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Martin Rundkvist

Martin Rundkvist

is @sweden 2016-04-25 to 2016-05-02

Apart from two childhood years in Connecticut, I've lived all my life in Stockholm, mainly in the suburbs Fisksätra and Saltsjöbaden. As a 1980s teen I played role-playing games and hung out online on bulletin board systems.

My job is archaeological research, teaching, editing and excavations. My spare time is family, books, boardgames and museums.

My week on @sweden is going to be geeky, pun-ridden and bookish. Other weeks, you can find me tweeting at @mrundkvist and blogging at

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Latest tweets

Latest tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden – Martin Rundkvist

@sweden April 28, 2016, 11:09 p.m.

Fact: when strangers accuse you in Spanish of being involved in the Eurovision Song Contest, it's bedtime. Good night Twitter!

@sweden April 28, 2016, 11:07 p.m.

@funkomatic No job or kids to keep you from gaming. You're basically 15 again. (-;

@sweden April 28, 2016, 11 p.m.

.@funkomatic I foresee epic non-stop D&D campaigns at old-folks' homes in the 2050s. (-;

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:56 p.m.

@funkomatic Kind of hard to remember long-term campaign arcs then.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:55 p.m.

.@LysellMarsh And then you'll compete for jobs with people who *majored* in that useful subject /-:

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

.@YoderofKansas Played some at a convention a few years back. Much easier to run a steady boardgame night. No need for same ppl every time.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:52 p.m.

@daggermuffin Haha, more like the old religious holiday

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:27 p.m.

.@brightbriar Massive overproduction of #archaeology PhDs for decades.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:26 p.m.

.@LysellMarsh Games day at a library, then the Fisksätra bonfire and meet old acquaintances. The Greek colony here will sell souvlaki.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:18 p.m.

@melindahaunton I want to buy @Girlinthe lunch on Tuesday 10 May!

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:09 p.m.

And the week after that I'm giving a lecture in Cambridge and checking out the Dr. Dee exhibition in London.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:07 p.m.

Next week has the 4-day Ascension holiday. LinCon gaming convention and French film festival!

@sweden April 28, 2016, 10:04 p.m.

.@subm3rge English-language #RPGs are popular too. We occasionally play #Fiasco at my weekly #boardgame night.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 9:52 p.m.

@subm3rge Swedish Runequest just had a generic Tolkienesque world. No Glorantha.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 9:51 p.m.

.@funkomatic The '83-87 version. I think my dwarf got as far as 8th level before the campaign stalled. #D&D

@sweden April 28, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

@CapnMarko Only in Swedish back then, but I hear some company has translated it now.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 9:40 p.m.

My surname in English is obviously Runequest.

@sweden April 28, 2016, 9:39 p.m.

.@CapnMarko Knew about them but never played them. Mainly played Mutant, Swedish Runequest and D&D. #RPG