Mike Shel, One of our Most Favorite Authors


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Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

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At risk of posting this in the "wrong" forum, I posit it here because it relates to a long-time freelance author of PFS and Pathfinder materials. So hopefully, no one will get their "undies in a twist" and force it to be moved to another forum where fewer people in our community are likely to see it.

Whether you remember him for his Mud Sorcerer's Tomb mini-adventure in the pages of Dungeon Magazine from so many years ago or from his more recent publications like PFS 3-03 The Ghennet Manor Gauntlet, PFS 4-02 In Wrath's Shadow, 5-01 The Glass River Rescue, or the season six special "Legacy of the Stormlords", or modules like Tomb of the Iron Medusa and Dragon's Demand, or his many contributions to soft-cover rule books and Adventure Paths, Mike Shel has been a prolific author providing us hours of gaming enjoyment.

Well, now Mike is jumping into the vast ocean of fantasy novels. His short story Barrowlands can be found in the upcoming Lost Lore coming January 15th and hopefully his new fantasy trilogy Iconoclasts set in the same world will be released soon. You can find more information HERE in the off-topic forums or you can shoot over to his FACEBOOK page or his WEBSITE for more information.

Good luck Mike with his new endeavor. Wishing you success!

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Captain, Washington—Spokane

Good luck, Mike!! Thanks Bob for letting us know!!

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

Ghennet Manor Gauntlet was one of the most brilliant things I have ever GMed. So clever! It made for a memorable adventure. I also enjoyed playing Glass River Rescue with my undine, Nixie.

Congratulations on writing the trilogy in your own world, Mike Shel!

Hmm

Silver Crusade

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*sees thread title*

Oh no...

*see’s it’s about a novel series*

Phew!

Congratz Mike!

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

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Yeah, I was worried that he died, too! I thought I was stepping into an obituary thread. I was very glad to be proven wrong.

Hmm

Silver Crusade

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*nods*

Scarab Sages 5/5 Venture-Agent, United Kingdom—England—Thames Valley aka chris manning

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as above, glad to see its good news..

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

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LoL. I just spoke to Mike yesterday and he's very much alive and well. Sorry if the title eluded otherwise. Just trying to alert people to his work that will not be as visible to our community through normal gaming channels. I've had the great fortune of reading a draft of Barrowlands and I loved it. Cannot wait to see how it is developed into an entire series/world.

Contributor

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Help! Bob has me tied up in his basement!

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo) 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Charlotte aka eddv

Oh thank goodness... I figured he was either dead or like too many other talents great Paizo contributors stepping away for awhile.

Thank goodness he's just being published. Will have to track down a copy.


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Mike Shel wrote:
Help! Bob has me tied up in his basement!

It's for your own good sir. The world outside is dangerous, see how everyone was quick to assume you were dead? You can thank bob for taking care of you to such a complete degree and he doesn't even qualify for an extra tax break for his efforts and additional expenses!

Glad to hear of this new endeavor, i'll check it out!

Shadow Lodge

Mike Shel wrote:
Help! Bob has me tied up in his basement!

Get back in the crate, Mike.

Grand Lodge Contributor

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For a moment, I was worried, too. Glad to see it was some very good news. :)

Dragon's Demand is one of my favorite PF adventures, and Mike's one of the authors whose work has inspired me to also write adventures for Paizo.

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I am also glad I am not dead.

In the meantime, if you want to be kept abreast of my projects, sign up for my mailing list. No more than one email a month and your address will not be shared with anyone.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Cool.

(I too am glad you are not dead)


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Lol, worst thread title ever! Glad to see you are okay, Mike!

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