Tag Archives: magic

7 Tips to Using Swords: Freebie Is to Avoid Sword Puns

I was originally going to write something similar to Monday’s post with a list of swords and some info about them.  Then I remembered how many different types of swords have existed.  Shortswords, longswords, flamberge, cutlass, rapier, saber, daggers, dirks, … 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 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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Of Birthdays & Bedlam

First, I just realized that goal posts like these never show the music video in Twitter.  It takes a picture if I put one in the post or my black & white author photo from a few years ago.  Learn … Continue reading

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Straight As an Arrow Archery School & Pincushion Pavilion

Welcome to the place where you too can become a magical archer.  Just like all of those other archers that you’ve seen on television, movies, or read about.  What do you mean not all of them are magical?  Do they … Continue reading

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