Essays on the Novels, Children's Stories, Online Writings, Comics and Other Works
Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction... [click here for more]
Kobolds Work a Little Magic
The popular and wildly useful Kobold Guide series tackles the biggest subject in fantasy: Magic!
What makes a fantasy fantastic? Magic, of course! Whether it’s unearthly beasts, scheming sorcerers, legendary swords or locales that defy logic and physics, a compelling fantasy story needs magical elements. The tricky part is that in order for the story to... [click here for more]
When the umbral kobold owner of the Exploding Herb alchemy shop is questioned about a magical gem that he may or may not have enchanted, both danger and bombs fly. Will Kurdag find a mortal enemy among the Hookblades? Will the neighbor's wagon be smashed to splinters or explode into woodchips?
The Gem That Caught Fire is the second in the Shadowsfall Legends line... [click here for more]
Follow the artistic development of the Exalted roleplaying game all the way from its unused concept art to its current second edition splendor. Along the way, you’ll see the world of Exalted brought to life through the talents of the industry’s top artists, including Chris Stevens, Hyung-Tae Kim, Adam Warren and many, many more.
Within, lavish, full-color art combines... [click here for more]
People often say that there are no such things as monsters. They are wrong. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and other unnamable horrors co-exist with us. Watching us. Using us. Preying upon us.
Welcome to Pinebox, a sleepy little East Texas town with a lot more than its share of trouble. Whether it's the haunted diner luring weary travelers, the unexplained 'alligator attacks", or the crone who... [click here for more]