The Elven Maid Blog is live!
Very first post on our brand new blog! Learn what your Elven Maid is up to!
So, guess what? I've decided to start a blog! Woohooo!
Alright, what's this place all about? Well, it's going to be all things TTRPG, video games, books, movies, anime, and more. I'll be using this as my platform for sharing my reviews and opinions, something I used to do on Xwitter. The problem with Xwitter is that those reviews get lost in the sea of posts I make. Just like my maps that I've started sharing on Instagram, Elven Maid Inn will be the spot where I can freely express my thoughts without worrying about them disappearing into the abyss.
Now, what can you, my awesome reader, expect in the near future? First off, I've got three new books I recently picked up: "Combat Frame XSeed" by Brian Niemeier (@BrianNiemeier), "The Soul of Chaos" by Gregory Wunderlin (@gwritespretty), and "The Plagued Elf: The Dawn of Forest Black" by Armanis Ar-feinial (@Sarcastic_elf). I've got a lot of reading ahead!
I'm also planning to write a few video game reviews. "Honkai Star Rail," "Baldur's Gate 3," and "Reverse 1999" are on my list. Both "Honkai Star Rail" and "Baldur's Gate 3" ate up a good chunk of my time in 2023, and I can't wait to share my thoughts on them. As for "Reverse 1999," it's a fresh game with a killer art style, and my first impressions are super positive. I'm eager to dive in and share an early review.
Next up are some TV shows I want to catch up on, although time's a bit tight. I'm itching to watch "Star Wars Andor" since I've heard great things about it. And then there's "Loki" – if I get around to it, I might write a review. There are also some new shows coming up in the next year, like "Critical Role Mighty Nein" and "Vox Machina Season 3." Oh, and "Arcane" Season 2 is in the works. So, lots on the watchlist, just not enough hours in the day!
I'm also eager to do some TTRPG system reviews. I've recently got my hands on the Fabula Ultima TTJRPG system, and I've already given some early impressions on Xwitter, but a full review is in the cards. As a D&D 5e Dungeon Master, I've been mainly focused on that system for the past few years. However, my interests have expanded to other systems, like Pathfinder 2e and the Dark Souls TTRPG. Reviewing these systems is high on my to-do list.
Apart from reviews, I'd like to post about stuff like map-making, creating monsters, and converting monsters from 5e to other systems like AD&D 2e, Pathfinder 2e, or Castle & Crusaders. Explaining the process and rules I followed when making my very first monster, Sora Miyuki - The Elven Maid, could be a helpful read for those looking to do the same.
There's more up my sleeve, but I won't spill all the beans just yet. Some will be surprises, and some might never see the light of day. I'll aim to post regularly, but don't hold your breath for daily content – life happens. To start, I'm thinking two articles a week. I'll definitely shout it out on Xwitter as soon as something new goes up.
I hope you enjoy the content that'll be coming your way here!