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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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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 41-43

This entry is part 17 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 17 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 got asked the other day why I don’t take a break from this series to post something else. It’s […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 37-40

This entry is part 16 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 16 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… ************************************************************************************************* Ooops. While preparing this post I discovered that in my urgency to get content produced that a couple of editorial […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 32-36

This entry is part 15 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 15 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 34 to 36 were mostly already in first-draft form when I started the series, but I’ve since realized that […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 29-31

This entry is part 14 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 14 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… The panoramic picture used as a backdrop to illustrate this week’s post was so incredibly stunning that I had to […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 27-28

This entry is part 13 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 13 in the series Orcs & ElvesOn The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 27-28 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 27 and 28 were partially unfinished when I started this series, which means […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 24-26

This entry is part 12 in the series Orcs & Elves

The epic conclusion to the Second Great war between Elves and Dwarfs as plots, intrigues, betrayals and surprises come to a head.

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 21-23

This entry is part 11 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 11 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… ************************************************************************************************* While most of Chapter 21 had been done when I started this series, Chapters 22 and 23 were at best […]

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On The Origins Of Orcs, Chapters 18-20

This entry is part 10 in the series Orcs & Elves

This entry is part 10 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 either never get it done in time… ************************************************************************************************* Chapters 18-20 are all in final form. I don’t change “speaker” in mid-paragraph, but the speaker does change from […]

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