May 1, 2011: Swords, rings, and dastardly things. An intro to fantasy tropes.
May 3, 2011: You’re, like, worth it, man! The heredity of heroism, and why we’re all tired of The Chosen One.
May 8, 2011: Aging a genre. Is fantasy a childish genre? Should we care?
May 25, 2011: Magic 101. The care and feeding of wizards.
May 31, 2011: Clubs, spears, and a necklace of ears Pt I. The cudgeleer’s toolset.
June 7, 2011: Clubs, spears, and a necklace of ears Pt 2. How does your buckle swash?
June 14, 2011: @#$@ that %*^$ with a !#$@. Four-character words.
June 21, 2011: Sugar and spice, but sometimes dead mice. Women in fantasy, being in equal parts a historical digression and indignation at silly questions.
June 28, 2011: Hit the books. Making the most of research.
July 12, 2011: The R-word, Pt 1. An intro to fantasy religion.
July 19, 2011: Life after death… and zombies! What afterlife beliefs can say about your fantasy society… and zombies!
July 26, 2011: Why do bad things happen to good people? Where evil comes from.
August 2, 2011: Sacrificial lambs. Gifts for the deity that has everything.
August 30, 2011: Five day jobs for adventurers. Because kill-orc-loot-orc isn’t a job description in the traditional sense of the word.
September 6, 2011: Five tips for the writing life. You don’t need a Mac to be a hipster.
September 13, 2011: Pointy-eared freaks. Yes, elves do play a passing game.
September 20, 2011: Everybody wants to save the world. I’m just waiting for my own pointy-hatted wizard to arrive.
September 27, 2011: Meet Grimdark. On the lure of ugliness, with bonus Nirvana tribute.