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Rafael Chandler
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This package of treat bags uses the same font (Fitz Quadrata Bold) as the AD&D 2E core rulebooks.
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Those bags need gorp in 'em.
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HUSH
A damn good slasher movie on Netflix. A deaf woman is pursued by a relentless lunatic in an eerie mask. Suspense, gore, tight script, great performances. From Mike Flanagan, director of Oculus. Strongly recommended for fans of the genre.
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Nah, doesn't go that far. About as bloody as You're Next.
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AVAILABLE NOW: WORLD OF THE LOST!
Who is Henriette, and what horrors has she wrought upon the city of Akabo? Why do the people of Khirima deliver tributes of silver to the monsters atop the plateau? What treasures can be found within the Temple of Ages That Are Not? Where did the alien spaceship crash, and what can be scavenged from the wreckage?

My new LotFP adventure, World of the Lost, features a 200-encounter wilderness hexcrawl, a city sourcebook, a dungeon, quests, diseases, new spells, and new magic items.

PDF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/175129/World-of-the-Lost
Print and PDF: http://www.lotfp.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=231
World of the Lost - Quicksand, Jungle Rot, and Psychotic Robots Each year, the citizens of Khirima offer a massive tribute of silver to the
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How can you go wrong with a black woman shooting a laser rifle? YOU CAN'T!
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Say it with an Irish accent!
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oil be roy tover
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A review of my new novel, Dracula: The Modern Prometheus. "Chandler does a weird and impossible thing -- he takes Frankenstein and Dracula and mixes and genderbends the two tales to create something else, which is unique -- strangely depressing and entertaining at the same time."
 
Fertig gelesen: "Dracula: The Modern Prometheus"

Ok. So I read earlier works from Rafael Chandler and while they have been grim und bloody they also have been light and funny. This one is different.

Chandler does a weird and impossible thing - he takes Frankenstein and Dracula and mixes and genderbends the two tales to create something else, which is unique - strangely depressing and entertaining at the same time. Reading this was no fun at all, and yet I was entertained. I knew the characters showing up, and yet they were new and different, but still themselves. I knew what was going to happen, and still was surprised by the turns and twists taken.

This is a classic horror disco, and Chandler DJ's old and familiar stuff into something new with its very own and different rhythm. I have no idea if you will like this, but under 3 EUR this is a controllable risk. Try it out.

http://www.amazon.de/Dracula-Prometheus-English-Rafael-Chandler-ebook/dp/B0167UTLII "Dracula: The Modern Prometheus", +Rafael Chandler with a lot of help from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker, EUR 2,99

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"On Fever's Wings," by Dark Fortress. This song haunts me. According to guitarist V. Santura, "Those female lead vocals we have on the last song on the album, "On Fever’s Wings," are actually my favorite part on the entire album. That’s the best thing we ever did in our history and there is no discussion about those! When I got those takes from the singer we worked with, her name is Safa Heraghi and she’s from Tunisia, I had tears in my eyes. I couldn’t believe what she did because we just let her do her own thing and give it a shot. I was so blown away; I couldn’t believe what she did. For me it is the best thing we’ve ever had on an album."

Translation of the bits in Arabic (which begin at the 4:30 mark):

جسدين
اتفس واحد
عيون
تبتلع الحر ارة
Two bodies
One breath
A million eyes
Feasting on fever

جسدين
اتفس واحد
وحش
بالف قلب
Two bodies
One breath
A beast with
A thousand hearts

جسدين
اتفس واحد
نبضة و احدة
تحضن الكون 
Two bodies
One breath
One pulse engulfs
The world
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That's pretty awesome.
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+Eric Fabiaschi talks about a glorious hybrid of World of the Lost and Hyperborean swords and sorcery!
http://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/2016/04/some-thoughts-on-using-world-of-lost.html
So last night it was time to get together with friends and start talking campaign development and DM round robin duties. World of the Lost somehow became the center of the conversation last night and beer was involved but it ...
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+Kymberlyn Reed that's the actual offical cover art for World of The Lost
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LUSUS NATURAE
If you do not have a copy of this monstrous manual for OSR games (specifically LotFP, but it works with all of 'em), then you should propitiate Abyzou through ritual sacrifice acquire this 130-page full-color hardcover. Price, including shipping: $30 US, $40 outside US. Paypal preferred. Contact me or comment below for details!

REVIEWS:

