Tag: Faery


January 2018 Newsletter

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Crossroads dear mortals. After a thin two months and quiet work, we here at DasWyrd strive to make some simple and yet -lasting- goals in the days and weeks to come. In reflection of 2017, we can say that we aimed a little too high and thus have […]


Themes: The Weird West

“Mm. I was always more comfortable around numbers than people. I could control numbers. “ The Swede, Hell on Wheels If Dreadpunk had a western cousin then it would be the Weird West, a fantasy driven genre which takes the American romanticized Wild West and injects all the beloved mythology often attached to it. The […]


Darker Dungeons: Researching Tropes

TvTropes.com is a massive time sink that always draws me and ends up devouring hours of my life. Over time it has become a reference point and resources for me as a writer. First, it was reading about the different kinds of villain existed out there and then the kinds of plot goals. The more and […]


Darker Dungeons: Choosing a Theme

At the heart of every creation are the themes which inspired it, and form its foundation. Previously, we discussed the reasons why and how to choose a foundation. From therein the creator forms and decides how their work will evolve. Part of making that foundation and weaving the creative result is what themes an artist […]


Darker Dungeons: Building Foundation

Last night began the small and comical experience called the Pundry Chronicles, and one of the more whimsical worlds I’ve seen as a player. Right from the get go the game was light hearted, with overtones of humor and fun. The point of this campaign was fun, and honestly, I felt like I was playing a […]


Themes: Urban Fantasy

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ” -Jim Butcher When fantasy leaves the confines of older periods of history it starts to linger into the modern day. From the world of the penny dreadful was awakened a love of horror, blood, and mystery. […]


Theme: Low Fantasy

This is Berk. It snows nine months of the year, and hails the other three. Any food that grows here is tough and tasteless. The people that grow here are even more so. The only upsides are the pets. While other places have ponies or parrots… we have… dragons. -Hiccup of Berk, How to Tame […]


Themes: High Fantasy

“History often resembles myth, because they are both ultimately of the same stuff.” -J.R.R. Tolkien   At its heart fantasy is about escapism. When we dream of mighty elves battling orcs on the fields of Pelennor in the Return of the King we are walking away from reality and walking into a word of the fantastic. […]


July 2016 Newsletter

June has already passed us and the final half of 2016 has begun! This was a dark and strange eerie month to experience in so many ways, and in other, it was a means of understanding problems still facing the world. This last month was Pride, rainbows were up and we remembered the lives that […]