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Author Topic: Appreciating an old blogpost  (Read 102 times)

Validin

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Appreciating an old blogpost
« on: November 24, 2022, 06:00:05 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place for it, but I just wanted to say thanks to the Pundit for this old but gold article about Warhammer and what sets it apart from what a proper medieval take on Law vs. Chaos should be.

https://therpgpundit.blogspot.com/2016/01/chaos-vs-law-in-dark-albion-as-opposed.html

I was interested in Warhammer for a while, or tried to be, and that involved ignoring a lot of things about it. Eventually, I cut and left it, and this article really puts into words why - to me - it fails as a setting cosmologically, and why it doesn't present an engaging, authentic late medieval/early modern setting properly: the pitiful, insipid and sniveling post-modernist ultranihilism that pervades its themes throughout.

As an added bonus, it's encouraged me to check out Dark Albion, which I'd heard of a long time ago, but had sorta forgotten about.

Thanks for the article, and old and brief as it is, I definitely think it's still relevant and still one of the best critiques of Warhammer and the mindset of modern socalled dark fantasy or historical fantasy settings painting the past with a smugly cynical post-modernist perspective.
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