Miles Cameron Interview – The Fall of Dragons
 

Miles Cameron

Interview - The Fall of Dragons

 
The Ten Strangest Races in Fantasy Literature
 

10 Strange Races in Fantasy

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Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander
 

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell

Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

 

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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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Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review

Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review 

I haven’t played Dungeons & Dragons since my teenage years, and there are days when I miss it. Computer games took over, life got in the way; work, family, children and all the things that we think (and are) important just ate up my time. Luckily for me, I’ve got a group of friends who […]

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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
5

When I asked Twitter whether I should buy the first Witcher game, I got a unanimous YES. One gentleman informed me that the games were based on a series of novels by Polish author Sapkowski, which I’m sure most Fantasy-Faction readers already know. I didn’t and was therefore mighty curious. Standing in Waterstones, I had […]

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What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer

What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer 

In news that will shock precisely no one that has spoken to me for any amount of time, I am a massive nerd. Like, huge. I am the kind of nerd who is genuinely surprised when people don’t enjoy hour long one-sided conversations (re: rants) about political systems of Middle Earth or subtleties hidden within […]

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Fantasy and Gaming

Fantasy and Gaming 

Fantasy literature and fantasy games are and will always be intertwined. Certainly, fantasy fiction predates Crossbows and Catapults, Warhammer, Thieves World, Dungeons & Dragons or Magic: The Gathering, but for many readers fantasy games—even if you didn’t play them growing up—were a gateway to novels of similar subject matter. The reverse is true as well. […]

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DestinyQuest – Putting The Game Back Into Gamebooks

DestinyQuest – Putting The Game Back Into Gamebooks 

We are teaming up with our friends over at Gollancz to giveaway 3 sets of the two DestinyQuest books currently available, The Legion of Shadow & The Heart of Fire. All you have to do is leave a comment in the comments section for your chance to win! Preferably something witty… or Gamebook related 🙂 […]

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