Year of the Griffin

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Tue Apr 3 09:25:15 EDT 2001

On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Tanaqui wrote:

> The _Tough Guide_ seemed depressingly familiar, and as I read _Dark
> Lord_, it was all too appallingly clear to me that real people were
> being constrained to live in rigidly-defined theme-park parameters.

Something that has struck me every time I've read DLoD is the way some
of the things that one would assume were imposed by Mr Chesney,

For instance, the Thieves' Guild -- that iconic mainstay of the
badly-written fantasyland -- is apparently a native feature of Derk's
world, predating the arrival of the Pilgrim Parties.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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