I love creating pantheons. I've made enough of them over time, and when worldbuilding, it is near the top of my list of worldbuilding essentials. Right after magic systems. But I've sat there scratching my head more than once, questioning what different types of gods are absolutely essential for a pantheon. There are certain types … Continue reading 11 Different Types of Gods in Mythology
I'd like to say I'm an expert on Greek mythology gifts. After all, I basically just have to write down my own list to Santa and we're there! Mythology is one of my real passions in life. Greek mythology is a personal favourite, ever since I picked up my first storybook. Disney's Hercules fanned those … Continue reading 10 Greek Mythology Gifts for Geeks
If you read a lot of LGBTQ+ fiction, you probably have heard of Dreamspinner Press. They're one of the bigger LGBTQ+ independent publishers around, founded in 2007 by Elizabeth North, who remains Executive Director today. Recently, they've become embroiled in a controversy. I don't really cover this type of tea on my blog often, I … Continue reading Dreamspinner Press not paying its authors: The tea
I stumbled upon the Decopunk genre a few years ago. I absolutely adore art deco, even though we don’t see very much of it here in Australia. Decopunk takes a leap further with the aesthetic, and reimagines the clean, geometric lines and classical imagery of art deco as science fiction. “Dieselpunk but shiny” is what … Continue reading What is Decopunk? A subversive art deco genre!
I'm joined by Alexis from Lunarian Press this week to give you some top tips for your first time doing a comic or book convention as a vendor! It can be an intimidating experience at first. But with the right setup, it can raise the profile of your book enormously. Indie authors are always looking … Continue reading 5 Tips For First Time Book Convention Vendors
I'm a huge supporter of LGBT gaming (how could I not be as an LGBT person myself?), especially around the tabletop, and I was blown away when I reached out on Twitter to discover some great LGBT RPGs. The feedback was incredible and so many people have favourite RPGs to suggest or products they had … Continue reading LGBT RPGs you need to know about!
Myths are one of the most important parts of worldbuilding. Cultures use myths to explain the causes of natural phenomena, ascribe the meaning of words, or just to entertain. I almost always start writing myths early in my worldbuilding, because I find them the perfect way to explore what my cultures think about. A creation … Continue reading Myths: 5 Tips on How To Write Mythology
I was super excited to chat with a pair of fellow Australian RPG enthusiasts, and the brains behind Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG. Good Society is running a kickstarter right now to fund Good Society: An Expanded Acquaintance, four expansions to the original RPG. Tell us about yourselves - who makes up Storybrewers Roleplaying? … Continue reading Interview: Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG
Today, we are discussing Orcs. Stock fantasy species get a bad rap lately. It can be the first thing you want to do when you start a new fantasy world: Reinvent the wheel. Or in this case, reinvent the elf. But these races have an interesting history that makes them a useful writing tool. The … Continue reading How To Make Orcs Interesting and Unique
The second season of She-Ra has just dropped! As with the past season, we got a great set of LGBTQ+ characters to give us some hope.