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/147685/Lusus-Naturae

http://jerreth-esq.blogspot.com/2015/07/lusus-naturae-narcosa-nsfw-impressions.html

http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3139-Why-A-GM-Can-Never-Have-Too-Many-Bestiaries#.VyHmXtUrLC0
Lusus Naturae - Lusus Naturae is a bestiary for Lamentations of the Flame Princess (and other old-school games), featuring 103 face-melt
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I have both books and highly recommend them.
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CDC: Chandler Disease Containment, a homemade expansion for Pandemic that I designed. My son created some of the artwork; the rest came from photos.
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+jim havoc Pandemic is published by Z-Man Games (http://www.zmangames.com ), but I haven't played the new edition yet. I'm still playing the first edition from 2007. As for my homebrew expansion, it's not official, so I haven't made it publicly available. Just figured I'd show off a bit of DIY insanity!
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Congratulations to my wife, +Heather Maxwell Chandler, who today celebrates 20 years in the video game industry! Her last game, Never Alone, won a BAFTA award for Best Debut Game, she's currently a senior producer at Epic, and she's going to be presenting at this year's GDC:
http://schedule.gdconf.com/session/how-we-introduced-ux-to-epic-games-production-pipeline
Hope the next 20 years are just as fun, Sunshine!
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I won't hold my breath :)
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Caption from their FB page: "Escaped with 11 minutes on the clock and the record holders of finding the Formula the fastest!" Yes, we survived the escape room (if you don't know what I'm talking about, I describe them here: http://bit.ly/1UpB53V), and I have to say, the people at Raleigh Room Escapes did a few things which caught us off-guard. Shan't go into details, but we were startled more than once. Tough room; it has a 70% failure rate, but we made it out. Great experience! I now want to do three room escapes in a single night so that it feels like a dungeon crawl.
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I ALONE HAVE ESCAPED TO TELL THEE!
Que pasa, people? It's been a while! Been dealing with a bunch of stuff, some wonderful, some miserable. The good news includes a new video game I'm working on, and it's going to be a beauty. Lots of fun. I've made a bunch of progress on ViewScream, and also, World of the Lost is finished (barring any final tweaks from J-Rag). As for the bad news, well, you know me, I don't talk about it much. I believe it's much healthier to bottle the misery up inside so it can fester while I seethe.

I'll tell you about one fun thing I've been doing: room escapes. If you don't know what that is, you pay money to get locked in a room. Then you try to escape (thus the name, natch).

The room's full of all these clues -- one of them was this murder mystery, and there were all these maps and diaries and photos and newspaper clippings. By putting together the pieces of the puzzle, we eventually figured out who committed the murder, and along the way, we found the code that we needed to type into the electronic door-lock in order to exit the room. You've got a time limit -- usually an hour -- and after that, they open the door and they tell you that your time is up and you have lost.

We've done two escapes (at a place called Bull City Escape, in Durham), and they were hilarious fun. Obviously, we won both of them, and we got out of the room in record time. By the by, "we" is my Dungeons and Dragons group (which is also my paintball group, my laser tag group, my board game group, my "dads bring kids over for playdates" group, and my beer-drinking movie night group).

Our next room escape apparently has a person in zombie costume/makeup chained to the wall in the room, and every few minutes, the chain gets let out a bit, so the zombie starts lurching around the room while you're trying to figure out all the clues. If you get touched, you "die" and can't participate except verbally. Sounds insane! There's also a room called "The Brewery" which is right up our alley, but I don't know if you're allowed to do it while drunk. Seems like that'd be a prerequisite, no?

For me, room escapes are a bit like being in an old-school dungeon. You know the kind, where your adventurers find a weird key, and there's a mirror, and a pool of water, and a flask, and a weird-looking map, and then in this other room you've got some weird runes on the wall... and so on. Watching the players put it all that nonsense together is great fun. But actually being in that room? Working with your friends to solve all these weird riddles and puzzles while the clock counts down? Roaring in triumph when you solve a major puzzle and you get one step closer to escape? Nothing like it. Great times.

Anyhow, after the room escape, we usually go out for bacon-burgers and beer, and one time, we went to a karaoke bar and I belted out "Wanted Dead or Alive," so after the zombie room escape, I'm probably going to take a shot at some Night Ranger. "YAH MOTORIN! WHAT'S YER PRICE FOR FIGHTS?" <swig of beer> "CAN IIIII BEEEE MISTER RIGHT?"

And so that's my life right now. How you been doin'?
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I figured. But it was my awkward way of saying "we miss you at camp."
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I write stories and dialogue for video games. I've worked for Sony, Gameloft, Kabam, and Ubisoft. My titles include SOCOM 4, MAG, and Rainbow Six: Lockdown.
Employment
  • Video Game Story Designer
    Writer, 2006 - present
  • Ubisoft
    Story Designer, 2003 - 2006
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Novelist, video game writer, RPG designer
Introduction
I've been writing video games since 2003. I also create tabletop RPG books (including Teratic Tome, ViewScream, and Lusus Naturae).

Author of two novels: The Astounding Antagonists, a tale of supervillains looking to pull of the ultimate heist (and maybe save the world in the process); and Hexcommunicated, an urban fantasy novel set in a world of cybernetic werewolves, undead spies, and Lovecraftian WMDs. Both available at Amazon.

Feel free to add me to your circles! I'm especially interested in (and often post about):
  * Tabletop role-playing games
  * Comic books
  * Horror novels and movies
  * Urban fantasy
  * Sci-fi TV
  * Daikaiju eiga
  * Metal (thrash, death, and black)
  * Video game development

Bragging rights
Lectured in Moscow. Pitched a video game in Paris (successfully). Worked with Fear Factory on a video game soundtrack. Author of The Game Writing Handbook, which was a finalist for the Game Developer Front Line Awards.
Education
  • Longwood University
    English, 1995 - 2000