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D&D, D&D, and more D&D [FU12]

Fortnightly update 12: 11.05.2020 to 24.05.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs, and failures, as a writer. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Oracle of Aegis Isle

My custom 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure The Oracle of Aegis Isle copped some serious feedback and, in turn, serious updates this fortnight, but all the art except for the cover art is now finished, and the document is a whopping 35-pager now! It’s no longer the one-shot I set out to make but a fully-fledged adventure, and I’m happy with how it has evolved. Again, if you like D&D and you’re wanting to run my adventure with your group, please let me know! The group I’m playtesting it with right now, with myself as DM, seem to be enjoyed it, and it plays real well with those who get around social RP.

The featured image of this post is a screenshot of the top of the cover page of the adventure; the cover illustration, created by Roderick Fernades solely for use in The Oracle of Aegis Isle, is a work in progress, but both Rod and I are eager to share the finished cover with you soon!

Much more information to come soon, hopefully by next month!

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front. We uploaded two videos this fortnight. You’ll wanna watch this first one with a taco in hand.

The second is travelling pretty well in terms of views, and it’s about some of the worst jobs military personnel could be assigned or volunteer for in World War II. My six-odd months at Spud Shed don’t seem quite so bad now!

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for the popular Star Wars YouTube channel Geetsly’s. One video which I wrote the script for went up this fortnight. A little experimental, this one…

#vss365

I write 250-character “stories” using the #vss365 word prompts on Twitter under my own name. I wrote two this week!

#village

From village to village the two rogues roamed, spilling through windows like shadow and swiping hard-earned coin. In the day, they huddled by low flames and clutched a locket which wore their mother’s face, knowing each night to come was one closer to having her back.

#bee (I Tweeted this months ago, but I like it, and #bee was the #vss365 word that day!)

I once saved a bee from drowning in my pool only to walk past the pool an hour later and get stung by that very same bee.

Conclusion

If it isn’t clear, The Oracle of Aegis Isle ate up my fortnight, and while most of the rest of my fortnight was fairly mundane, I also submitted a very special story, co-authored by my partner, Sarah, to a bunch of people who like to distribute colourful books. That’s all I’ll say on it for now, but trust me, you’ll know if a fish takes this particular line. Thanks to everyone who helped out with that; you know who you are 😉

And thanks for reading ❤

Normality and Aegis Isle [FU11]

Fortnightly update 11: 27.04.2020 to 10.05.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs, and failures, as a writer. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for the popular Star Wars YouTube channel Geetsly’s.

One video which I wrote the script for went up this fortnight. It was in response to S7E10 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was about the famous B-17 Flying Fortress the Memphis Belle.

And the second was about special forces in World War II.

#vss365

I write 250-character “stories” using the #vss365 word prompts on Twitter under my own name. I wrote two this week!

#killing

Hard, gory work it is, killing trees
Sawing through green bones
Twisting forearms from elbows
Peeling tough skin from milky flesh
Sticky with sap blood and sweat
There’s a sap heart in the trunk too
Beating long in the stumped remains
Drawing life from the roots in vain

#baked

Nocturnes echoing through his car and mind, baked like bread and just as buttery, he crested the hill and saw the sun bleed into the sea. This was the last true summer of his life, and he knew it. His final draw he drew with ease. Letting it out was a little harder.

The Jerk’E’Club

I write the Tales of the Jerk’E’Club blog series for the Jerk’E’Club.

We posted chapter 6 this week!

Conclusion

After drafting the Oracle of Aegis Isle last fortnight, this fortnight was all about playtesting the adventure, working with artists to get the battlemaps and other internal art finished, and generally enjoying myself a little; this included playing a bit of D&D in other people’s games, which was a blast. Other than that, I’m looking to tie off some other projects before starting anything else. Taking on side projects is always tempting, though if I can stave off the urge to download RuneScape, I can stave them off too.

Thanks for reading ❤

No more secrets [FU10]

Fortnightly update 10: 13.04.2020 to 26.04.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs, and failures, as a writer. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Oracle of Aegis Isle (formerly Project Bronze)

Probably my biggest achievement in a while, the secret D&D project I’ve been chipping away at for almost a year is no longer a secret! It’s called the Oracle of Aegis Isle, and I’m presently playtesting my first draft of this 5th Edition adventure and getting the thing illustrated. If you play D&D and are interested in giving it a playtest or at least a read, please let me know 😉

More to come on this soon, including some wonderful art.

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for the popular Star Wars YouTube channel Geetsly’s.

Two more videos went up this fortnight. The first was about defective clone troopers.

And the second was about the glorified lampshades known as the Senate Guard.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was about Portugal in World War II, a neutral nation whose contributions don’t get nearly enough attention.

And the second was about the diseases soldiers suffered in the Second World War, inspired just a little by the current pandemic.

#vss365 (formerly fiction_shots)

I decided to discontinue fiction_shots on Instagram and continue writing 250-character stories on Twitter under my own name. If you like my stories, I’ll be posting them just as frequently, if not more frequently, there, but I’ll also be copying them into these blog posts, under the #vss365 word prompt for each day. I wrote two this fortnight.

#shelter (This one reached 40 likes, the most I’ve ever got!)

The old seaman clutched his squid-head pendant and pointed to the swell bulging black and huge between two freighters in the bay. “Ain’t no shelter from this storm what’s coming.”

“Storm?” said I, studying the cloudless sky.

“Yup. He’s done waiting. Done dreaming.”

#oddity (I tried my hand a bit of poetry here!)

If an oddity it truly be
That spider of the midnight sea
That strobing fish with eyes of three
That swimming, scuttling giant flea
Then can I only ask, no, plea
That I shan’t ever live to see
What lurks below a different sea
On moons and planets far from me

Conclusion

The Oracle of Aegis Isle dominated my fortnight, but I still ticked off every other item on my to-do list and even found the time to revive two other secret projects, haha. One of them is made for kids, and you wouldn’t want your kids going anywhere near the other one. That’s all I’ll say for now.

Thanks for reading ❤