Samstag, 17. Dezember 2016

The Shattered World Vol.4

As of a few minutes ago you can go and get a first draft of the fourth installment of The shattered World over at DriveThruFiction. Five more chapters weighing in at about sixthousand words once again. It is available as PWYW, just like the earlier installments. Head over to the shop, get it and read some more about Haruo's an Rie's adventures in the virtual world.
Or if you are new to the series you could start with the first volume instead, available as PWYW as well. If you are at it, leave a comment, it would be highly appreciated!
 
 The Shattered World Vol.4

I have to say that I am glad to have finished this little piece of fiction before the end of the year. This was always the intention, but as another project popped up pretty much out of the blue, I wasn't entirely certain I would manage to do it. The next, installment of the series, once I get around to writing it all out, will shift the focus a little more from Haruo to Rie, at least for a little while.

Donnerstag, 10. November 2016

The shattered World Vol.3

As of yesterday you can go and get a first draft of the thrid installment of The shattered World over at DriveThruFiction. Five more chapters weighing in at slightly more than sixthousand words once again. It is available as PWYW, just like the earlier installments. Head over to the shop, get it and read some more about Haruo's an Rie's adventures in the virtual world.

Or if you are new to the series you could start with the first volume instead, available as PWYW as well. If you are at it, leave a comment, it would be highly appreciated!

The shattered World Vol.3


Now that I have started writing the fourth volume I am wondering if I should put a little RPG supplement with the rules and some setting basics out there as well. As it is MMO oriented it probably would be math heavy. Not necessarily hard to understand, but more something for players that like to crunch numbers and not those more in favor of narrative play. Any thoughts?

Freitag, 28. Oktober 2016

OpenD6 Locations

My last post regarding OpenD6 already indicated that I am a bit torn if I should continue writing for it. This is still the case, I have published two new little OpenD6 supplements since then anyway. Instead of Spellbooks these were locations with a little plot hook attached. Both are connected to Red Pinnacle, which I introduced in an earlier installment of the series.

The first new location was a Secret Storeroom hidden in the rock under the town. The second was The Deep Well, anotehr location hidden even deeper in the cisterns of Red Pinnacle. Both are tied to the eldritch Terror that struck the town hard more than a decade ago.

Secret Storeroom

The Deep Well

Both come with a little flavour text and some monster stats as well as a basic map to give you an idea what the place looks like. Haven't checked it out yet? You should! Both supplements are available as PayWhatYouWant!

Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2016

The Shattered World Vol.2

As of yesterday you can go and get a first draft of the seccond installment of The Shattered World over at DriveThruFiction. Five more chapters weighing in at slightly more than five thousand words once again. It is available as PWYW once again. Head over to the shop, get it and read some more about Haruo's adventures in the virtual world.

Montag, 26. September 2016

The Shattered World

Some time ago I posted a first LitRPG experiment over on DriveThruFiction. Mirage was intended to be slightly more adult themed than I was in the comfortable with. Note, I don't mind writing adult themed fiction, but in the end it didn't feel right for this story. Thus I decided to start over. I still very much like the LitRPG genre after all. The result this time around is The Shattered World. A different story with different formatting taking a different approach.


Virtual Reality games are the new mainstay of the industry. Today Haruo takes his first steps into a new VRMMORPG, as The Shattered World launches. Watch him struggle as he chooses his path in a world unlike any he has seen before.

Once again you can get this little morsel over at DriveThruFiction. And once again it is available as PayWhatYouWant. To be honest, it has been available for about a month. Shame on me for not writing a blog entry about it any sooner. Head over! Give it a try! Leave a comment!

Samstag, 24. September 2016

Another batch of OpenD6 supplements

Continueing where I left off with my last post. Some of the PDFs introcduced here actually aren't all that new, since it has been a while since my last post. I announced Miracles of the Devourer last time. Well, it has been out since the 29th of August. Another little spellbook, the Apprentice's Spellbook of the Living Dead, saw the light of day since then as well.

Apprentice's Spellbook of the Living Dead

Another litte PDF in the line, the Raven Witch's Grimoire, is bound to hit the store soon as well.On a more sombre note, it might just be the last release in this line, at least for a while. The interrest so far was pretty limited and the PWYW approach is not working terribly well either. Add a lack of feedback, here or on DriveThruRPG, and I get the impression that it won't be worth my time to continue this line.

