In Their Own Words — Forgotten Sidekicks

Forgotten Sidekicks Edited: Peter Sutton & Steven Poore Publisher: Kristell Ink Published in: 2020 Page Count: 182 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (Amazon) – $5.99 Paperback – $14.99 The idiom “always the bridesmaid never the bride” is akin to the perception of sidekicks,; never reaching their full potential like their counterparts. Sidekicks are seen…

Lost to time — Vault of the Ages

Vault of the Ages Author: Poul Anderson Publisher: Berkley Reprinted: 1978 Page Count: 160 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies In the ruins of a metropolis lies an underground bunker filled with the history and knowledge of an advanced civilization. The secrets entombed could tip the scales of power or bring about a new Armageddon. Generations…

News Desk: Author John Houhilan Contributor to Forgotten Sidekicks

Fantasy writer and novelist, John Houhilan, has just published a new story as part of a new short story compilation entitled Forgotten Sidekicks. You may John’s name from some of his other fiction including works set in the tabletop role-playing & miniatures world of Achtung! Cthulhu.  The book has just been released in both the…

Starship – A Non-stop Trip to Inspiration

Starship (Original Title: Non-stop) Author: Brian Aldiss Publisher: Avon Books Reprinted: 1969 Page Count: 224 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Starship or by its first published title Non-stop (1958) is about a group of humans living on a generation ship after dozens upon dozens of generations have gone by. In the story, the inhabitants no longer…

Peter Haining Presents the Freak Show

Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls etc. by Masters of the Macabre Edited by: Peter Haining Pages: 240 Published: 1970 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc. Amazon: Price may vary Freak shows and carnival acts are all but extinct, but their legacy lives on through Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW: Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls,…

Are you Satisfied With POD Quality?

I have been reading several comments, spanning several social media sites, that the quality of Print on Demand (POD) products from the various sources vary greatly in quality. The quality of POD books from OneShelf (DriveThruRPG) has been called into question in several of the posts I have been reading. Oneshelf uses an outside printing…

Shadows of Esteren – I took the Plunge

I have begun diving headlong into the RPG system, Shadows of Esteren. I have been investing time into reading Book 0, Prologue. This particular book is a basically a primer for the system and the setting of Esteren itself. I also have Book 1, Universe to read after Book 0. The game itself came to…

End of Year Closeout – Finishing What We Start

Now that the holidays are imminent, I thought I would throw around some of the things I plan to work on over the holidays. Normally I take the week of Christmas off, but having just started a new position I don’t have that luxury this year, but I will still get some time off. It…

Product Review: The Storyteller’s Thesaurus: Fantasy, History, & Horror

The Storyteller’s Thesaurus: Fantasy, History, & Horror Author: James M. Ward & Anne K. Brown Artist: Peter Bradley Publisher: Chenault & Gray Publishing LLC. Page Count: 551 Binding:  N/A Available Formats: PDF Cost: $14.99 (Currently on Sale for $5.99) Company Website: http://www.chenaultandgray.com/ PREMISE A thesaurus for every manner of writers, gamers, teachers and storytellers. WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT? What sets this thesaurus apart from the…

New Release – Storyteller’s Thesaurus Now on Sale!

Troll Lord Games has release their Storyteller’s Thesaurus in PDF and better yet, it’s on sale for $5.99! This is lower than than the digital reward level from the Kickstarter campaign. You can purchase it here. This is touted as a book for all writers, students and teachers! I will be able to tell you…