Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading: Flame and Crimson

  • Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword-and-Sorcery, by Brian Murphy, copyright 2019, ISBN 978-1-68390-244-7.

    A very good survey of Sword and Sorcery fiction, well worth reading. I'm going to have to read it again and pull out all the books and authors it mentions.

    I found it much more interesting and useful and indeed inspiring than I found Appendix N, Jeffro Johnson's survey of the sword and sorcery literature from the AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide. Both cover a lot of the same works, but I found Jeffro's book somewhat unfocused and in a few occasions a little mean spirited, but worth reading for someone interested in D&D.

Last edited: 2020-11-30 20:46:08 EST

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