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Positivity Camp Part XLI

Positivity Camp Part XLI

Hello! The weekend is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I’m excited! I’ll finally have some time for reading the books I picked up from the library and time to play three, maybe four, D&D campaigns. You can be sure those’ll generate a story or two!

Progress on my second novel continues, but it’s slow going. Yes, I know I should work on that this weekend, but the books are calling me. As for other procrastination in the form of D&D, well, how else am I supposed to generate interesting role-playing stories of epic success or critical failures? For more on what I’m talking about, check out my blog on Role-Playing Shenanigans.

Without further delay, here’s the latest installment of Positivity Camp – a camp where counselors punish children when they speak negative words.


Diplomacy

Diplomacy

This week’s dark tale looks at why Bards should do the talking, and Knights should do the fighting and ONLY the fighting. When it comes to speaking, Bards are meant to have high Charisma. That isn’t to say a Knight can’t have high Charisma, it’s just that in Tillek’s case…he didn’t.

Photo from Maumee River Leather


Positivity Camp Part XL

Positivity Camp Part XL

Positivity Camp was never meant to go on for this long, but I’ve done it. I’ve reached part 40. In case anyone was wondering, this was supposed to be a short 5 tops sort of blog story. That, uh….that didn’t happen. Still, the end grows closer with each new chapter! I know I’m excited!

Also, in case anyone was wondering: Yes, I am going to eventually turn this into a published book. That requires…haha…finishing it first, editing, formatting, and all the other fun steps of publishing. It’ll be a while, but when it’s done, I’ll share a link for purchasing the finished book. Until then, I hope you enjoy these last few chapters!


Hodor VS Earth Elementals

Hodor VS Earth Elementals

Hodor is back, and he’s ready for a world of hurt! If you’ve been keeping up with the random short stories from different tabletop rpg campaigns (Dungeons & Dragons), then you probably remember this lovable barbarian. If not, be sure to check out my other blogs about Hodor. He’s quite a character. (For some background on these short stories, check out my blog Role-Playing Shenanigans).

As a disclaimer, I didn’t name Hodor. That’s all on Billy.

Original photo by stevegoad.jpg.


Positivity Camp Part XXXIX

Positivity Camp Part XXXIX

Celebrate the end of a week of holidays with a quick reading break! This week’s story is a continuation of Positivity Camp, a camp where only positive words are allowed. That’s right, this freakish camp forbids different words and punished campers for speaking them. If you’re new, be sure to click the link that takes you to the beginning of the tale.

Next week should be more tabletop madness as I delve into the misfortune of critical success of some D&D character. Until then, may you have a happy New Year!


Roll Perception Check

Roll Perception Check

Happy holidays! Productivity has steadily been creeping to a halt as the holidays near, but by golly, I’m going to keep pushing back and pressing forward! I may not have finished crafting the 108+ books I wanted to (I refuse to cut corners, so whatever pace I go is fine by me), but I am still making them. I’m hoping to reach the end of my small paper books before next week, so I can start on the medium sized ones. I’m really excited by the new printer I have! I’ll finally have medium books with LINES printed in them! This has been a struggle for me since I started crafting books in 2012.

Writing has been a bit sluggish, as I’m sure you Positivity Camp fans have noticed. I’m hoping to work on another installment of that today, so you’ll have a new chapter for next week. I’m also working on writing book two of my MAD trilogy. It took a year to write the first book; I’m curious to see if I can write the second in a similar fashion.

Well, that about covers the fun artistic things I’ve been up to lately. I haven’t had time to type up any of my recent misadventures or epic successes of others or myself in Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, but I do have a funny true story to share that relates to it. If you’re looking for a laugh, check out the story below!


Positivity Camp Part XXXVIII

Positivity Camp Part XXXVIII

It’s difficult to believe that this is the last day of the month. Even more shocking, I stuck to my goal. That’s right! I finished editing my book, MAD Upload, and I finished it two days early. Now I just need to send it off for a line edit and start looking at cover artists. Should be fun!

Just because that project is finished, for the moment anyway, that doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned all the others! Next Friday I have a craft show at The Build Guild. That means I’ll be crafting as many books as I can until then. From there, I’ll have more time to work on my second book, oh and more short stories too. I may even get around to finishing Positivity Camp. Speaking of that, here’s another chapter in what has become a novella.


By Divine Grace

By Divine Grace

I hope you had a great time with family and friends! If you’re too stuffed to move, then perhaps it’s time to sit back and enjoy a good story or book! This week’s short misadventure was shared with me by fellow writer, artist, and D&D player, Malcolm Rodgers.

If you know Malcolm, then you won’t be surprised to know that his campaign is in the anthropomorphic animal realm. That means his characters aren’t humans, elves, dwarves, and the like. No, they’re all animals! Besides the races involved, this story takes place in a 1920's America. Enjoy!

Photo credit: http://www.nydiners.com/nycd.html

Role Playing Shenanigans


Positivity Camp Part XXXVII

Positivity Camp Part XXXVII

Friday is back…dun dun dun…back again! If you thought the last Positivity Camp was dark…well, I’m pretty confident I can top that. What I’m not confident about is whether or not I can end it on Part 42. Yes, I am partial to that number, but I won’t stretch a story or cut a scene just because. Regardless, we shall see where this goes. I have my goals in order at least :D

As per the usual, next week will have more tabletop misadventures. Who knows if it will be from the Dungeons & Dragons realm or from some galaxy far far away. I know I don’t know! And that’s half the fun. See you next week!


First Impressions

First Impressions

As you may know, I took a break from my usual writing to start writing up random stories of adventure from different tabletop gamers. These role-playing shenanigans, as I have called them before, were a great way for me to find a way to love writing again. Now, as I too have joined two different groups, one a Dungeons & Dragons adventure and the other a D20 campaign called Black Oak, I have stories of my own to share. Those cringe worthy stories take on a different level of sympathy as the adventures become more personal.

Instead of sharing one of the stories shared with me, I’m going to be telling one of the tales of woe from a campaign I am currently on. For a little background, a friend of ours decided to join the campaign while we were far along. They didn’t know much about our characters and they weren’t familiar too much with the world they had been thrust into either. Before I say too much and give the story away, here is the tale of our first meeting.

Role Playing Shenanigans


Positivity Camp Part XXXVI

Positivity Camp Part XXXVI

Friday is here again! As promised, here is more Positivity Camp! The tale has taken quite a dark turn as the campers failed to escape. The only one who seems unconcerned is cool kid Tyler.

As usual, next Friday will have more random Dungeons & Dragons style misadventure or epic success. They’re short tales, but they’re always fun to write! Hopefully they are as fun to read as they are to write :) Well, see you again next week!