Magpie Games’ new fiction anthology, We Are Dust, featuring stories inspired by their game, Our Last Best Hope, has just debuted on DriveThru. Both the game and the anthology are about humanity’s best (or last remaining) hopes for saving itself in the face of great dangers. My story, “The Way-Back Machine,” sees print here for the first time, alongside stories by such great writers as Matthew McFarland, Monica Valentinelli, J.R. Blackwell, Jason Corley, Eddy Webb, Joel Sparks, Crysa Leflar, Rob Wieland, Pete Woodworth, and Jess Hartley.
Plus, I like playing at Tolkien-style fantasy not just by recombining Tolkien lore into new adventures but by drawing on history and myth to add or expand the lore of Middle-earth for my own games—hacking and drifting Middle-earth into my own playable fanfic. I’m not just roleplaying as Hobbits and goblins, in other words; I’m also roleplaying as a mythopoeic romantic a la Professor Tolkien.
So, this is one of the designs I’ve been working on for Will Hindmarch’s GUMSHOE game Razed. The game concept is great, and it’s been a blast working on the designs. more to follow, and here’s more info on the game and the piece, from the publisher.
It has been a wonderful experience, watching the concept artists bring the creatures of Razed to life. This illustration genuinely freaks me out. I love that about it.
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