I’ve been trying to ensure a weekly post occurs on this site and I’ve mostly managed to keep that pace. But I’m out of here next Monday to Gen Con and there’s no way a new post is going to happen next week…knowing Gen Con I’ve no idea if I’ll get a post up the week after that or whether I’ll still be curled into the fetal position recuperating from the long months of sprint to reach the show. With all that in mind, thought I’d simply get two posts in this week.
I once had a conversation with a co-worker who didn’t like maps in fantasy books. She felt that too often the author used it as a crunch, expecting people to know and follow up with the map and hence they were a little more lazy in their writing. While I did see her point…I’m sucker for a cool map. Always have been. In fact there was a time when an extra cool looking map in a fantasy novel would help tip the balance of whether I wanted to buy it or not. It’s just such a cool, immersive, visceral reaction I get from looking at a map. Read the rest of this entry →