Posts Tagged ‘Mythology’

Postscript on Elves, Dwarves, & Trolls

Posted on June 23rd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’d noticed the odd relationship between the Elves, Trolls, and Dwarves concerning their evolution through mythology and into fantasy roleplaying as it stands today and decided to explore these commonalities and divergences. This is what led me to write Tabletop Meditations #11 through #13. However, there are few things that I’ve not said about elves, […]

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Blood Rage board game review

Posted on June 5th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Viking settings and Viking stories and legends are very popular nowadays – just look at the Thor franchise by Marvel comic books! Blood Rage by “Cool mini or not” is about Vikings too. They are furious and courageous warriors who are well-known by Scandinavian legends and tales and you are going to be one of […]

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Dwarves

Posted on May 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

“They are prominent in Germanic and Scandinavian legend and generally dwelt in rocks and caves and recesses of the earth. They were guardians of mineral wealth and precious stones and very skillful at their work. They were not unfriendly to man, but could on occasions, be vindictive and mischievous.” [Rockwood, Camilla, ed. 2009. Brewer’s Dictionary […]

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Trolls

Posted on May 19th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

They have been and are, from their very inception, the consummate villain whether they be fierce beasts bent on random destruction and death, or mystical monsters that snatch away the hero’s loved ones for some nefarious purpose, or a supernatural arbiter of an unbelievably harsh but ironic justice. The malformed embodiment of pure malevolence, the […]

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Elves

Posted on May 4th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Elves, the humanoid embodiments of beauty and grace armed with the wisdom of ages as well as a not insignificant amount of magical power. They are ubiquitous in modern fantasy but once upon a time Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, and fairies were synonymous and virtually the same thing. The popular concept of an “elf” is a […]

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