Editor-in-Chief | July 12, 2011
Enchanted food has played an important role in fantasy literature for many years now. From the strange cake labeled “Eat Me”, which caused a young girl to grow to enormous proportions in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, to the magical lembas bread of Tolkien’s elves in Lord of the Rings, magical edibles enrich a fantasy story [...]
Editor-in-Chief | December 10, 2009
“Remind me next time not to save you!” ~ Kagome (Inuyasha, 2004)
The shrine maiden or miko, in ancient Japanese culture, is a young virgin consecrated to a deity, and who serves at a Shinto Shrine. Existing not only in Eastern, but Western cultures as well, these female shrine maidens fulfilled the role of soothsayers, spirit [...]
Editor-in-Chief | November 12, 2009
“And if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back at you.” ~ Nietzsche, “Beyond Good and Evil”
“Not just pretty words.” ~ Morticia Adams, “The Adams Family”
Last week I reviewed two great supplements with very Lovecraftian themes – Critter Cache 6: Lovecraftian Bestiary and the Book of Distant Stars. As I [...]
Editor-in-Chief | November 6, 2009
Tentacles, Part Deux!
Since we started the week’s blogs with a Review of Critter Chache 6: Lovecraftian Bestiary, it seems only fitting that Friday’s 4e Freebie should be another compendium of alien monstrosities. The Book of Distant Stars is a monster manual containing 64 aberrant creatures that hail from the Far Realms.
As per the article in [...]
Editor-in-Chief | November 4, 2009
“That is not dead which can eternal lie…” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
It’s hard not to remember the first time you meet up with the author, H.P. Lovecraft.
There is a reason it’s hard not to remember – because whether you read one of his own works, or read a “Mythos” tale penned by some other author, you [...]