Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Howard Andrew Jones on ibn Munqidh and Arabian fantasy

I am working on a few posts (some 40K random generation tables) and putting together an Ibn Battuta fantastic/magic items post (since my copy of ibn Munqidh is inaccessible ATM).

While those are in production, I proffer Howard Andrew Jones on ibn Munqidh and on fantastic Arabian literature (going beyond the Arabian Nights! Who knew?!) Jones's Dabir and Asim work (The Desert of Souls and The Waters of Eternity) are really well-done, and strong influences on Legacy of the Bieth. I will unashamedly admit that I have stolen at least one plothook & setup from Jones somewhere. 

(Also holy crap, The Desert of Souls is on sale for $10. All y'all should totally pick that up.)

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