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Time for another poll! I am trying to figure out what book to go with next. As is always the case, I have more ideas than I have time and energy. If you look back on my timeline you'll see that the last poll actually helped choose the next book: The Forever Diamonds, which just came out. So I do tend to listen to these polls, even though it is my final decision which way I go. Without further ado, your choices are:

* A System Sourcebook: Using licensed mechanics systems, I would create a system book for Encryptopedia, including creating stat blocks and the like for all of the characters created in the books.

* A Romance & Intrigue sourcebook. Intrigue is not the same as espionage, although they have similar aspects. This could, however, dovetail into Encryptopedia stories.The sections would be Coming of Age, Courtship, Consummation, Legacy, and Dynasty. We'd talk about the arcane, divine and political ramifications of romance, and I'd probably provide in depth detail on the te'ohm system of magic (energy work).
 
* A Fantasy Catastrophe systemless sourcebook: this would cover three kinds of catastrophes; a Mongol-style horde invasion, the failure of arcane magic, and the death of the Gods. I'd go from pre-catastrophe, to the first signs, to the onslaught, and finally the aftermath.

* Player Folios for Encryptopedia: These would go deeper for each type of Agent Roles listed in Encryptopedia: Herald, Crypter, Shade, Fixer, Gadgetsmith, Demonia, Breaker, Grunt, Spook, Snake, Eyes, and Wetworker. These would be short, inexpensive releases until they all get combined into one book as a Player's Guide for Encryptopedia. I'd be offering a discount off the price of that book for anyone who purchases the folios along the way: I hate double-charging people for information!!

* Something else...don't like any of these!

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System Book Encryptopedia
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A Romance & Intrigue Sourcebook
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Fantasy Catastrophe Sourcebook
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Player Folios for Encryptopedia
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Something Else - try again!
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I will definitely include that in the romance book which is currently winning :)

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That is awesome. 

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The Pre-Order sale link for “The Forever Diamonds” is now available on DriveThruRPG

http://drivethrurpg.com/product/156074/The-Forever-Diamonds-Encryptopedia-Campaign
A writer, game designer, roleplayer, podcaster, and father, Sam is an Origins Award winner. His writing has been included in over 40 RPG Gamebooks from publishers like White Wolf, Steve Jackson, and Holistic Design
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This is a trailer for my new book, The Forever Diamonds!
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Today is the day I was born. Not a lot of people know this about me, but I was premature by several months. Had to stay in the hospital until September. I believe on some cellular level this taught me to really enjoy every moment of life as much as possible. I try to live in the moment, in the present, as much as possible.

People ask me: don’t you feel old? 48 years is a long time, but I really prefer it to the alternative!

I am very happy to receive the birthday wishes of folks on Facebook and beyond. If you would like to send me a present, just buy one of my books here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/7842/Sam-Chupp-Media (I promise Forever Diamonds is nearing completion, should have it done before GenCon.) If have already bought one of my books, go over to DriveThruRPG and leave a review.

I want to personally thank my partner Tabitha for her support throughout the year, and the people in my life who have supported my writing: Skye, Melissa, Alan, CynKitty, Shelia, Robin, Caoimhe, Dave, and many others. Thank you very much! I can’t do this without you.
A writer, game designer, roleplayer, podcaster, and father, Sam is an Origins Award winner. His writing has been included in over 40 RPG Gamebooks from publishers like White Wolf, Steve Jackson, and Holistic Design
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Blessings, as always❤️
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Another entry in the burgeoning Fantasy Espionage sub-genre!

Evil Hat has released, “Pay What you Want”, the following supplement for Fate Core:

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/168186/House-of-Bards–A-World-of-Adventure-for-Fate-Core

House of Bards focuses on the political side of intrigue and espionage. If you are interested in focusing on the shadowy world of Espionage in your House of Bards campaign, Encryptopedia will be an excellent supplement for House of Bards.
A writer, game designer, roleplayer, podcaster, and father, Sam is an Origins Award winner. His writing has been included in over 40 RPG Gamebooks from publishers like White Wolf, Steve Jackson, and Holistic Design
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Don't miss this cool steam punk novel kickstarter!
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HI all! I'm Sam. Lately I have been creating systemless sourcebooks for fantasy espionage stories through DriveThruRPG e-books. Next project will be a romance and intrigue sourcebook for the fantasy genre.
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Yay! I'll go back and re-listen then. Cool!
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My books are inclusive. I take some extra effort to make them so. Are they perfect? No. Are they going to hit you over the head with how inclusive they are? No. But they are.

