Utgarda #5 Progress Update

I just made progress on Utgarda #5! So far I’m 34% complete on the Writing phase. After several changes in direction, I’m finally on course for completion!

Rantings on DriveThruRPG

All of my books are now available on DriveThruRPG.

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How to Be an Awesome Game Master

My first attempt at non-fiction, How to Be an Awesome Game Master, has been published on DriveThruRPG. Here is the back cover text:

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.

  • Part One introduces the concept of role-playing games and differentiates between tabletop games and video games, discusses the functions of a Game Master
  • Part Two provide an overview of the many different types of game systems, genres, and settings that are available, addresses the frequency and nature of role-playing games, and
  • Part Three discusses the logistics of gathering and playing the game.
  • Part Four covers the actual playing of the game and provides tips for keeping the game fresh and players interested.

How to Be an Awesome Game Master provides tips and tools gleaned from over thirty years of running role playing games, as well as links to various tools and other sites to help you make your games more enjoyable and memorable.

The Hunter in the Shadows On Sale Now

The Hunter in the Shadows, Book One of the Thule Trilogy, is now available in paperback and for Kindle is now available on Amazon.

After dreaming that her alter-dimensional sister Sobak was in danger, Anna Rykov is sent to Depression era Boston to find and kill the shape shifting alien who has captured her, and whose plans could bring about the extinction of all life on Earth.

Anna is assisted by Cletus the hound and a homeless a World War I veteran with skeletons in his own closet. However, Anna’s inquiries catch the attention of J. Edgar Hoover, whose motives in this case are unknown.

All Star Comic Con is On

I’m at ALL STAR COMIC CON at the Sheraton Hotel, Tyson’s Corner, VA all weekend in booth 113 of the Artists Alley.

Vendor room hours are 10-7 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.