So, a new theme, a new look, and a new year. What’s happening this year on Games From Folktales?
I over committed myself last year: I think I wrote pieces for seven books, which is a few too many with a new baby. That left me little time for the blog. This year I’m probably taking things slower: I don’t have any books still in primary drafting at the moment. That should free up some time for side projects.
At the moment my plans, which may be interrupted by procrastination or the release of new Skyrim expansions, are:
- The Shadows in The Smoke: I’ve discussed this before. I’m collecting ideas for a Regency Ars Magica setting. This is on the back-burner for a couple of other projects, though.
- The Patient Art: This is 1220 Ars Magica. I’ve always felt that the Aquam Art received a raw deal. This little project is meant to make Aquam magi as exciting to play as those from the other Elemental Arts.
- Stupor Mundi. This is the project I’ll need to tear into, because my research materials will arrive by interlibrary loan, and that will give me a couple of weeks to just devour 900 pages of material about Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily and Marvel of the World.
On the Librivoxing front, I’m finishing off The Gladstone Colony, which was really interesting and I’m pleased to have done, but which, at the same time, I’m pleased to have done with. This year, to make life even harder for myself, my next solo will be volumes two and three of On War by Carl von Clausewitz. I have made an odd choice here, because there are good audio versions of more modern translations of Clausewitz available, and I know some in the gaming community can get them for free by hoisting the black flag. I, however, hope that by making a free, reasonable quality recording of Clausewitz available, I might help some other authors grasp his ideas. The process also forces me to really engage with the text, and I hope that will aid my writing.