Soulbright, my latest I/Ø (Impworld/Øtherworld) novel centers on Copernicus Gallows, played by Marcus Wayne, a professional player with a potentially damaging secret. Now, that will come as a surprise to some of my readers, who were doubtlessly expecting Book 2 of this series to be a continuation of Jarrod Seventhborn’s story from Luckbane. Part of … More The Vampyres of Impworld/Otherworld
Orcs! If any fantasy race epitomizes battle fodder for the armies of darkness, it’s orcs. Most of you are probably picturing a mob of grotesquely savage humanoids with bulging muscles beneath their green, gray or black skin. Their weapons and armor are rough and jagged, reflective of their brutish warring civilation. They usually serve some … More A Requiem for Manitoba: The Orcs of Impworld/Otherworld
Dragons have been a staple of fantasy realms from pretty much the start. I read of Beowulf’s unnamed dragon and Sigurd’s Fafnir early on, but Tolkien did something special with Smaug, creating a special kind of malevolence with character that is literally larger than life. Dragonlance made them more visceral and varied, both friendly and … More Otherworld Ecology: The Dragons of Otherworld
In this worldbuilding post, we’re supposed to looks at the games, food and general amusements of Øtherworld.. Øtherworld. is, of course, a game all its own, but one of the odd things I included within the game was a popular game-specific sport: Øgreball. There are two versions of øgreball: the one that øgres play and … More Worldbuilding: Øgreball!