Virtual FantasyCon2016: Holding Out for a Hero

Virtual FantasyCon2016: Holding Out for a Hero

This article was written as a part of VirtualFantasyCon 2016.    So, personally, I took a bit of a different tack on the hero’s journey. Pour yourselves a cup of coffee; I’m going to show you how I got here, but it’s going to take a minute. When I started my...
Steel: The Everything of All Things

Steel: The Everything of All Things

There was a wonderful demonstration at DragonCon this year where two guys took a mild steel helmet and used a hardened-steel helmet to literally turn it into a pancake. Check this out at 11:45.   Now, as cool as this is, these guys miss a huge point during the...
What’s in a Name? Titles in Worldbuilding

What’s in a Name? Titles in Worldbuilding

So the question came up on KBoards as to how to address a king. I’m not going to give you a history lesson because I don’t write history. Well, not Earth history. How you address various ranks and levels of royalty in fantasy is totally up to you....