Category Archives: Making Villains (Making Villains la-la-la!)

Foiled (achoo!) Again!

“I didn’t write a blog post today,” I sigh to my husband yesterday, not complaining about anything so much as that the day was continuing in its not-so-great course. Not only did it start when the baby woke me with … Continue reading

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Personality vs Competence

So your villain is scheming and he comes up with some sort of awesome plan, but the plan has a pretty big hole in it, and you run it by your sounding board people and they point out the hole … Continue reading

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Jumanji’s Van Pelt

This is a guest post from Tyler, Rii’s husband, who has strong feelings about Van Pelt: Rii and I recently watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It was a lot better than I ever expected a sequel made 23 years … Continue reading

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Do Babies Dream of Milkless Sheep?

Sometimes when a baby is sleeping, they pull this fantastically upset face like they’re going to start bawling, and might make a noise. Then their face fades to neutral cute sleeping baby and they might take a shudder breath before … Continue reading

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Power Creep

Last week I brought up the food chain of badassery and how to execute it, but even if you successfully execute it, you can still run into another serious problem. It’s the same problem most Shonen anime/manga run into. And … Continue reading

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The Food Chain of Badassery

I picked up Monster Hunter: World, which starts you in on fighting some low-level monsters that aren’t even proper “large” monsters, called Jagras. You next hunt a big version of them called a Great Jagras and the guy really gives … Continue reading

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Ye Can’t Get Ye Flask

In Dungeons and Dragons, many actions a playing character might like to perform are what we call a “skill check”, and the success is determined in part by the roll of a twenty sided die, or D20. If you roll … Continue reading

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No Good Necromancers

A DnD YouTuber my husband told me about does not believe in good necromancers. I understand his position;  if an act is evil and/or highly unappreciated/feared, like necromancy,  it’s hard to see someone realistically pull off a “good” version of … Continue reading

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Integrity

Integrity is a virtue, and thus is oft scarce in villainous circles, which drives me nuts because it seems like the reason it’s scarce is merely just because it’s a virtue. A primary example is in whether or not a … Continue reading

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Rooting for Your Villain

So I had my baby. He’s a super sweet little guy who is patient and quiet. Part of me is positive he’s going to be like his dad, a pensive, careful sort of fellow, but I also acknowledge I could … Continue reading

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