Monday, July 18, 2011

General Update and New To-Do List


1. Weird Rome and Weird Greece can be found, in their entirety, in Appendix 4 of Jack Shear's compendium of concentrated awesomeness that is Flavors of Fear: 13 Weird Fantasy Setting Sketches for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. If you haven't already, you should really check it out. Jack has done some amazing work on this one, distilling 13 unique mini-settings to their sharpest taste and potency, like a deranged moonshiner working his genre-still out in Wellman country.

2. Hey, I won something! "The Spawn of Yash-Kunag the Many-Toothed" took "Best Critter" in the nautical contest at Hill Cantons, in such mighty company as Trey's The Moon Rake and Porky's The Former Scree. I've been thinking about doing some more work on Galbaruc and environs. Maybe some details on the festival, some encounter tables, etc.

3. My wife's short story "Amor Fugit" was included in The Year's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction 2011, which just hit store shelves earlier this month. Also included are stories by plucky young unknowns Neil Gaiman, Paul Park, and Gene Wolfe, among others. You can read another of her stories, "Swamp City Lament" for free here.

To-Do List:

1. More entries for the Vornheim Contest: Rustic encounter tables.

2. Decide whether Psychedelic Warlords would be best as a stand-alone game, a rules-free setting/genre supplement, or to go with an established ruleset.

3. More Weird Rome

4. The BBC's Human Planet as a gaming resource.