Archive for ‘ August, 2013

The Twin Dilemma & Other Stories

The lack of updates over the last few months can largely be attributed to the birth and subsequent all-consuming tyranny of T & E (born Feb. 7th, and as I type, they’re having angry conversations with a toy dragon and lurid green toy dog, respectively). Their existence hasn’t overly impacted on my freelance writing, although life has been stripped down to the bone and all extra commitments – like blogging, or sleep – have been pared away.

So, highlights of the last few months:

  • For Cubicle 7, I’m editing, developing and wrangling the Doctor sourcebooks for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space. The First and Second Doctors are done, the Third’s waiting for approval from the BBC, and the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth are in various stages of production.
  • DWAITAS got nominated for a bunch of Ennie awards, mostly for the Time Traveller’s Companion.
  • For The Laundry, GOD GAME BLACK came out at the start of the year, and I’m jugging bits of another three supplements. The Mythos Dossiers got nominated for an Origins Award.
  • Over in Middle-Earth, The Heart of the Wild is out to moderately great acclaim, and The Darkening of Mirkwood will follow soon.
  • The Primeval rpg also got nominated for an Origins Award.
  • I wrote a chunk of the recently-released World War Cthulhu, and have a pitch in for an interesting take on the Cold War.
  • Over at Pelgrane Press, The Zalozhniy Quartet is also up for an Ennie, and I wrote small parts of Hillfolk: Blood on the Snow, Double Tap: The Night’s Black Agents Expansion Book and  (through Stoneskin Press) stories in The Lion and the Aardvark and Schemers.
  • I’m also working on three other Pelgrane projects, one of which (The Dracula Dossier) has been announced.
  • Through Mongoose Publishing, the ongoing free epic The Pirates of Drinax continues to trickle out.
  • Development work on Rakehell continues, along with with on a cyberpunk game entitled Drone.
  • I think that’s everything.
  • No, wait. I was a stretch goal on James’ Alas Vegas, and wrote Yet Already, a game of warring timelines, for that. That all happened in the crazy twilight of March, so no wonder it slipped my mind.
  • Actually, that’s quite a lot.
  • Not quite half a Forbeck, but close.