Harpy holidays!

The harpy, like pretty much all the other Naked Lady Monsters of any mythology, is a patriarchal reversal of earlier matrifocal religious practice. Birds are strongly linked with goddess figures around the world (along with snakes and fish), and that association was frequently altered to produce “monsters”. In modern Western art, we frequently represent harpies’…

Tabletop: Season 5 moments, volume 1

I do love GMing for my spouse. As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve got a huge party rambling through the Underdark, so what we’re doing is rolling 1d10 every session to see which character will be the PC for the evening. Because the characters have such strongly defined and distinct personalities, the path…

Quick update

Just got home from a family visit to find that our heating propane is empty… as Winter Storm Megatron comes bearing down upon us. We’ll see if the gas truck can beat the Decepticon onslaught as it barrels toward our home. Craft updates I’m involved in a pen pal group on Sprite Stitch. I’ve been…

Clannad Series Part 3: Mephits of the Folly

Our campaign setting has a storied relationship with infernal entities. The Folly was created by a wizard with the help of his three demonic lieutenants, and since then demons and devils have had a strong presence in five out of six campaigns within that setting. One of those lieutenants in particular has been villain, comrade,…