October Announcements, New Releases, and Classes!

Hello readers! I have several announcements to share with you today. For your convenience, I’ve collated them all into one giant update.

New Story with Character Rules

I’m pleased to announce I am an Infinite Master and released two titles today. Pathfinder Infinite is a new community content program for Pathfinder 1st and 2nd edition as well as the space-themed Starfinder.

Revenge of the Deceiver

My short story is a “buddy villain” tale titled Revenge of the Deceiver and includes 10 adventure seeds. Set in the necropolis Aerduin’s Folly, it pairs one of the reincarnated serpentfolk with an exiled goblin named Scribbleface.

Click here for Revenge of the Deceiver. This horror story is $1.99 and is available in PDF, mobi, and ePub formats.

I also released Unlikely Companions as a complement to this Pathfinder-inspired tale. If you dig the tale of Chissinilath the Reincarnated and Scribbleface, or want new NPCs to use in your Pathfinder 1E campaign, you’ll find stats, tips, and write-ups for both characters.

“Unlikely Companions” is available because of Scott Holden’s extensive rules knowledge. We worked together on Dagger of Spiragos and Ring of Spiragos for Scarred Lands, and he dropped everything to help.

Click here for Unlikely Companions. Available in PDF format for 99 cents. Compatible with Pathfinder First Edition rules.

Click here to view the Spiragos-themed Scarred Lands adventures. Available in PDF format at multiple price points. Compatible with Pathfinder First Edition and 5th Edition rules.

In-Person Workshop and Virtual Class

I’m teaching twice this month: A city-building workshop at Gamehole Con, and a virtual Horror in Gaming class on Halloween!

City Building Workshop: At Gamehole Con, I am teaching a city-building workshop to help you create settings for towns, villages, and cities where your characters live and thrive. Just a few spots left!

Virtual Horror in Games: On Halloween, I’m teaching a Horror in Games workshop through Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. Perfect for DMs, narrative designers, and authors interested in fluid story dynamics. All participants will receive a full set of class slides. Sign up now and reserve your spot! kittywumpus.net/blog/class-horror-in-games

If you’d like to suggest a class or workshop you’d be interested, please use my contact form. I am starting to plan my 2022 schedule and am open to feedback.

Out Now! New Supplement!

Also new this week is World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters for Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition. Several contributors worked on this—including me!

World of Darkness Ghost Hunters

This supplement is full of lore and narrative tips for running a story-centric game set in the World of Darkness. A great companion to this supplement is Haunting Shadows, which includes my 2021 Scribe Award-nominated short story “Scritch, Scratch”.

Click here for World of Darkness Ghost Hunters. Available in print and digital formats.

Click here for Haunting Shadows. Available in print and digital formats.

Halloween Sale at DriveThru

As you’ve probably guessed, several of the games I’ve worked on are genre-related and almost always include mystery, magic, and mayhem—sometimes all three!

To participate in the Halloween sale, click here! You’ll find a list of several titles in print and digital that I wrote, designed, or produced.

See You at GameHoleCon!

Last, but not least I’ll be at GameHole Con next week! I’ve got several events and panels planned—plus a virtual chance to watch my charity game!

Thursday, October 21

Noon: The Box of Knowing 5th Edition adventure – SOLD OUT

4:00 pm: Working With Established Worlds seminar – TICKETS AVAILABLE

Friday, October 22

10:00 am: City Building Workshop – 4 TICKETS LEFT!

1:00 pm: The Shadow Labyrinth 5th Edition adventure – SOLD OUT!

6:00 pm: Rethinking Fear in Horror Games with Dr. Megan Connell – GOING FAST!

Saturday, October 23

6:00 pm: One Night in Ravenloft, a live stream to benefit ExtraLife. – TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Sunday, October 24

10:00 am: The Shadow Labyrinth 5th Edition adventure – SOLD OUT!

Monica Valentinelli GameHole Con 2021

Hint of Retail Halloween and Poor Captain Whinypants

Mushu Avatar

Am currently in retail heaven, as the stores are full of Halloween delights. I have successfully restocked our treat bags and give-a-ways to friends, and have made a pledge that any new decorations need to be made. I’m already plotting to try my hand at making fancy chocolates this year, along with other concoctions that I probably shouldn’t. This is also a good time of year to get some fascinating tablecloths, of the cloth-and-vinyl variety, and I now have spider webs, sugar skulls, and obnoxious grinning pumpkins in my possession. Oh, but this is my favorite magical time of year. Fireball cinnamon whiskey and hot apple cider, chipotle-and-cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds, old-fashioned ghost stories… I’m in heaven.(1) Should you not understand my sheer joy for this time of year, look no further than a piece I wrote last year titled Dear Humans.

This year, half of Halloween has been consumed not by Christmas, but by another retail occasion: the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As an adult(2), I remember having that excited feeling when the original movies were re-released in the theatres, and again when Star Wars: A New Hope debuted. Of course, my happiness has never been more abundant than when I got to shoot Gungans in the face as a droid in Battlefront 2… Anyway, I digress. There is nothing more exciting than that first moment when the opening credits roll, and I can’t wait to hear how the kids in my life enjoy this new movie premiere. I haven’t made plans yet to see the film, partially because I am crowd-adverse, which means I’ll likely go to the Sundance theatre that I love dearly. I can deal (and have) with the throng if I have to, but it is infinitely easier to be up on stage or hiding in the back than being swallowed up by massive amounts of people.(3)

On that note: I have much to do this week, but I’m planning on popping back in from time-to-time. Today, I leave you with Captain Whinypants in his new Halloween costume. You can see how excited he is. Clearly.

