Posts Tagged ‘patreon’
Another week, another New Worlds post — this one a wee bit different from the usual, in that it’s all about a rather taboo topic. But in all honesty, there is probably quite a bit you didn’t know about cannibalism, so why not click through?
Also, don’t forget that Ars Historica is now available for pre-order! It comes out November 7th.
My Patreon is trucking along, but I haven’t been good about linking to it here. So have a list of recent posts!
This week’s post (sneak preview!) will be on rites of passage, followed by a bonus post on the theory of worldbuilding, since that’s one of the funding goals we’ve reached. Remember, this is all funded by my lovely, lovely patrons — and if you join their ranks, you get weekly photos, plus (at higher levels) opportunities to request post topics or get feedback on your own worldbuilding!
I should have posted this yesterday, but appropriately enough, I was too busy prepping for the game I ran last night. 🙂
Dice Tales: Essays on Roleplaying Games and Storytelling is out now! If you play RPGs and have an interest in them from the narrative side of things — the ways we use them to tell stories, and what GMs and players can do to make them work better in that regard — you may find it of interest. Follow the link to buy it from Book View Cafe, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, iTunes, Kobo, or (in a first for me) DriveThruRPG. And if any parts of it wind up working their way into the games you play or run, let me know!
Also, the New Worlds Patreon has headed off into the wilds of rudeness, with two posts on “Gestures of Contempt” and “Insults.” The theme will continue through the end of this month before turning in a new direction for August. Remember that patrons at the $5 level and above can request topics, so if there’s something you’d like to see me discuss, you can make that happen!
One of my funding goals for the New Worlds Patreon was bonus essays. I promised four posts each month, on Fridays — but some months have five Fridays. Since we’ve reached that funding goal (did it right out of the gate, in fact), our first bonus is “Worldbuilding as a Habit of Thought,” discussing how to incorporate the kinds of details I’ve been discussing without having to go through a laundry list of topics every time you sit down to write. Comment over there!
And don’t forget: if you become a patron, you get weekly photos, plus perks like the ability to request topics, the chance to get personalized answers on worldbuilding questions, and even critiques of your work. Plus we’re not far from the next funding goal, which will bring book reviews into the mix!
Looking back at my previous blog series of BVC — Dice Tales is now set to be an ebook! You can currently pre-order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, iTunes, and Kobo; or you can wait for the on-sale date of July 18th and get it from DriveThruRPG or direct from the publisher, Book View Cafe. This is edited and expanded from the original blog series, with more than half a dozen new essays.
And — as a teaser — while it is my first foray into game-related publishing, it may not be my last . . .
The latest posts from my New Worlds Patreon are:
- The History We Live In — on how architecture can communicate history
- Greetings and Respect — on the different ways we show courtesy
- Signs of Power — on the objects that signal a person’s importance
Also, I’m going to be at Denver Comic-Con! Just got my schedule today:
- Friday, 1-1:50 p.m. — Avadakedavra! Magic in Literature
- Friday, 2-2:50 p.m. — Kicking Butt in Corsets
- Friday, 5:30-6:20 p.m. — The Past Is Here: Writing Romantic Fiction with an Historical Backdrop
- Sunday, 11-11:50 a.m. — But Is It Epic Enough?
- signing 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday
If I can scrounge up the time and brain cells, I also want to post about Wonder Woman. Short form: go see it! Longer form will have to wait, though.