sunday special: a sprawling place 2018 draft 1

Well folks, here’s the entirety of A Sprawling Place composed in 2018, laid out in a pretty little 6×9 booklet.

It’s 42 pages, around 11,000 words, and entirely unedited. It was written between August and December.

I did this to back up the stories. Due to my own foolishness, I deleted the masters, so the only extant versions lived on WordPress. In any case, I copied it down so I have an archive myself again. Then it was a simple matter to do the most basic layout imaginable.

I think I’ll return to read and edit this properly someday — famous last words, I know. I make no promises, even to myself.

So if you’re interested, get your copy of A Sprawling Place, 2018, draft 1, in 6×9 PDF or 8.5×11 PDF.

sunday crawl: the Harrington Harrowing, v2

A moderately revised and slightly less linear version of the Harrington Harrowing. Until playtest, this is likely to be the more-or-less final revision.

This adventure represents my most sophisticated session prep yet, as well as my earliest experiments with Adobe InDesign

I’m working now on the follow-up adventure, intended to be less self-referential and in-jokey than this one. Possibly more dangerous, too.

A difficulty of design like this is getting feedback. I’ll run it as a session, collect my formal and informal impressions, and re-tool the adventure. Thus it shall likely stay, but one final pass is due.

Sunday Special: sorry about the new landing page

Hey folks,

All apologies for the new, more self-centred landing page of this blog.

I’m looking for paid writing work so I’m trying to play the game.

Don’t worry — even if I someday find it, this site will continue giving it away for free.

Thanks for your patience.

And if you have writing or editorial work you need done, contact me. My rates are reasonable and my desperation palpable.

–LB