GenCon and the Crunchy Stuff

August 12th, 2010 · 10:56 am  →  August 2010

Over the next few weeks I’ll be obsessing about game mechanics and vampires: the good, the bad and the ugly. Matt picked up a new game for me called FORTUNE’S FOOL, which has a mechanic based on tarot cards. Of special interest to me is the chapter on magic “spells,” which ranges from fey magic […]

And now for a few announcements…

August 2nd, 2010 · 9:14 am  →  August 2010

This week, I announced on Facebook that I no longer work full-time and am exploring a legion of opportunities as I look for a full-time position. There’s a lot of options on the table, but I do need to figure out logistics, accounting, etc. You know, the “fun” grown-up part. I’m also excited to share […]

2010.07.11 Setting Music to the Trailer

July 12th, 2010 · 6:47 pm  →  July 2010

Today I had a meeting with the composer for the music to THE QUEEN OF CROWS promotional trailer. The first thing we did was listen to various sounds and whatnot to decide what the feel of the music should be. Did I want the composition to be dramatic and tense or smooth and understated? Did […]

May the great gods of gaming help me…

July 8th, 2010 · 2:29 pm  →  July 2010 News & New Releases

…I’ve just posted on RPGnet.

2010.07.08 The Inbetween

July 8th, 2010 · 1:03 pm  →  July 2010

In my setting, the Inbetween is a magical jail that holds the Condemned or crime-breakers from the Realm of magic. This place is kind of a setting within a setting; the Condemned are captured and then contained within a dimension that’s hidden within walls of stone in our world Above. The walls need to be […]

2010.07.05 Frickin-Frackin Technological Snafus

July 5th, 2010 · 11:38 am  →  July 2010

Finished making the trailer and finding the sound effects for the music today. I decided to go with that “old film” feel as much as I could. Initially, I was going to do a black-and-white silent movie with scrollwork on black panels as the promotional text. It ended up being too hard to see the […]

2010.7.02 Music is the Universal Language

July 2nd, 2010 · 2:22 pm  →  July 2010

Had an exciting conversation with a professional composer this past week. While I work on the novel, I’m also looking at ways to promote THE QUEEN OF CROWS to raise funds for the print edition, which people are asking for. Hey, people. Remember that our world isn’t set up to allow writers, artists or musicians […]

2010.05.28 I Don’t Need to Be a Celebrity

May 28th, 2010 · 11:03 am  →  May 2010

There’s a lot of advice for writers out there. One of the big pieces of advice is about how it’s important to have a “platform” or become a “celebrity.” (Looks at self in the mirror.) Okay, while I do have a bit of the theatrical flair on occasion — namely my love for all things […]

2010.5.19 And So I Begin…

May 19th, 2010 · 1:45 pm  →  Journal May 2010

And on this day, I marketh the beginning of my journal. It’s something I should have done before, but just never really thought about. Okay, scratch that last. I did think about it. I just didn’t feel that it was that important in the overall scheme of things. Yeah, so that was stupid, eh? I’ve […]