Take for example, the characters in the latest book “The Forever Diamonds,” which came out yesterday. ( http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/156074/The-Forever-Diamonds-Encryptopedia-Campaign?manufacturers_id=7842 )

Of the 15 characters, 7 are female, 7 male, 1 is non-gendered. 9 are People of Color, 5 are White, and 1 is a reptile (very pretty color reptile though). Two of the men are lovers. A woman has a crush on her supervising officer, who is also a woman. There’s at least two asexual people. There are differing body styles – not everybody is “Body beautiful.” One of the men is disabled and has to wear a prosthetic arm and legs (I wish everyone could have magical limbs!).

But is it a big deal? No. I only bring it up as a point of interest.

I don’t need a medal. I don’t expect any cheers, or to be carried on the shoulders of the downtrodden. I am just this writer and I have written this book. That’s all.

I bring all of this up because it wasn’t hard to do. Didn’t take any extra time. So I encourage my other game designer and writer colleagues to pay attention. Next time, if you have a chance, try the inclusive way. It just makes sense.
A writer, game designer, roleplayer, podcaster, and father, Sam is an Origins Award winner. His writing has been included in over 40 RPG Gamebooks from publishers like White Wolf, Steve Jackson, and Holistic Design
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+Am Queue Thank you! 

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Deal of the Day worked! I got 37 sales of Encryptopedia at half price in the 24 hours at DriveThruRPG.

I discovered it's a "Copper Seller" - copper is not the best, but it's better than nothing!
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Make that 38 - one somehow got in just before the change!

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37 hours... doable! 
The Continuing Adventures of Molly Danger! Molly and Austin's partnership is tested as "Father" gathers the Supermechs!
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I am contributing to the stretch goals of a new game kickstarter!

This is a “Bronze Age” super hero game called “Metahumans Rising.”

Here’s the writeup for my stretch goal:

$6,400: The Dread of Bayou Sauvage (Writer Sam Chupp) Your team has been called to New Orleans, where there have been recent strange, serial murders: victims found bled out, bizarre suicides, deaths by mauling, and a body literally crushed flat as if it had gone through a steel press with claws. The bar-room gossip, the word on the street, and the recent urban legends whisper of werewolves, ghosts, hellfire-wreathed revenants, swamp monsters and worse. If you ask those who are tuned to such things, they will tell you that “spiritual activity” is at an all-time high. Out on Bayou Sauvage the vegetation has grown up nearly overnight. A satellite photograph shows the outline of a strange, manta-ray shaped object roughly the size of a basketball court is underneath all that vegetation. Could this be the start of a new invasion? Is it some strange creature from another world? Or is it a fell beast from the Prince of Darkness himself? Free PDF Adventure for all Backers.
Sound good? Then go back it!
A writer, game designer, roleplayer, podcaster, and father, Sam is an Origins Award winner. His writing has been included in over 40 RPG Gamebooks from publishers like White Wolf, Steve Jackson, and Holistic Design
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Education
  • Heritage High School
  • University of Georgia at Athens
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Remember Wraith and Changeling? That's me - I was a co-designer on them both. (See below)
Introduction

A writer, game designer, roleplayer, podcaster, and father, Sam is an Origins Award winner. His second novel, Heart of the Hunter, was released under a Creative Commons license in audio form. He's currently working on another book in the same milieu as Heart of the Hunter called "Soul of the Sorcerer" as well as a modern urban fantasy project he calls "Eulalie."

Sam Chupp got his start designing games with White Wolf Game Studio and was a principal designer on Changeling: The Dreaming and Wraith: The Oblivion. He was White Wolf's first Internet Rep. 

His novel, Sins of the Fathers, was published by HarperPrism in September of 1995. He wrote the "Bone Gnawers Tribebook" and "The Book of Nod" (with Andrew Greenberg). His writing has been included in over 40 role-playing gamebooks published by White Wolf, Holistic Design, and Steve Jackson Games. 

In his spare time, Sam has designed, written, organized, and conducted many stand-alone LARP games in the States, Canada, and even one in Ireland, with a total of 300+ characters. He ran a very special children's fantasy LARP for Dragon*Con 1999 called "Six Stones." 

On a personal note, Sam is an Unitarian Universalist Pagan who lives in Atlanta.

Bragging rights
Got three children across the 18-year-old finish line. Wrote two novels. Helped design a few RPGs you can find in Google: Vampire: the Masquerade, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, Mage: the Ascension, Wraith: the Oblivion and Changeling: the Dreaming....
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Game Designer, Writer, Tech Support, Dad, Podcaster
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  • Sam Chupp Media
    Chief Designer, 2010 - present
    Writer, Game Designer Changeling: the Dreaming, Wraith: the Oblivion
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
    Help Desk Technician III, 2006 - 2015
  • White Wolf
  • VNHS
  • EBC
  • Network Resources
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Decatur, GA 30033 - Conyers, GA - Long Island, NY - Plainfield, NJ - Conyers, GA
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