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RyanHowse

Ryan is a mid-30s nerd, married, with two kids. Also two cats–Cathulhu and Necronomicat. He likes, in no particular order, tabletop gaming, board games, arguing over books, ancient history and religion, and puns. You can find him as unconundrum on reddit.

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REVIEW: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 8: Family

And now we come to the end of season 2 with episode 8, Family. Voleth Meir, the Deathless Mother, has possessed Ciri. Luckily, there’s no retread of the Eskel plotline where the Witchers are...

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Review: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 7: Voleth Meir

Voleth Meir is an entirely new character to the Witcher setting, not featured in the books or the games. Voleth Meir was a solid addition, a Baba Yaga-esque manipulating witch-goddess bound to a hut...

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Review: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 6: Dear Friend

Tensions are flaring between the elves and the Nilfgaardians in Cintra, or Xintrea, as the elves call it. Cahir seems intent on kickstarting hostility between them, even as the elves welcome the first pure-blood...

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REVIEW: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 5: Turn Your Back

This is a bit of an odd episode, in that it’s mostly focused on team-ups between characters who haven’t shared a ton of screen-time: Istredd and Geralt, Yennefer and Jaskier, Ciri and Vesemir. We...

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REVIEW: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 4: Redanian Intelligence

As far as I can remember, this is the first episode that didn’t have Geralt deal with a monster. In fact, Geralt does surprisingly little in this episode. The opening shows him training Ciri...

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REVIEW: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 3: What Was Lost

Welcome to the recaps of The Witcher Season 2 for Grimdark Magazine. I’m Ryan, and I enjoyed the first season of this show a lot. I haven’t read the books so a lot of...

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REVIEW: The Witcher: Season 2 Episode 2: Kaer Morhen

Welcome to the recaps of The Witcher Season 2 for Grimdark Magazine. I’m Ryan, and I enjoyed the first season of this show a lot. I haven’t read the books so a lot of...

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REVIEW: The Witcher: S2 E1: A Grain of Truth

Welcome to the recaps of The Witcher Season 2 for Grimdark Magazine. I’m Ryan, and I enjoyed the first season of this show a lot. I haven’t read the books so a lot of...

The works of Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber was an incredibly prolific author, who won numerous awards during his life for works that nowadays seem more obscure than they should be. In addition to writing, he was a chess master,...

REVIEW: The Complete Chronicles of Conan

For sword-swinging, camel-punching action, there’s no protagonist who looms quite as large in the history of fantasy as Conan the Barbarian. Of course, he’s quite different in the books than the films—more cunning, more...