We’re two years old! It’s our anniversary! And that means we can take it easy this week and phone in another crappy lost episode! Take that, suckers!
It’s rare to find a word that comes up in every fantasy except D&D. It’s also rare to discover bars of nonexistent metal in real life. That’s the story of orichalcum.
You’d think that a word that famously means firm and immutable would have a nice, solid definition. But it doesn’t. It’s kind of squishy and changeable.
Quicksilver: the mystical name for mundane mercury. Brimstone: the spiritual name for standard sulfur. But having alternative alchemical appelations is not the only thing these two elements have in common.
Of all the monsters we’ve dealt with, none is more deadly serious than the flumph. And no, this has nothing to do with the date.
Alchemy appears in a lot of fantasy games based on Dungeons & Dragons. Funnily enough, it only barely appears in D&D though. And that has led to a lot of confusion. But that’s okay, because the history of alchemy is pretty confusing too.
Winter has come. It has finally come to the Windy City just as it finally came to Westeros. Fortunately, we haven’t had dire wolves in Chicago in 10,000.
Every adventure begins with rats. Swarms of rats, giant rats, and dire rats. But this is the story about how a real life variety of rats got misnamed. Because of British history.