Secrets of Magic Systems

There are times the secrets to magic should remain a secret. Then there are times when they should no longer be a secret. Here are some secrets I know about magic systems in stories. Who comes up with this!? A valid question. Where did all this magic come from!? I’d like to know, too. In…

by Alde Baron, August 15, 2018

My Top 10 Final Fantasy Games

I’ve been playing Final Fantasy games since 1999, though I had been playing video games far longer than that. Here are my top ten, with #1 being my favorite. 10: Final Fantasy VI Medieval, steam-punk, with a mix of industrial and magic, are my thing. Final Fantasy VI was quite the adventure, and I loved…

by Alde Baron, August 13, 2018

Using Puzzles to Grow or Kill Your Characters

“How are they going to solve it?” I enjoy challenging my characters with puzzles. Readers get a kick out of it, too. Puzzles challenge us to progress, putting our intellect and skills to the test to reach a goal. We either achieve the reward, or suffer the pain of failure. The surprise at the end…

by Alde Baron, August 7, 2018

What are Feiglorites?

Feiglorites are formless creatures, capable of manipulating the elements, such as fire, wind, and water. Their skin appears so black, that it feels their bodies create a void in space, and it is said when one gazes upon them, they feel separated from reality. They are known to take the appearance of beasts, golems, and…

by Alde Baron, May 10, 2018

The Salamander War

The Salamander War was a war between the Anzerik Empire and the Broke Kingdom. It lasted for just a few weeks, and more than two-thousand men were killed, most on the Shores of Darkness, the northern shores of the Broke Kingdom. It was here that Walton Boshire made his mark in the world, and became…

by Alde Baron, May 10, 2018

Writing Tips: What If?

Asking “What If?” allows us to explore possibilities in setting, character, plot, sentence, individual words, and punctuation! When we’re asking ourselves “What should be?” we’re closing our minds to potential; the potential for surprise, greatness, something entirely new, and possibly enlightenment.

by Alde Baron, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day

I made my first illustration video for YouTube. You can watch me draw Desi wielding a sword (of some sort). I totally goofed the feet, but they didn’t affect the final wallpaper.

by Alde Baron, February 13, 2018

Zombie Mistletoe

A magic mistletoe appears in Castle Graystone’s ballroom every X-Mess Eve. Those who kiss under this glimmering plant are destined to share a rich and beautiful life. Noella, the young empress of the Anzerik Empire, desired the mistletoe for herself. She had not found love throughout her reign, and believed the bundle of leaves and…

by Alde Baron, December 1, 2017