The second article of Dragon's first issue, Languages, deals with in-game linguistics, with a slight emphasis on percentage statistics (mainly concerning the possibility of a random monster/being knowing a given language – I imagine that back in the day randomness was a big thing for DMs), and raises some pretty interesting issues and questions, both … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Dragon Magazine rants 2 – Language.
(For this (hopefully weekly) column I'll be reading issues of the Dragon Magazine, starting from the first one, trying to find one or more articles in each worth of commentary/ranting. I kick off with Issue 1, and the first of the two articles which I found interesting in it.) The first issue of the Dragon magazine, released … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Dragon Magazine rants 1 – Magic & Science.
Can a band's country (or a wider geographic area) of origin be surmised by its sound? During the early days of the second wave black metal I do think that this was a case – though not a simple one, and definitely not without exceptions. There was a characteristic Greek black metal sound (which if … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Nefarious Spirit – Nefarious Spirit demo (Underground Soundscapes, 2016).