My Accidental Bestseller

About a week ago I noticed a spike in hits coming in to this website from my Amazon author page. Out of curiosity checked my KDP dashboard. There was a big spike in sales on A Dragon from the Desert on Amazon.com. I checked on the book’s Amazon page and was astounded to discover it was at 97 on the Coming of Age charts. That does not sound like much but the book was hovering below one of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan books, and they have just had a massive HBO series. Over the next week, while ill with the flu, Read more…

Combat Phase Podcast

Just a quick update to mention I was interviewed on the Combat Phase Podcast about my involvement with Warhammer, Black Library, Tyrion and Teclis, Gotrek and Felix, the Horus Heresy and all manner of other good stuff. You kind find the full interview here. Thanks to Kenny Lull for having me on the show and putting up with the interference of the Powers of Chaos.

Carcosacon 2019

So that was Carcosacon and it was a lot of fun. A bunch of us drove up from Prague to Czocha Castle for a weekend of games, panels and live action roleplaying all dedicated to the Cthulhu mythos. We got there on Friday morning, checked in and were gaming by one o’ clock that afternoon in a library that looked like something from Dennis Wheatley complete with a secret doorway hidden in a bookcase that swung out to reveal a spiral staircase up to yet another gaming room. I thought there never was a better setting for a Call of Read more…

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The Black Hack Review

Among the several anniversaries I somehow neglected to celebrate on the blog this year was the fortieth of my first encounter with Dungeons and Dragons, back when it came in three tiny booklets in a white box. I bring it up now because reading The Black Hack takes me right back to my student days of late night dungeoneering sessions and permadeath treks across hexcrawl wildernesses. And I mean that in a good way. The Black Hack describes itself as an OSR First Edition Hack. It’s named after its author, David Black. The game reads like the distilled essence of Read more…