My ramblings about role-playing games, miniatures, and more
Friday, August 10, 2012
I need to read more folk and fairy stories
Over at DNDKids, Uri has a great story about the origin of magic. I don't know if this is an actual Russian folk tale or not, but it certainly sounds like one. This is great and reminds me that I need to read a lot more folk and fairy stories. There is a different rationality in fairy stories that doesn't appear in most modern fantasies. As much as naturalism can help draw us into a fantasy story, too much rationality makes the magical appear mundane.