GeekDad: All Things Drizzt—Hot Summer Reveals for Forgotten Realms — GeekMom

Wizards of the Coast has announced a summer of Drizzt events, a multimedia/multiplatform series of releases featuring the Forgotten Realms and the iconic Drizzt Do’Urden. As the central character of over 30 novels, Drizzt has been explored in a huge array of situations, such as a coming-of-age story facing domestic/childhood abuse, racial discrimination, and forging… GeekDad:Continue reading “GeekDad: All Things Drizzt—Hot Summer Reveals for Forgotten Realms — GeekMom”

Invested in Critical Role — Bizarre Brunette

The first time I heard Critical Role mentioned was at Gen Con in 2019. The cast of Critical Role was appearing and my friend was thrilled. He had tickets to go and he said it was the highlight of his convention. Earlier this year, I figured I’d watch the first episode on Youtube because why […]Continue reading “Invested in Critical Role — Bizarre Brunette”

Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part Three

LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS OF WRITING I wish life was not so short… Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about. ~J. R. R. Tolkien Famed fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien was a great inventor of languages, and while I don’t have his linguistic background, I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part Three”

Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part Two

MAPPING YOUR WORLD If you’re going to have a complicated story you must work to a map; otherwise you’ll never make a map of it afterwards. ~J. R. R. Tolkien Your initial map can be as simple as you need it to be. It doesn’t have to be this daunting task that I foresaw itContinue reading “Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part Two”

Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part One

INTRODUCTION Some years ago I started blogging a series on worldbuilding, but never got to finish it before abandoning the blog due to a lack of traffic. I called the series “Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers” because at the time the renewed surge of interest in Tabletop Role-playing Games (TTRPG) hadn’t yet transpired, but I alwaysContinue reading “Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part One”

Chris Pine To Star In ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ — We’ve Got (Back) Issues

Chris Pine will lead the upcoming ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ movie from ‘Game Night’ directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The film, based on the original and most famous fantasy role-playing game, will be produced by Paramount and Hasbro, two companies that are desperate to launch a new franchise. The plot is being kept underwraps […]Continue reading “Chris Pine To Star In ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ — We’ve Got (Back) Issues”

What to expect from this blog going forward

Now that National Novel Writing Month is over, I figured I’d let you all know what you can expect from this blog in the near future, since last month I blogged almost exclusively about NaNoWriMo. But first let me just say welcome to all my new followers, and thank you for joining me on thisContinue reading “What to expect from this blog going forward”

Another Power Outage

Last night there was a storm with high winds, so I was prepared for the power to go out again. Not prepared in the sense of having bought a backup generator, because let’s face it, given how the pandemic is going, that’s not about to happen any time soon. But I had a cooler ready,Continue reading “Another Power Outage”

NaNoWriMo Plantsing: Taking a cue from D&D character creation

Well, it’s finally here! The first day of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Are you excited? I am! I can’t wait to start writing my novel, but I just wanted to say a few words here first. I don’t know if this will be considered valuable as advice, but I wanted to share withContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Plantsing: Taking a cue from D&D character creation”

Useful Tools for Fantasy Writers (and Game Masters)

Most of these online tools may have been created with Game Masters and Players of roleplaying games in mind, but they’re great for fantasy writers as well. How often has your writing been stalled because you couldn’t come up with a good name for a character or a place? Or you were forced to useContinue reading “Useful Tools for Fantasy Writers (and Game Masters)”