Wow, long time since I posted last…

I’ve been busy writing. Not a lot of time for crafting or gaming lately. I’ll get back in the swing of things, just have to get this second novel written. 🙂

Warrior now available on

My first fantasy novel, “Warrior: The War Chronicles: Book I” is now on Here is the blurb I wrote to describe the book:

The Testing Time has arrived. The world is falling into darkness. Lirak, a young forest-dwelling stone-chipper has become a pawn in the eternal battle of the Gods. Born of an outsider mother, feared by superstitious villagers, distrusted and resented by his own brother, Lirak must fight back an invading army while learning how to control the destructive powers that boil inside him. Lirak’s path from simple stone-age villager to heroic warrior is only the first part of a much longer and more dangerous journey.

And here’s the final cover and map:

Warrior Cover w text

Final Map9

Moving the game room…

Well, after bragging about what a great game room I had set up in our basement, we decided that we had a more important use for the basement (to give my son a place to do his own thing), so I am moving all my stuff into my son’s old bedroom, which I will turn into a craft/writing/home office room.

Some might remember that when we moved to this house a little over a year ago, we had to move from a much bigger house so everything got cramped. Since then I’ve added stuff to my collection of game equipment AND raw crafting materials. Plus I had all my books, guitars and telescope equipment down there too. So now it’s all crammed in this little room. My next project would appear to be to make this room work, and get it all organized. I think that will mean throwing out about 1/3 of all this stuff. Here’s some pics of the new room…

Room 1 Room 2I clearly have my work cut out for me…

Change of plans…

Hmm… it looks like our moving plans have been put on hold indefinitely. Other things taking precedence.

But, that means I don’t have to pack up the rest of my workshop, at least not now, and I can unpack some of what I’ve packed up. Plus I’ve been doing some more casting lately, so I’ve got quite a collection of blocks I can use to make stuff.

Now it’s just a matter of making stuff. Plus buying a couple more molds from Hirst…

Navigation issue

Huh… so I just noticed that my “older” and “newer” links have disappeared from the bottom of my blog. They reappear (and also appear at the top) if you choose a category, but if you are viewing the blog’s main page with all categories visible, there is no way to navigate to older posts.

I am pretty sure that used to work. Not sure why it stopped, nor what to do about it. On my other self-hosted wordpress blog I’d just edit the appropriate php file, but that’s not doable here.

Anyone have any ideas?

Blog’s not quite dead yet.

It’s only pining for the fjords…

So I finally posted some photos of the stuff I’ve been working on lately. Lots of miscellaneous accessories, including barrels, crates, doors, bags, etc.

I’ve got a lot of these things now. The photos are only a small subset of what I’ve actually painted, and I’ve got more I haven’t painted.

I’m getting pretty set with terrain now… I just need to start using it.