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Game With Us

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Since the past two days’ posts have centered around the fantasy genre, and RPGs, I thought I’d just round out the week with another one. I’ll try to move on to a different topic for Monday’s post. But, today I’m going to reiterate something that I post about here every once in a while – “EverQuest“.

Desirée Lee and I play “EverQuest” on the Trakanon server. We both play dwarves. My character is a Level 73 Rogue named Roltnar. Hers is a Level 72 Cleric named Danora. Typically, when we get to play, we’re on-line during the evenings and weekends. It’s pretty random at times, though. Especially due to our daughter. Inevitably, as soon as start planning to do something major in-game, our daughter will wake up, needing attention. Still, we play when we can.

So, want to hop on-line, and game with two bestselling, award-winning, critically-acclaimed authors of fantasy and paranormal? We’d love for you to do that! Log into the Trakanon server, and look us up. Join up with us, and have some fun!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Brief RPG Update

Yesterday I brought up the topic of dwarves as a race in the fantasy genre. That reminded me that I haven’t said anything here for a while about the RPG that Desirée Lee and I have in the works. It’s one of several projects that we’re co-authoring at the same time.

Sorry to say, it’s pretty much been put on hold – again. Desirée and I each have solo projects in various stages of completion. Some of those are in edits right now. We also have our co-authored sasquatch novel “Hidden Tribe” in edits. We’re keeping up with our hit werewolf horror webcomic “MoonWraith“, too. In case you missed the post regarding “MoonWraith” earlier this week, we’re over 150,000 hits on the webcomic now. She and I are also the parents of a healthy, active 2-year-old girl. Our daughter is a full-time job by herself! And, the virus we caught is still being an issue, too. Our daughter seems to be having a relapse of it. And I’ve never quite gotten over it to begin with.

Hopefully, someday soon, we can get back to serious work on the RPG. We want to. We’re both excited about the project. But it’s still a long, long way from being ready to release. Other things, much closer to being ready, keep taking our time.

But, while I’m talking about the RPG, I have a question for all of you. We keep debating on the best central core for the game. We keep wavering back and forth between the Fate core system, as was used in the “Dresden Files RPG”, or the more standard d20 dice system. Both variations have their pros and cons. Which would all of you rather see us use in the RPG? Please let us know!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“EverQuest” Request

Everquest

As I’ve mentioned here before, Desirée Lee and I play “EverQuest“. It’s a great way to relax. And the fantasy RPG actually helps to inspire some of our work. We play a pair of Dwarves in the game. Desirée plays a (currently) Level 69 Cleric named Danora Oakenshield. I play a (currently) Level 70 Rogue named Roltnar Oakenshield. We play on the Trakanon Server. Lately, we’ve been trying to spend more time in-game in the evenings, and on weekends – while Toddler Girl is either napping, or in bed for the night.

Right now, it’s just us, and our characters’ mercenaries questing. We’d love to join up with some other people to form a larger group. So, if anyone would care to spent some fantasy MMORPG time with two bestselling, award-winning fantasy and paranormal authors, please look us up in-game. There’s no set time or day when I can suggest that you look for us. You’ll just have to log-in, and see if we’re there at that time. Or, contact us ahead of time, and we can try to set up a time to be in-game together.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Hiatus

Confluence“, the science fiction comic book by myself and Desirée Lee, is going on hiatus. We do plan to pick up with it again, but honestly don’t know when. As you all know, we’re currently hard at work on the new novel. This is the sasquatch book project that still doesn’t have a title. After that, if things go right, we’ll be embarking on the screenplay that I’ve mentioned here before. That’s the one we’ll be working with the very talented musician Mr. Tom Smith on. In the middle of all of this, we’re still trying to work on the RPG book. And a book for authors. And keep up with “MoonWraith“. Plus we’re parents of a healthy, active, 20-month-old daughter.

In short, we’re busy. Something has to give.

