It’s almost November, which means you might be hearing folks talk about something called NaNoWriMo. If you are acquainted with any writers, you might be hearing folks express strong opinions about something called NaNoWriMo. Allow me to add mine to the maelstrom. First, why the hell should you listen to me? You shouldn’t. You shouldn’t listen […]

Monster of the Week: Will-o’-the-Wisp

Halloween is coming up! In honor of our second-scariest holiday—the scariest holiday in Western culture is, of course, Black Friday—I’ve written the most terrifying kind of blog post. That’s right. An educational blog post. woooOOOoOOooOooOOOoooo *spirit fingers* Okay, okay. So what Monster of the Week could possibly be educational? Well, let’s start with a history lesson. […]

Monster of the Week: Displacer Beast

Displacer beasts. These feline monstrosities have plagued every generation of Dungeons and Dragons players back to the very first edition. Ferocious, clever, and nearly impossible to hit, they’ve been the death of many a player character over the years. So what the hell are they? Take a panther. Add an extra pair of legs. Now […]