Pulp


Aped to a Pulp

While pondering imagery for Ape City Escape, I thought of going with a classic “pulp magazine cover” style for the artwork. (Not that I’m in a position to be commissioning anything yet, but it’s good to think these things through.) …Which is how I ended up spending my morning falling down a rabbit hole of…

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Keeping it Clean

You’ve got stories. You’ve got games. And in that sweet spot where the two overlap is where you’ll find me playing with model spaceships and plastic dinosaurs, making “pewpewpew” noises with my mouth, and carving out a niche creating awesome storyworlds. My current such project is Karthador, the pulp science-fantasy roleplaying game I’m developing for…

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The Shark

As part of my proud geek heritage, I’m a fan of Conan (the barbarian, not the late-night talk show dude. He’s cool too, but I can’t claim him as part of my sub-culture. Sorry). I’m not a obsessive fan, but I’ve read a number of Robert E. Howard’s Conan tales, and appreciate (and have been…

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A World of Adventure

It occurred to me this week, between juggling three projects and defending my home against a particularly aggressive woodpecker (Seriously! The beast put a 3″ diameter hole clear though the siding in a single morning!), that I haven’t yet blogged here about my upcoming Karthador venture that was announced last week. Here’s the announcement from…

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Final Amber, Final Stone

This is it. The final installment of the pulp fantasy story Amber and Stone is here for your reading pleasure. Maybe you’d like to take a moment. Breathe it in. Savor the flavor of the last adventure-soaked page. Perhaps you’d like to read the previous installments again (or for the first time) to capture the…

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The End is Near

Admit it. You thought last week’s installment of Amber and Stone was the last, didn’t you? “A little abrupt,” you thought, “But still, a satisfying conclusion. The sword-to-sorcery ratio was right on, and the violence was exciting without being over the top. A good ending.” But you were wrong. There’s more today. And there will…

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Friday Comes in Like a Lamb – With a Sword

Yes, it’s Friday! When we were young, we celebrated this day as one of drunken excess and building up a reservoir of glee that will, come Saturday morning, turn into a slowly draining lake of burning shame. But we’re older now, slower, and our revels are likewise more genteel. We have families now. Jobs that…

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Extra Credit Amber

Good morning, class. Your assigned reading for today is the latest installment of Amber and Stone, a pulp fantasy classic feature both swords and sorcery. In this segment, you’ll find our protagonists back at school and — yes? Chuck? You should have thought of that before class. Can’t you hold it? Fine. Here’s a pass….

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New Pulp! Now with 60% more sorcery!

I know, I know! I promised you swords and sorcery in Amber and Stone, but you’re asking, “Where’s the sorcery, Darrell? Where’s the sorcery?” Fine. You want sorcery? It’s right here, in this week’s installment. There’s so much pulp sorcery, it makes Harry Potter look like Conan. (Okay, maybe not, but I find the image…

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A Tasty Pulp Break

Do you thirst for adventure? Do you hunger for danger? Do you relish the thought of flashing blades, ferocious beasts, and fearsome women with swords? Then come on down to Amber and Stone, the fantasy story guaranteed to fill you up with pulpy goodness, one week at a time. This week’s special is light narrative…

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