Buck Who? Chapter 4 Chapter 4 see's a return of Declan and his AI companion Babs. Having been kept in cryonic suspension for over three hundred years, Declan 'Shard' Starret awakens just in time to discover his fighter is about to crash. Where he finds himself almost makes him wish he HAD crashed. Rated R for foul language...
Buck Who? Chapter 3 This week I introduce the main antagonist to the story. Those of you who played Gamma World are pretty familiar with Cryptic Alliances. Well, the Purists are Knights of Genetic Purity. They even have blasters and powered armor! =) As always, I hope you enjoy this rapidly growing and expanding tale.
Buck Who? Chapter 2 I can't promise that I will manage to get a chapter up every week, but I certainly will try for the foreseeable future. Also, I will be attempting to post it on Friday nights, time permitting. The story switches gears pretty quickly here. New characters as well as a whole new environment are introduced. I...
Buck Who? Chapter 1 As publisher Michael O. Varhola and those who follow me on Facebook know, I am a prolific writer. I get an idea and I run with it until I either get bored, another project hits me, or I set it aside for various reasons. Last week I got hit with the urge to finally write some Science Fiction. In fact, this little...
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H.G. Wells, Wargaming, & 'The New Machiavelli' Following is an excerpt from Part 1, Chapter 2, of H.G. Wells' novel The New Machiavelli, in which he expresses the affinity for gaming that was revealed in his Floor Games (1911) and Little Wars (1913).
'The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles' The following short story, "The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles," was originally published in 1950 by author Margaret St. Clair (aka, Idris Seabright). It appears in an expanded edition of Skirmisher Publishing LLC's A Brief History of Gnolls: Anthropophagy and Emeralds...
The Dinner Party ('Into the Mines of Moira' Bonus Content) Following is "The Dinner Party," a fun piece of short fiction I wrote about a party of adventurers going out to eat one evening! It is set in the heart of the world described in Skirmisher Publishing's Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, at a Dwarven ...
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Hajji Baba Chapter XXXVI: Although by Trade an Executioner, He Shows a Feeling Heart: He Meets with a Young Man and Woman in Distress It was scarcely dawn of day when we reached the bridge of Ashtarek. The village itself, situated on the brink of these...
Chapter XXXV: Fortune, Which Pretended to Frown, in Fact Smiles Upon Hajji Baba, and Promotes Him to be Sub-Lieutenant to the Chief Executioner. "But why did you not follow your orders, and bring the ked khoda and the elders" said our chief. "If I had...
Runequest Thursday #109 - To Tweak the Nose of the Red Goddess, Part 7! It has been almost a month since part 6, but here is the latest in the ongoing saga of the Brightwaters' adventures in  the Clanking Ruin.
Chapter XXXIV: Employed in his Official Capacity Hajji Baba Gives a Specimen of Persian Despotism A plain man, with a grey beard, humble mien, and still humbler clothing, stepped forward, and said, "Peace be with you, Aga. I am he; I am your servant. May...

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