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Grim Games: The Wishing Table, the Gold Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack

Do you ever wonder where some of the basic concepts for how magic items work in tabletop games come from? Sure, some of it came from more modern fantasy, but early folklore and fairy tales influenced those stories. In the story, “The Wishing Table, the Gold Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack,” we can …

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Grim Games: The Robber Bridegroom

“The Robber Bridegroom” is hands down my favorite tale recorded by the brothers Grimm. It has beauty, murder, mystery, magic, terror, and revenge. The characters dance wildly in my imagination each time I read it, and the settings frighten me more than any horror film could as my imagination fills it with evil and terror. …

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Grim Games: The Two Travellers

The Brothers Grimm were two traveling brothers who collected and documented the many folk tales of their time and region, collecting over two hundred tales, each one with variations to further expand the material they compiled. Since then we have had several of the tales immortalized in pop culture, such as Cinderella and Snow White, …

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