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+James Bulls review the first Labyrinth of Souls novel, Benediction Denied. The next book in the series of stand-alone novels will be coming out soon!
I just read "Benediction Denied" by Elizabeth Engstrom and promoted by +Matthew Lowes. I had a hard time getting into this novel, but it picked up speed very quickly just past the half-way point. Without spoiling the plot, the ending is abrupt, powerful, and satisfying. Much of the action in the story left me feeling confused and uncertain, but given the content of the story I think that was the point. If you're willing to suspend disbelief and accept the uncertainty as part of the narrative process (which I think was intended), you'll really enjoy this. I tore through this book in a just a few days, so it's a great weekend indulgence for binge readers. I found the price to be "just right" for a digital download, and am eagerly anticipating the next novels in the series.

https://matthewlowes.com/2017/07/01/benediction-denied-is-available-now/

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Labyrinth of Souls, the tarot card game I Kickstarted last year, now has its own line of novels, inspired by the tarot cards. You can read about it here on my website and you can find the books on Amazon. Benediction Denied is the first book in the series, a thrilling ride by veteran author, Elizabeth Engstrom.

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Thinking about finishing this bonkers dungeon I drew a while back with at least 8 additional pages for a poster sized megadungeon. There will need to be a fiery demonic lava area, a fungoid infected area of corruption, a flooded watery area, a cultist stronghold, caverns with dragon's lair, an area warped by magic and wizardry, a necropolis ... what else?
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Last weekend's d&d game. We attacked the compound of a nefarious gang, setting fire to things and casting some wicked spell combinations. A few of the party members had temporary moral dilemmas, but once things started burning they quickly forgot about them. I reflected on how similar that is to how things tend to go in real life. As for Lorg'n Laidon, his sword was bathed in blood, and he saw the face of Nahl, the Barren Goddess, in the eyes of the dying ... and that's all that matters. 
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7/13/17
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Just negotiated passage with the surviving vegepygmies after killing their leaders
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Dungeon Solitaire Update: Labyrinth of Souls fiction series is launched, and new Dungeon Solitaire game is on the horizon. You can read all about it here ...

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A year ago today I was busy shipping out Labyrinth of Souls books to Kickstarter backers. Today, the first in a series of Labyrinth of Souls novels is out. You check out the first book, Benediction Denied on Amazon and other online book retailers.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/099909890X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498874888&sr=8-2&keywords=benediction+denied
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Benediction Denied, the first book in the Labyrinth of Souls fiction series is available now! How awesome is it that Dungeon Solitaire has its own line of novels coming out? The awesomeness cannot be overstated. Check out more on this momentous release here:

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Mutant crawl ...
I had a few people show up for my MCC game on Free RPG Day...
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Cool terrain!
Here's a quick photograph one of my players took during a recent Age of Shadow game (where I was testing out some of the encounters for a dungeon booklet I've been working on, and also putting some of my cardboard terrain to use).

As you can probably guess, a few moments later, all hell broke loose :)
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