Links and such:
Recommended books:The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
The Hidden Stars, series by Madeline Howard
Mistborn, series by Brandon Sanderson
Warbreaker, novel by Brandon Sanderson
Webcomics I'm reading:Order of the Stick
The surreal Riceboy and the Epic Fantasy Order of Tales by the same author
Some independent games to check out:Frayed Knights
A good classic RPG
Independent game portals and news sites:Rampant Games
Java Game Tome
Special thanks:Shawn Stallings, artist and hockey goalie has provided artwork for Empire Forge Conquests! Which artwork? If it looks good, Shawn created it. If it looks like crap I created it.
Know it, live it, spread it!
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