Making Art Isn’t Just a Hobby

Over on the Dancing Lights Press website, I published a piece explaining why there’s little or no art in my books. It’s going to be boilerplate in most of the things I release going forward. If you don’t want to stop and read it, I’ll sum up: I see tabletop roleplaying as a verbal medium,…

ReadWriteRoll: A Roleplaying Manifesto

How can you tell better stories with a tabletop roleplaying game? ReadWriteRoll is a system for readers, writers, and roleplayers who love telling stories with friends! It combines familiar d20-style mechanics with story game sensibilities to create a simple system designed around the way stories are constructed. The core mechanic is simple – roll a…

Premise Bundle is Sean’s Pick of the Day

“I’m opening up with a bundle full of “Indie Rock Star” Berin Kinsman‘s Premise products. These are roll-grab-and-go hooks and adventure seeds that you can use to stoke the imagination furnace and get something interesting going at the table. This bundle pretty much sets you up for almost any kind of game for as long as you…

Premise: Weird Fiction – 100 Plot Ideas

Stories at the intersection of fantasy, science fiction, and horror! Click on Full Size Preview for a sample! A premise is the heart of a story summed up in a single sentence. It should provide a general overview of what happens, without spoiling anything. A good premise contains, explicitly or by implication, four key elements…

Light Reading: The Dancing Lights Press Newsletter, 4 June 2017

 Light Talk: The Dancing Lights Press Podcast As if I don’t already have enough on my plate, there will soon be an official podcast. It will be weekly, and my wife Katie and I will be recapping the contents of this newsletter a few days after the new issue is released. In between I want to…