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I’m not sure if I like this one better or not. The loose straps reminded me of a helmet. Or a murderous disguise. See also: my revenge for that 4:00 a.m. wake up call the other day.

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That’s all for today. May you survive the prickly caltrops Monday is no doubt throwing at you, and live to see another day.

(1) Halloween often gets the short shrift in terms of holidays, for Christmas cannot come soon enough for many. I feel a strong aversion, however, to Christmas trees in July. Clearly, we need more monthly holidays like they had in medieval times. Which, admittedly, were subsumed into religious activities from their pagan origins, but the roots remain.

(2) Adult. Bah! Brain does not track age as well as the body does. Some days I’m eight years old wandering through a forest, bewildered by the height of the trees. Other days I’m ninety-five thousand years of age, wondering why the hell back pain wasn’t put into the manual.

(3) A visual from What Dreams May Come (1998).

    Mood: Truth in the smallest things.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Balanced with water! I think…
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: A walk. In the park, even!
    In My Ears: A Beethoven trio with a name so long, Tolkien would be proud.
    Game Last Played: Sonic: All Stars Racing Transformed
    Book Last Read: Research for work.
    Movie/TV Show Last Viewed: Fringe
    Latest Artistic Project: Skull. It’s a cross-stitch thing.
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Gods, Memes, and Monsters
    Latest Game Release: Dread Names, Red List for Vampire: the Masquerade and Ghosts in the Black for the Firefly RPG.
    Current State of Projects: Read my latest project update and My Departure from the Conan RPG.

7-Link Salad for This Week’s Squees

Black and Tan Cats

Good morning! Well, I suppose it might not be morning where you are, but the sentiment is there. As you may recall I started the 365 Days of Squee over a month ago, and I have to admit that some days are more challenging than others–especially when reading the news. News poisoning is especially problematic, in my mind, to writers like myself who take inspiration from words that come into our brains. If it’s all tonally negative? Yeah, it can get depressing super-quick.

Though it initially took a concerted amount of effort for me to focus on what’s positive, I feel that I’m starting to train myself to look for those things now. That doesn’t mean I prefer every topic or work to be sanitized; I do feel that we should need to address problematic issues. It’s just that there’s so many problems–humans are very good at bitching about everything, even the small stuff–that I want to focus and pick my battles more carefully. When I don’t “battle” persay, I would rather be on the ground and doing what I believe instead of simply saying it (if that makes any sense).

On to the squees!

1) Applewood Books recently made over their website. I was poking around a bit when I saw a book written by the Stowe sisters called American Woman’s Home Or, Principles Of Domestic Science: Being A Guide To the Formation and Maintenance Of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes. If you’re into history, being able to read books written by people from the time period is a great way to get a hands on feel for what went on. This is pretty cool!

2) Unbelievably talented, I love the figurines designed by Virginie Ropars. Her dolls are fantastic! Be sure to check out her website!

3) If you’re looking for women writers to read in science fiction, I found a monthly column by A.C. Wise called “Women to Read on SF Signal.” It’s a great way to build a list and find new writers you haven’t heard of before.

4) Mouthwatering recipe for apple crisp in the crockpot. Need I say more?

5) Cartoonist Roman Jones is offering a printable version of the insightful How to Live with Introverts comic. It’s spot on!

6) 30 Second Films with Bunnies is a site that basically sums up films with… erm… bunnies. In 30 seconds. Anyway, it makes me giggle and they’ve got a huge variety of movies on there, like The Cabin in the Woods (With Bunnies) and The Princess Bride (With Bunnies).

7) These pumpkin earrings from Beadaholique are really cute! The wirework at the top really nails it for me. They have a ton of other instructional videos on their website, too.

44/365 through 51/365

    Mood: I think I’m finding my zen.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Lower than normal.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Yesterday was my day off.
    In My Ears: Dance with Wolves by Inca
    Game Last Played: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    Book Last Read: Work-related.
    Movie Last Viewed: Constantine
    Latest Artistic Project: An origami crane
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing.
    Latest Game Release: Things Don’t Go Smooth
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.

Day 8: Retail (Ouija) Therapy

Sleepy Cat... So cute...
I couldn’t, for the life of me, come up with a squee today–so I turned to my friends on Facebook.

This room-sized, handmade Ouija board rug wins the day. Gah. It’s just so awesome. 🙂


    Mood: Sniffly. UGH.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: A paltry amount.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Emptied out a tissue box.
    In My Ears: Nada. Cats are whining.
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    Movie Last Viewed: Labyrinth
    Latest Artistic Project: I bought MOAR Halloween decorations.
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.

Day 5? The Halloween Countdown Begins!

Don’t have a ton of time today, but I am dedicated to this 365 Days of Squee! So, for today’s post, the fact that Halloween is LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY! is the reason why I’m giddy. ‘Course, every day is Halloween in my book. Ah well, what can I say… Life is spooktastic.


    Mood: Waiting for the caffeine to kick in.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: I’ve had half a cup. BARELY A SPECK!
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: There was lots of thinking about it. That’s for sure…
    In My Ears: The A/C (Not to be confused with A/C D/C electricity or band.)
    Game Last Played: Age of Reckoning: Kingdoms of Amalur
    Book Last Read: The Crimson Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
    Movie Last Viewed: V: The Final Battle
    Latest Artistic Project: Um…
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing. See also: need to write more flipping comics and exercise my art skillz again. Feh.
    Latest Game Release: Hunter the Vigil: Mortal Remains
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.

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