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Murderhobos Must Die RELEASED!

I published my second tabletop RPG adventure a few days ago, this time via DriveThruRPG (under the Open Gaming License and using the Systems Reference Document). It’s called Murderhobos Must Die, and it’s a 5E-compatible one-shot adventure for commonfolk who are sick of the adventurers’ shit.

You can purchase Murderhobos Must Die here.

PDF cover and map

Basically, new or just straight-up bad tabletop RPG players sometimes go from in-game village to in-game village murdering NPCs to either test the limits of the game or the Game master’s patience — hence the term “murderhobos.” Often, NPC commonfolk are the ones who take the brunt of the assault, so in Murderhobos Must Die, I’ve turned all this on its head. Now, the players are commonfolk, and they must defeat the “adventuring” party occupying their village. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try, both as a Game Master and player, so I just went ahead and made it myself. And it turned out great.

Here’s some text from the adventure itself, just to set the tone:

These so-called “adventurers” take more lives than the plague and cholera combined. They ride upon our villages with flames and trouble in their wake, kicking in our doors, drinking our taverns dry, and then expecting us to turn out our pockets and suck the mud from their boots! When we speak, they cut out our tongues. When we stand, they cut us down. But no longer! This village may be a shithole, but it’s our shithole, and we’ll play host to these vagabonds no more! Murderhobos must die!

Like I did for The Oracle of Aegis Isle, I had Stanislav Mokrushin make the maps for this adventure, but my own partner, Sarah, made the cover for me. I think, with some practice, she could really do well making commissioned pieces for nerds like me.

Now I’ve just got to get it out there to the tabletop RPG community, so if you’re a nerd or have any nerdy friends, please send Murderhobos Must Die their way!

Thanks for reading ❤

Good sorts of distractions [FU18]

Fortnightly update 18: 03.08.2020 to 16.08.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Murderhobos Must die

I playtested my Fifth Edition adventure Murderhobos Must Die this fortnight, and it went really, really well — better even than The Oracle of Aegis Isle. I’m busy commissioning the artwork for the adventure now, and the featured image of this post is a sneak peek of that. Once that’s done, I’ll polish the adventure little and then put it up on DriveThruRPG for sale! Again, “murderhobos” is a tabletop RPG term, so please take no offence.

Flash fiction and short stories

So I got obsessed, and now I’ve got several pieces of flash fiction and short stories floating around in the drafting stages. Honestly, I spent most my time this fortnight on this, and I’m proud of what I’ve made. I’m hoping to submit all of them somewhere for publication over the next few weeks.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front. We uploaded two videos this fortnight, as usual. The first was about the most effective pilots of World War II. I’m quite happy with this one, but it needs more love!

You’ve heard of the Red Army, but what about the White Army?

Top 10s

I started listing out my top 10 favourite literary works and films and all that on my website this fortnight too. They’re a great way to get to me know me better. Just scroll down on my home page to find ’em!

#vss365

I write 250-character “stories” using the #vss365 word prompts on Twitter under my own name. I think the first two mostly sucked, but I liked the last one. I was fun, at least.

#epsilon

From Earth, she was called Epsilon… something or other. But the star knew herself by another name, and soon so would those pesky, self-centred humans. She pushed out her last fiery breath and let gravity win.

#vector

She was a vector for heartbreaks, but his broke before he was born. To her malaria, he was sickle cell, and they were meant to be.

#field

Bill broke his shotgun, thumbed in two shells, and limped out to where the saucer hovered and strobed over his field. He pulled both triggers, bouncing lead pellets off strange metal, and said, “Go on, git! I dun’t know about you damn aliens, but a man needs his rest!”

Conclusion

I’m starting to realise that if you’ve got the inspiration to create something, you’ve gotta use it. Of course, you can’t let it get in the way of your regular work, so get that done first, but totally let your passion take you wherever the hell it wants. Get weird.

Thanks for reading ❤

Things are moving quick [FU17]

Fortnightly update 17: 20.07.2020 to 02.08.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Murderhobos Must Die

So I went and made another thing, and it’s already drafted and awaiting feedback and illustrations. It’s another tabletop RPG adventure, this time under the Open Gaming License and using the Systems Reference Document, and it’s called Murderhobos Must Die. That’s about as much as I can reveal right now. Also, “murderhobos” is a tabletop RPG term; take no offence.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front. We uploaded two videos this fortnight, as usual. The first was about Filipino guerrillas in World War II.

The second was about the most effective soldiers of the Second World War. It was a pain in the ASS to write, but I think I did all right, all things considered.

#vss365

I write 250-character “stories” using the #vss365 word prompts on Twitter under my own name. Got pretty weird this fortnight, but I’m happy with the first and last pieces.

#dinosaur

The dinosaur shaman dreamt of the pink bipeds that would one day be. He saw them bend metal, break the sky, and burn the nest of the Eggmaker, and he wept. Then upon the Forest he called down a rock from the stars and rued in his last moment that he didn’t call three.

#galaxy

He lifted out his spoon and watched the galaxy stop spiralling and come undone. When it was cold and still, he stuck his spoon back in and stirred the other way, giggling as the tiny parodies of himself walked backwards on their streets and grew from big to small.

#nostalgia

Waltz in blue dustfall
Echoing songs of lost souls
Hot blood nostalgia

#iridescent

I watched my bent reflection in the iridescent skin of a bubble and wondered if God or the thing that made him watches our world in much the same way, following it with the sharp tip of their finger and just waiting to get bored.

Conclusion

I never thought I’d be drafting Murderhobos Must Die this fortnight, but I’ll take the win. Expect to hear more about this soon, and keep an ear out for some of the other stuff I’ve got going too. We’re talking big updates with The Front and Geetsly’s, tabletop RPG editing opportunities, credit on a good friend’s video biography, flash fiction, short stories, and more.

Thanks for reading ❤