January 1st 2010 Happy New Year Tricksters!

I just turned on the product at RPGnow. It always gives me goosebumps to hit that button that makes a product go live, jump over to their homepage and see it at the top of the list. It means a lot of work is done and then you make a short prayer and hope everything works right, the page isn’t corrupted with HTML problems and the downloads work right. RPGnow is a really solid site though. With their new upload software I have not had any problems with the last couple of books.

December 18th 2009 Avatar

One could argue that Titanic was a movie of this kind. It wasn’t. It shares a lot of elements but Titanic was merely a template for what James Cameron has achieved here. How he does it is amazing.

Nothing in this movie is new. It’s all been done before. Elements of great movies and stories we already know are twist through the dense jungle, the incredible dialogue and the winding plot. It’s just NEVER been told this way before. Cameron dips his paint brush into well known and vivid colors to produce not only a unique masterpiece but a new genre of story telling.

  We are given nothing familiar, a landscape and people completely alien to us. In our journey through this epic, we are immersed in this foreign culture. For three hours, our world becomes theirs. When this movie finishes it’s course, when you leave the theatre, you feel as if you are leaving home.

December 5th 2009 Exhaustion Magic

Looking up from the novel I realize it’s December already and I didn’t put out a book for November. Well, the novel is going very well but that’s not helping Charke Publishing so I’ll take a little break and give another d20 book to the world.

October 22nd 2009 Broken: Exhaustion Magic released!

Only 3 classes use what takes up the greatest portion of the rules in 3rd Edition; the spells. In this short 4 page document, a new way of using those spells is introduced by employing the little used spell failure mechanic and taking it to new extremes. There is a drawback to the system. You must be able to add percentages together. You will be doing it often, every time you cast a spell in fact. Eventually you won’t be able to cast any more spells. Welcome to Exhaustion Magic. This product contains a single new class variant of the wizard. It’s a short product but the price is right. It’s free! Enjoy this little add-on to Broken: The Memory of Solaris or use it for your own campaign setting.

October 21st 2009 Sick can be good

I went up north in British Columbia to do some survey work but became rather ill and returned home. Not returning to my regular work and still sick, a large amount of time has fallen into my lap and I’m using it to catch up. I’ve got a couple of books about to be booted out the door and I’m making some much needed updates to the website. Second Look: Fallen, for example, finally has a link.

   I whipped up a short book which will be released for free, Broken: Exhaustion Magic. I’m almost finished the layout on Arcane Trickster but I want a little more writing in the book and I’ve got to get the art in so it’ll be a little longer.

Lots of Things

It’s a day to remember and I’m trying to dig up old projects and get them finished. I’ve looked back into an old book of mine Kobolds of Frostwind Forest and I’m dusting that off for publication. The art for Arcane Trickster is coming along and hopefully will be finished soon. I’ve also got another book, Grom’s Alliance that I’m starting to think about. So lots of work to do. My novel is approaching the home stretch. I’m doing as much editing as writing.