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“Fantasy, by leading the reader away from things he knows so well, and re-presenting them in novel ways, can make him re-think their true purpose and meaning.

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A Middle Earth-ish theme park might be coming to Spain

Like the soul-aching pull of the One Ring, men have long coveted to harness the power of Middle Earth, and the mountains of gold awaiting those who would make commerce with J.R.R. 13 more words


A Question of Theme

Recently, we had a LotR night at our local games shop. The plan was to test the relative merits of Elves vs Dwarves.

Inevitably, there were issues – I was providing the decks for three players, and the other two don’t deck build. 1,114 more words

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blogging program to bring you this special message from Grey Havens YA Co-Director Kelly Cowling.

Star Trek was my first fandom. 846 more words


Card Spotlight: A Watchful Peace

As time has passed, it has become more and more clear just how great the set of player cards in the Heirs of Numenor expansion was, from the unparalleled resource smoothing of Errand-rider to one of the best defensive heroes around in Beregond to that trap of all traps, Ranger Spikes. 3,631 more words


Tidbits from the Wise, #3

As I’ve mentioned, I am in the midst of reading many books at once. Not the best habit, but little else feeds the mind or fuels the creativity so well as a variety of voices sharing their wisdom.  722 more words

Inspiration And Creativity

Too Many Games: King Arthur - The Role-Playing Wargame

I never got a handle on this, embarrassingly. I never really got a handle on any of these Total War-ish RTS games, which makes me ache with regret because Myth was one of my favorite games growing up, and I love the idea of no-build RTS games. 512 more words

Too Many Games