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Today, I am pleased to announce that Tales of the Dark Eras, a collection of alternate history stories inspired by Dark Eras, is now available. I wrote a Hunter: The Vigil story set in the early 1690s called “Suffering of the Unchosen”, about a distraught father who has accused the local hunters of killing his wife and child near Salem Village. Motivated by his grief and anger, the local farmer intersects with the Knights of Saint George to bring his family’s murderers to justice…or so it seems.
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I am pleased to announce I have a Shadowrun story coming out called "My Enemy, Mi Amici" in Drawing Destiny: A Sixth World Tarot Anthology edited by John Helfers. The collection will be available at Gen Con. http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/147846482646/a-sixth-world-tarot-anthology-development
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+Matt Widmann I don't know. This is my first anthology with +Catalyst Game Labs so you might want to ask them. :-)
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Today, I am pleased to announce that Court of Shadows for Shadowrun Fifth Edition is now available! This supplement details a faery metaplane, its denizens, and the Seelie Court--replete with its many factions. This is an alternate setting that takes place on a metaplane, completely separate from the earthly plane. What's more? I co-designed the setting with Jason Hardy, the Shadowrun developer, and got to recommend folks like Pete Woodworth, too. Hope you enjoy this brand new setting for Shadowrun! http://www.mlvwrites.com/2016/07/new-release-court-of-shadows-for-shadowrun-5th-edition.html
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Call to my fellow RPG writers (especially those I've hired over the years): please read and respond on this thread re: the new SFWA guidelines.

I've been thinking about the new SFWA guidelines, which are designed to be more inclusive in gaming, and I realize that many of you would not qualify based on the rules as written. I used to work for Steve (Jackson) who is on the committee mentioned in the link below, I've bought stories from Rich Dansky, too, and I'm getting to know Cat as well. I absolutely feel that they want to do the right thing, but as many of us pointed out the reality of publishing in RPGs is that one person wouldn't typically contribute 40,000 words of setting, exclusively, on one book earning $3K.

Anyway, SFWA stated on Twitter yesterday that they were looking for feedback. As a developer and member of the writing community, I am asking you to post your feedback. If joining SFWA is important to you, and the rules are something you feel should be revised to better reflect the realities of freelancing, then I would like to hear it and I am certain they would as well. Right now, for example, my feeling on this is that there are several things that need to change, especially since no writer I know could extricate the rules/payment for story-based games using Cortex Plus or Fate from their submission. I feel that the emphasis on the vehicle (setting), is only appropriate for certain systems since not every game uses stat blocks. Plus, as written, chapters of GM advice would also not be included, and that concerns me since few books have 40,000 words solely dedicated to setting.

I trust that Steve, especially, will listen to a well-thought out proposal, and I will do this (hopefully with help) if you feel this is something that needs to happen within a week or two. You are also encouraged to reach out and share your thoughts with them as well.

Otherwise, I'm going to take a step back from this, let it sort itself out, and get back to my deadlines and month of hell (e.g. three August cons and two weeks of travel).

Thank you.
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I wrote about what I want from a social media platform, especially given my experiences in recent months. https://t.co/jeULbsWkgV
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Are you following along with the new Court of Shadows supplement for Shadowrun? My second design post is now available.
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Registration for my GenCon Industry Insider talks is now available! While this isn't my full schedule, you can see what I'll be talking about here. My standalone seminar will be about the negative aspects related to group dynamics in gaming, and solutions to create happier spaces and welcome new gamers. http://www.mlvwrites.com/2016/06/gen-con-2016-register-for-my-industry-insider-talks.html
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Did you know it is the 25th anniversary of Vampire: The Masquerade? I take a trip down memory lane, and talk about how my work has intersected with this game in the smallest of ways. Here's to the past 25 years, and to the next 25! Congrats to all. http://www.booksofm.com/2016/08/on-nostalgia-and-25-years-of-vampire-the-masquerade.html
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Captain Whinypants wishes you a happy Caturday, but doesn't promise anything for tomorrow.
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To quote Goonies: "Heeeeeeeeeeyy you guuuuuuyyyyyys!" COURT OF SHADOWS is at the printer! Thanks to Jason Hardy, Randall Bills, John Helfers and all the folks at Catalyst Game Labs for being stellar to work with. I was given a lot of free rein to develop and worldbuild a brand new faery setting for Shadowrun, and I had an absolute blast. Check out more of my worldbuilding-fu in this post when I talk about the War of Shadows. https://t.co/68qv2uay4T
This book is at the printers!!! So time for another design blog from Monica , along with another fantastic illustration preview, this time from artist K. Hardy. Last time, I mentioned the War of...
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While I was at the Launch Pad science fiction and astronomy workshop in Wyoming, +Onyx Path Publishing released Ghouls & Revenants for Vampire: The Masquerade. The reception to this book and its unique perspective into the servants of the vampire has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you SO much for your kudos and your excitement to add new lore to your game! http://www.mlvwrites.com/2016/06/new-release-ghouls-revenants-for-vampire-the-masquerade.html
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I co-designed a setting for Shadowrun with Jason Hardy. It's all about the fae, and the new book'll be called Court of Shadows. YAY! https://t.co/YWyilajzwv
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How fun! My Shadowrun and Fae friends, look! +Ruben Smith-Zempel +Jack Stephenson-Carr 
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