Heroic, Realistic, and Grimdark – the Shades of Fantasy

Fantasy, as a genre, has a ton of subgenres. There’s no way a single post could cover them all, unless I wanted to write a thesis. I’m not getting into hard or soft magic again, or urban fantasy compared to epic fantasy compared to steampunk, or the thousand other flavors that fantasy comes in. Instead, …

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Hard Vs Soft Magic – Strengths, Weaknesses, and Which to Use

With the end of Game of Thrones, fantasy has been on my mind a lot lately. Fantasy, as a genre, is an interesting beast. It revolves around the fantastic and the impossible, without the constraints of pretending at science like even the least grounded sci-fi, which means in theory that it should have limitless possibility …

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Why You Should Give Up Sex and Devote Your Life to The Elder Gods

SinderElf decided to play with the clickbait title generator and came up with a list of Fantasy article titles and challenged other bloggers to write articles for the titles. I saw “Why You Should Give Up Sex and Devote Your Life to The Elder Gods” on the list and could not resist to the urge …

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