I postponed my Flash Fiction Friday post until today so that I’d be able to write a piece based on my first session of the RPG Blades in the Dark (by John Harper). It was a lot of fun even though the GM (read: I) hadn’t quite prepared enough. Here’s a little scene I wrote that took place just after the Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The First Score
Yesterday evening it was decided that my at-home RPG group, the one where I’m the GM, will begin a campaign of Blades in The Dark (created by the brilliant John Harper) our next session. I’m very excited to be running this system. I’ve been watching a fair few games of it played online and the mechanics seem awesome, and the aesthetics Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Fog
Normally I write my Flash Fiction piece on the Friday evening, just before posting it. Today I had some time to kill in the afternoon and typed it all up then, butI wasn’t connected to the internet at the time so I’m posting it now. It features, once again, my D&D character Seshmet: The gravel crunched underfoot as Seshmet stepped Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Clarity
I have tabletop rpgs on the brain right now. I recently GMed D&D for the first time, am preparing to do it for the second time in a couple of weeks and casually dreaming of setting up a streamed game of some kind in the spring, if I can. I’m actually having some trouble focusing on my written fiction because Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 21 – Nadja Otikor aka Tristarae
Today I have something a bit different for #Adventboost. Monsterhearts is a tabletop RPG. Ever wanted to pretend you were Buffy? Or the MC in a YA paranormal romance novel? Then this is the RPG for you! To save us all from my awful pitching skills, here’s the official description from the game’s second edition’s Kickstarter page: By the time they Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 5 – Monsterhearts!
This poor, neglected blog, you knows. I’ll do better, pinky promise. Today I bring you a short piece that’s part of the backstory of one of my D&D characters. I love this character so much, and it’s also nice to be able to write, and even be kinda poetic-proseish like below, but not feel the pressure of a larger project. Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – When Mama Died
Hey guys. Happy Friday! What a freaking week this is. There have been some great moments, like defeating the great dragon queen Tiamat in a going-away game for our now relocated GM (who I’m gonna miss) and finally getting to see the Warcraft movie. (Yes, linking to my instagram for contaxt/visuals is a thing I do now). At the same time, Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Mirror
As I believe I’ve previously mentioned, I am a big fan of the Dungeons & Dragons stream Critical Role. The arc I’m watching right now (the Whitestone storyline, for the initiated) is so ridiculously good I simultaneously struggle to turn it off in the evening, and have to take pauses and pace around the apartment intermittently because OMG THE TENSION! I Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – I Broke the World For Us (A mini Critical Role Tribute)
I don’t mention my collection of ball-jointed dolls often here on the blog, but tonight I just have to share a photo of my little polar bear doll (a Fairyland puki event faceplate, in case anyone wants to know). I’ve had here for over a year, but only just painted her and gosh, she turned out so cute. Here’s Metaphora Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Here, have a polar bear!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been getting into tabletop RPGs lately. Naturally, one of the games on my “to play” list is the true giant of the genre, Dungeons and Dragons. I’m watching a few D&D streams right now, my favorite being the truly amazing Critical Role. The other day, I came up with a character concept that I absolutely adore Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Child, The Other