You probably don't need me to tell you that abilities such as immunity to heat and cold don't make any sense, biologically speaking, which is a shame, because they're tremendous fun.

One of the staples of fantasy, be it medieval or modern, is that for any given phenomenon or entity, no matter how inexplicable, ridiculous, depraved, or malevolent it is, someone, somewhere, will choose to worship it.

Do you believe there's such a thing as Evil?

One of the fun things about medieval fantasy is that characters often don't know very much about biology, and can get into a great deal of trouble by trying to correct this.

Out of all the many dangers inherent in dragon-slaying, nobody ever stops to worry about salmonella.

This past week, by virtue of some unusual free time and an inconvenient unavailability of the people I would normally spend it with, I've been spending some time playing Civilization V. I have a mixed relationship with Civ V, because its predecessor, Civ IV, is among my favourite video games of all time, and I can't help but compare them.

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