In what's nothing less than a dark dream come true, I'm blown away to have had the opportunity to write a Pathfinder tie-in to Hideyuki Kikuchi and Yoshitaka Amano's legendary Vampire Hunter D. The product provides an overview of D's dark fantasy world; a new Pathfinder RPG class, the Vampire Hunter; rules for making characters in the vein of D's adventures (including options for having a fiend possessed hand; a new type of vampire; and a short adventure that thematically ties into Stranger Comics's Message from Mars series.
Boundless thanks to Sarah Robinson for making the book look incredible, to Amanda Hamon Kunz for her signature superlative development work, to editors Judy Bauer, Chris Carey, Josh Vogt, Joe Pasini, and Jessica Price for making me not sound like a damned fool, and to Erik Mona, Scott McLean, and the crews at Unified Pictures and Stranger Comics for setting up the project and for having me along!
As an unabashed fan of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s work and Yoshitaka Amano’s art, this was an absolute honor to write—sharing a credits page with them is still sort of unbelievable. Over all, it really ended up being something special and I hope all you Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars backers dig it!
The Curse of the Crimson Throne has returned! This definitive edition of Pathfinder's second and perhaps most popular Adventure Path collects all six original adventures, updates them to the current edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, adds ton of supplemental content, and packs in even more adventure!
I'm particularly excited about this collection as it features one of my favorite adventures that I've written, "Seven Days to the Grave." If you're not familiar, in Seven Days to the Grave, your heroes must combat a particularly insidious foe: a city-wide plague. Your actions will directly affect how long the plague flourishes, how it's combated, where it spreads, and ultimately how many innocents will fall. It's also the adventure that introduced the iron-masked Gray Maidens to the Pathfinder world, as well as one of my pet characters, Ramoska Arkminos—a nosferatu alchemist seeking the cure for vampirism. If you're the sort who always thought that Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death: would make a great RPG adventure, or who wonders how you could possibly have a plague in a world with magical healing, "Seven Days to the Grave" is right up your alley.
And that just one of the six adventures in this 480-page campaign behemoth where you'll break up crime rings, uncover a cabal of bizarre shapechangers, discover the secrets of an ancient dragon warlord, and pit your might against the magic of an ancient arcane tyrant. Curse of the Crimson Throne is Pathfinder at it's best, and now it's better than ever!
As of E3 I can publicly say that I'm doing writing on State of Decay 2, the sequel to Undead Labs's expansive, open-world zombie horror game, State of Decay. I can't say much more than that for now, but I'm working with some incredible folks and having a blast creating some seriously cool (and @#$%ed-up) material.
State of Decay 2 is slated to release on PC and Xbox in 2017.
You can check out more about the game on the State of Decay 2 site.