Saturday, 6 July 2013

Classic Fantasy Archetypes Hidden in Children’s Television

In the 80’s TSR made a valiant effort to draw kids into the world of role-playing through children's television.


I was a product of that effort, and enjoyed many glorious years of dungeon-bashing. But kids these days are a hard sell. They are hooked on soulless computer games and impersonal fantasy gaming consoles that are a mere shadow of the glory of table-top gaming.

So it is that in the modern day a new initiative has been implemented – to subtly write D&D character archetypes into mainstream children’s entertainment with the aims of subliminally drawing viewers back to the traditional fantasy tropes.

Here are a few that you may not have noticed.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Geek Dad success with Talisman

One of my goals here at Lance Draconis is to promote the raising of the Geek Generation. I have two case subjects in progress children in my lab home who are developing promisingly into little Geek-lings, and I think it's worth publishing some of the evidence of my success thus far.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Original short story: A Bond of Blood

My first attempt at writing short fiction, so I welcome comments. This story was inspired by a mini role-play session I had with my 7-year-old daughter. Needless to say I'm sure she would have imagined the ending  rather differently...