Yeah, the first book isn’t the best. They get better, but really I’d say that Six of Crows is the better introduction to the world and the series, since it has a better cast of characters, a more interesting part of the setting, and the story while still a bit tropey is not your standard YA narrative. It does have… Read more
See the weird thing as a book fan is seeing everything around the show calling him “General Kirigan”all the time... I know, intellectually , that as commander of the Second Army he holds the rank of general. And I guess that’s his name, and I’m sure its mentioned in the books hete and there. But I swear in the books… Read more
Indeed, that’s precisely my point. Lord of the Rings is often held up as being “medieval fantasy” but there is very little of the real middle ages in that world. Game of thrones, for all its faults captures the feel of the medieval world much better by having more of the trappings of knighthood, tourneys, and major… Read more
The thing that struck me most when re-watching the early seasons recently was how medieval it all was. I’m not saying it was historically accurate, not by any stretch of the imagination. But it has a lot of the trappings of medieval stories that modern fantasy often gloss over or ignore because they weren’t in Lord of… Read more
They don't let me showrun star trek series for some reason, but it'll be the plot of my next Star Trek Adventures Rpg campaign!
The Starfleet Uniform design department long ago realised that they could save a lot of time and effort by not doing the designs from scratch. They started interviewing officers who had been involved in time travel incidents, getting them to draw and describe the uniforms they saw in the future. Thus the design… Read more
Errata: the cursed city unboxing video I’ve seen shows that Age of Sigmar stats for all the models are in the box. All AoS core rules and stats are free online anyway, so everyone should be able to play the new models from the start. What will be coming later is a full book for Vampire armies in age of sigmar, which… Read more
While I agree it would be challenging for a civilisation of aliens on such a world to explore the surface or travel into space, I think its a bit of a stretch to say that they never would, or could. Proposing that they could become an advanced civilisation and still not discover the universe above their ice shell just… Read more
Agreed. In fact it’s pretty clearly implied that if Jyn and Cassian hadn’t stolen a ship and gone on their own, the Rebellion’s plan was to send in Obi-Wan Kenobi on one last Jedi Commando mission. We can only imagine how differently the end of the film would have gone if they’d actually done that. I suspect that… Read more
Note that a skull a few thousand years old isn’t a fossil. Fossils are remains which have been buried for millions of years and effectively turned to stone as the organic materials are gradually replaced with minerals from the water that dissolved the bone. This skull has been transported by water, and ended up at a… Read more
If they want to make Constantine a Londoner then they are already missing the point. Being Scouse is a big part of his identity from what I’ve seen. I know an American audience probably can't tell the difference, but here in the uk that sort of thing matters.
Oh I agree Luke is probably the best person to train Grogu. I’m just desputing the idea that he is a Jedi Master this soon after completing his training.