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James lives somewhere in Pennsylvania with his wife and baby boy. He is an avid distance runner who really gets a kick out of talking to folks. His biggest asset might be his thorough enjoyment of people.

Sapient Apex?

In short, it doesn’t necessarily makes your predators less scary, just less predatory and, therefore, less capable of fulfilling that precise narrative role. The distinction should not be taken lightly. A mind flayer is a complex villain not just a tentacle faced brain muncher, both are scary, but in different ways.

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Sapient Apex?

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Aesthetics for Worldbuilding

Reflections on Caldonyx Our most recent interview with RPG For You And Me has got my juices flowing about aesthetics and tone in worldbuilding. During the podcast I kept making reference to a painting ‘The Nighthawks’ because the city of Caldonyx, the primary city and key setting in their world, just kept drawing me back…

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Aesthetics for Worldbuilding

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Boring Ancient Warfare: Organization

Today I’m continuing a short series on some mundane details of medieval warfare that won battles, even wars. These small details are perfect to consider when putting together your ascendant empires or rising kingdoms. We’ve looked at training, we’ve looked at roads and now this. This might be the most boring of the boring. So…

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Boring Ancient Warfare: Organization

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Boring Ancient Warfare: Roads

Today I’m continuing a short series on some mundane details of medieval warfare that won battles, even wars. These small details are perfect to consider when putting together your ascendant empires or rising kingdoms. ‘How did those troops get here so fast!?’ A beleaguered barbarian commander might’ve said to his lieutenants when he spies the…

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Boring Ancient Warfare: Roads

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Boring Ancient Warfare: Training

I should also preface with this: 300 is not a realistic movie, it’s stylized and cinematic but harkens to real events and strategies of the era. I love reading about ancient warfare. So different from our modern conception of war where the power of our hand held weapons, not to mention the accuracy of our…

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Boring Ancient Warfare: Training

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Bethesda’s Great Success

So, I’ve bashed a lot of Bethesda’s worldbuilding lately. Not really intentionally to throw shade at them as I’m a rabid consumer of their games. I mean, I’ve been playing them since Morrowind (no not the expansion pack to the online game) and I just love them. I suppose the reason why I beat them…

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Bethesda’s Great Success

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