Like many fantasy aficionados - read here as "person who like dragons more than people" - my introduction to the genre was The Lord of The Rings with its very Nordic influences. This love was used to draw me into the realm of roleplaying by my uncle who ran a Tolkien based D&D game. This … Continue reading How Orcs Got Their Groove Back
I have never been more confused about a book than I am the one I just read. Well... technically it's a re-read but I needed reassurance that this book exists. That this story had indeed been set to paper and that I recalled it properly. Just to put that into context I can recite verbatim … Continue reading What The Fuck Did I Just Read?
Today's topic is a long overdue one. M.L. Spencer's Darkstorm: Book One of the Rhenwars Saga. This was supposed to be the last post I made but irrational anger over the quality of an over hyped game took it's place and then I - as per usual - ended up in poor health. The second is … Continue reading First Book of the Series: the Prequel
As a lifelong rpg fan and lover all things story based imagine my excitement when I heard the buzz from everyone about a new crpg that was already being talked about as one of the all time greats. Nothing but glowing praise for this game. From combat to graphics to characters and story it was … Continue reading Over Hyped Indie Garbage: Part 1
It took me a bit to settle on what to read next after the whole John Ringo fiasco (if you want the details look up John Ringo Part 3). I honestly had a hard time sitting down and reading anything. That story left such a foul taste in my mouth that everything else felt tainted. … Continue reading The Most Abused Thesaurus: Part 1
It has been a long 2 (and some change) weeks. Illness, new meds, social upheaval, plans... I would go into more detail but I understand that you don't really care. My reader base consists of 12 people and a disinterested goat breaking up the monotony of it's day by mastering the technology of the psychotics … Continue reading Fuck You, John Ringo! Pt 3: Return of the Fuck
This time I am going to be talking about A Song For Quiet by Cassandra Khaw. Now I had never heard of Cassandra Khaw before ordering this book. In truth I picked it up almost on a whim. Barnes and Noble had a list of anticipated scifi, fantasy, and horror books coming out in August and this was … Continue reading Lovecraftian Jazz