To be an archer

After watching the British Archery team go out in the first round of the Olympics, it made me realise just how much we have fallen in the world rankings in the last seven hundred years. So, presented here are my thoughts on the bowman in a role playing game. Enjoy. The following tips and advice […]

21 Cute creatures you’ll wish were real

21 Cute creatures you’ll wish were real

Every world needs an ecosystem of creatures to give it life and every adventurer needs monsters to fight. However, what we sometimes forget to include are the cute creatures that can inhabit a world. Here I’ve collected 21 of my favourite cute creatures from artists I follow on DeviantART. These cute creatures could also make for […]

Offering World Building Info Outside of a Story

SF Signal just ran an interesting article in its “Mind Meld” feature area called The Rules of Worldbuilding. This article quotes “rules” from various sf authors, giving their take on do’s and don’ts in this area. One author, Robert Bennett, touched on something that I think applies especially to people who approach fiction writing from a […]

Bored of SimCity? Try Banished The Video Game

Bored of SimCity? Try Banished The Video Game

If you love the idea of building your own town then you will LOVE this game. Banished is a city-building strategy game that is all about life and survival as you control a group of exiled travellers who decide to build their own city. The object of this game is to keep the population alive […]

Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages?

If you’ve watched Lord Of The Rings, Star Trek, Avatar or other fantasy and sci-fi films then you maybe wondering if the languages spoken by the characters are real languages, or are the actors merely speaking gibberish? This is a great video by John McWhorter that firsts asks if these are real languages before breaking down […]