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Kickstarter campaign to bring immersive fantasy roleplaying to mobile devices…and I’m the writer!

Now, this is cool: Project Snowstorm is an effort by fledgling computer game company Snowfury Studios to do nothing less than revolutionize mobile gaming: to bring to it the kind of immersive fantasy roleplaying we associate with the best PC games, the kind of games that give you that same feeling of having experienced a great adventure that you get in a good fantasy novel. Of course, to achieve  that, you need a good writer and, well...for this project, that'd be me! (That's "Mr. Loremaster" to you, buddy. :) ) In addition to writing the game itself--backstory, quest lines, dialogue trees, etc.--I'll be writing at least a 40,000-word novella and hopefully an 80,000-word novel set in the game ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 7:58, July 31st, 2013 under Blog, Gaming, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

I’m the “LoreMaster” for a brand-new computer game company…

...called Snowfury Studios. Check out the website (you'll find me under "Our Team"), and then check out the video below, the teaser trailer for the first proposed game (Kickstarter willing), Project Snowstorm: Rise of the Eternals, hopefully the first in a trilogy. I'm having a lot of fun working on this and have great hopes for it going forward. Keep an eye on it and when the Kickstarter kampaign kicks in, kick in! :)

Posted by Edward Willett at 12:54, June 12th, 2013 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

TSR, Gygax, D&D & me

TSR. Gygax. The names may mean nothing to you, but to me, they were once words of power, for TSR (Tactical Studies Rules Inc.) published Dungeon & Dragons...and Gary Gygax, who cofounded the company in 1973 with childhood friend Don Kaye, created that seminal fantasy role-playing game, along with Dave Arneson. Now comes news that Luke Gygax and E. Gary Gygax Jr, sons of Gary Gygax, are relaunching TSR Games: a new company with the old trademark, which they purchased after it was abandoned by D&D owner Wizards of the Coast (itself owned by Hasbro) about nine years ago. They’re also launching a new gaming publication, Gygax Magazine. Why do TSR ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 8:58, December 6th, 2012 under Blog, Writing and Editing | 1 Comment »

Saturday Special from the Vaults: Dragons over Europe

This article appeared in InQuest, a now-defunct magazine that focused on games and game reviews--originally, when I wrote for it ca. 1996, only on collectible card games. This story was based on the premise that creatures from Dominia, one of the multiple parallel worlds in the card game Magic: The Gathering, invaded Earth in the past, so I guess you could call it alternate history! It was fun to write, anyway: it's kind of like a science column written around a complete made-up "discovery." One other fun note: the scientists quoted are real scientists, and the quotes are real, too. They all graciously agreed to provide expert commentary for this obviously fictional "science" article. ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 11:44, December 17th, 2011 under Blog | Comment now »