Humza Kazmi joins us to discuss Andre Norton’s “Web of the Witch World”, elven fighters, mind reading, the power of love, reclaiming lost power, the culture of Estcarp, domain game play, internal consistency, talismans, character agency, and much more!
Daniel J. Bishop joins us to discuss J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Return of the King”, the fundamental misunderstandings of the Peter Jackson movies, Tolkien’s Christianity, Frodo and Sam’s gay love, the racist legacy of the Lord of the Rings, bringing our own life experiences to what we read, the value of gaming post-climax, “useless” characters, the appendices, and so much more!
Hoi and Jeff chat with Todd Bunn about Lin Carter’s “The Enchantress of World’s End”, flipping expectations, one-shot adventures, sphinxes, and introductory RPG systems!
Hoi and Jeff chat with Elizabeth Chaipraditkul about Gardner F. Fox’s “Kothar and the Demon Queen”, demon summoning, cheesy erotica, sword and sorcery traditions, and much more!
Hoi and Jeff chat with Jeannette Ng about A. Merritt’s “Dwellers in the Mirage”, the plight of Muslim Uighurs in communist China, ancestral possession, faction play in LARPs, and much more!
Hoi and Jeff chat with Jen Brinkman about Fritz Leiber’s “The Swords of Lankhmar” and get a behind-the-scenes look at DCC Lankhmar.
Hoi and Jeff chat with Agatha Cheng about Robert E. Howard’s “Conan the Adventurer”, orientalism, past life regression, and slavery in RPGs.