Rantings of a Wandering Mind is the culmination of a life goal. As an introverted, lonely child, I took refuge in my imagination. I wrote adventures for my role playing games, many of which were never played because I couldn’t find people who didn’t want D&D.
In college I found some kindred souls, and that sparked my extended relationship with Call of Cthulhu and pulp adventure. After running a three year campaign that encompassed bits of nearly every published adventure, I branched out into other games and other genres. Along the way, I took extensive notes of each session.
Fast forward twenty years and I met Steve Russell, owner of Rite Publishing. Steve was an inspirational soul, who not only ran Pathfinder and Lords of Gossamer and Shadow games for my group, he also encouraged me to write and publish my stories.
Tragically, Steve was killed in a car accident, but his encouragement was infectious, and in 2016, I self-published my first book, The Old Man’s Request. This had been a life goal of mine: to leave something for posterity after I’m gone. To my surprise, it received a praise from some critical sources, and proved popular at conventions where I appeared as a vendor.
I republished The Old Mans Request along with The Missing Medium and The Other Realm, under Rantings of a Wandering Mind in 2018.
Since then, I have started numerous projects and publish two other novels and a collection of short stories. In 2019, I published two books by my wife, Stephanie Stieglitz.
The pandemic disrupted my creative process, but I’ve recently started writing again. I hope to have one or two new books out by the end of this year.
Tips and Suggestions for Creating an Enjoyable Role-Playing Experience
So you want to run a tabletop role-playing game. There are a lot of options, and a lot of choices you need to make before you sit down to play. Things like the genre, the game system, and the style of play are just as important as choosing when, where, and with whom to play.
The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the role- playing universe and insights into establishing and maintaining tabletop role playing games over time.