Author Archives: Bevan Thomas

Core Archetypes and Adept Schools in Unknown Armies

It was a weird experience when I first read over the file of Unknown Armies 3rd edition and discovered that their basic list of adept schools was 100% new and around half of their archetypes were new as well. Though … Continue reading

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Researching my novel

So I haven’t been posting a lot recently because, as usual, I’ve been insanely busy. Also, I’ve been switching gears in what I’ve been doing, trying to focus on finishing my novel, Guardian of the Garden City, instead of letting myself … Continue reading

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Shadow Lords Reinterpreted

Once again we look at how I’d reinterpret a tribe from the Werewolf the Apocalypse role-playing game. Now we turn to one of the most controversial tribes: the Shadow Lords.  The Shadow Lords Werewolf tribes generally fall into one of two categories: … Continue reading

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Narnian Dwarfs in Dungeons & Dragons

C. S. Lewis is one of my favourite authors and I’ve always loved his Chronicles of Narnia. So, for the curious-minded, here is how the Narnian dwarfs (as Lewis spelled it), might work as a dwarven subrace in Dungeons & Dragons … Continue reading

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Teaching at Langara

Tomorrow I teach the third installment in my “Writing for Graphic Novels & Comix” class as part of Langara College’s “Graphic Novel & Comix” program. It’s an honour to be one of the program instructors, and a really exciting experience … Continue reading

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Red Talons Revised

Continuing my changes to Werewolf the Apocalypse. My changes to the Red Talons would be relatively slight. As they are not based on any existing human culture, they have no shallow cultural cliches to fall back on. That said, I … Continue reading

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Get of Fenris Reinterpreted

I previously revised the Silver Fangs of Werewolf the Apocalypse to be more shamanic, now here is the Get of Fenris revised to have a much more legitimately Nordic approach to gender. Get of Fenris Few tribes are as misunderstood … Continue reading

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Silver Fangs Reinterpreted

I remember in the original “Werewolf the Apocalypse” Player’s Guide that they said the special name that Wendigo give their theurges is “shaman,” which struck me as yet another example of how ridiculously cliched and culturally illogical the game often … Continue reading

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Anaconda

I always liked Anaconda of the Serpent Society because she has such a different body type from like 90% of all superhero comic book women. What makes it especially interesting was that, in all the comics with Anaconda I read, … Continue reading

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My favourites

If you’re curious about me: 1. Favourite novels: Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco, The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. 2. Favourite children’s novel: Peter & Wendy … Continue reading

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