30 July 2008

Not like Gandalf

Aeon, writing at RPG.net, brings up a puzzling point about wizards in swords & elves stories and games.

He tends to be older, as befits a professional student of magic, and spends most of his time reading ancient tomes and polishing his magical talents before, inexplicably, he chooses to suddenly drop out of college and wander around the world with killers and thieves.

1 comment:

d a r k c h i l d e said...

Hey...it's probably a mid-life crisis! You know...spending all his youth in the ivory tower stimulating the brain-cells.

Hanging out with the bad-boys is just another way a 45-year old buys a sports car.