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History for the fantasy buff: More on number systems

Last week I mentioned that the Romans had a base 12 (“duodecimal”) system for fractions. Crazy! But there was a method to their madness. Multiplication and division are easier in base 12 than in base 10. 12 has a bazillion … Continue reading

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History for the fantasy buff: Number systems

Back to this feature now that I’m heavily researching my next book (third book in the Assassin’s Gambit series). One thing I rarely see discussed in fantasy novels is number systems. It seems to be generally assumed that fantasy worlds … Continue reading

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