downplayed in favor of the drier, political movements she was a part of.
The paladin is one of the most iconic heroes of fantasy RPGs. Knights in shining armor, holy warriors, and more, these characters can accomplish truly astonishing feats of heroism through faith, and adherence to a rigorous code of honorable conduct. While there are a dozen different ways to play this class, one of the more interesting twists you can add is to multiclass your character. Because, as long as you maintain your lawful good alignment, you will also maintain all your class abilities.
Behind the closed doors of a secret lab during World War II, American scientists in the Marvel Universe created the world's first super soldier. The formula's creator was assassinated by a Nazi spy moments after the experiment's success, but Steve Rogers was not willing to let the fact that he was one man stop him from changing the course of the war. With his signature shield, and a costume that boldly displayed the colors of his country, Captain America was born. The rest, as they say, is history.
James Bond is one of the most well-known fictional characters in popular culture today. His shoes have been filled by memorable actors like Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and most recently by Daniel Craig, making him feel like an always new and culturally immortal character. However, while Bond's exploits are known practically around the world, not everyone knows the unique story of his creator. There was far more to Ian Fleming than met the eye.