Raven Witch's Grimoire (Coming Soon)

I'm not giving up on OpenD6, and these fanatsy releases for it, yet though. Maybe I'll write a little adventure for it instead of just adding a plothook or two in the supplements as I have so far. Maybe that will draw more interrest? I doubt that I will get around to it soo nthough. First I want to give a Sci-Fi setting for OpenD6 a try.

Dienstag, 16. August 2016

More OpenD6 Spellbooks

Keeping in line with my last posts, this one is about some new Spellbooks for my line of OpenD6 RPG supplements as well. The first new spellbook, the Apprentice's Spellbook of Voicless Whispers is available Through DriveThruRPG and related shop sites since the 15th of August. The next release in the line will be Miracles of the Devourer, a little something intended mostly for dreadful NPCs.




Miracles Of The Devourer (Coming soon)



Montag, 11. Juli 2016

More OpenD6 Releases

My last post was about a new line of OpenD6 rPG supplements. Well, I have been doing some more writing, continueing that new line. The first new supplement, the Hedge Wizard Apprentice's Spellbook, was released on DriveThruRPG on the 4th of July and just recently I finished writing the next one about The Red Pinnacle. And to keep going I am now working on another kind of Spellbook, Miracles Of The Sleeper.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/187072/Hedge-Wizard-Apprentices-Spellbook?cPath=6620_8034


 
Red Pinnacle (Coming Soon)


Miracles Of The Sleeper



Donnerstag, 9. Juni 2016

New line of RPG supplements

With recent changes in the Licensing for Mongoose Traveller I decided to go and look for a different Rule System to use for my RPG projects, at least for the time being. Writing RPG supplemets using someone elses rules under one licens or another is always tricky. Is the rules set suitable for what you want to do? Do the license terms match your expectations?

I looked at plenty of RPG rule sets and their licensing terms, but in the end the decision was made when I read a news posts about Nocturnal Media acquiring West End Games and the effect of this deal on something colledOpenD6. The system is easy to understand in general (but offers some opportunity for crunchy math) and the OGL is, even after years, still a pretty good license. Best of all I can use OpenD6 as an engine for fantasy, modern or Sci Fi projects with equal ease.

Well, I decided to start off with a fantasy project. A line of short supplemets introducing a setting piece by piece, which could be adapted to the purchasers own setting without too much troubel as well though. By now the first two PDFs are up on DriveThruRPG, so you can go and get a first hand impression of your own. For the time being I'll finish the next installment in the new line. Maybe I'll even try my hand at some Sci Fi. I kind of miss designing space ships and drafting up game stats for them after all.






Upcoming: HedgeWizard's Hideout

Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2016

The Red Hand : Wargames 1

Just recently I uploaded another piece of short fiction to DriveThruFiction. The Red Hand : Wargames 1 is a small experiment in another genre I haven't quite touched upon before. It is a piece of fantastic military fiction. I always greatly enjoyed reading military fiction in the past. So much so in fact that I at times was willing to ignore if an authors particular writing style would not have been to my liking otherways. Well, it was time to give writing something like it a try. It does not come with a terribly fancy cover, but hopefully you will be able to enjoy it anyway. Here is a little teaser for what is essentially a teaser itself:


If you want to read more, head over to DriveThruRPG and download the whole teaser chapter. If you want to see it continued, feel free to let me know one way or another.

Donnerstag, 31. März 2016

Mirage - A LitRPG experiment

 ... Oh! What a dusty little blog. High time to give it some attention ...

A little while ago I stumbled across something new, new to me at last, the LitRPG genre. I feel a little ashamed for not being aware of it before, but I guess it is a phenomenon much more widely spread in eastern culture than in western culture. If you are not familiar with the term, Nathan Woodbury has an article on his blog that should get you up to date on the general idea.

Well, anyway, for a little while now I have been exploring the genre, reading various stories of equally varied origin. Some I liked, some not so much. And although some very few came really close, none matched what I wanted exactly. What to do? Well, I could have kept scouring the depths of the internet for ever more stories, hoping that someone out there had already written exactly the story I wanted to read. Not very likely. Instead I started writing a story of my own.

 The first version of the cover featured considerably less clothing
 

Not quite a week ago I put up a first teaser for download on DriveThruFiction. Mirage - Your place in the world, is a fairly typical start for a LitRPG story I'd imagine, but to be sure, maybe you should check it out and tell me? Maybe you could give some general feedback? I'd greatly appreciate it. If you want to see it continued, you could download it for more than $0 (it is available as PWYW) as well. For now, have a another teaser, the first character sheet ...

Best thing about new characters? All that room for improvements!