Old words for old worlds

On the use of the past to explain the present

Tag: Dragon Age: Origins

Skyrim: a true dance with dragons

This blog is generally not for reviewing videogames, but I must indulge with a one-time exception for the sake of Skyrim, the fifth game in the The Elder Scrolls series developed by Bethesda. A one-time exception for a single topic: dragons.

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Why Tolkien Fantasy needs no Elves nor Magic

For my personal project of writing a fantasy novel, I’ve decided to emulate my ultimate model, J. R. R. Tolkien. In this age of commercial fantasy and recognizable brands, thanks in large part to gaming, this automatically involves, in the eyes of many, a slew of predictable features. For example, Elves and magic. Case in point: in this interview of actress/writer/fantasy fan/geek Felicia Day, who authored the upcoming web series Dragon Age: Redemption set in the imaginary world of Bioware‘s Dragon Age series of videogames, she is asked the following question:

What is it about the Dragon Age world that makes you a fan? Was it the Tolkien-esque fantasy elements?

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