Books, thoughts, and other random disasters from Claire Ryan

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Why Swords of Power(TM) Don’t Work
January 25, 2015
Here’s a thought – what do you think of as the ultimate sword? This is another trope tha [...]
The Swordmaster Trope
January 24, 2015
So here’s the common trope: there is a master swordsman. This swordsman has a single Sword of [...]
Video Games Swordfighting Fun
January 21, 2015
You know, I spend a lot of time talking about movie swordplay, but do you know what’s really a [...]
Let’s talk about sword weight!
January 19, 2015
This is my longsword. It’s 51 inches long,¬†38-inch blade. Leather wrapped hilt,¬†scent-stoppe [...]