Clark Ashton Smith and D&D: It’s a Trap!

August 6, 2021 Bushi 2

It’s always a little bit of a pot-stir to grouse about a particular author having been wrongfully omitted from Appendix N. I know, because I’ve gotten into it over C. L. Moore in the past! Of course Appendix N can’t be wrong. I like how Michael Curtis put it at the […]

Jack Vance, Big Planet, and the Spirit of D&D

August 7, 2019 Bushi 1

The withdrawal symptoms were getting to me. The mind-tendrils prod and poke whenever I pass the bookshelf and my eye is drawn to the as of yet unread volumes of Vancian delight. So I’ve been reading Big Planet. In some ways I feel like I’ve been to this party before. Big […]

Ogre Battle

October 11, 2018 Bushi 0

My recent post on hawkmen got me thinking a little about Ogre Battle. And then yesterday Thomas of Weird Catholic decided to revisit his series on tarot cards. Ok, so let’s take a little stroll down memory lane. Ogre Battle: March of the Back Queen, released on the SNES in […]

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The Witcher and the Tower of Mice

September 17, 2018 Bushi 13

It’s been a while since I played The Witcher 3 for PC, and I imagine it’ll be some time before I’m able to go back to it. Was a beautiful game, though, and a lot of fun. Since I was recently talking about inspiration Sapkowski may have drawn from Michael […]