Authors and Dragons: Episode 1

So what happens when a bunch of authors RPG together online? Drew Hayes put together a group to find out. So I've been talking about it for a while, but as of today I can finally share with you guys the first episode of our reckless attempt at a Pathfinder game: Authors & Dragons. Our first game is up and the next will be recorded next week, so get it at the ground floor to rub in everyone else's face. And don't forget to leave us questions and reviews! The list of authors include: Robert Bevan, Rick Gualtieri, John Hartness, Rob Kroese, and Joseph Brassy.You can find the first episode on...

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Paradox – Chapter 31

“Two minutes, sir,” the copilot said over his shoulder.Director Thorton nodded as he patted the copilot’s shoulder. “Drop the ramp now,” he ordered over the radio.The flight engineer responded with a quick acknowledgement and moved to the controls. “Clear the ramps! Clear the ramps! Door opening!”The V-22 Osprey bumped and rattled as it rapidly descended and required headsets for anyone inside due to the loud environment. The noise inside grew louder, first from the high-pitch whine of the hydraulic ramp in the rear of the aircraft as it lowered, and then from the sound of the rushing...

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Paradox – Chapter 30

“What?” screamed Bill Grayson as he ran to the window and pulled open the blinds. “Why would you call the JTF, Amanda? They’ll arrest Alaina because of them!” Bill rubbed his face as his eyes darted between his uninvited guests.“Unlike you, brother dear, I have never cooperated with the JTF even when threatened with prison. Maze?”Maze leaned forward and closed his eyes briefly before reopening them. “They are almost here. Bill, they don’t want Archangel. They only want Michael.”Bill laughed. “Isn’t that comforting, but Daniel Lehrer is not known for compassion. If he thinks...

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Paradox – Chapter 29

“If you’re going to stay,” Bill Grayson said as he poured his bourbon bottle and filled a shot glass, “I might tell you more about Detroit. You need to understand what kind of people you will face and why I’m not letting my daughter get involved.”“Yes, please enlighten everyone on your colossal screw up, oh fearless leader” Maze responded. Michael noticed that Maze did not move very far from the door and refused the offer for a chair by Alaina. Things were already tense enough between the two former Old Guard rivals, but the pacing and casual looks out the window just made it worse.Bill...

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Website Downtime

Hi everyone! This week has been a mess for ThePenintheStone.com and PenandCapeSociety.com. If you don't follow my Twitter (and you should :) then you know that our host server, already extremely slow, died four days ago. Since that time, both websites have gone up and down with alert flying all around email land. The site HTTP would work but PHP would not or Cpanel would not respond. It was a frustrating few days of email yelling at Arvixe and complaining on Twitter. Since you are reading this, you know that both sites are back up. And guess what? The server is responding faster now. Imagine that....

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Updates and News

First, congratulations to my friend, Drew Hayes, for releasing Undeath & Taxes, book 2 about Fred the Vampire accountant. It is currently in the Top 5 in several categories. If you missed it on Twitter yesterday, Drew and I had an impromptu interview about Super Powereds, NPCs/Split the Party, a Fred movie, and, most importantly, The Flash - comic, TV show, and animation.Yes, I know, no new chapter last night. Sorry, I have three deliveries this week for my real job appropriately on the topics of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical warfare. These are definitely not happy courses. I chatted...

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Paradox – Chapter 28

“We don’t know who the pilots are,” Scimitar said walking through the wreckage of a smoking helicopter.The remains of two charred mundane bodies were outside of the vehicle wreckage. After he discovered the cockpit and found the dead pilots, Justice ripped out the seats and dropped the still smoking bodies away from the burning wreckage to preserve evidence. Director Thorton gave the bodies only a cursory glance before entering the wreckage. His Harris armor would protect him from the heat and smoke so he did not worry about the danger now that Justice had pulled the fuel tanks away from...

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Paradox – Chapter 27

“Wait, wait,” Michael said waving his hands at Maze and Orbital Strike, “Judge was in Detroit that night? I thought the official reports put him in California until he got called to help with the fires?”Maze’s voice boomed as he laughed. “Do you think the U.S. government wanted their poster boy to be part of the biggest cluster fuck Enhanced operation on American soil? Judge was the hero saving lives in Southern California under the strict guidance of Washington D.C.. If he returned to his old team and burned down a major metropolitan center, the scandal might have taken down the entire...

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Paradox – Chapter 26

Detroit - 15 Years AgoA warm autumn breeze blew along the Detroit river over the staging area just out of Riverside park. Orbital Strike smiled as the threat of rain diminished throughout the afternoon as every major hero from east of the Mississippi river assembled in the Motor City to take down most of the FBI’s most-wanted Enhanced criminals including Herr Metall. The needed this victory after the destruction in Los Angeles and increasing calls for federal regulations of Enhanced activity.Despite the press releases afterwards, the decision to elect Bill Grayson the new leader of The Old Guard...

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Paradox – Chapter 25

“Yes?” the red-haired woman asked through the small crack in her door.Michael squirmed. This is not how he intended to visit. Although he wore a new clean shirt from Maze, the older Enhanced was much more broad-shouldered than him and the shirt hung down loosely off his body. He did not look like most mundanes even though his time in prison did not allow exercise, but he had lost some of the muscle  weight he gained during training. Maze did not have any pants that would fit him so Michael rolled down the prison jumpsuit and wrapped the long sleeves around his waist. The bullet wound...

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