You love fantasy swords so massive they seem impossible to wield, and so mystical they have their own life story.
But these swords are pure fantasy, right? Any real version is just a disappointing mockup of cheap plastic, right?
Well that’s what I thought until I came across Men-at-Arms, a reality show about awesome guys creating the awesome swords we love – out of actual reinforced steel.
So Which ones are the greatest?
Here’s my list of the top five ultimate fantasy weapons they actually made.
Sword of Omens: Thundercats
Men-at-Arms: Sword of Omens
In the Thundercats series, the Sword of Omens is a legendary blade that can only be used by the Thundercat Lord. Being indestructible, razor-sharp, able to shoot blasts of energy, and giving Sight Beyond Sight are all just samples of what this sword is capable of.
Being someone who loved video games growing up, and still wishing I had time to play them now, I like to keep track of the latest in the industry. And the best place for this is the annual convention known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short.
Ever heard of it?
E3 is where all the video game giants gather to show what they got coming up for the next couple years. The main competitors are Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, with 3rd party competitors such as Ubisoft, Square Enix, and EA filling the gaps.
While there’re many different types of games on display, I like seeing those in my favourite genre: science fiction fantasy.
I checked out all the conferences, on-line of course, and saw some really great science fiction fantasy games I’m really looking forward to playing (or hearing more about).
Where would fantasy be without mystical creatures and fearsome monsters?
Even though the average logical adult dismisses them as unrealistic, there was a time people swore they exist.
And sure, we’ve all heard about dragons and unicorns and sparkling vampires, but what about the creatures that people use to talk about that for some reason never made it to this century. They deserve some credit too, right?
If you agree, then here are five interesting fantasy creatures you probably never heard of.
The Parandrus grew to the size of an ox, had the head of a stag, the branching horns of an ibex, the shaggy coat of a bear, and the legs of a deer.
Originating in Ethiopia, this creature was admired for its ability to adapt to every challenge. Like […]
I love the Gotrek and Felix series so I’m always willing to read anything he writes.
I’ve been reading about the Kormak series on his website for a while now, but with an extensive library of books on my kindle that I’ve never read, and a long to-read list on Goodreads, I’ve always been reluctant to purchase it.
Why buy something now if I don’t intend to read it yet, right?
But when I found out that the 1st book of the Kormak series, Stealer of Flesh, was free on Amazon, naturally I jumped right on it.
Because he’s my favorite author, and because it was free, I moved it up on my to-read list (free has powerful effects) and finally got around to reading it.