Aegon Targaryen as a ruler – case of Matthias Corvinus

It is a common belief (or at least that is my impression) that Aegon VI Targaryen / Young Griff will not be a good ruler because he lacks experience, while Daenerys will be a good ruler because she will have experienced Mereen. But that is a far more complex question, and it might be possible... Continue Reading →

Military organization of Gondor

There is not much detail regarding military structure and organization of Gondor in Lord of the Rings, as Tolkien set out to write an epic, not a history book. Yet a lot can be gleamed about it from careful reading and comparison with Tolkien's historical sources. Almost all we know of military organization of Gondor... Continue Reading →

Problem of guns in medieval fantasy

I had spent time thinking about whether to introduce gunpowder weapons to my otherwise-technologically-Renaissance setting or not. This article is result of that thinking. End result is: better not, unless you have a very good way of preventing any further developments of gunpowder-based weaponry

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