Role-playing games are one of my favorite hobbies, and it’s always grand to introduce players to great new worlds. Although not designed with a role-playing experience in mind, the Greystone Valley series introduces a flexible fantasy setting where the players can pretend to be anything from wizards to astronauts.
I recently had the chance to design a new Greystone Valley adventure as a way of introducing some new people to role-playing. Because of its simplicity and flexibility, I chose FATE Accelerated as the system. For those interested in a preview as to how a Greystone Valley RPG might function and as to how easy it is to dive right into FATE Accelerated, here’s a look at the character creation process. Continue reading
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Conquest of Greystone Valley is hitting Goodreads! Between now and February 15th, you have a chance to win a free copy of the novel. All you have to do is click on the link below and enter the giveaway!
For northern Vermonters looking to do some holiday shopping and others in the area, I’ll be at The Eloquent Page in St. Albans, Vermont this Saturday, December 17th from 12:00-4:00 PM. Stop on by if you want to pick up a copy of Reality Check, Greystone Valley, or Conquest of Greystone Valley, or if you just want to chat while exploring some used and antique books that can help complete your holiday shopping list!
Location: The Eloquent Page, 70 North Main Street, St. Albans, VT
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
Image: Jessica von Braun
Conquest of Greystone Valley, the sequel to 2013’s Greystone Valley, is now on sale! You can get your copy at any of the following links:
You don’t have to have read Greystone Valley to jump right into this new adventure and know what’s going on. If you want to learn more about the setting of Greystone Valley and the characters that inhabit it, check back here for more information about this new novel!
Today is your last day to preorder Conquest of Greystone Valley and get in on the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway! That means we’re on our last preview, so it’s time for something longer.
When Greystone Valley came out, I posted the first chapter as a final preview. Well, this is the second book, so this time I’m going to post the second chapter. Sarah’s back and joined by her friend Carrie, but she’s also joined by her old friends Kay and Dax – who have somehow stumbled into our world. What are they doing here and why doesn’t Sarah remember them? Check out Conquest of Greystone Valley for the full story!
On Monday, you’ll be able to get your hands on a copy of Conquest of Greystone Valley! If you preordered as part of the Great Greystone Valley Giveaway, you may also win a prize. In the meantime, with only two more days left on the countdown, it’s time for a somewhat longer preview than before.
I don’t pretend to be as skilled or swift-witted as the late Terry Pratchett, but that doesn’t mean I learned nothing from his decades of smart humor and ability to deconstruct the most clichéd of fantasy conventions. One of the goals of the Greystone Valley novels, though, is to serve as a gateway to other fantasy literature. In particular, a pair of dwarves that Sarah and her friends are destined to meet are meant to borrow a little bit of Pratchett’s style. If you find yourself liking these characters, I highly recommend Pratchett’s Discworld novels or other works. Heck, if you don’t like the characters, I still recommend those books.
Without further ado, here’s an introduction to Etten and Kytar, the first two dwarves Sarah has ever met.