After launching A Breach at Stronghold earlier this year, I puttered about for awhile making it pretty! I also put together an expansion for adding the 9th player, should you find yourself lucky enough to find 9 crazy people who want to play this with you.
Like many other things in the COVID era, my follow-up murder mystery arrived after a little delay and play-testing via Skype! But I’m proud to say it’s finally here!
It’s the Fourth of July, 1957! In Freewell, Nevada, however, folks aren’t too keen to celebrate, not with a recent disappearance and rumors of aliens!
The Mysterious Man in Black is a classic murder mystery party game set in a retro, conspiracy-laden small town, great for beginners, seasoned mystery lovers, and role-playing game fans alike!
Designed for eight players, this party game takes approximately 3 hours. It can be played in a virtual space or in person.
As some may recall, from those wistful years of 2009 to 2013, I ran an online zine distro, Black Budgie Distro, selling indie projects from around the world.
I think I had more people asking me to sell their zine than I had sales, but that’s something, isn’t it? As I’ve turned back to zines a bit more in the past year, I’ve decided to resurrect Black Budgie, at least in so much as I’ll sell my own work (and maybe anyone else local, should the opportunity arise!)
And I’ve traded Blogspot for Etsy and, well, I guess we shall see how this all plays out!
Check out Black Budgie Distro over at Etsy!
Without repeating the zine itself verbatim, this zine is an extremely personal one for me. When my grandfather passed away in January, I inherited his (extensive) book collection, as I was the only other one in the family who could describe themself as a “book person.”
Books were the only thing Grandpa and I had in common so of course unpacking his library was how I worked through a complicated grieving process (if you ever actually work through a thing like that). And, of course, I made a zine about it!
*Nine of my most excellent friends who are always up for dinner theatre, gaming, overall shenanigans, or all of the above.
Even in my leisure activities tilt towards geekery. Not content to just crochet granny squares, I started a collection of dice bags for all your favourite polyhedral friends. Not to be outdone, each bag has a character.
Follow me over to Inspire Courage Crafts if your interest is sufficiently piqued.
As a certain big-eyed ingenue once said, life moves pretty fast sometimes.
I was invited by Aaron Moran to contribute new zines to Poor Quality’s BIBLIOCACHE exhibit at the Vancouver Book Art Fair at Emily Carr University. The exhibit runs this weekend from October 18-20, 2019!
Be sure to check it out!
Not only have Amy and I put the finishing touches on Museum of the Western World, but the final beast can be perused and pillaged over at issuu!
Behold our works, Ye Mighty!
The first review came in for Redwing: Speculative Fiction Takes Flight. It is a glowing review from fantasy magazine Black Gate that also includes an enlightening discussion about the increasing visibility of small presses and what that means for niche readers and writers.
Be sure to check it out and discover other amazing authors in Redwing!