DUAT is coming
DUAT — In Egyptian mythology, Duat is the realm of the dead. The Duat is the realm of the god Osiris and the residence of other gods and supernatural beings. It is the region through which the sun god Ra travels from west to east during the night, and where he battled Apep. It also was the place where people’s souls went after death for judgement, though that was not the full extent of the afterlife. Burial chambers formed touching-points between the mundane world and the Duat, and spirits could use tombs to travel back and forth from the Duat.
DUAT is also an acronym that stands for Dice Upon A Time — a blog I’ll be launching in the very near future discussing all things tabletop. There will be reviews and recaps of games, supplements, podcasts, and the like, as well as my thoughts on storytelling and dungeon mastering and probably more than you’ll want to hear about smithing and swordplay… You can probably expect a fair amount of discussion regarding sword and sorcery literature, films, and television, and maybe even some dabbling in esoterica, history, and archaeology. It all has a tendency to be connected, especially as we game masters attempt to bring verisimilitude to the table.
As such, there will be a lot less of that here at the Occult Detective, which in turn will make both sites the better for it.
So, stay tuned and keep your ear to the ground. DUAT is coming and hell’s coming with it.