Cultures and Children

We don’t often think about children in speculative fiction or our games—at least, not once we stop reading entirely in the children’s section. They might be incidental characters, might possibly serve in a MacGuffin role, but they’re not likely to be the protagonist. As such, it’s easy for us to forget about them in a [...]

The Generic Villain on Employing Children

Last week, I talked about the two major rules of dealing with children. As I pointed out in that post, children themselves are a very complicated topic among Hands of Darkness like us. One thing most of us can agree on, though, is that we’d rather have them working for us then against us—their overall [...]

The Generic Villain’s Two Basic Rules of Dealing With Children

Most of us, when we think about the things we’re going to need to take into account in our bids for dominance, tend to miscalculate when it comes to children. It’s not surprising. They’re one of Narrative Causality’s greatest weapons.
The first thing most people think about children is the basics. They’re small—so most of the [...]