Catching Up

Have Blaster, Will Travel
Have Blaster, Will Travel

I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I thought it was time to do some catching up.

  • I’ve primarily been focused on my day job working on the World of Darkness MMO at CCP. It’s very challenging, but I really enjoy it — every day I’m thankful for the chance to work on videogames full-time, and I sincerely feel that this is the career I want to be in. I‘ll occasionally get asked, so I’ll just mention here that yes, it is still being worked on; no, I can’t say when it’ll be released; no, I can’t get you a beta invite. 😉
  • Two anthologies I worked on have seen the light of day: Have Blaster, Will Travel, which is the Bulldogs! anthology, and God-Machine Chronicle Anthology for the new World of Darkness. In the first I contributed “Resolute Star,” a story about a free-willed android and a very angry ship’s captain. The second I contributed “Just a Bite,” a story about unrequited love and biting people.
  • I’m currently working on a new story for When Will You Rage 2, an anthology for Werewolf: The Apocalypse curated by Bill Bridges. I’m close to 4k in, and I expect it’ll be 6-7k when I’m done before editing. It’s a story about a pack of monkeywrenchers that have to steal back a very personal cargo. Naturally, the job goes badly.
  • I’m also back in the developing seat, working on a new Vampire: The Masquerade book called Rites of the Blood. It’s a collection of new blood magic rituals across a wide variety of Clans and Sects, how vampires live with them, and how they can be tempted to even darker things. There will also be a chapter of classic material converted and updated to Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition rules.
  • Next weekend I will be on four different panels for 221B Con (which is having to cap registrations, so check it out now if you want to go!) I will be on the following panels: “Elementary Revisited,” “Original Stories I,” “Watsons Through Time,” and “Women in Sherlock.” Come indulge in my love for Sherlock Holmes, and watch me attempt to get sick of talking about it (spoiler: the odds are not good).
  • In my spare time (ha!) I’ve also been playing Baldur’s Gate on my iPad. While it is buggy and not a perfectly ideal port, I’m finding that turn-based gaming works very well on tablets and smartphones. I really loved the various Spiderweb Software games I’ve played on the iPad, and BG is working just as well. I’ve also been slowly tackling my Steam queue, as well as a few games that have trickled in via Gamefly.
  • I’ve also been catching up on my novels from Matt Forbeck’s 12 for 12 experiment. At some point in the near future I plan to post reviews of the six I currently have, which should kick off another round of peer reviews.

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