Beta Reading: Dusk Comes to Castle Túrrea

I am looking for beta readers for a 3600-word, dark fantasy short story. Dusk Comes to Castle Túrrea Castle Túrrea has guarded the river Wernweg for generations, but the new Herzog might be the last if the dire omens looming over the castle prove to be true. To join in on the beta reading, emailContinue reading “Beta Reading: Dusk Comes to Castle Túrrea”

24-Hour RPG Design Contest Entry: Premonitions

As previously mentioned in an update, I submitted an entry into RPGGeek’s 24-hour Design Contest. My entry, Premonitions, is a sci-fi, investigative solo RPG. Contest ThreadPremonitions (download is in the “Files” section) It’s free to download of course, you just need an RPGGeek account. An account is also all you need to vote in theContinue reading “24-Hour RPG Design Contest Entry: Premonitions”

Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

8/10 A complex and enjoyable read aimed at perhaps too-wide an audience. I don’t normally include spoilers in my reviews, but given the age and popularity of both the book and film, I see little reason to hold back. The Shining is a story most people know, even if you haven’t read the book orContinue reading “Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King”

Book Review: Privilege, Book One of the WP Trilogy by Bharat Krishnan

4/10 Fundamentally flawed with some strong ideas. A copy of the PDF was provided by the author as an advanced review copy. WP is a drug that grants superhuman powers, but only white people can get it legally. Aditya Shetty, an Indian-American, runs a hedge fund where he can acquire WP through business, but it’sContinue reading “Book Review: Privilege, Book One of the WP Trilogy by Bharat Krishnan”

Board Game Review: Yedo (2012)

8/10 A thematic Euro with a unique combination of mechanisms. I have played this at 2 and 3-player, even tried my hand at a solo variant (not very successfully). Designed by Thomas Vande Ginste and Wolf Plancke, published by Eggertspiele and Pandasaurus Games. Yedo is set in 1605 Japan where you control a clan seekingContinue reading “Board Game Review: Yedo (2012)”

Book Review: “Out” by Natsuo Kirino

8/10 Well-written and enjoyable despite some minor flaws. Four women struggle to make ends meet while working the night shift at a lunchbox factory. Their already desperate reality is thrown into the dark world of crime when one of them murders her husband and turns to the other three to help cover it up. TheContinue reading “Book Review: “Out” by Natsuo Kirino”

(Update) Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out”

I’ve extended the time frame to two weeks. It’s only 9k words which can be read in one sitting. Two weeks to read it and leave feedback should be plenty of time. I’m really hoping to get some beta readers. It’s difficult to work without them! Speculative fiction horror story. 9,000 words long. Last LightContinue reading “(Update) Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out””

Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out”

I am seeking beta readers for a speculative fiction horror story. It’s about 9,000 words long. Last Light Out Tokyo is full of ghosts, and Akiko’s great-grandmother spent decades avoiding the city, hinting at horrible memories. Tragic events lure Akiko down a dark path, and she unwittingly drags her friends along for the ride. NotContinue reading “Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out””

Book/RPG Review: Fabled Lands

7/10 Enjoyable and unique but not without drawbacks. I’ve played bits of book 1-4 in the Java version and books 1-2 in print. Fabled Lands is a series of gamebooks that continue the tradition set by the Fighting Fantasy books of the 80s. For anyone unfamiliar with the term “gamebook” it’s like a choose-your-own-adventure andContinue reading “Book/RPG Review: Fabled Lands”