Monthly Archives: November 2012

Interlude: Merchant Magic Format

My short stories for Mists of Albion are currently a work in progress, likely to have the first one up in the next day or two. In the meantime, I want to promote a favourite Magic: the Gathering format of … Continue reading

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What Ancient China can tell us about Power and Society

I’ve been recently reading a lovely book about Chinese history alongside my Song of Ice and Fire binge lately, and the two have dovetailed in quite a pleasing fashion. The main point of similarity between both: the examination of power. … Continue reading

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World Dynamics on Albion

As promised last week, I’ve got an entry lined up to discuss the world and weather dynamics of the Mists of Albion setting. And it’s going to take the form of an in-universe treatise by a scholar, and potentially an out-of-universe … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Globe when Creating Worlds

I’ve taken to A Game of Thrones with a vengeance lately, and it’s a great board game as well as a great story. The characterisation is some of the best I’ve seen in fantasy novels, and thanks to it being a mostly … Continue reading

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Putting the Magic into Character Creation

OK, so the new two-posts-a-week thing has yet to take off. I’m putting it down to moving a load of my girlfriend’s stuff during a move. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. I’ve begun reading A Game of … Continue reading

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