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How Do You Handle Protagonists Who Kill?

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I don’t think it’s controversial to say that killing is abhorrent. But in my novelette series, particularly the latest story, there is a great deal of cultists to be killed. I don’t particularly want to dive into the protagonist’s slow mental breakdown at the horror … read more »

What’s the Purpose of a Sidekick Like Heihei?

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Thinking through hero’s journey and story archetypes (newbie here!) and was watching the recent Pixar movie Moana. My¬†question¬†is, what do you see as the function of or reason for a story to choose a relatively inanimate/neutral sidekick like Heihei (Moana’s chicken, that, though providing some … read more »

Running Cosmic Horror in D&D

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Do you guys have advice for portraying cosmic horror in D&D specifically? I know it isn’t the best game for horror, but it’s all my RPG group is willing to play. -Torchbug Read more »

How Do I Portray a Smart Character?

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I have a question about writing from characters’ POV (3rd limited) – specifically from very clever characters’ POV. Like Soo-Won from “Akatsuki no Yona” or Lelouch from “Code Geass” – I really like these types of characters, and I want to have similar ones as … read more »

Should I Use a Masquerade?

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I’m writing fantasy for the first time, specifically historical fantasy, and I was wondering if I should keep the magical and mundane worlds separate like in Harry Potter, or fully integrate them like in Sorcerer to the Crown. What are the pros and cons of … read more »

Do You Have Advice for Graphic Novels?

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I’m trying to write a fantasy graphic novel, in the vein of Nimona or the Amulet series, and I desperately want to use the great advice on Mythcreants to write my story. Oren, I noticed in the FAQ section that you’ve got experience with graphic … read more »

What Should I Consider While Creating a Fictional Economy?

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What kind of things should I think about when creating fictional economies and currencies for my world? -Shane Hey Shane, thanks for writing in. Fictional economies are something I think about a lot, even though in most stories they fade into the background. They’re like … read more »

Are There Any RPGs With Good Rules for Animals?

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Have you ever played a tabletop RPG that effectively represented people developing useful relationships with animals (dogs, horses, etc.)? It’s such a huge part of human history but seems strangely ignored in the TTRPG space. As you once pointed out, Animal Handling or equivalents are … read more »

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