At the moment, I am planning to present at GameHole Con 2021 in October. Barring cancellation or changes due to the coronavirus, this is the schedule of events you can sign up for. The 5th Edition adventures are set in Ravenloft; you can find full descriptions in the event listings.
Thursday, October 21
Noon: The Box of Knowing 5th Edition adventure
4:00 pm: Working With Established Worlds seminar
Friday, October 22
10:00 am: City Building Workshop
1:00 pm: The Shadow Labyrinth 5th Edition adventure
6:00 pm: Rethinking Fear in Horror Games with Dr. Megan Connell
Saturday, October 23
6:00 pm: One Night in Ravenloft, a live stream to benefit ExtraLife
Sunday, October 24
10:00 am: The Shadow Labyrinth 5th Edition adventure
Eyes of Spiragos is a Scarred Lands adventure that takes place after Gauntlet of Spiragos on the Fangsfall Peninsula on Ghelspad. This Slarecian Vault scenario has been written and designed by Monica Valentinelli, the co-developer of Dagger of Spiragos and Ring of Spiragos, to deepen the impact of later events and uncovered secrets in this Spiragos-themed series. Typesetting and layout design was performed by Scarred Lands developer Travis Legge.
During the introductory adventure, Gauntlet of Spiragos, the PCs uncovered titanspawn artifacts. With the discovery of these unholy relics, the PCs faced an uncomfortable truth: Though the War between gods and titans is over, true evil lingers still. The events in Eyes of Spiragos deepen their understanding of what that revelation means and how they can overcome its taint.
Eyes of Spiragos is a three-chapter adventure optimized for 3rd level characters. It includes suggestions for further setting and rules modifications for ease of use. Gameplay is flexible but has one, narrative requirement: The PCs must have played through Gauntlet of Spiragos. It is also strongly recommended this scenario is completed prior to the finale: Ring of Spiragos.
The horror in Eyes of Spiragos is primarily physical and psychological to build off of the spider-themed elements introduced in Gauntlet of Spiragos, and to foreshadow what awaits them in future adventures.
Rules and setting information are drawn from the free, introductory adventure “Gauntlet of Spiragos” and the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide. Recommendations drawing from Creature Collection have also been included for a strong, thematic tie and to flesh out options for new encounters.
Eyes of Spiragos is now available on DriveThruRPG.com for $2.99.
I wanted to invite you to attend the 2021 Scribe Awards ceremony on Friday, July 2nd starting at 4:00 pm PST on Facebook live. The ceremony will be conducted virtually this year using Facebook Live! on the IAMTW Facebook group page, and is hosted by Jonathan Maberry, the president of our organization.
IAMTW Facebook Group link: www.facebook.com/groups/42410867659
2021 Scribe Award nominees: iamtw.org/the-fifteenth-annual-scribe-awards-2021/
Hope to see you there!
I am pleased to announce that my World of Darkness short story, “Scritch, Scratch”, set in the Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition universe was nominated for a 2021 Scribe Award for Best Short Story. This story appeared in the HAUNTING SHADOWS anthology and tells the story of a wraith haunting House on the Rock who encounters a team of ghost hunters. When the wraith discovers the inept paranormal investigators are more dangerous than they appear, the wraith must thwart them or face Oblivion.
The full list of 2021 Scribe Award nominees and Faust Award recipient is posted on FlamesRising.com. It is an honor to be nominated by my peers for my media/tie-in fiction. I am thrilled to be in such great company, and can not wait to celebrate with them in person. Huzzah! A mighty congratulations to all—especially Max Alan Collins, this year’s Faust Award for a lifetime of wonderful achievements!
Good luck to my fellow nominees!
In this two-hour Tarot for Writers workshop, author and narrative designer Monica Valentinelli (Vampire: The Masquerade, Shadowrun, Firefly, and more!) will show you how to use tarot in your storytelling.
From inspirational prompts to building characters and scenarios, you’ll come away with fresh ideas to help you brainstorm everything from character relationships to plot twists.
In addition to a lecture and slides/handouts, you’ll also perform short creative exercises–so get ready to be inspired! A tarot deck of your choosing is recommended but not required for this class.
Date: Sunday, June 6
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm CST
For more information about pricing, discounts, and scholarships, visit the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. Be sure to follow @academyrambo for additional news and updates about upcoming classes.