[Booktalk] The Well at the World’s End (William Morris)

William Morris is arguably the world’s first fantasy writer. There were stories with elements in them that the author believed was fiction (just look at the Gothic period), but Morris was the first to set his story in an entirely fictional world. Coming out in 1896, Well at the World’s End spans 4 volumes and … More [Booktalk] The Well at the World’s End (William Morris)

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[Booktalk] Actual Appendix N: The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

As a break from this series, let’s take a look at an entry that is actually on the appendix N. Lord Dunsany is a turn of the century author of “weird” and fantastic fiction and was much admired by the likes of Lovecraft, Howard, C.A. Smith and Tolkien, among countless others. The King of Elfland’s … More [Booktalk] Actual Appendix N: The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II

Pt. VI; The Dragonlands has always been a nation of immigrants… Leaving aside “ze human kwestion” the campaign setting itself is a thing of beauty with a format that is almost reminiscent of ole GG’s Greyhawk. A sprawling hexmap with rivers, mountains, forests and swamps and a few key settlements. The description of the settlements … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

[Campaign setting] Dragons (1986) Cory Glaberson (Mayfair Games) Levels 6 – 9 Summary: North vs South + The Dragon and The George Before Fireborn. Before the Draconomicon. Before Council of Wyrms. Before even Dragonlance, there existed a mighty supplement centered around Dragons. Forged in a distant aeon when pop-culture still had some residual balls left, … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

[Review] College of Wizardry (2e); Clowns to the left of me…

[Campaign Setting] College of Wizardry (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) “Gee Cordell, what do you wanna do tonight?” “The same thing we do every night Monte. Try to inject more High Fantasy tossfiddle into Dnd!” – Monte & the Cordell, intro, ep 1. “Monte & Cordell Inject High Fantasy tossfiddle into DnD” When I first read … More [Review] College of Wizardry (2e); Clowns to the left of me…