Random Thought Table

Looking at RC Pinnell’s extentions to the Against the Giants I was struck by the idea that the Giants modules would be great for a real world campaign set just west of the Urals. If we take generic D&D as set in a world like Western Europe roughly 1400-1600 in terms of culture the backdrop could be Ivan the Terrible’s wars. Are the giants actually agents of Ivan against Novgorod or something else?