It’s difficult to believe that this is the last day of the month. Even more shocking, I stuck to my goal. That’s right! I finished editing my book, MAD Upload, and I finished it two days early. Now I just need to send it off for a line edit and start looking at cover artists. Should be fun!
Just because that project is finished, for the moment anyway, that doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned all the others! Next Friday I have a craft show at The Build Guild. That means I’ll be crafting as many books as I can until then. From there, I’ll have more time to work on my second book, oh and more short stories too. I may even get around to finishing Positivity Camp. Speaking of that, here’s another chapter in what has become a novella.
I hope you had a great time with family and friends! If you’re too stuffed to move, then perhaps it’s time to sit back and enjoy a good story or book! This week’s short misadventure was shared with me by fellow writer, artist, and D&D player, Malcolm Rodgers.
If you know Malcolm, then you won’t be surprised to know that his campaign is in the anthropomorphic animal realm. That means his characters aren’t humans, elves, dwarves, and the like. No, they’re all animals! Besides the races involved, this story takes place in a 1920's America. Enjoy!
Friday is back…dun dun dun…back again! If you thought the last Positivity Camp was dark…well, I’m pretty confident I can top that. What I’m not confident about is whether or not I can end it on Part 42. Yes, I am partial to that number, but I won’t stretch a story or cut a scene just because. Regardless, we shall see where this goes. I have my goals in order at least :D
As per the usual, next week will have more tabletop misadventures. Who knows if it will be from the Dungeons & Dragons realm or from some galaxy far far away. I know I don’t know! And that’s half the fun. See you next week!
As you may know, I took a break from my usual writing to start writing up random stories of adventure from different tabletop gamers. These role-playing shenanigans, as I have called them before, were a great way for me to find a way to love writing again. Now, as I too have joined two different groups, one a Dungeons & Dragons adventure and the other a D20 campaign called Black Oak, I have stories of my own to share. Those cringe worthy stories take on a different level of sympathy as the adventures become more personal.
Instead of sharing one of the stories shared with me, I’m going to be telling one of the tales of woe from a campaign I am currently on. For a little background, a friend of ours decided to join the campaign while we were far along. They didn’t know much about our characters and they weren’t familiar too much with the world they had been thrust into either. Before I say too much and give the story away, here is the tale of our first meeting.
Friday is here again! As promised, here is more Positivity Camp! The tale has taken quite a dark turn as the campers failed to escape. The only one who seems unconcerned is cool kid Tyler.
As usual, next Friday will have more random Dungeons & Dragons style misadventure or epic success. They’re short tales, but they’re always fun to write! Hopefully they are as fun to read as they are to write :) Well, see you again next week!
While trying to come up with something spooky, fun, and slightly horrific, I stumbled upon the perfect holiday to push me in the right direction: National Black Cat Day. That's today by the way! So, to celebrate, here is a fun story to help set the mood for the holiday and the season. Enjoy!
Also, below is a link to last year's black cat story. Why? Because the more cats the merrier! Or the spooooookier.
The weekend has arrived!! Or at least it will soon :) My different go-to groups for campaigning have taken a break (holidays and birthdays and whatnot), so I’m enjoying going through different stories of adventures others have gone on. This one once again looks at what is likely Dungeons & Dragons' worst rogue ever as he continues down a...different path than most rogues.
For some background on these short stories, check out my blog Role-Playing Shenanigans. As for any Positivity Camp fans out there, next week will have a new chapter. It’s one of two left that have already been written, so it’s a guarantee ;)
I hope you’re having a great Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about this week’s Positivity Camp story. Don’t worry, I won’t give anything away on this late-night adventure away from the camp. :) The ending isn’t far off now. In case anyone was wondering how far off it is…I don’t know. I’ve been pantsing it the whole time (Basically writing without an outline / winging it). It’s close, though. So close.
If you’re new to Positivity Camp, then you’re in for a treat! Although, I do recommend starting from the beginning. The story is about a camp that forbids negative words so that campers can have a more positive outlook on life. It isn’t easy avoiding words like: no, not (and any contraction thereof), the prefix un-, less than, bad, never, etc. The list of forbidden words doesn’t sit too well with campers Daniel and Wendy. Together, they plan to take down the camp.
Who’s ready for the weekend?! I know I’m looking forward to some Dungeons & Dragons adventuring this weekend. Perhaps one day I’ll share one of my own adventures or misadventure more likely. For now though, I have a story about a terribly bad rogue, and yes, there are more stories to follow this one as he was really quite awful at his job.
For some background on these short stories, check out my blog Role-Playing Shenanigans. As for you Positivity Camp fans, there will be a new one next week. It’s already written, so it’s a guarantee ;)
Hello! It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! Positivity Camp is back! I hit a bit of a slump with what to do with Daniel and all, but I’m back and have the next three Positivity Camps done! Next week will be another random Dungeons & Dragons misadventure story as I work on mixing it up each week, but hey, at least after that you’ll have some confirmed camp stories to look forward to ;)
If you’re new, Positivity Camp is a short…ha…ha….story…hahahahahaha… Ah, well. It was supposed to be a short 3-4 blog story that has evolved into a much longer piece. As you can see by the title, it is now up to number 34 and it is still going. What can I say? The story needed fleshed out more and I couldn’t end it in three blogs. So, if you’re looking for a fun read on a twisted tale about a camp that bans the use of negative sounding words and the effect it has on its campers, then feel free to check it out from the beginning. Enjoy!
Do you ever have someone bail on you due to crazy things like family, work, or some other event? Well, this week’s story is about what can happen when a group of adventurers leaves a friend behind. In the case of this story, it’s about what happens when a group leaves a heavy hitter behind.
I’m getting ahead of myself! If you’re new to the blog, welcome! I switch back and forth between standalone short tales of D&D campaigns and the ongoing story of Positivity Camp - a tale of a terrible camp that puts restrictions on words they deem too negative and the struggle of Daniel and Wendy as they fight to shut it down.
Backstory for this week’s short tale: In this particular party, there was a wizard (Alanari Light Bringer), a Fighter, a barbarian, and a super OP samurai half-orc (created by a player who had been playing D&D since the 80’s and knew how to make OP characters that were fully within the rules). Only Alanari and the OP samurai could deal heavy damage. (The samurai had an AC of 30. To put that into perspective, an AC of 24-25 was considered good. It took bosses luck to be able to hit the guy. On top of that, the samurai could deal an average of 14-15 damage a turn, which was unreal for simply hitting something. He also carried a weapon with a perk that syphoned life from enemies it hit.) Alanari did not join his companions on the following quest due to...scheduling complications (If a person couldn’t make it to a gaming session, their character couldn’t participate).