The Ilder’en Cycle Collection

I’m now in talks with an artist to commission the cover for my first collection of stories. So stay tuned for that. I’ll put up some concept art and sketches as they become available. In other news, I’m publishing a collection of Swords & Sorcery stories. It may even have an as yet unpublished contribution […]

Alternatives to Vancian Spellcasting

D&D is the archetypical RPG system. I love it (except for 4th edition which I’ve sworn never to DM again) but Vancian Spellcasting is a bit old hat at this point. Also it’s a highly specific and slightly weird concept. Wizards imprint spells on their brains and forget them after they’re cast. I can see […]

Gencon and other Delusions

Just got back from Indy a couple days ago, and I can almost function normally again. Saw some people I hadn’t seen in quite a while and bought the mandatory Kenneth Hite book (Qelong for LotFP). When it comes to the way I want to portray the occult in RPGs, he’s the guy who’s been […]

Demons of Light RPG

I’ve been working on RPG rules for Ilder’en and the stories I write for a long time. Seeing as this is GENCON week, I thought I should at least cover some of it in general terms. First off I don’t have much interest in designing combat systems and the general rules of the world (movement, […]

The Star-Rade

Two days ago I finished re-reading Creatures of Light and Darkness, then I started Asimov’s Foundation series again. A jarring and strange combination to be sure, but it gave me the idea for this short story. Read it here: The Star-Rade.

Metaphysics & Storytelling Part 1.5

The reason I wrote the original post about The conflicting tension between metaphysics and good storytelling was because I was experiencing it myself. I’d used a technical kabbalistic phrase as a placeholder until I could think of the correct word to use. The problem was that I never did and the placeholder was wrong but […]

The Skull has Spoken

Greetings, I have been in contact with certain non-human entities via e-mail and they assure me that the listing for the Calvariam Domus chapter of the Legion of the Skull will be updated in the magazine’s second issue. Now it will actually have the URL for the site as well as a slightly different description […]