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Race and Dungeons and Dragons: An Unsolicited Opinion – Part 1

The scholarship and culture to which I personally am responding… is still undergoing earth-shaking change. Tolkien… was being quite progressive by suggesting elves, humans, dwarves, and shire-folk could live happily together… but…that is through a contemporary lens problematic. I come here not to bury Tolkien, but to contextualize him…

Rings of Power – First Impressions

I’d make one final note about the casting, and in particular the so-called controversy regarding casting People of Color – literally anyone who has a problem with it should go pound sand and die mad about it.

One D&D and the Subscriber Model of Doom

Whenever anyone starts talking about “creating an experience,” it’s time to watch your wallet, and that’s not even the worst of your worries. I’ve been playing dungeons and dragons, and games like it, since the 1980s. I’m hardly a grognard – I’m wide open to change in the form of streamlining and simplifying rules, expandingContinue reading “One D&D and the Subscriber Model of Doom”

What a Summer

Wrapping up from a double-overloaded summer semester, and heading into a double-overloaded fall semester.

You could say I like to work.

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About Me

Dr. Vytautas Malesh (MFA, PhD) is a writer and professor living in Miami and working at Florida International University. His fiction has appeared in GNU, THAT, Superstition Review, Hero Magazine, and more.

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