Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fan-tisize

So, I love the TNT show Leverage. I'll admit, I suffered all the typical symptoms of depression after the series finale. It was awesome. And I'm constantly rewatching old episodes. Having a son of my own, the flashback scenes where Nate clutches his dead son in the hospital always chokes me up. It's good stuff.

A while back, I had the opportunity to play the Leverage roleplaying game in a playtest environment. It was a pretty neat system that really played off the show's fairly rigid thematic structure, with scenes divided into intro, planning, heist, and flashbacks (showing how he things that went wrong in the heist actually were a part of the plan).

My issue was, of course, with the character-ing. I had this same problem with the Doctor Who RPG. I have this same problem with large swathes of Star Wars fiction, of which I've read more than my fair share.

How do you create or act out a much beloved character?

This isn't a rhetorical question. I really want to know. My solution is to make no pretensions of playing the character - the best I can do is play the character sheet and occasionally get a close approximation of what the character is like.

So, what do you do, when writing, acting out, or whatever a character you didn't create, but truly adore?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Top Ten Bestseller

It's official! I am a top ten bestselling author. Whoo!

Okay, I'm in Amazon's top ten free Espionage Thrillers, and Fall Guys is only free for a another 32 hours, after which it gets moved back to the paid list, and probably will drop to somewhere in the hundreds. Whatever.

I have to find my ego-boosting self-fulfillment somewhere.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chirp Chirp

Hear the crickets? That's the sound of my blog. Don't worry, I haven't abandoned this land forever. There's been a bit of action over at my new site. I've been making some updates to my novel. I've written a couple more chapters of Cold Season. I've been editing a collection of short stories, also in the Wildburry world.

I also recently purchased the Fantasy Craft core rulebook. It's put some new ideas into my brain that have been percolating. More to come on that.

Just didn't want you all to think I was gone.