REVIEW: Six Paths

Well-written and beautifully presented. Six Paths discusses gender, sex, and sexuality with nuance and care. What drew me most in this supplement is the integration of gender with the Orlanthi religion. Six Paths goes above-and-beyond other LGBT-advocacy publications by entwining its material with established lore of the setting. This is well-developed through a collection of … Continue reading REVIEW: Six Paths

REVIEW: The Spiral

Disclaimer: The author of this work, Nikki DeKeuster, is one of my colleagues and friends. I was a beta reader for her connected novelette Red String. I was not solicited to review her debut novel. The finest compliment I can give to a work of fiction is my time. I bull-rushed through the back half … Continue reading REVIEW: The Spiral

REVIEW: The Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass

I originally posted this review over on my Facebook page, but decided to repost it on the blog as well upon a friend's suggestion—easier for posterity to find than through FB. If you think A&E sounds interesting, it's available over on the Jonstown Compendium. (Oh, and I am still working on that yearly round-up. Hopefully … Continue reading REVIEW: The Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass

First Impressions — “The Red Book of Magic”

I've just finished my first read-through of Chaosium's new release for RuneQuest, The Red Book of Magic. Since my "First Impressions" post was popular last time, I've decided to do so once more. This article is not a review! I haven't played any of the new content provided for RuneQuest, and my read-through was done … Continue reading First Impressions — “The Red Book of Magic”

Review — A Rough Guide to Glamour

The Jonstown Compendium—Chaosium's community content program for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha—has on offer a variety of fan-produced game supplements, all in digital formats. Until now! A Rough Guide to Glamour, from Nick Brooke, Chris Gidlow, and Mike Hagen, is the first release on the storefront available in hard copy, printed on demand. Consequently, this review will … Continue reading Review — A Rough Guide to Glamour

Overlight Review

"A roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic fantasy." That tagline, combined with the above cover art, intrigued me enough to pick up this 2018 tabletop roleplaying game from Renegade Games. An unusual claim, juxtaposed with thrillingly colorful artwork, offered me enough promise to pick up the core rulebook from my local gaming store. I read the 332-page … Continue reading Overlight Review

Weekly Update – 2/7/18

Hello, Internet! I'm gonna go ahead and call this past week an "almost" week. That's how it feels, for most of my goals set in my last post. That's not particularly disappointing for me. A new class started this week for my MFA, and I'm adjusting to the change in workload. My last class, a seminar … Continue reading Weekly Update – 2/7/18

Review – Dangerous (2017)

Milo Yiannopolis is an egotistical asshole – but an entertaining one. A self-proclaimed “internet supervillain,” Milo is most (in)famous for catchy, offensive slogans such as “Feminism is Cancer” or the headline of his recent college series, “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.” Now, Milo has entered the world of self-publishing with his first book, Dangerous. Unfortunately, I … Continue reading Review – Dangerous (2017)

Review – The Shadow of What Was Lost (2016 Edition)

James Islington's debut novel, The Shadow of What Was Lost, begins as a deceptively stereotypical coming-of-age fantasy. However, it doesn't take long for the story to develop, and breathe fresh life into well-used tropes of the genre. Even with a slightly unsatisfying climax, I deeply enjoyed this book as a whole. It's a good fantasy, and a great adventure. 8/10.

Review – The Immortal Throne (2016)

The Immortal Throne is the strong and satisfying sequel to The City (2013) which substantially improves upon the original, adding greater depth and answering many questions and loose threads left behind at the end of previous book. Together, the two books contain a broad and sweeping narrative telling the tale of the City and the Serafim, its otherworldly overlords. 8/10.