Friday, July 19, 2019

A Giant Leap for all Phil-kind

Greetings readers!

If you've been following this page, or have found this page recently, you'll notice that it's been quite some time since I've added anything. My freelance career has been moving forward -- quite successfully, if I may say so. The consequence of that has been that my time to write for this blog has almost entirely evaporated. It's a good thing and a bad thing, as I always enjoyed sharing my thoughts and methods with anyone who was interested in it.

A few things to update you all on; I'm still writing for Fantasy Flight Games. I've written two adventures for them; "On the Run" and "Mystery of the Burning Gold". Both set in the Android universe, I ran "On the Run" at PAX Unplugged last year and I'll be slapping down "Mystery of the Burning Gold" at GenCon in two weeks. If you'll be in attendance, come on by and say "hi!" Show up early enough and you may be able to jump in and play -- I almost always have at least one no-show from reserved players, so bring some Generic tickets.

My first published work debuted in Allies and Adversaries where I worked on the "Citizens and Creatures" section. The next book I worked on was Gadgets and Gear, which is due out sometime in Quarter 3. These projects were the fulfillment of a lifelong dream; seeing my name in a Star Wars RPG book as a contributing writer. Here's hoping more projects like this come my way.

The biggest news in my RPG writing life is that I started a small game company with several friends of mine in the New England area, Studio 404 Games. While our website has not gone live yet, we are active on various social media. For now, come join our community and discussion over on Facebook. I'll likely announce it here when our website goes live.

Studio 404 Games's focus is on providing top-shelf quality settings for table-top adventures. We all have busy lives, and don't always have the time to create rich, vibrant worlds for stories and adventures. Studio 404 Games is here to provide rich worlds and settings that spark creativity in game masters and make players excited to play in those worlds. Our first offering, Starcana, is coming soon.

What is Starcana? It's a scifi setting with adventure, exploration, intrigue, politics, horror, and tragedy; all with a bit of magic thrown in. We call it a "Science Fantasy" setting, and it will be available in August. More details coming soon.

That's pretty much it for now, possibly for good. "Fragments From the Rim" has been a wonderful journey to share for the past decade or so, but to be fair it's a borrowed title. It might be time to retire it and evolve my blogging into something else. Something that's more "me". If this change comes to pass, I'll be sure to link it here so you all may come with me.

Until then, may the dice be with you!