Author has written 3 stories for Dresden Files, Deadlands, and Boardwalk Empire.
Hello, my name is Friend. Yes, that 's really my name, and no, it's not my last name. My last name will be censored to protect my true identity. I am a college student in America, where I was born, raised, and taught the Queen's English. I am a student of metallurgy, ancient history, Latin, and melee combat.
...tell us about your dreams...
I suppose my greatest dream is to hear "Well done, good and faithful servant." I've got some work to do on that one, so I'll talk about some of the lesser ones: I fully intend to work for Army Research into body armor, and to design a fully-functional and cost-effective mechanized combat suit before I reach 50 (okay, maybe 90). Another of my dreams is to master kenjutsu, but so far the full extent of my experience involves a nodachi, a tatami, and significant applied force.
I like working with metals, speaking with people, and tabletop RPGs. Also, I like Mongolian Barbecue and pizza. And "Firefly". And almost every anime I've every seen or manga I've ever read. And Toshiro Masuuda's music.
I dislike...very little, actually. Uncooked spinach and my own writing kinda sum things up. Oh, almost forgot. I LOATHE, DETEST, and seek the timely DESTRUCTION of yaoi. I can see why some ladies have issues with yuri, as well.
I do blacksmithing when I can, tabletop RPGs when I can't, write when I need to meditate, and read when I need to sleep. When I can't do any of these, I write storyline in my head for future RPGs and perhaps books. When I can, I also review my friends' writings, usually for spelling and grammar mistakes, and occasional character development.
I don't want to restore my clan or become Hokage or kill a certain person, and I've never seen a shinigami or a hollow. I've never used a sakabato, though it's an ambition of mine to learn the use of the zanbatou. I've never faced down an Angel or fought off thousands of orcs (or orks, for that matter) to save the ones I love. Heck, I've never seen a real samurai or a ninja (that one should be a given) or a mech or a starship or a $$60,000,000,000 man with color-changing hair. I've never screamed "For the Emperor" while diving headfirst into a squad of Chaos Marines, and I've never used my mutant powers for the good of mankind. I have, however, fallen in love, saved a life, learned how to smith, won a fight that truly mattered, and peered beyond the Outer Gates (not intentionally, it was a game of Arkham Horror gone terribly wrong). I've read several libraries' worth of books, and learned that hard work does, in fact, conquer talent.
I write fanfiction for the various stories I and my fellow gamers take part in. From 40k to The World of Darkness and everything in-between, I've run in some pretty epic games that I fully intend to put to the page for your enjoyment. God willing, I'll get better as time goes on.
Well, that's a piece of me. If anyone who has found me needs a Beta tester, or just someone to bounce ideas off of, I'm always open. Vale te, amici!
Author's Log, 12/6/11
Huzzah! I have finally published my first complete story. It's a short story, true, but a story nonetheless. Check below for what's coming up next.
Author's Log, 5/5/12
Well that semester was a bust. I'd apologize to all of you by name, but that would take forever. Now that I have a little more free time, the next segment of 1920's Dresden should be out soon, as well as There Will Not Be a Sequel!. My current project, however, is a retooling of Ivory Tower: too many people have been reading the first chapter and never going further for me to have done it properly.
Author's Log, 1/1/13
Being an engineering student does not leave time for much else. Bad news: nothing new. Good news: 3.0 GPA and a re-worked Ivory Tower. Several people have put forth the idea that I combine all of the stories into a single, cohesive entity: The Ivory Tower Chronicles. That way, fewer people are confused by the continuity inherent to the storyline. That's the current plan, now, and as soon as I figure out how to do it, I'll do what I can to make it a reality.
1920's Dresden (Dresden Files system)
The Ivory Tower Chronicles detail over two years of gaming in a 1920's era Dresden Files story. The Chronicles will follow the adventures of Flynn, Delilah, Kenta, John, and Simon as they explore supernatural society between the First and Second World Wars.
Modern Dresden (Dresden Files system)
My first experience as a Game Master was a real blast. With over a dozen characters, from a drunken holy-gunman to an Irish werewolf to a paleontologist necromancer, you couldn't get more zany or fun than Epic Saga.
The World of Darkness (Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Vampire: The Masquerade, etc.)
My first non-D&D gaming experience, Stonehaven stands as a beacon of what every good game should be. Currently waiting for permission of GM to write.
Warhammer 40k (Deathwatch and Dark Heresy Systems)
Several zany short-stories and one-shots in the grim, dark future. Most are crossovers, and all are just a little unhinged.
League of Dakka
When a Deathwatch Kill-team is deflected to the unsuspecting world of Runeterra, the Emperor's Fury shall fall upon the foul creatures and sorceries infesting this new world. League of Legends and Warhammer 40k crossover.
There Will Not Be A Sequel!
When an entire Regiment of Imperial guard are pulled from Crusade for special duty in a promethium mine gone dark, one squad will emerge, screaming, from the mine. Follow the adventures of Squad 9 in this zany Warhammer 40k/Aliens crossover. UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Inevitable Sequel
Of course there's a sequel!
Deadlands: Hell on Earth
The Tale of an Old Soldier covers the adventures of Kowalski the Junker and Sid the Syker, as well as whatever posse happens to survive alongside them. First chapter covers backstory, while the next chapters will cover the real adventures, all the way up to The Unity campaign. UNDER CONSTRUCTION