Convention Bound!

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Salve! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be attending the Shore Leave Convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland this summer! I’ll be selling and signing books, and it will be a great opportunity to meet me and a ton of other authors!

Shore Leave 42: July 10 – 12, 2020

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Baltimore in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Check out the Shore-Leave Website for more information! Excited to be signing books and talking all about the awesome world of the Steam Empire Chronicles!

Tallavanor’s Tales – The Next Fork in the Road

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Last week, Tallavanor discovered the secret of the late Count – or rather, the late Counts. We’ve got some choices to make, and Tallavanor will have to decide where the wind will take him next. With that, I’ll turn it over to him, and let him explain what happened after the last few moments with the Count.

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Year of Accountability – 2/23

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Last week’s goals were…

  1. Get to 33,000 words in The Last Gladiator
  2. Get the first draft of the Cover art of the Last Gladiator
  3. Sign up for Shore Leave, the convention!

How did I do?

Well, I didn’t make my goal, mainly because I got very distracted by writing an entirely unrelated short story! I have some news to share soon about both Shore Leave and getting Cover Art together. So my goal this week is simple!

Finish a 4,000 word steampunk fairy tale story to submit to a publication for the first time ever! I’ll let you know how it goes!

Wish me luck!

– Daniel

Announcing my Next Custom Mission – Invasion of the Phandelver Valley

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Hi all!

In preparation for my continuing D&D adventures, I’ve been working on another custom mission. Or in this case, a series of missions linked together in the Invasion of the Phandelver Valley. Set in the Forgotten Realms universe alongside the Starter Set Campaign, this series of missions will be a great test of our newly powerful heroes right as they complete the Lost Mines final mission.

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Tallavanor’s Tales – In it to the End

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Greetings Everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Tallavanor’s tales! Last week our heroes faced a tricky challenge with multiple oozes attacking from all directions. This week we have the conclusion to this series of adventures, where Watch Officer Tallavanor gets to the bottom of the case of the kidnapped Count. With that, I’ll turn it over to our lawman.

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Year of Accountability – 2/17-2/23

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Howdy all,

Been a busy week here, and I got a chunk done!

What were my goals?

Goals:

  1. 30,000 words in The Last Gladiator
  2. Tweet Daily about the books

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Progress Updated: The Last Gladiator

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Hi all,

Here’s a sneak preview of a bit more of the Last Gladiator! Enjoy!


The twisting series of hallways soon lead to a massive banquet room. Huge columns, so large ten men couldn’t fit their arms around one, held up a steel and marble ceiling, plastered and decorated with beautiful paintings of angels and gods. Servants in the same red and black tunics and white trousers wove through the crowd, like fishing vessels plying their trade. A nibble from a guest here, a nibble there, and the vessels would return to port to reload their silver trays with tiny morsels of food.

“Will we not be dining in the triclinium?” She asked, partially confused. The Imperial house wouldn’t make the most powerful members of the realm eat on benches and tables like the ludus, would they? Mergovin chuckled.

“I don’t think so. It’s different when your banquet is for, oh, five hundred people.” Women in puffy dresses with a strangely military uniform cut glided by, men in formal tunics with layers of embroidery and jewelry escorting them with bent arm. The diversity of styles and people here was intense. She had expected just nobility, but looking around she could see at least twenty familiar faces from the newsrags, including prominent industrialists and merchants. For a moment, she saw a familiar face from Neapolis, but she quickly guided Mergovin in a different direction. She could not mistake that nose, that hairstyle, that scar…Lucia repressed a shudder of fear.


 

Who is Lucia seeing? What does it mean? We’ll have to find out later!

Tallavanor’s Tales – Showdown

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Tallavanor’s back with the first part conclusion to last week’s tale. A kidnapping, a thrilling chase, and a clash outside the crypt. It’s a short tale today, as we paused in the middle of the battle. Tallavanor is about ready to take over, so let’s get to it.

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How To Run a D&D Adventure A Second Time in three easy steps!

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Welcome to another “how to homebrew…” episode, and you’re desperate because your Dungeons and Dragons (Or Pathfinders) Group wants to go

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Didn’t we just meet last week? Yes, and that’s why I’m ignoring you.

back to where they just were, because they missed some key piece of information. Or perhaps only part of the group has been there, and the rest wants to explore it as well. Never fear, here are three easy steps to help you out (GUARANTEED*************).

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Accountability Posting – 2/9

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Hi all,

Here’s another Year of Accountability posting! Last week’s goals were…

1.) Get to 27,000 words in the Last Gladiator.

2.) Continue to tweet daily about my books.

3.) Get into another event / convention & be confirmed for this!

How’d I do?


Well, I definitely didn’t tweet daily about my books, but I am continuing to tweet! I’ve managed to get to 27,000 words in the Last Gladiator, so that’s also awesome. I’m still waiting to be confirmed for the Gaithersburg Book Festival, but I was confirmed for the Maryland Renaissance Festival, so I’ll be attending at least one  event this year (Hurray!).

Otherwise, my new goal is to reach 30,000 this week. I really want to be able to focus on that and get it done.

In other news, I’ve upgraded my internet and such, so I’ll be able to do work and research must faster than I’ve been used to. Which is a benefit outside what I was expecting!

Goals:

  1. 30,000 words in The Last Gladiator
  2. Tweet Daily about the books