D&D Project in the Works – NaNoWriMo Progress

A brief preview of The Fall of Palrom the Usurper


As promised, I’ve actually been working on my latest writing project from the Tales from Temerrit: The Fall of Palrom the Usurper. In summary, this is a story about a devious tyrant seeking to claim the entirety of the beautiful and diverse province of Temerrit. At this point, I’ve got 10,000 words written in this story! While not a novel or even a novella per say, this adventure does require a lot of technical thought, planning, and creativity! I’ll be sharing some more information about what I’m writing in the future, but for now, enjoy this quote!

As the smoke-wreathed figure butchered the guards, the servants, and all who stood…   

Laughing heartily as the blood flowed from the royal duke’s brood,

    Leaving not a single soul alive within the Ewdean keep 

    Except the shattered bones of his victims to unrestfully sleep…

Fall of the Duke, Saga recited by Ortesi the Bard

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National Novel Writing Month 2021 – with a Dungeons and Dragon’s Twist!


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Reflections of Brass Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal for my upcoming print anthology, Reflections of Brass!


That’s right! My new print anthology is nearly here! It will be LIVE to purchase on Amazon on Friday, November 12th! I’m so excited to offer my previous ebook novellas in a print format for those who love the smell of books. Reflections of Brass comes in at a lovely 250ish pages, featuring all three novellas currently only in Ebook form!

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Coming Soon: Reflections of Brass Print Anthology & Cover Teaser!


I’m pleased to announce the coming publication of Reflection of Brass, my print anthology composing the novellas Antioch Burns, Roma Aeronautica, and the Last Gladiator, along with a sneak peek at my forthcoming novella, tentatively titled A Brief History of New Caesaria. I’ll be doing some cover teases all this week and next, along with a blog blitz to share writing new and old! Here’s today’s first piece of artwork!

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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Along the Triboar – Fantasy Grounds Version – Now Available!

Along the Triboar is now available for purchase for Fantasy Grounds!


I’m excited to share that Along the Triboar, my 5th edition expansion to the Lost Mines of Phandelver beginner campaign, is now available for sale on DMs Guild for Fantasy Grounds. This continues my partnership with Grim Press and provides additional opportunities for explorers to build connections to Neverwinter. It also forms a great bridge between events in Phandalin and either east towards Triboar or west towards the rest of the Sword Coast!

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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.

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