So, here’s the deal. Clay ‘Slowhand’ Cooper used to be in a band. The band was called ‘Saga‘, and they rocked… about twenty years ago. But time passed, the band broke up, and now Clay lives in a small town, raising his family, and trying to live a simple life. Gabriel, Saga’s former band leader, … More Book Review: Kings of the Wyld
I don’t remember when I started playing D&D. It was sometime during high school, though I can’t recall the first time my friends and I sat down and rolled up some characters. What was the first mission? The first monster I fought? The first character I played? I also don’t know which of my friends … More Return to Dungeons and Dragons
For a few weeks now I’ve wanted to do a post about my experiences with a little thing call NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month). For anyone who doesn’t know what it is, well, writers at various stages of their careers try to write a 50 000 word novel in one month. It begins every … More NaNoWriMo – What is it Good for?
This is a short story I wrote for the Grimdark Fictions Readers & Writers group. They hold a Grimdark Story Battle Royale, where members submit a short story (1000 – 4000 words) based on a chosen theme. Once the gruesome tales are submitted, everyone votes on the best of the bunch. 16 stories were submitted, … More From Parts Unknown – Grimdark Story Battle Royale
I picked up Promise of Blood from the bargain bin of my local Chapters on a whim. I’ve heard a few people talk about McClellan, but it always involved the French Revolution so I figured it was historical fantasy. But it’s not. At all. I started Promise of Blood and knew I was hooked about … More Book Review: Promise of Blood
Comic books have always been important to me. As important as fantasy books and D&D. Right up there with Chrono Trigger and Dragon Warrior. I remember mowing lawns with my friend Jeff one summer to make sure I could buy the Death of Superman and then the Reign of the Supermen comics that came out … More An Interview with Chuck Pineau
Every so often on social media, or on somebody’s blog, some comment somewhere, someone will post a question asking what qualifies a book as grimdark. “What is grimdark?” the person will say. “What are the key five books that will tell me everything I need to know about this weird subgenre?” I hear it in … More Book Review: The Court of Broken Knives
It’s the last day of the #My30DayWorld challenge! Day 30! ANd we’re only… like, a month behind! Oh, well, we did it! Today’s post is all about the cartography of the world. The Legacy of Ash began as a role-playing setting for us, slowly evolving into fantasy fiction as the characters and cultures we created … More The Cartography of Celduras – My 30 Day World Challenge – Day 30!
We’re nearing the end of the #My30DayWorld challenge, and though we’re many days behind we are still going to finish. It’s a double today, one question about characters we’d like to play in our world, and one about relics of power. The Legacy of Ash began as a role-playing setting for us, slowly evolving into … More Playable Characters and Relics of Power – My 30 Day World Challenge – Day 28 and 29
We’re nearing the end of the #My30DayWorld challenge, and though we’re many days behind we are still going to finish. Today, well, today I’m posting a little story about a city called Sharkspawn and a night called the Sovess Moon. The Legacy of Ash began as a role-playing setting for us, slowly evolving into fantasy fiction … More Do Any People in Your World Revere Nature? – My 30 Day World Challenge – Day 27