Chronicles of the Dice-Lords: The Woman From Danaster

Within a distant universe, at the furthest reaches of the tabletop gaming community, a loose confederation of rogue entities have come together to hold sway over a mysterious universal cluster. At the roll of a die, they decide the fates of sword-masters and sorcerers, of princes and prostitutes. These are the Chronicles of the Dice-Lords, […]

Why I Write Fantasy The Way I Do

Twitter recently brought a certain Ana Marie Cox’s article to my attention–that would be this one here. It was difficult for me to parse this, because many of the same factors that drove Ana back to conventional fantasy drove me away from it. How the hell does that work? Honestly, I’m pretty sure it’s a […]

Twin Spirals Lore: The Principle of Imbuement

Unlike most of my lore articles, I won’t be doing this one completely in scholar-voice. I’d like to talk about the Principle of Imbuement as a worldbuilding element on a writer’s level, as well as in terms of my worlds. It’s a finicky idea and bears some clearer verbiage than my normal, and this is […]