Tag Archives: weapons

The Fist of Durag: Dawn Fang Slayer?

For the longest time, I really only had an idea that this weapon was going to be a magical orb.  I needed it to be something that didn’t look like a weapon and could operate at range because Clyde has … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Forging Magical Weapons: Freebie is That Singing Swords are Annoying

In War of Nytefall: Eradication, events are set in motion due to a mortal wielding an enchanted weapon.  The First of Durag appears to have the strength to eliminate Clyde.  It has already depowered and killed many Dawn Fangs, so all … Continue reading

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To Scare a Monster

(Okay.  Not the best picture for a postthat involves War of Nytefall: Eradication.  A part of the story is Clyde showing fear or at least getting nervous because of a new weapon that is being used.  So, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Bringing a Sword to a Gun Fight

I won’t be surprised if the title brings up a debate, but that’s not going to be what this is about.  I’m more interested in why the ancient weapons seem to pop up in modern stories.  How often have we … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Battles: Let The Owies Begin!

One thing that Quest of the Brokenhearted did is push my limits on writing fight scenes.  Many people thinking writing an action scene is easy because you just have to put in ‘fighting stuff’.  This includes punches, kicks, soliloquies, gloating, guns, … Continue reading

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The Kusari-Gama of Kira Grasdon

Long ago, Kira Grasdon was a one-scene character who complained about an injured hand and then had a run-in with Kellia.  That was it for her until an editing run placed her in a sparring match with Luke Callindor, Kellia, … Continue reading

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Signature Weapons: Almost as Important as a Name?

Simon Belmont and his whip.  King Arthur and Excalibur.  Doom and the BFG 9000.  Samus Aran and the Power Suit.  All of these are characters that can be identified by their weapons.  You see them holding it or not even … Continue reading

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When More Than a Sword or Axe Will Do

First of all, my wife is the one who introduced me to this movie that we own, watched once, and I still can’t remember.  One of those really corny fantasy ones that involved finding a special weapon to save the … Continue reading

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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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The Armory of Ichabod Brooks

In The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, you get both a hint and a look at the armory he has at home.  This is found in his basement and readers will get a brief introduction in one story when he … Continue reading

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