In the April 2021 issue of The Imperial Herald, Paul invited me on to chat about the climactic chapters for the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game story arc as well as the narrative process behind L5R in general. I discuss how I came to work on the setting and what it was like to work with the many freelance fiction writers who contributed to the storyline. We also discussed the balance between preparation and spontaneity when working on a serialized story, especially when that story is interactive and involves input from a community. You can read the full interview on the Imperial Herald website.
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📚 reader (history/sff/romance) ✒️ writer (sff/romance) 🎲 roleplayer/gm (story games/d&d/l5r/cthulhu) ⚔️ wargamer (warmaster, 40k, gmt) opinions are my own.
First it was Aidan Turner and now it's Richard Armitage. Tell me, how many of the dwarves from the Peter Jackson Hobbit movies also star in romantic period dramas? Ugh.
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My debut album “Hope In Chaos” will be out 11/19! This album is about finding the light through the darkness and preserving though our inner demons. All 12 tracks are produced, written, and sung by me. No collabs. I’m going to give you all a story by me 💜2
On the advice of people who know what they’re doing I’ve created a folder of screencaps: kind acceptances / glowing reviews / good shit in general, to sustain myself through the harsh winter of no new pubs for the rest of the year and #nanowrimo 🤞
I was talking with an industry friend this weekend about social media branding. During our conversation, they expressed some (very reasonable) frustration surrounding community expectations when it comes to online presence and the nuances of social media etiquette.