An often overlooked aspect of Dungeons & Dragons is time spent planning. I do not refer to the copious amounts of time spent by game masters to keep every session as engaging as possible, but to the planning that must be done by the players as they stagger foward in the storyline. A lot of … Continue reading Strategery
That was a rousing chapter, eh kids? Was it everything you were hoping for? Not enough? Because I can do more. Were you suitably traumatized? Were you hoping it would be more gruesome? I thought about making it more horrifying but honestly I am trying to keep this more or less friendly for older kids … Continue reading Did You Forget He Was an Orc…?
Jandle had laid out the orc’s armor earlier in the day, and Grundoon took off the finer, more delicate decorations of his uniform in order to put on the well-worn suit of banded mail. There were no words adequate for how much he appreciated this protective outfit. He had worn this armor for every battle, … Continue reading The Governor-General’s Oath; Chapter 39
And lo, the title for book three was unleashed upon the world. And there was much rejoicing. Only two more chapters of "The Governor-General's Oath" to go and we can get right into yet another literary quagmire. Are you excited? I am. This is my eager face.
The morning went by quickly, and the communication crystal finally alerted Jandle, thanks to the 2nd Army garrison in Brakoff, that the dwarven caravan had left the city and was on its way to Castle Linkristle. He awoke his master, and Grundoon laid there on his cot, blinking in the sunshine that was streaming into … Continue reading The Governor-General’s Oath; Chapter 38
The ruler of Fanolania, King Carloman, has finally given in to his elven spiritual urges, and is readying for his last journey on this world. This is by far the most notable elf to seek transport to the great hereafter, and it is being followed closely by everyone that lives along the king's final route. … Continue reading A King says Farewell
In some places a squire is a wealthy landowner, or an apprentice knight who learns from their master as they make the journey to become knights themselves. In Slothjemia, though, a squire is in a class all to themselves. Neither warrior nor wizard, rogue or priest (and certainly not psionicist), the squire is something akin … Continue reading Slothjemian Squires
The snow had melted throughout Romilmark, except for the peaks surrounding what would become Slothjemia’s newest Grafdom. There was plenty of water in the creeks and rivers, and the startling green of the grass, new leaves on the trees, and budding wildflowers. There were occasional rain showers, but the icy winds had ceased for the … Continue reading The Governor-General’s Oath; Chapter 37
With book two winding down and the third one all set to begin rolling out, I have begun to turn my attention to book five. I hadn't really settled on a suitable main character, partly because I felt as though there were too many directions in which the next novel could run. I was torn … Continue reading Writing for Oneself
Long ago when I first came across the details of the Knights of Solamnia, I was immediately intrigued. Here was a lavishly intricate hierarchy for a system of lesser nobles that was perfect for any game setting requiring a group of armed, determined, and heroic leaders to see society through difficult times. As presented in … Continue reading Borrow an idea, improve it, and set it free