Now I've discovered that they're running a #kickstarter to make more stories set in this world. Yes please. I pitched in as a present to myself.
"The Leviathan Chronicles", a #podcast which I feared lost after a long silence, is back for a third season!
This thousand-year saga is replete with super-science & action, but I also like its global cast of complicated characters who create well-intentioned messes while fighting to do the right thing. Sides shift, minds change, lines get crossed, for understandable reasons.
Plus the audio is stellar.
So, big fan, big happy.
I hope it succeeds, because that’s how I “read” non-work books —& because the series is frighteningly prophetic & I’m holding out for a happy ending.
Escape Pod did it again. Episode 724, "The Season of the Storm" (Author: Jonathan Edelstein; Narrator: Maxine Moore), served up some classic, old-school Sci-Fi #space #adventure for our current age. They gave me 1960s space-race history, future space-faring Zambians, scientific wonder, #mystery, #action, and smart people using #science to think their way out of problems.
Escape Pod 721: “Hustle”, written by Derrick Biden and narrated by Mur Lafferty, is why I always come back for more. Despite its darkly #dystopian setting, the story’s ferocious pace, #action, and the heroine’s mix of pragmatism and never-say-die attitude turn it into a really fun ride. And of course, it’s full of #RPG #inspiration.
FYI, the villain is quite villainous, so heed their content warning.
Potential #Spoilers for #Netflix's "The #Witcher"
While I'm not thrilled that the show seems to be trying to out-Grim-Dark "Game of Thrones", I do like how it handles knowledge. Short of experiencing something directly, characters depend on histories, legends, even bard songs to learn about the monsters they'll face. Unfortunately, those stories can be incomplete, wrong, or straight-up propaganda & lies. They only learn the full truth of their version of that monster in battle.
Potential #Spoilers for Season 3 of #Netflix's "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power"
I suspect I'm not at all the intended audience for this show, but I find it to be charming, effortlessly inclusive, and full of #RPG #inspiration. I particularly like how most —perhaps all— of the magic in the story is really just very advanced technology.
Potential #Spoilers for #PseudoPod Episode 663, "Birds of Passage"
In this #story by #author Gordon B. White, existential cosmic awe and #horror seeps into both our mundane landscape and mindscape, but manages to be Lovecraftian without Lovecraft, trading his dark obsession with the human "other" for an exploration of the bonds between father and son.
Greetings, habitués of the Wandering Shop. As Mick Jagger likes to sing, "Please allow me to #introduce myself…"
I'm the #author / #illustrator of a tabletop role-playing game (#TTRPG) who enjoys posting the odd pencil #sketch, #ink outline, or full-#color #illustration that eventually became #art for the game —plus a few that never made it in.
Émigré from another instance.
Author / Illustrator of Ten Thousand Worlds, a free CC licensed role-playing game.
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