I’ve been rereading the Hobbit, for the first time in maybe thirty years, and I can’t help but be struck by it being possibly the most D&D thing I’ve ever read… including some books that were directly set in D&D worlds. It’s not just the moments where something in the early D&D rules was clearly […]Read More The Most D&D Book Ever?
Currently you can get all four Viriconium books ( The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium, and Viriconium Nights) in a single volume for $1.99 on Kindle. That’s a really good deal. I remember being really impressed with them when I was a teenager, so it’s probably time to re-read them. Viriconium amazon link.Read More Viriconium
I stumbled across this when going through my old emails, and I thought it might interest some of you. This was a survey I sent out for a group I was going to run a SF campaign for once a month online; they had agreed they wanted to play some kind of SF campaign, but they […]Read More SF Campaign Quiz
Why did nobody tell me how great Thorgal is? (Ok, Trey Causey tried back in 2013, but I wasn’t reading his blog back then, and made the mistake of not crawling through all the archives when I added it to my list of must-reads. Mea culpa.) Despite the name, Thorgal is not about Marvel’s new […]Read More Thorgal!
Basically DungeonPunk applies the gritty, cynical aesthetic of CyberPunk to heroic fantasy, usually with magic as tech. Sometimes this is just a surface gloss: long coats & mirror shades on your dual-pistol wielding dwarf warrior. What I’m looking to do is emphasize some of the things that I see as making the “Punk” part: The […]Read More DungeonPunk
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Here’s a comment I left on an RPG Blog II post about Dwarves with Scottish Accents: eh, it’s amusing and it passes the test for character accents: it’s easy enough for amateurs to produce recognizably. It matters not at all whether it’s authentic, only that the audience can recognize it. The fact that people know […]Read More Out-RAGE-e-ous Accents
Interesting. Not the writer I like best or identify with most, but not bad. I like all of Tolkien, Lovecraft and even Lewis better than I do Moorcock, and I loathe Miéville…but my fictional universes are probably a lot more like Moorcock than any of those three. Your result for Which fantasy writer are you?… […]Read More Which Fantasy Writer Am I?
Here’s a sketch of the various humanoid monsters common to the Land of Nonesuch. The goal is to make them, not unique, but distinctive and recognizable…if they’re mooks, they’re not generic interchangeable mooks. On the other hand, I want to avoid the “in this world, Orcs are descended from flightless birds, and are the proud […]Read More Humanoid Monsters of Nonesuch