Sadly, the response to “Confluence” hasn’t been what we hoped. As such, neither have sales. So, we’re setting this project aside for the time being. Again, we plan to come back to it when times allows. There’s just no time right now to devote ourselves to a project and schedule that isn’t giving us the needed return. Want us to get back to “Confluence” more quickly? Support the project by picking up your copies at the URL given at the start of this post.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Project Updates

Writing isn’t a fast, or easy thing to do. Be it novels, or screenplays, it takes time to do it right. Still, the novel that Desirée Lee and I are currently co-authoring is moving along nicely. At the moment, we’re just over 21,000 words into it. This is the work of fiction involving sasquatch that I’ve mentioned a few times here before. This is the one that we’re trying to have out by this coming summer in order to take advantage of a couple of good promotional opportunities then.

Once this book is wrapped up, and if things go according to plan, we’ll then by embarking on a screenplay with the extremely talented musician Tom Smith. That project will be based on one of Mr. Smith’s songs. There’s also a very good chance that he’ll be scoring the music for the film.

And, this month’s issue of “Confluence” is also out. Find it, along with the first three issues, here.

Issue #6 of “MoonWraith” is just over halfway through. Issue #7 is complete, and ready to go. It’ll begin running on April 13th, and run until September 7th at the usual rate of one page per week – “MoonWraith” Mondays. Sadly, the potential producer who was interested in “MoonWaith” simply wasn’t able to work the project into his already busy schedule. Ultimately, he felt the need to turn the project down. On the up side, another potential producer is currently reviewing the material with an eye toward the original concept for “MoonWraith”; that being a television series. And Desirée and I are still talking to the people from HowlCon about appearing there in 2016 to promote “MoonWraith”.

During these things, Desirée and I continue to work here and there on the RPG I’ve mentioned here, too. We’re still fleshing out the lists of monsters and spells for that project. I’m also trying to forge ahead in the screenwriting course I’ve begun. As there’s no set timetable on that, it’s not of the utmost importance at the moment.

So, that’s where we are on things, project-wise, at the moment. I want to thank all of my fans and readers for your continued support. It means the world to me!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

RPG

RPG

Several times here lately I’ve mentioned that Desirée Lee and myself are working on several projects together. We’ve been keeping details of those mostly secret. But, at our previous couple of public appearances, we’ve talked a bit about one of those. So, I’ll talk about it here, briefly, and make it official:

One of the projects we’re coauthoring is a new tabletop RPG. That’s Role-Playing Game for those who didn’t know. Some people hear “RPG” and automatically think “Rocket-Propelled Grenade”.

Desirée has more tabletop RPG experience than I do. Most of my RPG experience has been limited to playing “EverQuest”. Still, we’re pooling out experience, and imaginations to create a new RPG. I won’t go into details about it here yet. Suffice to say that we’ve been working on it off and on for a little while now. Say…a little over two and a half years. Thus far, the RPG hasn’t been a priority. We’ve mostly been working on here and there, as inspiration strikes.

Recently, however, we were talking to a friend who is also a gamer. He’s willing to help us develop, test play, and refine the RPG. He thinks some other friends would be, too. We’re now talking about regular get-togethers for that purpose as soon as Desirée and I can get the game to the point of being able to be test-played. Which means that we need to do more work on it. We’re going to try to squeeze a bit of time for that in when we can, among the other things we’re working on that are on deadlines.

Please keep checking back for updates on this project.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Dungeons and Dragons”

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Who else remembers the classic Saturday morning cartoon “Dungeons and Dragons” from the mid-1980s? A while back, Desirée Lee and I bought the collected series on DVD. The series only ran for 27 episodes. So, sadly, it’s not that impressive of a collection numerically-speaking. It took us a while to get through even those few episodes. We’d watch one, two, or three of them. And then not watch any for weeks, or months. A couple of evenings ago we watched the final four episodes of the series.

Watching the show now, as adults, neither of us found it as engrossing as we did as children. Still, it was fun to revisit. And having the series on DVD, we can do so again anytime we please.

Desirée has far more tabletop RPG experience than I do. I want more, though. A lot more. I thoroughly enjoy RPGs. And, watching “Dungeons and Dragons” now, from the viewpoint of a bestselling, award-winning author, and screenwriter, I can’t help but want to work on a “Dungeons and Dragons” project. It’d be a lot of fun to be able to work on a new “Dungeons and Dragons” series. Live-action would be great, but working on a “Dungeons and Dragons” animated series would be a blast, too. I’m unaware of any such project currently being put together, but still… If anyone is putting a new “Dungeons and Dragons” series together, and is looking for writers, please get in touch with me.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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