Tag Archive | D&D

Tales from the D&D Table: Not the Best Man for the Job.


  Tweet of the Day: Why Characters Need Choices in Fiction  “You’re going to be late,” Liandra said, her nose buried in her book. I adjusted my pantaloons, “I will not be late. I am never late.” “Just like you were not late for Da and Ma anniversary?” she asked. I tucked in my shirt, […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Paladin


    Tweet of the Day: Wasted Youth  The Paladin, that staple of modern fantasy stories and video games, thanks in large part to our old friend, D&D. The Paladin is a heroic champion of good, nearly incorruptible (we will get to that later), fighting the worse evil can offer with a stout heart secured […]

My Story? I Got a Million of Them!


    Tweet of the Day:  Musings on HBO Westworld Episode One   My story? I got a million of them! Should I tell you about the child of the handsome elven ranger and the saucy daughter of a gentry farmer? Or perhaps the one about laughing rogue who stole the heart of a pretty […]

Lessons from the Aether: The Gygaxyan Lens


  Tweet of the Day:  Why Are We Still Whitewashing Characters?  ——- The multiple incarnations of Dungeons and Dragons serve and continue to serve as inspirations for many writers in and beyond the Speculative Fiction sphere. But why? There are many reasons why I think Dave Anderson and Gary Gygax creation has such a powerful […]

TV Tropes Monday: Fighter, Mage, Thief


  Tweet of the Day: The Emotion Roller Coaster: Why Characters Resist Change  ——– Stop me if you heard this one before. So, a Fighter, a Mage, and a Thief meet in a tavern…. Of course you heard this one before, everyone has. Never played D&D or many of its wayward children? No worries, that […]

Tales from Sanctuary: TerraKata


  Tweet of the Day: Want a Page-Turner? You Need a Deep POV ——- Dwarven legends tell that when the Dark One, the Unmentionable One tore the Great Mother Astarte in two, the hot blood of creation rained down upon the Earth, like fiery comets. Whenever they struck, the land split asunder. One of those […]

Tales of Sanctuary: The Plains of Stone


    Tweet of the Day: The Brief Analysis of Alphahole Trope in Romantic Fiction. ——- Many leagues to the North of the Great City of Sanctuary, the Heart of Civilization, lies the Plains of Stone. Strange stone formations, free standing arches of enormous size, humanoid faces mesh with the surrounding hills making it difficult […]