he who laughs last

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I’ve been a bit silent here lately and not without good reason. Things have been very busy not only with real life but with my writing life as well. So I wanted to take this moment and update my blog on what I’ve been working on… But first, I wanted to talk a little about

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As part of my Kickstarter project for He Who Laughs Last, I promised to put a list online of all my backers, which you can now find here. Nearly a year later, I still look back in amazement at my 385 backers who took a leap of faith in me and my project. Yes, I

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MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR HE WHO LAUGHS LAST FOLLOW REALLY, YOU SHOULDN’T     The following are notes on converting HWLL to the Delta Green RPG setting… As a contemporary horror story, He Who Laughs Last can easily be integrated into Delta Green, Pagan Publishing’s modern day RPG setting of conspiracy and terror. The scenario needs

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As I prep the hard- and soft-cover books for shipment, I ran across a review of He Who Laughs Last that I’d like to share. The review is here. My favorite part is, of course, the sentence: “Well presented, well laid out, well written, I put this one in the heavy yes column.” I will

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The PDF for He Who Laughs Last is now available on DriveThruRPG.com, for the amazing low price of $8! You can purchase it here. Over the next few months, the same product page will be updated with the ability to purchase not only soft AND hardcovers, but a whole host of digital clues and supplements

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“You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.”  ―Obi-Wan Kenobi Today, six months after making a specific decision to launch today, I pushed Launch for my first Kickstarter project. You may read about it the Kickstarter project page. It’s been nearly a year since I first ran this game at a convention, when I

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One week from today I will launch my first Kickstarter for my scenario He Who Laughs Last, for which I have written about 20,000 words. Writing the scenario, which I did in three waves, was mostly enjoyable grunt work. Thinking of fun, crazy horror scenarios is the easy part – the challenge is finding the

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Last fall I watched a lot of the TV series Marple with my wife, and there are few better inspirations for writing good mystery than Agatha Christie, who spins quite a ball of yarn only to unravel it with perfect logic just when all seemed lost. It gave me a lot of respect for mystery

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One of the most compelling and scary components about Lovecraft’s horror is its remoteness. There’s a reason why he set Whisperer in the Darkness in the remote White Mountains – removing yourself from civilization and all its protections is not easy for most people, and certainly must have been unnerving 100 years ago, when still

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As He Who Laughs Last careens wildly to its 2014 Kickstarter and publication, I could not be happier to announce the addition of Mike Dubisch to the project. Mike’s art covers the ground from the weird and spooky to superheros and creepy comics. I will provide more art as it starts to roll in, but