Writing to Order

Most of my publishing credits have been write-to-order projects. That means that I am writing something – whether fiction, non-fiction, or gaming material – based on parameters set by my editor. In the case of fiction open calls, everyone else is writing to the same parameters, so my story has to stand out in order […]

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Books I Love: Drachenfels

I’d like to spend this week talking about one of my favorite books: Drachenfels by Jack Yeovil AKA Kim Newman. It was originally published by Games Workshop in 1993 to promote their Warhammer Fantasy Battles line of minature wargaming products. The story begins with the legendary battle of a band of lesser-known heroes against the […]

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Writers On Social Media

I spend a lot of time on Social Media — too much, probably, but I know I’m not alone in this. At this point, I’d like to offer some well-meaning advice — that I also try to follow — to my fellow authors on good Social Media content guidelines and etiquette. AS far as that […]

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Sidekicks!

The most important characters don’t always get top billing… Sidekicks: We know them, and we ignore them. They sit courtside, they wait in the shadows, they ride on the coattails. They have nothing to offer. Or do they? Heroes and heroines perform world shaking deeds, but sidekicks? Sidekicks are the unseen glue holding those powerhouses […]

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Leverage RPG: Grifters and Masterminds

Every job needs a plan, and every con needs a player. This sourcebook for the Leverage RPG includes expanded rules for staging heists, planning capers, and putting one over on the mark. The ultimate resource for both players and Game Masters, Grifters and Masterminds features more classic con frameworks, new twists, a host of cover […]

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Haunted: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror

Who willingly walks into a haunted house? Ghost hunters explore dark places, investigate clues and uncover secrets of the dead. Evidence of an afterlife may prove elusiveand few hunters recognize some things are best left buried and forgotten. Suspense and intrigue lurk inside HAUNTED: Eleven Tales of Ghostly Horror. To order a PDF, ebook (multiple […]

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Family Games: The 100 Best

In Family Games: The 100 Best, the top designers and publishers write about the most enjoyable, most cleverly designed titles of the last one hundred years. Their essays cover the spectrum from board games to card games, wargames to miniatures games to role-playing games, including old favorites and little known gems. These are the games […]

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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Career Compendium

Heroes rise from all walks of life in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. From the lowly peasant or meager rat catcher to the wealthy noble or questing knight, fate might snare anyone in its fickle web. The Career Compendium is designed as the ultimate, comprehensive career reference for both players and Game Masters, and explores the many […]

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Mutants & Masterminds: Wild Cards – All-In Adventure Anthology

Kick off your new Wild Cards campaign with this exciting collection of Mutants & Masterminds adventures. All-In presents five ready-to-play scenarios set in the fantastic world of Wild Cards. Meet up with some of the most famous (and infamous) characters of the novels, like Golden Boy, Modular Man, and the Great and Powerful Turtle, and […]

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Hobby Games: The 100 Best

In Hobby Games: The 100 Best, the top designers, authors and publishers in the hobby games field write about the most enjoyable and cleverly designed games of the last 50 years. Their essays cover the spectrum of the hobby market, from role-playing games to collectible card games, miniatures games to wargames to board games, with […]

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