Patreon Microfiction: ‘Cultural Exchange.’

‘Cultural Exchange’ would be a fun world, except some folks already wrote it. Admittedly they didn’t make ‘teachable nomads’ the main focus, but the basic concept is there. Ach, well, there are other concepts to develop.


The BROKEN TALES dark fairy tale RPG Kickstarter.

The premise of BROKEN TALES is you’re playing a former villain of a classic fairy tale, made good by a young boy’s wish. And do we know what happens when you wish, in a fairy tale? Yup: everything promptly goes to Hell. Guess what happened to all the heroes of the fairy tales?

Anyway, BROKEN TALES looks fun, and I checked with the publisher: they’re working under the expectation that it’ll be ethically sourced (i.e., not printed by the PRC). I have having to ask about this stuff, but what are you gonna do? It’s never going to get any better if we don’t make it clear that some costs can’t be honorably cut.

And I’m back.

A successful vacation! Kites were flown, boardwalk food was eaten, golf carts were ridden, my wife got to make a camp fire, many dogs were seen and made much of, a moose plushie was won in an epic battle with a claw machine*, and I slept a remarkable amount of hours. A good Mother’s Day was had by all.

Moe Lane

*As it went into the hopper I half-hissed, half-shouted: To the last, I grapple with thee; for hate’s sake, I spit my last venom at thee in full Khan Noonian Singh mode. By now, my wife doesn’t even roll her eyes. She has become resigned to my little ways.

Book of the Week: Geez. Something that’s *not* $11.99 on Kindle, I guess?

…Look, I’m sorry. You cannot expect to charge paperback prices for something made digitally and not have people look at you all cross-eyed. I self-publish books now. I have at least a limited understanding of publishing costs. If you’re an author and they’re telling you the only way to make back expenses is to charge that much for the Amazon e-book, see if you can figure out where they’re skimming money off of the top*.

Moe Lane

PS: It’s also hurting (most of) your sales.

*Spoiler alert: everywhere. They’re skimming it everywhere.