Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday Fiction and Gaming

Some quite good free fiction and gaming items today, including new fiction from Yoon Ha Lee, who was recently published in Clarkesworld, a new issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, one of the best 'zines published, with fiction and audio fiction, and complete RPG games. And more!

Today's illustration is for the latest issue of Aphelion.
 "A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel" by Yoon Ha Lee. [Science Fiction]
"Among the universe’s civilizations, some conceive of the journey between stars as the sailing of bright ships, and others as tunneling through the crevices of night. Some look upon their far-voyaging as a migratory imperative, and name their vessels after birds or butterflies."
@Beneath Ceaseless Skies: "Bone Diamond" by Michael John Grist. [Fantasy]
"I do not know then that it will be the end of everything I know."
@Beneath Ceaseless Skies: "My Father’s Wounds" by Ferrett Steinmetz. Fantasy]
"It’s hard to believe he knows I’ll stab him with that knife. Even harder to believe he’s eager for me to do it. But that’s my father; he thinks the world of his precious daughter."
@Cosmos Magazine: "Love in Balance" by Liz Coley. [Science Fiction]
@Daily Science Fiction: "The Girl in the Wooden Dress" by Angela Rydell.
Now Posted: Aphelion Webzine #154. [Science Fiction and Fantasy]
@Free eBooks Daily:
"The Abandoned Edge of Avalon" by Eden Tyler.
"Storm World: Rise Of The Stormbearer" by Jonathan DeCoteau.
"Storm World: The Wave Dancer" by Jonathan DeCoteau.
"Storm World: Speaker Of The Gods" by Jonathan DeCoteau.

@Beneath Ceaseless Skies: "Ink and Blood" by Marko Kloos. [Fantasy]
@LibriVox: "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne, read by many readers [Adventure]

Fan Audio
@Pendant Productions: Episode 59 of Star Trek: Defiant.

@DriveThruRPG: "X-plorers RPG (FREE No Art Version)"
"Put on your space suit, charge your ray rifle, and flip ignition on an outer-space adventure! Imagine if the first RPG had been one of interplanetary adventure-rules-light, fast-paced, and inspired by a passion for science fiction. In X-plorers, you're part of a group of galactic troubleshooters on the look out for the next job-whether it be salvage, search, or rescue on an alien world."

@DriveThruRPG: "Dragon Brigade: Opening Salvo" from Margaret Weis Productions.
"Enter the swashbuckling fantasy world of Aeronne, where dragons and airships clash over floating continents, and where a quick wit or a swift blade can end a career or start a war. In the Opening Salvo of the Dragon Brigade RPG, you take on the roles of the Cadre of the Lost, the heroes of the new novel SHADOW RAIDERS by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes, as they engage in a search and rescue operation in the dragon lands of Rosia. Take up arms and ready your magical sigils! The Opening Salvo has been launched!"

@RPG Creatures: [Monster] "Darratha"
"With senses always alert to the smell of evil, seeking eagerly for a trace of their cradle, some Darratha mysteriously manage to find a master to guide them. Several adept mages of demonology and necromancy have found a Darratha waiting on their doorstep, anxious to be led"

@Ancient Vaults & Eldrich Secrets: [Magic Item] "Diadem of Man"
@Ancient Vaults & Eldrich Secrets: [Spell] "Unnerving Stare" and "Radiate Alignment"
@Ancient Vaults & Eldrich Secrets: [Monstera] "Yokitai" and "Nubizo"
@and the sky full of dust: [Monster] "Granite and Sandstone Giants"
@DriveThruRPG: "GROMM: Cogs of the Covenant, Faction Pack"
@A Field Guide to Doomsday: [Monsters] "Rocketjaw" and "Blacktop" Mutant Future.
@The Land of Nod: "Mu-Pan Eastern Encounter XII"
@The Land of Nod: [Monster Races] "Eaoro and Ustte"
@Netherwerks: "Five More Scenario-Seeds or Plot-Hooks for the Obelisk Terrain Tiles"
@Sea of Stars: [Magic Item] "Poet’s Book"

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