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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 71-73

This entry is part 27 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 27 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it in public, I’ll never get it done in time… This was supposed to be just two chapters, but at the last minute I broke the first into two smaller, […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 69-70

This entry is part 26 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 26 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it in public, I’ll never get it done in time! A number of interruptions today have left me with only two (rather longish) chapters complete. Since some future chapters have […]

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Breaking Through Writer’s Block Pt 2: Conceptual, Specific, and Setting Blocks

This entry is part 2 in the series Breaking Through Writer's Block

This entry is part 2 in the series Breaking Through Writer’s Block This article is going to provide solutions to three of the specific types of writer’s block identified in the first part of this series: Conceptual Writer’s Block, when you trouble breaking an overall story idea down into a detailed plot outline, Specific-Scene Writer’s […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 66-68

This entry is part 25 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 25 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it here, I’ll never get it done in time… I’m trying a slight change in layout this week, formatting the text more closely to that of a book than the […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 63-65

This entry is part 24 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 24 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it here, I’ll never get it done in time… For those who read the player-redacted version of The Ages Of Existence (presented in Inventing & Reinventing Races in D&D: An […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 59-62

This entry is part 23 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 23 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it here, I’ll never get it done in time… This is the material that in the original plan (as revised a couple of weeks ago), would have been posted last […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 55-58

This entry is part 22 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 22 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it here, I’ll never get it done in time… It’s a peculiar thing when you’re writing. You are continually reshaping and tweaking the content to be included to make the […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 52-54

This entry is part 21 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 21 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve so much prep to get done for the Fumanor Campaign that if I don’t do it here, I’ll never get it done in time… With this post, the regular Orcs and Elves series resumes. This content didn’t exist in the original draft, but […]

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Inventing and Reinventing Races in DnD: An Orcish Mythology

This entry is part 20 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 20 in the series Orcs & Elves        While there is nothing graphic in the content below, it definitely warrants a PG-13 rating for    adult concepts. Children should obtain parental permission before reading.     We interrupt our regularly-scheduled programme for this late-breaking development: I spent so much time developing […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 47-51

This entry is part 19 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 19 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it here, I’ll never get it done in time… Chapters 47 to 51 were in outline note form when I started. Oh, and for those wondering how I’m tracking with […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 44-46

This entry is part 18 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 18 in the series Orcs & Elves I’ve got so much campaign prep to get done that if I don’t do it here, I’ll never get it done in time… ************************************************************************************************* Chapter 44 was already in first-draft form, but Chapters 45 and 46 were only a very rough outline and needed […]

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The Gap In Reality: Immersion in an RPG Environment

Our special effects gurus get better all the time, and at the same time, their product becomes more affordable with improving technology, making it more ubiquitous in entertainments. I first wrote about the impact of this phenomenon back in 2009, when I asked Are Special Effects Killing Hollywood?, a question which shed a new light […]

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