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Longbows, Crossbows, & Beyond

I’ve done shields and swords, so now it’s time for projectile weapons.  You’d be surprised how many different types of bows are out there.  Even the picture above doesn’t cover it all since it’s missing crossbows and javelins.  Anyway, let’s … Continue reading

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Shields: Not Just For Dinner Parties Any More

A while back, I was asked to write about the different types of shields.  I’d already set up the posts for July to promote The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, so here we are in August.  This takes a lot … Continue reading

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The Balanced Hero: Brains + Guts = Survival

Betting those who visit my blog a lot saw this one coming because I usually end stuff like this talking about finding balance.  Just like in real life, your characters may naturally gravitate toward a middle ground.  They might be … Continue reading

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The Instinctive Hero: Guts Over Brains

On the other end of the mental spectrum are those characters who demand almost entirely on instinct.  Just like Thinkers, they aren’t entirely instinct, but that’s what drives them more than planning.  Much like their tactics, these characters are fairly … Continue reading

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The Thinking Hero: Brains Over Guts

A while back, I did a series of posts on type of fighters, which included strength, speed, and tactical.  It was this last section (labeled as Counters and Caution) that I had trouble with because I couldn’t put my finger … Continue reading

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Mack’s Haunted Haberdashery

Welcome, potential customers!  My name is Bartholomew and I will be helping you today with your purchases.  All of our . . . I’m sorry, but Mack is far too busy to handle the day-to-day operations.  Somebody needs to keep … Continue reading

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Fatherhood in Fantasy Fiction

Fatherhood is a slight theme in The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks.  He is proud of being a father and there is one story that involves a father/son.  Another involves orphans being escorted to their new homes.  Originally, I … Continue reading

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