2022 Year in Review

It's January, so typically I go on a great big rambly blog about what's happened—or not happened—in the previous year. While normally I avoid getting too personal in this space—talking about the work, rather than my life—I feel it's worth being pretty straightforward. 2022 was shit. Stress, anxiety, and depression each took turns throughout much … Continue reading 2022 Year in Review

REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

The thick red leatherbound second edition of The One Ring (TOR) roleplaying game enchanted me the moment I opened the Kickstarter reward. Reminiscent of the "Red Book of Westmarch" described in Tolkien's prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring, that volume's illustration, graphic design, and rules design together presented a game which said to me, … Continue reading REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

REVIEW: The Spiral

Disclaimer: The author of this work, Nikki DeKeuster, is one of my colleagues and friends. I was a beta reader for her connected novelette Red String. I was not solicited to review her debut novel. The finest compliment I can give to a work of fiction is my time. I bull-rushed through the back half … Continue reading REVIEW: The Spiral

2021 Year in Review

Well, I'd intended to process what I wrote and published in 2021 sometime in January, but that didn't end up happening. No fear, though! We're here, now. Let's get into it. To Hunt a God—Quick Update I'm delighted to share that To Hunt a God has earned its first Bestseller medal on DriveThruRPG! Cover by … Continue reading 2021 Year in Review

The Bad Winds — MOTM #20

Yet again a month has ended, and I've forgotten to talk about the new issue of Monster of the Month over here on the Akhelas blog! Let's correct that, shall we? For those not in the know, Monster of the Month (or MOTM) is a monthly supplement from Akhelas, which provides new creatures, adventure hooks, … Continue reading The Bad Winds — MOTM #20

2020 Year in Review

Last week, I shared my reading list from 2020 as part one of summarizing my year. If you're interested in seeing what goes into my mind to create the stuff in this article, you should check it out. This week, I'm going to discuss what I've been working on—both published, and unpublished. The Year of … Continue reading 2020 Year in Review

The Throat of Winter (and other news)

First things first: as those of you who follow my Facebook page are aware, I recently published The Throat of Winter, an adventure for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha. This was published through Chaosium's new community content program, the Jonstown Compendium. Similar to the DM's Guild for Dungeons & Dragons, or the Miskatonic Repository for Call of Cthulhu, the Jonstown … Continue reading The Throat of Winter (and other news)