By Sam Swicegood
Fifteen years after an alien invasion, Gail, a seventeen-year-old girl raised mostly in solitude, wanders through the slowly-crumbling world in search of a family she has never known. When she runs into a snarky “computer witch” named Crow, she becomes embroiled in a plan to take down the oppressive Mori: a 4000-year-old enemy of Earth. The two are joined by other people in on this plan, including a US marine trapped inside an experimental power suit, and a knife-throwing con man.
When Gail accidentally kills the younger brother of the self-proclaimed “Duke of the East,” Gail is branded a criminal. While she traverses a post-technology world, Gail learns the importance of a “found family,” while also discovering the truth about her own heritage and growing ever closer to her new friend Crow. She also learns that the Mori are planning a mass extermination of humans, and she may be the only key to stopping them.
No Place is an homage to one of the first legendary fearless women of fiction, Dorothy Gale, and is a post-apocalyptic retelling of L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The Wizards on Walnut Street
By Sam Swicegood
When a well-respected corporate sorcerer is murdered, his eldest child Andy moves to Cincinnati to investigate, discovering a magical society bubbling just under the surface of the mundane world. Encountering odd characters such as an Incubus barista, a knife-happy security guard, and an enchanted espresso machine, Andy uncovers a plot to overthrow the magical society’s hierarchy.
The Wizards on Walnut Street plays with fantasy tropes and juxtaposes goblins, unicorns and dragons into our modern world in a way that is both satisfying and hilarious. Grab a cup of coffee and hand onto your Employee Handbook; it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
by Kyle Lampert
Many years ago, a wealthy businessman left behind a trust whose sole purpose was to investigate the paranormal activities of a small Kentucky town. After the murder of a researcher performing routine demographic surveys, journalist Kyle Lampert investigates.
by Elsewhere Media
In a slowly-dying solar system, mankind is guided by fate and a devotion to society. The truth, however, is far more sinister than would be believed. Do you march in line with society, or forge your own path? The world of Cold Start is a study in humanity, sociology, techno-dependence and the power of misinformation. Dive into political intrigue, hunt down wanted criminals, and resist corruption by dark forces in this sci-fi thriller.
This is the public beta of Cold Start published for use at upcoming playtests at GenCon and as a proof-of-concept for Kickstarter. it is a post-apocalyptic tabletop RPG using custom rules, an original setting, and an imaginative sandbox-style system.