Stupid Fantasy Armours

“Studded Leather” Armour “Studded leather” armour appeared first in Dungeons and Dragons. It consists of “studded leather” – leather armour with metal studs (or sometimes, spikes) inserted into it. Such […]

Building a Fantasy Army – Dwarves

Physiology and Biology Fantasy dwarfs (dwarves) are actually most realistic of fantasy races (along with elves). They tend to be significantly shorter than humans, but as broad or even broader […]

Tolkien’s Ideal of Monarchy

JRR Tolkien’s love of monarchy is seen through his work. Last third of the Lord of the Rings has return of the King to Gondor, and restoration of the monarchy […]

Building a Fantasy Army – Elves

Introduction This post will concern typical fantasy elves. In other words, the Tolkien-inspired High Fantasy elves, rather than their folklore fairy counterparts. Physiology and Biology Elves are generally human-sized, though […]

Song Review – Villified by StringStorm

Villified is a song by StringStorm which talks about the Imperial Inquisition from Warhammer 40 000. Inquisition is an organization of interstellar Imperium of Man, and much like historical Inquisition […]

Building a Fantasy Army Part 7: Logistics

An army marches on its stomach. What this means is that while a fantasy writer probably should not spend words boring his readers with minutae of logistical arrangements, some thought […]