Skip to main content

Quick Note - Moving Forward & another movie!

With March quickly approaching I find myself choking under the self imposed deadline of "Lights over Innsfjord". Again I wonder if I have bitten off more than I can chew, especially after the moderate (by my middling standards at least) of both "The Nest" and "Under the Horn" (which now has 2 4-5 star reviews and 1 4-5 star ratings!). I may need to push back the first completed draft of Innsfjord and that strikes me as a sad thing.

This project started out as another "Five Minute Adventure" like "Rats in the Well" and "Three Knocks at the Crypt Door" before it. However, the project soon took a life of its own and moved from a simple 5 - 10 page adventure into a sprawling mini-sandbox that is now upwards to 50 pages and not yet complete ... gulp ... Add to this the distractions of real life (snow, work, a crumbling marriage) and time seems to be moving so much faster than it should be with the finalization and completion of the adventure. That said I am glad I decided to copy Venger and go it alone for this first outing (although it really isn't my first anymore) instead of running to kickstarter/indiegogo for support in the production of the adventure.

I am hoping at this point that things will be ready for mid to late March instead of the beginning. My wife has a business trip in the middle of the month which should secure me some much needed time to work on the project. However, there is also the reality that my hours at my real job may soon be increasing as a need to afford daycare for my children (babysitter quit to move to England ... lucky kid!). I have been contemplating trying my hand at paetron like Matt Jackson and Dyson Logos ... but unlike them I have no awesome skill to support or give extra of.

I am also in the first stages of my next 2-page adventure. This will be another chapter in the Xplorers setting and will be a full up of sorts to the first 2-page adventure "The Nest". Now, by first stages I mean I drew a rough sketch of the map and have the 2 sentence story prompt written ... lots of twos.

Finally, I was carousing around youtube today looking for some nice Skyrim type music when I ran across the movie below. It was made by the same folks that did the pretty awesome "Hunt for Gollum" a few years back.  It is a bit dirtier than typical Tolkien works/fan works but is a great feeling film that really does well with what it has.


Popular posts from this blog

The Robathen's Coin Parts 1 -3

A long time ago I released a short story on drivethrufiction called "The Rabathen's Coin - An Arame Tale" that was meant to be the start of a series staring a mysterious thief named Arame.  Well, five years later and I have sold maybe six copies.  With that in mind I figured I might as well break it up into two or three parts and post in on the blog.

Thoughts are welcome as I am always interested in what others think of my original works.

The stench of rotten fish, sweat, mildewed wood and the ocean rose up from the black waters of the harbor in a visible mist that hung over the free trade city of Wickend adding to the already strong reek of human filth and cheap ale. The setting sun, unable to pierce the vile mist, washed over the crumbling buildings that lined the twisting streets of the Old District. From open doors and windows came the sounds of life, true life, of men laughing and boasting, of women flirting and dealing in their trades. To an outsider, the Old Distr…

[AGE] Iron Horse

I am starting to see a theme evolving here ... and it wasn't even planned.  Enjoy, and feedback is always welcomed!

Genius Loci's Outlook for Feb/March 2016

Gate File 001 - First Approach
This is the next and the big project for the month of February for my Patreon and the one I want to push for public release in March/April.  The Gate File is being developed for 5th Edition SRD and will incorporate Modern rules and make suggestions as to that fact.

The Smoke Giant's Heir
A second 5th Edition SRD release, The Smoke Giant's Heir was originally meant to be published last July but ran into a number of difficulties including lost maps, Scribus and libre files becoming corrupted due to system failures as my tower died a slow and horrible death.  The Text is written out for this one but one map still needs to be redrawn and the layout needs to be put through Serif now that I have it back.

More Fantasy AgeI don't know yet what I want to do exactly but I want to start doing a fan version of my favorite MMO using Green Ronin's Fantasy Age system.  Obviously this will be a "serial numbers filed off" deal for the possibility …