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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

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

Water Water Everywhere

Having just aired an episode on rivers I figured I’d expand even more on what we discussed. Ya see, when we put an episode together we make a metric ton of notes. Much of that content makes it into our episode then a bunch gets left out. Here’s a taster of what our discussions about…

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Water Water Everywhere

What’s the deal with WCC and Tabletop RPG? Part Two

So now, for the most important question, why should you care about Tabletop? As an author, artist, game designer, anyone making a fictional world why would TTRPG be important? RPGs pop up everywhere from Community, Freaks and Geeks, to Adventure Time and Gravity Falls. Matt Mercer has recently risen to, not inconsiderable, fame creating amazing…

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What’s the deal with WCC and Tabletop RPG? Part Two

What’s the deal with WCC and Tabletop RPGs? Part One

We (James here) make no bones of it. We love TTRPG and you’re going to get some content relating to it on our podcast and associated blog but here’s the deal. No matter your disposition toward it, whether totally unfamiliar or deeply engrossed with it, you’re going to get something out of that content. Over…

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What’s the deal with WCC and Tabletop RPGs? Part One

Fantasy vs Reality: Pace

I was told, quite accurately, that time would speed up as I aged. Though the experience for sending off for a toy after collecting enough cereal box tops is one that is restricted to children of the 80s and 90s, everyone can remember being a child and having to wait for something. And sure enough,…

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Fantasy vs Reality: Pace

Fantasy vs Reality: Complexity

Hi everyone! Welcome to another post about Fantasy vs Reality. Today I want to talk about complexity. There are many things that are true in reality that are not true in fantasy. For example, in reality, other people are as complex as you are. Everyone has their own thoughts, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and preferences that,…

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Fantasy vs Reality: Complexity

Fantasy vs. Reality: Introduction

Hi everyone! Seth here, with a blog fantasy and reality and the awesome interaction between them. Due to the complexity of the subject, expect this to be dealt with in multiple parts. Enjoy. I’ve often wondered if the largest disconnect between the people of the past and those of us fortunate enough to live in…

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Fantasy vs. Reality: Introduction

Seth Ring: Introductions

Hi everyone!  We’ve been doing this podcast and blog thing for a bit now and I feel like it is high time that I introduced myself properly. Most of what you’ve read on the blog so far (at least 90%) has been from James’ delectable mind but giving you a sense of who I am…

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Seth Ring: Introductions

An Unfolding World

My love for Attack on Titan can’t be overstated. That show was a masterpiece and my first real dip into anime as a meta genre. There’s just so much to love about it but from a worldbuilding perspective in particular I think you’ll agree it’s a triumph. Spoilers abound, if you haven’t seen it yet…

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An Unfolding World