Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Book Launch! Pre-Orders!

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Trying my hand at an actual novel, I present to you: Dreaming of Atmosphere.

Book one of a science fiction series set in the universe of Galaxy's End, the story follows the adventures of Seth Donovan - a frontiersman and interstellar traveller. As the First Mate on the starship Dreaming of Atmosphere, Seth and the rest of the crew get dragged into a job they really didn't want to be a part of.

Years ago, during an ill-fated campaign against a savage alien menace, Seth was a Star Marine who got left behind when the Protectorate Forces withdrew. After months of fighting tooth and nail just to survive, Seth managed to escape, horribly wounded and scarred mentally.

Now, a crime boss is holding the ship to ransom, hiding bombs throughout the Dreaming to ensure they perform a dangerous mission. The catch? The job will take Seth right back into the heart of the alien menace!

A true adventure drawing upon the authors own naval experiences for an authentic taste of what life would be like travelling the stars. There's murderous aliens, killer robots, evil corporations and devious technologies!

Available from Amazon.com now on Pre-Order, launching on the 1st of November 2015.

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Thursday, 17 September 2015


Readers may have noticed a distinct lack of updates on the blog, I thought it was due an explanation. So. What’s been going on?

As many mature gamers will know, Real Life has a tendency to take precedence over many of our hobbies, and this has pretty much been the case, however I can’t blame it entirely. Work has been busy as hell, taking up more and more of my free time, and as a result my various projects have had to be shelved for later times. Does this mean I’m not producing gaming products? No it does not. Does this mean there are delays on getting projects through to completion? Yes it does. Can you expect more products to become available for Ample and Hands of Fate? Yes you can!

One project that has been a major focus lately is my writing. Although I’m not going to use this platform to promote it (haha yes I am!) I will keep this site a focus on gaming, and discussions around that.

So what have I been doing? Glad you asked! Early November will see the release of my first novel in a series based in my science fiction universe that I began to construct in the Exile’s End rpg. While the roleplaying game focuses on a period shortly after galactic civilisation is beginning to recover, the novel is set during an earlier time – the Epoch of human civilisation. So why did I choose to write in this period? My local gaming group and I have been gaming like crazy in this period using the Ample Basic Rules. What started out as a campaign guide, exploded into a fully-fledged description of the entire section of the galaxy the party plays in.

Several months ago I planned to recreate this guide as a saleable product, an addition to the Ample range of products, however with the novel taking up a lot of my time I’ve had the chance to put it down and look at it again with fresh eyes. My new plan is to work on it some more, integrating into it a whole slew of changes to the Ample system that make it unique to the setting. The core of the system will remain the same, but I wanted to express the space opera feel of the ‘Votus-Eridani Network’ and give it the grand sweeping vista that it deserves.

When can we expect this to be ready? The honest answer is ‘Don’t Know”. It’s in the works. The more I play, the more I write, the more material and inspiration I can draw upon to flesh out the setting.  I want there to be a connection between the game and the book, something that readers of both can read and go ‘Ah! I know this part!’.

TL:DR – Still Writing, Galaxy’s End in production, Dreaming of Atmosphere (the novel) to be released on Amazon.com early November, stuff.