Sunday, January 6, 2013

My next big thing

Hello all and happy new year!  I hope you all had a good festive season.

I'll be seeing in 2013 with a few gamebook resolutions and talk about my next big thing.  This is a blog hop which I was linked to by Andrew Drage, writer of Infinite Universe, Windhammer entrant and novel writer.  So here are my next big things...

Pirates and Traders:  This is a fantastic app by Micabyte Games for which I have been writing some stories for.  I can play this game for hours, builiding up my ship, improving my crew and being the scourge of the high seas.

Goblin's Bounty:  This is a gamebook app which involves combat that works like a collectable card game.  As someone who used to play Magic the Gathering and who also hangs off Mark Rosewater's every word, I jumped at the opportunity to write the story part for this and also to help Ashton Saylor develop the cards.  This should be coming out soon on Google Play so keep an eye out for it.

Adventure Games Guild:  Helping Shane Garvey develop this excellent system that can be used simply for any fantasy gamebook story was my summer job and now he has recruited a huge gang of excellent authors, well known gamebook people and myself to write some gamebooks using the system.  My contribution, Bane of the Golemheart will be out this year.

Gamebook Adventures:  As Andrew mentioned in his blog post, I am working on a Gamebook Adventures title but I don't know if I can say any more yet ;).

Fighting Fantazine:  I am now news editor for Fighting Fantazine.  I am very glad to be part of the wonderful fanzine that Alex has put together.  And if you haven't done so already, follow the link and get the latest issue for FREEEE! 

Lone Tiger Gamebook Reviews:  I haven't done much towards this as I had to write several actual gamebooks but I will be paying more attention to the blog particularly since the Tin Man is going to digitalise several great old gamebooks.  I might review a few of them first.

The Gamebook Feed:  I created this little blog so that I could keep up with what's going on in the gamebook blogosphere.  I also have some links to sites that don't have an RSS feed.  I want to make sure that I have all  gamebook sites on there, so if you have one, please tell me!

Talking to my followers:  This is a big thing that I need to keep on top of as I have been remiss in doing this for most of 2012.  So expect more dialogue from me :)

So without further ado, here are the five people that I am passing the torch to...

I was supposed to find 5 people but I ahve only found 3 so far so if you want to join in, please leave a comment and a link below.

Ashton Saylor:  Game designer and writer of excellent gamebooks.

Scott Malthouse:  Guru of all things geek, creator of the Unbelievably Simple Roleplaying system and writer of Tunnels and Trolls solos.

Marsten Eccleston:  Writer of the informative and amusing Fighting For you Fantasy blog describing his playthroughs of various Fighting Fantasy books.


  1. I'm really looking forward to all these projects, I've read every gamebook you've written so far and loved them all. But what do you mean with "I'm passing the torch to..."? Does this mean we won't get a weekly update anymore? Reading your blog has been the first thing I do every sunday, so please, please tell me I'm wrong :3

    1. Hi Kay! Many thanks for your kind words :)

      I'll still be doing weekly updates. I meant that these people will be doing their next big thing posts. Sorry for the confusion :S

  2. Great stuff Stuart and wow you're busy across a lot of fronts! (A good way to be really if you can manage)

    1. Thanks Brewin and well done for becoming my 100th follower!

    2. Haha it looks like I meant that... But no that was purely by random chance now that I've got a following account actually set up :)

  3. About time I pick up the torch here and go write my own "next big thing." Thanks, man!