Tag: fey

Aug
20

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 […]

Jun
19

Darker Dungeons: The Five Races

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings We have delved repeatedly into how to build a world and manipulate the points of interest that go into designing it. This is our opening work which allows the creator to decide the basics of the world, and how to […]

Apr
02

April 2017 Newsletter

The first quarter of 2017 closes quietly and the first six months of the sale of our first book comes close to its ending. Compared to March, April is going to be a month of major in-person events, and much more! On April 29th we will be at WWU participating in a one-day comic convention held […]

Nov
04

November 2016 Newsletter

  The month has come, and we are at the precipice of one of the biggest moments in the existence of DasWyrd Press. We are about ready to launch our first novel to ever be released by our publisher. More than ten years worth of work and a long process from 2015 into 2016 has […]

Oct
15

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 […]

Aug
19

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. […]

Jul
29

Walk the Crossroads | Episode 25: The Wak’a Mecha

This month on Land in the Stars we bring another short lore podcast on the Mecha Technology of the Avalon Cluster. Wak’a are the mysterious feather cloaked mecha of the Itsuyo Kingship and piloted by the ferocious Knights of Balam. These religious zealots seek to conquer the Avalon Cluster entirely to bring about the foretold […]

Mar
23

Themes: Disability

Disability is something hard to write for some people, and easier for others. In some cases we end up with heroic individuals such as Matt Murdock whose blindness gave him super-human senses. But this is not true for everyone. Many characters either become defined by their disabilities, or the disability is just another road-block in […]

Sep
19

Ethics and Morals – Bad Words

Endure as the mountain, flow as the river. ~Amazonian Proverb TRIGGER WARNING: Harsh Language, and Pejoratives. My original blog was a lengthy discussion on pejoratives and communication. However, after some thought, I’ve decided to tie this in more to writing itself. The problem with “bad words” that we often face is how to deal with […]

Aug
29

Walk Between Shadows | Epilogue

DISCLAIMER – This story features images of violence, adult language, and some adult situations. The following story is Copyright © 2015 Padraig O’C. Copying this story without permission from the author is strictly prohibited. The pines that grew upon the mountain side were brushed, and pushed by the harsh airy winds that caming whipping up the from […]