Though the world of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is cold and alienating at first, its mystery and desolate beauty makes it an unforgettable place.Read More
Most fantasy worlds are mind-numbingly similar. Knights, wizards, trolls, unicorns, yada yada yada, blah blah blah. It all draws from the same melange of European folklore, to the point that certain well-trodden elements of the fantastic have become predictable. If you want to escape familiarity, you have to branch out with your inspiration and look at other cultures for new ideas. The following recommendations look at fantasy that comes from non-European roots.
While Tales of the Arabian Nights is lighter on mechanics than most board games, its massive Book of Tales will take you and your friends on a journey through the world of Middle Eastern mythology.Read More
In a world filled with bland film adaptations of classic fantasy stories, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons attempts to capture the action and silliness of the original Chinese novel.Read More
Featuring a deep look at the wizard archetype and a world based on Native American and Pacific Islander cultures, A Wizard of Earthsea is a must-read fantasy book that people of all ages can enjoy.Read More