Running Behind: A Brief Account of this Year’s Renaissance Festival Celebrations & Book Signing


“Twas a year like no other…”

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Meet the Author at the Maryland Renaissance Festival Book Signing on September 4th!

Join me September 4th at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for a book signing!


Daniel Ottalini at 2019’s Renaissance Festival

You heard it right, I’ll be signing books at the Maryland Renaissance Festival all day on September 4th, 2021. Bring your book copy to get signed, or purchase your own through the local bookstore at the festival! Meet the author and chat about the world of the Steam Empire Chronicles, and hear more about my forthcoming anthology – Reflections of Brass!

You must purchase tickets in advance to attend the festival this year due to COVID restrictions. Please see their website for more information!


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Twilight Cleric Character Creation

I design a Twilight Cleric for a One-Shot! Woot woot!


A Shadow-touched Air Genasi Twilight Cleric Build!

I have my ‘post-wedding-bachelor-party’ this weekend, and a friend is running a one-shot for me and the gang. I’m excited to introduce a character I’ve been wanting to play for quite some time, my shadow-touched Twilight Cleric! Just for fun, I’ve decided to post my backstory character creation. I’ll post the character sheet I’ve written out for them below as well.

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Summer Smashwords Sale!


You know it! All my novels and novellas are on sale this Summer for 25% off! (besides Brass Legionnaire and Roma Aeronautica, which are already a steal at the low low price of just 99 cents!) Use the code SSW25 at checkout to get 25% off all my ebooks from July 1st through 31st! Check out my novels and novellas here now!

A Field Guide to Temerrit Featured by Splinterverse!

Check out a mention of my newest product – A Field Guide to Temerrit – on Splinterverse’s D&D New Releases Video!


Check it out! A Field Guide to Temerrit was featured by Splinterverse as part of a look at several new, 3rd party products via DMs Guild! You can hear his commentary, including compliments on the maps, around the 1 hour, 27 minute mark.

Tallavanor’s Tales – Conflicts and Murder


When last we left off in Tallavanor’s Tales, our gallant investigator, saddled with a group of not-quite-so-gallant allies, was chasing down a lead about the influence of a certain Count Magnus on the docks of Mulhussen. While our leads were beginning to spiral in multiple directions, a few things sifted to the surface of our clues like weevils in a bag of flour…

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A Field Guide to Temerrit Focus: Leffert’s Folly

A Ten Towns Focus on Leffert’s Folly!


While my recently published D&D 5e module is doing well (check out the Kohtumine: The Great Gathering of Ships)- my next setting module focuses on the interplay between towns and villages in the region called Temerrit. A Field Guide to Temerrit adventure setting will provide ten distinctly different town maps – from small caravan style gatherings to desert outposts to a massive capital city. Each of these can be used as is, or as a stand in to represent a new location of your choosing! Let’s explore Leffert’s Folly, the smallest town setting, today!

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New Anthology Coming & A Summer Event Announcement!

A new print anthology of my virtual ebook novellas is coming soon!


You heard that right! In response to all your demands, I’ve decided to take all three of my amazing ebook novellas – Roma Aeronautica, Antioch Burns, and the Last Gladiator – and turn them into a printed anthology. While I don’t have any new material to include yet, I’ll sneak a few other tidbits into this anthology, such as a preview of the History of Rome and the New Caesarian Colonies. This anthology should be available this summer.

Speaking of Summer – Mark your calendars! I’ll be at the Maryland Renaissance Festival again this year (Tentatively, based on Maryland CoVID rules!). I’ll be at the Renaissance Festival to sign this newest anthology, plus all my other books, on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. I’ll be back with more information in the future!

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Kohtumine Focus: The Nails

Is your ship in need of repair? Head to the Nails, the best, and only, repair cluster in the Kohtumine (and on the high seas). We can fix anything, as long as you have the coin!


Now Cap’n, you don’t want to be anchoring in the Nails. We’re trim fixed up and as seaworthy as possible. We’ll get no rest there, sir, and believe me when I say the headaches will stay for months. That is, if we wake up and still have the boat around us, instead of being scrapped for parts while we sleep. And don’t be eyeing those magical catapults either. They’ll quote you two thousand, and mean two thousand platinum, not gold. Damned tinkerers.

Purser’s Mate Roxxy the Goblin, Tradeship Veritas Equus

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Updated Map of Brokenbank


Judging by the popularity of my original map of Brokenbank, one of the towns of Clovis Concord in Wildemount, I decided to remake the map with more detail and NPC locations! Feel free to use it in your games!

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