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Cthulhu Awakens

I’m working on a role-playing game to follow my game called Present Day Chthulhu, which is available from DriveThruRPG. The new game has the working title, Post-Cthulhu, and the idea - not a new one I admit - is that the acton takes place after the stars have aligned and big slobbering monsters have emerged to destroy all life on Earth. Other people, such as this Reddit thread, have thought about what would happen if the sars aligned and Cthulhu destroyed the world.

I’m working on a role-playing game to follow my game called Present Day Chthulhu, which is available from DriveThruRPG. The new game has the working title, Post-Cthulhu, and the idea - not a new one I admit - is that the acton takes place after the stars have aligned and big slobbering monsters have emerged to destroy all life on Earth. The monsters I’ve been thinking about mostly are ghouls. A flying polyp is a fictional, polyp-like extraterrestrial lifeform created by H.

I’m working on a role-playing game to follow my game called Present Day Chthulhu, which is available from DriveThruRPG. The new game has the working title, Post-Cthulhu, and the idea - not a new one I admit - is that the acton takes place after the stars have aligned and big slobbering monsters have emerged to destroy all life on Earth. The monsters I’m thinking about mostly today are ghouls. After reading descriptions of ghouls, I was inspired to do a swift digital paining.

I blog from my phone, and I’m not the only one. Some people, like a girl, obsessed, for her beautifully designed blog, take photographs for their blogs and some people, like Josephine Corcoran, actually write. I’m a writer, so I write, and that’s the tricky part. There are physical restrictions to writing on a phone. It’s tricky, for example, to hit the keys reliably, so every piece of writing needs extensive editing to get rid, hopefully, of all the typos.

In my previous post on tracking the progress of my novel, I decided I would use the Pacemaker website to track my progress writing the latest book in the Dragons of Westermere but it isn’t working for me. I try to update my progress, and the website seems to allow this, but when I go back the next day, this progress is gone. My wordcount doesn’t climb. In real life I’m writing but my wordcount isn’t going up.

A lot of visitors may be wondering why the site banner here at Starbright is a superhero. I love comic books but they aren’t the focus of my creative output. What I mostly produce are novels and role-playing games. The character depicted in the banner is a superhero from the future and he appears in one of my role-playing games, a game called Future Hero. I’m currently working on converting future heroes to work with the Four Colour System of superhero gaming.

For two or three days, I haven’t written a word of my latest book, City of Dragons, which will be number three in the series, Draons of Westermer. Today I decided that something that might help is a way to schedule writing, in a dedicated piece of software. I decided to go looking for some Windows software where I could input my own targets and it would tell me off when, inevitably, I don’t hit them.

Today, I’m contemplating the brutal discipline of blogging every day. But finding something even half-way interesting to say, every benighted day, is tricky. Before I get into that though, not everyone thinks this is even necessary or desirable. This post on smartblogger is against the idea of daily updates for a blog. The style of the post is a little like a success coach who has just shotgunned a case of Redbull, but it’s worth reading.

I have just finished enrolling Galaxy Dog, and all my other books, in the 2016 Smashwords Summer Sale promotion, taking place July 1-31 2016. Just use the code SSW25 at checkout for 25% off the usual price. My books will be joining thousands of other Smashwords authors and publishers in a promotion that provides readers with deep discounts on ebooks. The various discounts available are 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE. For my books, I was a little chicken, this being the very first Smashwords promotion I have taken part in, and I chose to discount my books at the 25%-off level.

The earlier games I have written that have the Cthulhu Mythos at their core have been written for FATE Core, but I’m not convinced, any more, that FATE is a good fit for such a game of cosmic horror. I’m starting to think that it might just be a little too cinematic. RPG Geek says of Fate Core that: Fighting, traditionally determined by an intricate web of different rules, is pretty cinematic in Fate Core.

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