What is it about villains that draw us in? We love Spike and Angelus, we adore Ganandorf and Bowser and we are obsessed with Loki and The Joker. They are complicated characters who have layers that we thrive on.
Table-top games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Rifts, Worlds of Darknes and many others thrive on their villains. Vecna and Strahd from D&D, The Whispering Tyrant from Pathfinder, Arasaka from Cyberpunk and The Unholy from Vampire of the Requiem. These villains haunt our games and we love them for it.
In a hidden library, deep in the bleed that resides between universes, lives the librarian known as Castor Cain. This library is filled with scrolls, tomes and books all about the various evils and villains of the multiverse. With a fresh pot of tea, Castor will help you in your research – be you a hero on a quest or a would-be bad with plans of conquest – and tell you everything you need to know.
Each episode is a deep dive into a singular villain. Castor looks at who these villains are, he examines the evil that they do and ponders why we love to hate them.
I am an avid dice slinger. I have been doing it for years and I don’t see it ending anytime soon. I love building characters, running game and making worlds. None of this should be a surprise to anyone as I do the exact same thing as a writer. In fact, being a DM for Dungeons and Dragons is what help me become an author. Some of my best moments in life have been at a table, with friends by my side, a character sheet in one hand and the dice that will decide my fate in the others. It doesn’t get much better then this.
Now, after many years of playing, I get to give back to the D&D world with the hopes that someone else will have those same great moments that I did.
I released my first supplement this week and it touches on one of my fav classes – Warlocks. Back in 3.x, the warlock was flavourless. It was just a unrefined arcane caster. In 4e they became someone who made a deal for power. They were people who desperate, power hungry or eager for magic when the weave changed. In 5e they went further with it. Now a patron are just as varied as the warlocks they work with. Who a patron is and what they want is just as important as the warlock themselves. My first D&D supplement dives into the well of patrons and give something that will really bring your warlock to the next level.
It’ll Only Cost You A Soul: A Warlock’s Guide to Patrons Are you a warlock looking for a patron? Do you have a soul to trade? Then this guide is for you. This guide will show you various patrons looking to make a deal. The guide contains write-up and stats for patrons of each design. They will give you history, motivation and even secrets for each of the creature looking to make a deal.
Bring your game to next level by giving your warlock a patrons that your entire table will remember.
This warlock’s guide gives players and DM nine different patrons to use. Each is given a write-up of the patron’s history, goals, motivation and future plans. It has details on what type of warlock they look for and what they need them to do. It even includes stats for combat because —- there is always that one player.
Will your warlock swear loyalty to a unicorn, a mad lich or will your paladin/warlock make a deal with the sentient Holy Avenger?
It’s been five years since Ben’s first book – Never Been To Mars – launched. We are celebrating the anniversary with a series of surprises and releases for fans, both old and new.
We have dubbed 2018 as the Year of the Ben!
We are celebrating with SEVEN – count them 7 – special releases, all in the Ben-Verse! Our surprises will be revealed throughout the year. Some will be new products, some will be new releases an some will just be SURPRISING! #yearoftheben
We’ll keep you updated here. STAY TUNED as each card is revealed.
This is fun time of the year where I get to give away free books to eager readers. It’s not often that I get to do this so I very am excited too be able to give the gift of the written word. All you have to do is enter by clicking HERE!!
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES
1 of six (6) physical books – signed however you want them
All contestants must submit the form but aside from that there are additional ways to win. Between September 10, 2017 – Sept 30, 2017 do the following to get ballots
Sign up for the drawing by clicking on the button below or here – 1 Ballot
Share this link on twitter and tag @42webs – 1 Ballot
Share this link on Facebook and tag Larry Gent – 1 Ballot
Smile – PRICELESS (This doesn’t get you a ballot but, hey, we can all smile a lil more)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Just by signing up you’ll get a free ebook. See, you’re already getting books just by signing up.
Winners of any additional ebooks will receive an email to coordinate delivery via email.
Winners of any physical books will be contacted by email to coordinate delivery via snail mail.
Q – What if I don’t want the book made out to somebody other than me?
A – It’s your book. Do you want me to sign it to your significant other? I’ll do that. If you want me to sign it to your grandma? I’ll do that. Do you want me to sign it to you cat? I’ll do that. [Funny story: I’ve done that at a con before. I wrote most of the dedication in meows. I thought it was purrrrfect]
Q – Where can I get the book shipped?
A – To your home? I dunno. Pretty much anywhere. We’ll figure that out via email when you win.
Q – What can I do with my epub after I’ve got it?
A – Whatever you want. Share it with friends and family. Read it to your dog. Use it as a bedtime story for you cat. It’s yours. Enjoy!
Q – Why are you doing this act of good? Are you Santa? Are you Batman? Are you both?
A – Hush!! The secret of Bat-Santa must remain just that, a secret.
I am proud to announce that my two books – the award winning NEVER BEEN TO MARS and its sequel TO MONEY AND A TV – is now available for purchase at Monster Comic Lounge.
Monster Comic Lounge is located at 2089 Gottingen St, Halifax.
So if you missed the last book signing or you’ve been unable to pick up a copy of my new book, you can purchase a signed copy of either book at Monster Comic Lounge.
Monster Comics Lounge contains new and used board games, card games and role playing! It has all the latest comics, over 125000 back issues and a huge selection of action figures and collectibles!
You can find more about Monster Comics Lounge and their events, like Free Comic Book Day and Magic The Gathering pre-releases activities and events and even sales by dropping into their store or following them on twitter @MonsterCL_Hfx
To Money and a TV, the sequel to Never Been to Mars, is now out! Yippee! (did I just yippee? Oh god!). When Never Been to Mars was release there was a wait for the ebook edition. That is NOT the case for To Money and a TV.
THE EBOOK IS ON SALE NOW!! YIPPEE (damn it, again?)
Today is December 1st, 2015. Today To Money and a TVgoes on sale. This book, the follow-up to my award winning debut Never Been to Mars, has been a couple years in the making and I’m proud to see it finally released.
You can order the book online! You can even purchase the ebook!
My name is Benedict Thompson and I am a superhero. With a single touch I can read an item’s past. I can tell you who used that pen before you, I can describe how that shoe was made and I can describe everything that has been done on that motel room bed.
Not every superpower is a blessing.
Benedict has never been the same since coming home from Iraq but he’s getting better. He’s rejoined the lives of his family, he’s keeping busy with work, he has a kinda-sorta-but-not-really girlfriend and his Netflix queue has just expanded.
Everything’s coming up Benedict!
When an evil movie quoting sniper starts taunting him over the phone, Benedict gets worried.
When the sniper starts killing people and leaving items from Benedict’s past at the crime scenes, Benedict gets scared.
When his kinda-sorta-but-not-really girlfriend wants to have the relationship talk, Benedict gets terrified.