Numenera: Role Playing in the Ninth World
 

Numenera: Role-Playing in the 9th World

Tabletop RPG Review

 
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
 

Descendant of the Crane

Review

 
Todd Lockwood Interview – The Summer Dragon
 

Todd Lockwood

Interview – The Summer Dragon

 

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review
4

“We are nothing but dwarfs, standing on the shoulders of giants”, Bernard of Chartres allegedly said, and I’d be hard pressed to find a bigger truth. Whether in fantasy literature, telecommunications or psychology, we are always taking what others have done and twisting or merging it to make something bigger, faster, better or just more […]

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Shadow of the Colossus – Video Game Review

Shadow of the Colossus – Video Game Review
4.5

Thanks to Sony’s marvelous PSN Plus service, I recently got the chance to play Shadow of the Colossus, one of the great classics of the Playstation 2 era that, in my humble opinion, stands marvelously to the test of time. Everything in the game is extremely minimalistic. The opening scene shows us the hero riding […]

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
4.25

As it happens in literature, in videogames a good piece of work isn’t necessarily one that presents new or completely original elements, but one that can take pre-existing tropes, mechanics and systems, and show them in a refreshing way. This is what happens with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch a game released […]

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Runewars – Fantasy Board Game Review

Runewars – Fantasy Board Game Review 

Since I started playing board games, I have developed quite a liking for those that are epic in scope: from the gigantic Twilight Imperium – a masterpiece of galactic conquest that can take as much as eight hours to complete, or Sid Meier’s Civilization – a very faithful rendition of the classic PC game. Whenever […]

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The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham

The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham
4

A few weeks ago, finding myself without anything to read, I picked up A Shadow in Summer, first book of the Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham. Since I had never heard about this series or its author, my expectations were quite low: probably some generic fantasy to pass the time, with just enough interesting […]

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The Vision of Escaflowne – Anime Review

The Vision of Escaflowne – Anime Review
3.75

Hitomi Kanzaki is a Japanese high school student who reads the tarot and practices athletics. Hopelessly in love with her team’s captain, she decides to confess her love in a somewhat curious fashion: she asks for him to join her in the athletics track and, should she break her previous record, to give her her […]

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Chrono Trigger – Video Game Review

Chrono Trigger – Video Game Review
5

This time, I would like to present homage to one of those precious few videogames that marked a whole era of gamers around the world: Chrono Trigger (released in 1995), one of the best RPGs on the Super Nintendo, a console that was incredibly prolific in that genre. Throughout the years, many games have centered […]

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The Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey

The Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
3.75

One of the things I most enjoy about fantasy is how versatile it is: despite the presence of some defining tropes, most of them can be simply kicked away in order to make room for whatever it is that the author wants to say. Thus, having enough constraints not to wander off, but few enough […]

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One Piece – Manga Series Review

One Piece – Manga Series Review
5

On the day the Pirate King Gold Roger was executed, a huge crowd gathered to hear his last words: his treasure, won after pillaging through the entire world, lay somewhere on the “Grand Line”, the most dangerous of all oceans. This is how One Piece, the most successful manga of all time (yes, I’m taking […]

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The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
3.5

One of the many shocks that George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire gave me was how vivid the narration became by writing chapters from the point of view of many different characters. By showing us how people from different backgrounds react to the events of the plot, we get a portrait of […]

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Twelve Kingdoms (Juuni Kokki) Anime Review

Twelve Kingdoms (Juuni Kokki) Anime Review 

One of the things I like the most about fantasy is how varied it is. From the melancholy and slow decline of Middle Earth, to the endless conflict of the Warhammer world, the action-packed adventures of Elric of Melniboné to the elaborate cultural tapestry David Eddings weaves in his works, when I’m bored of this […]

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