Patreon Microfiction: Ghost State.

Maybe “Ghost State” is real. Maybe it’s not. Fun game: how can you prove it, either way?

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PS: I love the legend of the Unhallowed Hand. Essentially, supposedly the Irish would baptize some babies everywhere except one hand, so that whatever you did with that hand wouldn’t ‘count’ when they tallied up your sins at the Pearly Gates. I’m not exactly sure what the Host would do with the hand, though. I guess cut it off and send it down to Hell, which gives me an idea for a story all on its own.

The September Patreon stuff is up.

Although I reserve the right to swap out the RPG setting for something else next month. It’s a good idea, but it needs just a touch of something.

  • Impurities: A Cthulhu Mythos story about things I know nothing about, really! But since when has that ever stopped anybody!
  • The Elmerite Order: a mystical bunch of your standard hidden magicians in an uncaring world, only they’re being more or less subsidized for it.

Patreon Microfiction: Reasonable Realignment of Resources.

‘Reasonable Realignment of Resources’ illustrates the great question of draconic-human interactions in medieval societies: why does the king particularly care if the burden of having a local dragon is merely that she eats a cow every week or so? He has plenty of cows. Of course, if the dragon is a wild beast otherwise, it’s still a problem. But if she can demonstrate language and self-restraint, well… there are opportunities, there.

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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Several Options To Choose From.’

I think that video games really have things to teach the fantasy genre, as “Several Options To Choose From” demonstrates. People shouldn’t allow themselves to get too hung up about the standard quest reward paradigm; it can lead to curious blind spots. Although I suppose one might find such an attitude oddly disarming…

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The August Patreon stuff is up!

This month, it’s:

  • OMBUDSMAN (The Fermi Resolution): a two-fisted tale of corporate responsibility and defenestrations! Complete with Scenes of Heroic Endeavor, for the Edification and Entertainment of the Managers and Workers of the Hershey Consortium.
  • As the Golden Emperor Lies Dying, Chapter 6: The Future: Not that anything involving the King in Yellow has an actual future. But if you’re playing a cosmic terror game, well, that’s baked in the cake, hey?

Gonna do different stuff in both categories next month, I think. Because I’m kind of slagged, right now.

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