Thoughts on the new White Wolf, the latest round of Zak-related controversy, the political Gothic and Scandiwegian LARP.
There is a split in the tradition of Gothic fiction, almost as old as the recognisable genre itself. At its most clear, the split is between the 'terror' Gothic of Ann Radcliffe and the 'horror' Gothic of Matthew 'Monk' Lewis. This is not after-the-fact critical flimflam but a distinction articulated by Radcliffe herself, around the... Continue Reading →
I have been perusing some of the 2e Ravenloft sourcebooks - not many, for life is too short to wade through all the grist ever flung to the TSR mill. I feel they are of little use to me. From the two major examples I (or anyone with three brain cells) could derive the principle of the... Continue Reading →