Cool Words for Gamers

Super, exciting news (for me)!

My new (and first) kindle (and print) book, Cool Words for Gamers is up on Amazon for pre-order (it releases Monday 25). Long term readers of this blog know I love crazy, obscure words and Cool Words of Gamers is the culmination of my quest to seek them out wherever I can. If you are interested in seeing which words are in the book, click here and scroll down.

The Wrecks

Where the ramshackle and slimy, sagging wharfs redolent with decay cluster thickly together against the Svart’s muddy, slick bank gather the ferociously independent and inbred Takolen. A singular air of ruin and decay hangs heavily over the rotting wharves and the festering, stinking boats moored alongside or grounded in the shallow water thick with silt, seaweed and jetsam.

Why Preparing for a Game Session is Like Facing the School Bully

I rushed out of class, Amorphis’ Tales from a Thousand Lakes blasting on my headphones. My schoolbag, covered in a menagerie of metal band patches, dragged low to the ground. I didn’t recall much from last hour’s math teachings, as my mind was on a totally different plane, thinking about how my players had just unlocked the clue to enter the next dungeon.

The Bloody Eagle

A ship’s figurehead—a rampant eagle with wings outstretched—looms over this tavern’s door and casts its shadow into the muddy street. Flecked with peeling, weather-worn paint the once-proud eagle has seen better days. In many ways, it reflects the faded fortunes of the Bloody Eagle’s owner, Fruen the Unlucky (CN female half-orc fighter 2/thief 3).