Transition Periods (Mage Concept)

He died when he was little. Well, not died exactly, and not when he was so little. What his life was beforehand seemed minuscule, almost immaterial in contrast. Hamlet may have criticized Horacio about the limits of philosophy, but he was certainly...

Conquest: Reprieve

Resting atop the tall Ocean Spire, I felt at peace. My companions had retired to the relative warmth of the sigil room below, but the cool wind didn't bother me up here as it once may have. I still felt the magic from the completed Edict of Fire...

Greatness (Campaign Teaser)

"The Empire cries with great need," Hikoma intoned, his deep voice slow and solemn as was the custom in Crossroads Village, far from any crossroads, and far from being a true village. "It is now a time for heroes." The men and women seated before...

A Stitch in Time (Mage Concept)

Marlene often told stories, particularly when the drafty house would rattle with evening winds, trying to ward off her own fear of the dark unknown. Mother was out on a grand adventure, she envisioned, striding across kingdoms and empires in search...

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Sometime Around Midnight (Music Review)

Some songs are praised for their wide range of possible interpretations, the many ways in which they speak to different people, while others have a more straight-forward and singular lyrical presentation. The Airborne Toxic Event's 2008 hit "Sometime Around Midnight"...

Embers

She spent every Summer at her grandparent's farm, surrounded by nature in a way she never could be at home in the city. There were cows in the barn, chickens in the roost, and endless fields of wild plants that waved with the passing wind. Every day was filled with...

All the Money in the World (Runner Concept)

The tight-fisted corporate overlords often overlooked Ronnie's division. Overseeing a marketing subsidiary, new ad campaigns came out on time and lead to increased sales. Whatever he was doing was working, and shipshape-looking boats were rarely hauled in for repairs....

Conquest: the Ocean Spire

Verse's careful eyes picked out several traps as we carefully advanced into the disquieting gloom. Braziers from a long-past civilization glowed with an unhealthy green light, but even standing next to one the oppressive darkness seemed to curl around every feature. a...

Success by Mistake

When it comes to competitive online play, most of the Heroes of the Storm online community focuses on one or two specific builds or talent choices for each hero, depending on the team composition and map choice. While there are on average over 1900 possible...

Conquest: Bane Home

One of the last sights I expected to see upon re-approaching the oldwalls was a small contingent of Unbroken. Unmoved by the fact that I saved the lives of two prominent Unbroken commanders, they saw only allies to Voices of Nerat and his Scarlet Chorus. I offered to...

Stealing the Wind (Campaign Teaser)

The honorable and venerated Hantei XX stared for a long time at the tall lion kneeling in supplication before him with head to the floor. "Matsu Ikuko," the young emperor eventually began, his quiet voice echoing in the silent room, "what news have you to report?"...

Full Throttle

It can be argued that the core of any lane-defense or MOBA game is the "teamfight," where two titanic waves of human-controlled heroes crash together, leaving only the strong, the skilled, and the prepared standing. Almost every map, whether based around two or three...