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Howdy people! Remember me?

A friend of mine has recently published an ebook on fantasy worldbuilding. Though it's geared towards fantasy fans and writers, I really think it would be a treasure for any GM working on building their own campaign world, or further fleshing out an existing one.

No, I have no financial stake in this. It is well worth the modest cover price. Check it out:

This blog post by Matt also gives a taste of what's in store:


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Howdy, all!

For those of you who haven't been following my occasional posts, I am in the process of self-publishing my first epic fantasy novel in a planned trilogy. I've gotten my manuscript back from my editor and I am working through her edits. I anticipate the final version landing in the hands of my e-book formatter on Monday.

The next step will be identifying a group of people - readers of fantasy fiction - who would be willing to read the book in advance of its release and commit to post a review to Amazon on the day it goes up for pre-sale. With indie publishing, reviews are absolutely essential to garnering the attention of Amazon's algorithms so that a book is put in front of the reading public's fickle, constantly darting eyes. An unknown author such as myself needs this more than anyone.

If you've enjoyed my work for the Pathfinder RPG, I think you'll also enjoy the novel I've written. If you have any interest in being a part of this advanced reader team, you can get additional information at a hidden page at my author website, made exclusively for you lovely people: CLICK HERE.

Thanks for your time.


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OK, that thread title is admittedly a bit over the top.

Nonetheless, I'd like to draw the attention of fans of my Pathfinder work to some other projects at which I'm laboring away in my foreboding, cavernous lair (actually, it's a condo in Indianapolis, Indiana).

This will be the space to check on the glorious Paizo Messageboards. I'll make a point of dropping updates here, but for all things related to my RPG and fiction work, check out my brand-spanking new, still-in-development website:

Hey, why not join my mailing list?


Who doesn't want to be killed by Owen K.C. Stephens?


I have discovered the "internet." It's nothing special yet, and may never be, but I've created a Facebook page for those who might be interested. With enough "likes" I get a free set of steak knives.


Es geht um verdammt Zeit!

(mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Google Translate)


This is awesome. Great work, Callous Jack!


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Great Excalibur reference!


Not sure if it's a recent development, but it's going to take some time for me to adjust to the new clean-cut Adam Daigle. It somehow seems...wrong...


I've seen it mentioned by people on the boards a few times that parties running through Ghenett Manor have failed the overall mission. While I knew that this was a real possibility that I actually wrote into the scenario, I'm curious to know:

A) How often are groups failing the scenario objective?

B) What is the reason they fail?

(e.g., they bring back the false tome, Besai doesn't come back alive because they don't find him/they kill him/he gets killed/they leave him behind because he's an annoying a**hole, etc.)

C) Does failing the mission have a big impact on their overall enjoyment of the scenario?


I was wondering if this product will be offered in PDF format. If so, when?


Hello, all. For those of you who remember this from Dungeon #37 and Paizo's well done conversion in #138, I am the author of The Mud Sorcerer's Tomb. Having been out of the RPG world for about 18 years, it was only recently that I became aware of MST's popularity. While I have read what threads there are here at, I am still very curious to hear people's stories re: having run as GM or gone through the tomb as a player.

Any recollections would be very much appreciated! I'd also be happy to answer questions people might have about the module.