At the Gates – Launching May 7!

It’s been a busy year since I moved back to Japan. The next update for Touching the Abyss is May 8th but my newest tabletop roleplay game, At the Gates, starts crowdfunding on May 7th!

At the Gates is a high fantasy adventure ttrpg inspired by Japanese RPG. A magical disaster cracks the world and some nations race to harness its power and while others race to stop the spread of its destruction.

To sign up for the launch check it out here:

I had 4 other books come out this month to include the preview of At the Gates!

My earlier ttrpgs, They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave! and They Came from [CLASSIFIED]! have released to the public.

They Came from the Cyclops’s Cave! is the latest in the They Came From… line of tabletop roleplaying games. Cyclops’s Cave! sees characters ranging from heroic swordsmen and cunning sorceresses to charming minstrels and agile scoundrels, embarking on quests designed to evoke the majesty of fantasy movies and television shows from the 1940s onward. Whether you’re looking to channel an epic like The Thief of Bagdad or grim fantasy such as The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyclops’s Cave! has everything you need for swashbuckling, noble heroism, and monster slaying.

hey Came from [CLASSIFIED]! is the latest in the They Came From… line of tabletop roleplaying games. [CLASSIFIED]! sees characters ranging from talented adventurers and agency quartermasters, to dashing spies and sexy provocateurs, embracing all the excitement, gadgets, and mayhem of the spy movies and detective TV shows prevalent from the 1960s onward. Whether you’re a Moore-era Bond fan, an aficionado of John Steed and Emma Peel’s adventures, or an Austin Powers-esque swinging cat, [CLASSIFIED]! has everything you need for a groovy, espionage-filled story.

Additionally, I contributed a short story to the charity crime anthology: Burning Down the House: Crime Fiction Incited by the Songs of the Talking Heads.

World Below Now Funding!

I worked on this new dark fantasy / horror table top roleplaying game with Onyx Path Publishing and it’s Backerkit crowdfunding campaign is going live in 7 days! Ed Greenwood of Forgotten Realms joined us on this project. Check out the link to check out this wonderful game!

“Do not concern yourself with what’s above you. From here on out, the only way forward is down.

The World Below provides. But you must dig. You must explore. You must map. You must build. You must defend. The World Below provides, but only to the worthy. 

Your surroundings are horrific and wondrous. Extract gemstones and find natural springs of nourishing water, but be cautious: excavate too far, and you’ll wake the creatures in the walls, the caves, and the Dark.

The World Below is a game of adversity, heroism, terror, and awe. Your characters will overcome or be defeated by terrible beasts, environmental calamities, and Kaos storms ravaging their surroundings and the souls around them. They will chart their journeys, chronicle their tales, and pass their stories down to their descendants, who will in turn become your characters when your old ones perish or retire.

Expect threats and risks, joys, and discoveries. The World Below promises a hard, harsh existence, but when the light of hope gleams in the thick darkness, it feels as bright as the sun.

Unified Only to Survive

Gloom and impenetrable darkness fill the caverns of the World Below, hiding beasts and predators waiting to feed on unwary denizens. Guilds form around the business of curating knowledge of safe spaces, finding food, and studying the World Below. People equip themselves with what they can to survive, bedecking themselves in insect carapaces, woven plants, and silks. They arm themselves with fangs, bones, claws, and ores fashioned as blades and hammers. 

Deep in the lowest mapped point of the World Below is the Well — an endless energy source that generates violet light, purifies water, and blooms hearty foodstuffs. This Well is guarded by entities known only as the Well Liches, who do not share their spoils lightly. The lifespring of this Well is called Kaos, and it radiates out beyond the Well Liches’ reach. When heroes raid the Well for power, they find themselves with a dilemma: Do I keep the power to myself or share it with the worthy?”


Touching the Abyss is now running it’s SFW chapter of the Devil on Webtoons. Check it out there if you prefer to read your comics on an app!

Rat in a Burning Cage is now available in Print on Demand Format from DriveThru RPG! 

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