Critical Role: Communal Storytelling with Professional Voice Actors

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Genre: Fantasy RPG

Synopsis: A group of professional voice actors play Dungeons and Dragons, beginning with a journey to the Underdark to track down a missing paladin. Continue reading “Critical Role: Communal Storytelling with Professional Voice Actors”


Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Melding of Action and Character Work

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Genre: Post-apocalyptic/Action

Synopsis: Mad Max is a wanderer through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, when he’s captured by War Boys of Immortan Joe, a powerful and tyrannical warlord. He becomes unwittingly embroiled in an escape attempt consisting of other captives and one of the warlord’s top officials. Now the motley group needs to actually get away without stabbing each other in the back, and then figure out how they’re going to live. Continue reading “Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Melding of Action and Character Work”

Roundup: Titansgrave, Death Parade, and Outlander

Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana

Genre: Sci-fi fantasy RPG web series

Synopsis: A party of adventurers take on Wil Wheaton’s created universe in an RPG, with him as the game master. In a world still defined by a cataclysmic event and an ensuing war, the protagonists are performers journeying together for their own varied reasons. Adventure, secrets, and legendary feats await. Starring Laura Bailey, Hank Green, Yuri Lowenthal, and Alison Haislip. Continue reading “Roundup: Titansgrave, Death Parade, and Outlander”

Uprooted: Skillfully Crafted YA Fantasy, Building on Itself to Reach Poignant Character Moments

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Genre: YA fantasy (it becomes too epic for me to classify it as a fairy tale retelling, which tend to be more contained in scope).

Synopsis: Agnieszka lives in a village on the edge of a dark magical Wood, where monsters creep and from which they occasionally invade. A wizard they call the Dragon protects them from this predatory magic. And every ten years, the Dragon takes away a girl, always the same age. The girls come back at the end of their time, but they never stay, venturing out to find new lives, taking with them a dowry provided by the wizard. Continue reading “Uprooted: Skillfully Crafted YA Fantasy, Building on Itself to Reach Poignant Character Moments”