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A shard to call home

“As the daydreams grew longer, the distinction between what was real and what was imaginary grew less. Soon I existed in a blissful world of my own creation.” ― Fennel Hudson In our last entry we introduced the Cidrian Shards,…

On the first day…

“Just remember life is all an illusion…..it’s your creation and you can dismantle it and re-create at will.” ― Nanette Mathews Now that we’ve had the chance to get reacquainted with the Fantasy Trip again, we at the ‘aerie were…

Bringing Bugs Back

“Not all ants use violence to dominate their world, some use more subtle methods.” – E. O. Wilson   One of the stranger aspects of the original In The Labyrinth book were the Hymenopterans, or “Bugs”. As a kid their…

Playing the race card: Goblins

“Now goblins are cruel, wicked, and bad-hearted. They make no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien Another less-common race listed as a character race in The Fantasy Trip is the goblin. These are not the…

Playing the race card: Orcs

“You must dig swift and deep, if you wish to hide from Orcs. “ — Legolas, Fellowship of the Ring   Its an interesting thing that the Fantasy Trip lists goblins and orcs as basic playable races. However, they do…

Playing the race card: Dwarves

“All dwarfs have beards and wear up to twelve layers of clothing. Gender is more or less optional.” ― Terry Pratchett Of all the prototypical fantasy races, dwarves seem to suffer most from stereotyping. I think the good folk a…