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The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
 

The Armored Saint

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A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Let’s Plays Part Two – Honourable Mentions

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Let’s Plays Part Two – Honourable Mentions 

YouTube is an app, a website and a cultural phenomenon. It’s also a vast and barely-explored wilderness full of content that ranges from dynamic to dire. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably at least one channel out there for you. Still, managing to dig out the channels that cater to your own SFF needs can […]

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A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Let’s Plays Part One – Spotlight

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Let’s Plays Part One – Spotlight 

YouTube is an app, a website, and a cultural phenomenon. It’s also a vast and barely-explored wilderness full of content that ranges from dynamic to dire. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably at least one channel out there for you. Still, managing to dig out the channels that cater to your own SFF needs can […]

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Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe – SPFBO Review

Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe – SPFBO Review
4.25

Five years ago, Corin Cadence’s brother entered the Serpent Spire—a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the […]

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A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Reviews

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: RPG Reviews 

YouTube is an app, a website and a cultural phenomenon. It’s also a vast and only partially explored wilderness full of content that ranges from dynamic to dire. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably at least one channel out there for you. But managing to dig out the channels that cater to your own SFF […]

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Monster Hunter World – Video Game Review

Monster Hunter World – Video Game Review 

I have no desire to stalk and kill big game across the savanna plains of Africa. To be honest, the whole concept of big game hunting; shooting and killing an animal just because it is a) there and b) I happen to have a gun and it does not, holds absolutely no appeal to me. […]

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Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds

Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds 

Kenric awoke to the smell of his own urine. Sweet and acrid. He raised a hand to his head and massaged his temples. The thumping ache behind his eyes, threatening to push them clear of their sockets, and a throat more parched than the Calim Desert combined with the burning need to pee once more […]

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Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book

Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book 

Humanity has played games for as long as we’ve been able to make up rules and keep score. As we’ve developed as a species, we’ve created thousands of games, and gaming isn’t just something we do out of boredom. In many ways, games are a survival mechanism, a way to recharge our brains and spirits. […]

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Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Creating Texts for Secondary Worlds

Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Creating Texts for Secondary Worlds 

The stories of H. P. Lovecraft are filled with references to all kinds of bizarre, ancient books, some fictional, some real: Abdul Alhazred’s Necronomicon, the Pnakotic Manuscripts, Trithemius’ Poligraphia, Giambattista Porta’s De Furtivis Literarum Notis, and Kluber’s Kryptographik, just to name a few. These are a mix of grimoires, obscure histories, and cryptographic works, but […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Running a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Tabletop Tuesday: Running a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign 

Welcome back to Tabletop Tuesday! Last week, Stephen Rhodes offered valuable advice on planning a D&D campaign; today, Trent Cannon is here to follow that up with tips on how to run your campaign successfully. So, you’ve got your group together. You’ve got snacks ready and the required number of chairs. Maps are prepped and […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Preparing a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Tabletop Tuesday: Preparing a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign 

Welcome to Tabletop Tuesday! Here at Fantasy-Faction, we’re passionate about all things fantasy, be it books, films, or video games. However, this new semi-regular feature aims to celebrate the classic medium of tabletop gaming. Last week, G. R. Matthews spoke about the wealth of brilliant board games available; today, Stephen Rhodes is offering valuable advice […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life?

Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life? 

All right, I’m sorry for the title pun. Let me just say that now, but it seemed too good an opportunity to waste. This past year I’ve got hooked on Board Games and they deserve the capitals! We’re not, or at least I’m not, talking about Cluedo or Monopoly, Ludo or Snakes and Ladders. I […]

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Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review

Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider – Spoiler Free Review
3.5

Tie-in fiction isn’t known for its broad appeal. By its very nature, tie-in novels are appealing to fans of a very specific thing, be it a show, movie, game or something else. Bloodbound, the debut novel by Pathfinder RPG co-creator Wes Schneider, is the exception to that rule. It checks a lot of boxes. There’s […]

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