Scion RPG 2nd Edition Review – Part One – Scion: Origin
 

Scion RPG 2nd Edition

Part One – Scion: Origin

 
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
 

Rosewater

Review

 
Fierce Fantasy Night – Writing Panel Recap
 

Fierce Fantasy Night

Writing Panel Recap

 

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Worldbuilding: Using The Creation Story To Help Design A Belief System

Worldbuilding: Using The Creation Story To Help Design A Belief System 

Is a faith system vital to any fantasy story? Definitely. Even in a fictional setting, people need a raison d’être and comforting explanations for the mysteries of life. Religion is an excellent way to enrich a world. It provides it with clerics, shamans, priestesses, temples, oracles and prophesies. Religion is one of five main components […]

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Fantasy Medicine – Part One: Healthcare, Magical and Mundane

Fantasy Medicine – Part One: Healthcare, Magical and Mundane 

Fantasy, whether epic, high, or sword-and-sorcery, would not be very exciting if the characters were as susceptible to death and disability as we are in the real world. The truth is, it takes much less than a broken leg or severed hamstring to render a human useless for battle and adventuring. How about a back […]

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Worldbuilding: Creating Bestiaries and Fantastic Monsters

Worldbuilding: Creating Bestiaries and Fantastic Monsters 

A well-defined bestiary is a must for every fantasy world, unless the creator plans to stick to mundane animals identical to realistic fauna, or there are no animals or creatures at all. In any fantasy world, it is perfectly acceptable to have mundane animals; it actually helps make a world relatable and provides perspective. But […]

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Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army

Militaries and Fantasy or How to Build an Army 

Author’s Note: I did my best to refrain from using military and army interchangeably in this article. To clarify a bit, by army I mean one specific body of fighters. By military I mean a country or warlord’s fighting force as a whole. Military history is a bear. Humans have been fighting each other longer […]

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Symbols: A Vital Worldbuilding Tool

Symbols: A Vital Worldbuilding Tool 

A few days before writing this post, an old acquaintance reached out to me by text to wish me a happy new year. I texted her back, asking how her year has been so far. She replied with a poop emoticon. And I understood immediately. My acquaintance was able to answer my question with sentiment […]

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Books Make Great Gifts, But For Authors Book Reviews Are Even Better

Books Make Great Gifts, But For Authors Book Reviews Are Even Better 

This is the time of year where most people feel generous. Many believe that the holidays have been spoiled by consumerism, and to a certain degree that is true. However, my experiences throughout the years have shown me that this is the time when people want to express their gratitude, show their appreciation for someone, […]

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Fantasy Worldbuilding – Ideas for Designing a Civilization

Fantasy Worldbuilding – Ideas for Designing a Civilization 

The period in history between the fifth and fifteenth centuries, the period we call the Middle Ages, seem to go hand in hand with epic fantasy. Of course, there are many great fantasy stories that are based on different eras, from biblical times to modern urban fantasy, but the medieval era seems to be the […]

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Fantasy Worldbuilding – Build a Guild

Fantasy Worldbuilding – Build a Guild 

In worldbuilding, there are many pieces that are outlined and developed before being incorporated into the big picture. Maps are drawn, nations are sectioned out, and the culture and overall way of life is designed. A lot of consideration is given to religion, government, technological advancement, and militaries. But economies are usually glossed over in […]

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Worldbuilding: Food For The People

Worldbuilding: Food For The People 

We all need food to live. Even in fiction, food plays a part in most stories, whether it is a simple supper at a boarding house or a grand wedding or coronation feast. In fantasy settings, most of the time it doesn’t matter where the food comes from or how it was prepared. What does […]

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Fantasy Medicine – Part Two: Pretty as a Bairnwort

Fantasy Medicine – Part Two: Pretty as a Bairnwort 

Disclaimer: If you stumbled upon this post while looking for medical advice or information, please note that this article was NOT written for this purpose. Please do not take any of the information below as any kind of medical advice or opinion, since I am not an expert in either homeopathic or mainstream medicine. In […]

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