Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sci-Fi Fantasy Pulp Fiction Mag on Kickstarter

Cirsova Issue 2 is on pre-order via Kickstarter right now.  It's all set and ready to rock for July, just needs some more pre-orders to make it happen.  You can get a PDF copy for as little as 2 bucks, a PDF and paperback both for only 10 bucks!

Check it out by clicking here.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

D&D 5E: New Titles Via Dungeon Masters Guild

Hey there, fellow nerdites.  I'm happy to announce that I now have two pdf ebooks on Wizards of the Coast's Dungeon Masters Guild.  The Guild is a marketplace where players can contribute to the gaming community by publishing material through OneBookShelf and their consortium of gaming companies.  There is a cornucopia of D&D material to be found there, with prices ranging from free, to a few dollars, to paying whatever you think is fair.

What I have decided is fair is $1.99 for each of mine, which is less than I'd charge for an equivalent work of fiction, given the word counts and amount of time I put into them.  One is a full story adventure module in a creepy small town.  The other is a source book with new feats, custom rules, and new ways to imagine existing character classes, without having to reinvent the rules for them.

Here's what I mean:

The simple townsfolk of Jersey Shore generally keep to themselves.  Neighbors might describe them as quiet cow herders, able fishermen, and pious church-goers.  If they had neighbors.  In fact, no one who visits Jersey Shore ever has anything to say.  Because visitors never leave.

This adventure is for early level player characters (levels 2-4), and will require one or two play sessions to complete.  Slip it into your campaign as an unfortunate pit stop in any D&D realm and enjoy an evening chock full of action, monsters, mystery, and humor.

Fantasy/SF writer J. D. Brink ran this adventure with his own D&D players based on just a few scribbled notes.  Now after weeks of further development, it’s ready for your team of D&D heroes.  Are they up to the challenge?

A cup of coffee these days costs four bucks.  An evening full of adventure: half as much.

Contained herein are more than 40 pages featuring customized game rules, a new, story-based experience system that does away with tracking math, and 17 powerful feats for players.  But that’s not all. 

Presented for your inspiration are 10 complete characters created from new takes on existing classes, all forged via enhanced creation rules that favor player characters.  Each hero features stats, background stories, and character-building decisions spelled out to give you new ideas for your PCs and NPCs.  Examples include an archetype-defying Cthulhu warlock, steampunk mage, Shinto samurai, and rogue spymaster.

Fantasy author J. D. Brink first discovered Dungeons & Dragons more thirty years ago.  Finally, with the advent of the Dungeon Masters’ Guild, he can now share some of his own ideas and game innovations with fellow players of the world’s greatest roleplaying game.  The 5eCC works in conjunction with your own imagination to develop exciting new worlds and the heroes needed to save them!

A cup of coffee these days costs four bucks.  Endless possibilities for your games: half as much.

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Check 'em out and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!  

Friday, May 27, 2016

Where Did May Go?

I had high hopes for things to get done in May.  And now it's over!  Where the hell did it go?

Well, working two 60+ hour weeks for the Navy sucked up the last half.  Today was supposed to be a "half-day" for the holiday weekend.  That worked out for most people, but not all of us.  So chalk up another 12+ hour work day with no writing opportunities.   

It's been a relatively rough month for me, but could be a lot rougher.  I could be with my shipmates getting shot at in the war zone. 

Memorial Day is about more than hot dogs and camping trips.  I hope while everyone is enjoying their holiday, they take a moment to think about those who don't have the luxury of doing so.  Remember those who sacrifice, those who serve, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.  People working a lot harder than I am, despite my long weeks overseas. 

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Teen and YA Superheroes: Another EBook Bundle Deal!

Hungry Gods has been invited into a third book bundle this month!  This one is all about teen and young adult aged superheroes!  It also has three tiers of books you can buy for an average of under a buck a piece.

Click here to go there directly. 

Here's the description:

Are you a teen?
Did you used to be a teen?
Are you going to be a teen soon?
Then you know that teenagers are already the most powerful force in the known universe. Which makes teenagers with superpowers pretty much unstoppable!
In this collection of stories featuring super teens, you’ll meet:
  • Danny and Breyona, who are caught in the middle of a war between two alien races.
  • Conner, Almira, Ricky, and Flower, who release an army of Grim Reapers into the world.
  • Riley Jamison, who can change the future with his thoughts.
  • Kyle, who discovers that his family has a horrific and violent secret.
  • Blue, who hates zombies because, among other reasons, they have scared all the hot girls away.
  • Young Jin, transported by accidental magic from the icy streets of Thama to the mysterious desert world of Darha.
  • Rick, who wakes up in the hospital reading the thoughts of everyone around him.
  • Kelley Strickland, and her twin brother Jeroan, who both accidentally step into an ancient battle between two sorcerers.
  • Claire Murray, who inherits a dragon and discovers she’s a faery princess.
  • Garrick, a mage’s apprentice, who is soon to be a full-fledged sorcerer.
  • Lucy Daz, a teenage orphan, who lives a busker’s life on Damyadi Space Station.
  • Spitball, a young speedster, who races into the superhero limelight… and away from flesh-eating zombies.
From authors as diverse as Stefon Mears, Mario Milosevic, Carl S. Plumer, Shantnu Tiwari, J.D. Brink, and Sherry D. Ramsey; in genres covering Fantasy, Science Fiction, the Paranormal, and more! Enjoy tales of wonder, adventure, and excitement — all featuring fearless teenagers of high school and college age.
Enjoy some of the best books featuring teens by some of the best, new authors writing today. All in onesuper deal.

And it's not too late to get the previous two book bundle deals, or to throw your name into the ring for the audiobook giveaways for Hungry Gods or Tarnish happening on Audiobook Reviewer.  See the menu bar to the left for links, or scroll down this blog to previous posts to check them out!