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SACRED BAND Now Available!

This is not a drill! Sacred Band is live at Amazon, where you can get it in paperback or for your Kindle! Please leave us a review, and tell us what you think!

SOLVE ET COAGULA: Now Available!

Hello, friends. I just released a new PDF on the DM’s Guild – Solve et Coagula: A Practical Guide to Alchemy. It provides some solid rules on playing alchemist characters, with lots of new alchemical equipment, tools for those that enjoy playing characters who craft alchemical items, a smidge of alchemical history for the Forgotten Realms, advice on making adjustments to

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Queer Design & DMing for RPGs: Some Advice

I originally wrote this as a reply to a gentleman who is giving a panel in which he wanted to touch on queerness in gaming, in terms of what to keep in mind, what to consider, and what to avoid. This was my response to him, which I figured was useful enough to keep around. So, in my experience, when

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Thirty Years a Gamer

Spring Break, 1986.   Thirty years ago, my mom took some work out on South Padre Island doing cleaning in the aftermath of the Spring Breakers who make it out there every year. As part of that process, she discovered something some university student had left there – the red box of Dungeons & Dragons.   I was twelve at

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GaymerX Debriefing

I’m on the plane home from the fantastic GaymerX, writing this in my phone’s note-taking app. More than any other convention I’ve ever been to, this convention was about the people. Lots of people, in a bewildering variety, from all over the place. From the trim-and-put-together Aussie Liam to the fabulously fey Raine to the handsome trio of beard-and-mohawk’d lads

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Is Sacred Band a story for me?

A good friend of mine recently asked me an interesting question. Knowing that my novel Sacred Band is about a team of queer superheroes, he was wondering if there was anything in the book “for him.” To be brutally honest, I wasn’t entirely sure how to answer that. I mean, on one hand, it’s a story about superheroes solving a

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GaymerX Games & Panels

  I’ve been invited to be one of the “Bosses of Honor” for the GaymerX Convention in San Jose in December, and I have to admit, I’m rather looking forward to it! My schedule looks a little something like this: Friday Coming Out in the Game Industry: 1pm – 2pm. A panel that looks at some of the experiences some

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Preparations for GamExpo

It’s been a while since I’ve been back to San Antonio, and I have to admit I’m looking forward to it. It looks like I’ll be part of a handful of panels while there, and I’m going to see if I can arrange an impromptu reading of a chunk of Sacred Band while I’m there.

Inaugural Blog Post

Hello, world. This is the beginning of my author’s blog. Though I know contemporary wisdom up to two years ago said an author basically had no chance of success without a blog, but now says that there’s no hope of using a blog to gain writerly success unless you started like five years ago, I’m not terribly worried about all

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