4.11.2005

Into the Wilds
My current assignment is a 30,000 word module. That's 6k above the usual count, and trust me, I need every word I can get. I'm only 1/3rd of the way done so far, but I'll post more about the project as it begins to firm up.

Fogey Quiz: Saurus and Ashlock, name the module with the worg-riding goblin leaping out of the cover...

100 Word Flash Fiction
I did my part and contributed to an 11 author story that will be submitted to Wizards for web-publication. It's damn tricky to get much done in 100 words, but I gave it my best shot --- and set Ed Gentry up for a heck of a recovery. Ask him about it. ;)

Anyhow, we'll let you know if WoTC bites.

Gone but ...
It will be 3 to 6 months before John Handy has a proper grave marker, so H and I built a cross for his grave. It is a very simple affair, painted white with routered edges. The extended family met to place it before his grave this afternoon.

Tomorrow night we catch a red eye home to Colorado. It will be good to be home for a number of reasons, not least of which is the measly $100 in my bank account and the alleged royalty checks waiting in my mailbox.

Thanks again for all the support, guys and gals. H and I appreciate it.

23 Comments:

At 12:41 AM, Blogger Marcy said...

Hugs to you and Mrs. H...let us know if you need anything.

 
At 1:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fogey Quiz: Saurus and Ashlock, name the module with the worg-riding goblin leaping out of the cover..."

I've got this one covered, it's module N2, "The Forest Oracle."

(hope you guys are doing okay)

 
At 1:27 AM, Anonymous mnts said...

^^ that was me

 
At 2:23 AM, Blogger saurus said...

the forest oracle? i have no recollection of that one.

i stand corrected - http://www.pen-paper.net/rpgdb.php?op=showbook&bookid=2437

i was thinking castle greyhawk, but that's just a bunch of goons charging out of the castle - no wargs involved.

http://www.pen-paper.net/rpgdb.php?op=showbook&bookid=643

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger saurus said...

so when i buy a module that says 'by Harley Stroh' on it, how much do you actually get? i'm guessing it's pennies on the dollar, and goodman games has it priced to sell at 11.99, so let's say 12 bucks. if you get five cents for every dollar, that'd be what, 60 cents? is that too much? i don't know :(

now if i blow 100 clams on modules, well, let's say 120 clams. i got 15% coupon at legends for buying 140 dollars in punisher graphic novels, so that should cover 8% california tax and then some. 120 bucks would by me ten modules, which would give you what, six bucks?

either my math sucks, or you need a new career dear brother :)

 
At 2:57 AM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

And what about MY campaign? *Chuckle* Weren't you going to fix a monster for the adventure you gave me, Grim? *Chuckle*

Good news on that front, Goodman asked me to submit a little sumthin' sumthin' for him.

Good feelings all around.

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger Jeff LaSala said...

I was wrong, but this is what I thought of (though they're probably wolverines or something, not worgs):

http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/cc/pc1.jpg

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Fogey Award goes to MNTS! I'll send you a prize, MNTS ... hmm... Just stop opening presents in front of the relatives, eh? ;)

Goodman Games pays a flat rate, which is actually going up as time passes.

Cheers to Mike for the module hook! Tell us more!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger saurus said...

flat rate huh? so even if i buy 800000000 modules you still don't get more?

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Nope. But chances are good I'll get to write another one...:)

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

Module? This is an intro-book for the campaign setting. Something to jump the players right into the story, like... Star Wars Episode VI.

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

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At 6:29 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Mike,

I meant: tell us about your module, the one you pitched to Goodman...

 
At 1:04 AM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

I didn't pitch a module, though. I pitched a campaign setting. *Smiles obliviously*

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger saurus said...

damnit mike, speak! speak! :)

 
At 2:53 AM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

*Laughs* Now let's not get all excited now. But yeah, Mr. Goodman asked me for a table of contents proposal for a 128 page campaign starter book for my Frontier Fantasy project (actual title to be decided).

Now, I know I've got like 500 pages of material sitting around, but the idea is to create an introductory book that will provide all of the new gameplay material and a nice fat region to play in, something to whet some whistles and draw the players in. I'm in the process of creating an intrigue-riddled region that perfectly matches the wild-west feeling I've been hoping for as well as retaining the fantasy and traditional D&D elements I want.

If Mr. Goodman likes it, it's a big step forward, with the potential for supplments and modules.

 
At 6:16 AM, Anonymous mnts said...

... hmm... Just stop opening presents in front of the relatives, eh?

Yargh. I've learned my lesson. No one believed me that those were just props from a Cthulhu game :/

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

H, I hope you guys are getting through okay.

justin

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's to wishing you the best H!

FFP is coming along nicely and I really hope it sits well with Goodman. I don't see why I wouldn't.

Then agian, I am tooting my own preverbial horn.

-Silver

 
At 12:02 AM, Blogger Kameron said...

Love The Forest Oracle. Incorporated portions of it into my home campaign.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Kameron said...
Love The Forest Oracle. Incorporated portions of it into my home campaign.

*nods* I was one of the greats. Saurus and I were so young when we played it, that I thought "Curse of the Downs" meant something like "Curse of Unhappy Days," not realizing what Downs really meant. :):):)

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

Now my project is looking like 160 page hardcover. I love it. Heh heh.

EVERYONE! Go back to the WotC Once Upon a Time forums. I revived the old Writer's Challanges! Ha ha ha!

 

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