“Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars.”

― Robert E. Howard, The Complete Chronicles of Conan


“The Mouser sighed. The moment had come, he knew, as it always did, when outward circumstances and inner urges commanded an act, when curiosity and fascination tipped the scale of caution, when the lure of a vision and an adventure became so great and deep-hooking that he must respond to it or have his inmost self-respect eaten away.”

― Fritz Leiber, Swords in the Mist


My names is Dr Ian Slater, I’m a married father of three and a historian of technology by training, I teach science and technology studies and liberal arts at York University in Toronto. I started playing D+D when I was 10, and continued off and on for the rest of my life. I was a regular contributor and a member of the staff on the Old School D+D periodical, & Magazine:  [] and a regular contributor to the 1st Edition Dungeons and Dragons Forum on Dragonsfoot under the username "Ulan Dhor": []


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