Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Superhuman Life

Subject Line: Project Origin Hunter SUCCESS!

We have achieved success with Subject #29, who responded to our "Volunteers needed for research into superhuman abilities.” online ad. We followed all of your detailed requirements for psychological screening. As a child, Subject #29 developed a rich fantasy life centered on superheroes and their amazing abilities, probably due to poor self-image issues. He even requested that we remove a mirror from his room

Up until Subject #29, the results of Project Origin Hunter have obviously discouraged me. I had hoped that, given the psychological profiles of the test group we had gathered, we would have had some type of superhuman response. I had already subjected all the previous subjects to a variety of intense psychological stimuli coupled with life threatening situations and none of them have survived, let alone developed any noticeable degree of superhuman ability. However with Subject #29 being an emancipated minor coupled with the greatest desire to gain superhuman powers, I allowed myself a degree of hope. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quite prepared for what happened next.

Up until I was ready to begin, I had left Subject #29 in total sensory deprivation, while being subjected to various hallucinogenics. The second month he was exposed only to imagery (and audio) of various acts of violence and human brutalities. Finally today he was exposed to Polonium-210.  It was then that he began to change. In the moment of our breakthrough, he absorbed ALL the radiation of the Polonium-210, and all the background radiation in the room. He became something else, a massive monstrosity of dark textured metal and power. He effortlessly broke out of containment, destroying nearly the entire facility in its effort to leave,  and killing the majority of the staff in the process. What was once Subject #29, is now just the creature I now dub Ruin.

I plan to purs

Monday, October 12, 2015

34 things Rite Publishing is working on.

Card Game
  1. Goblin Armies (formerly Code Name: Erlking) likely Kickstarter Fall/Winter 2015-2016. Preparing to do a stock art layout.

  1. Tales of the Grand Stair (Lords of Gossamer & Shadow, anthology). In the Idea stage.

13th Age Roleplaying Game
  1. Tarot Iconics in Editing.
  2. The 13 series.

Fifth Edition Done Rite
  1. 101 2nd Level Spells in development.

Lords of Gossamer & Shadow
  1. The Long Walk manuscript complete, editing complete, in revisions, art complete. Awaiting finalization of the draft.
  2. Addendum: Shapeshifting in editing.
  3. Threats: Threshold Ghosts in development by Jason Durall
  4. No Beast So Fierce adventure by me, manuscript in playtesting/development, art is complete.
  5. Icon Deck: NPCs in layout
  6. Gossamer Worlds #20 by Matt Banach in layout.
  7. Gossamer Worlds: Planet Fiction in layout, preorder available HERE!
  8. Gossamer Worlds: Shatter Light in development, a Print + PDF product
  9. Gossamer Worlds: NullDeath by Robert N. Emerson in development
  10. Gossamer Worlds: (untitled) by Bill Collins in development
  11. Threats: Erebi, Idea stage possible open call for authors.


  1. In the Company of Dragons Expanded: Manuscript in Development (Foreword, Lost Isles, Mythic Draconic Exemplars complete), Foreword and Lost Isles edited,.
  2. Pathways #53 coming in November Patreon running.
  3. Adventure Quarterly #7 Mock layout complete waiting on final interior art.
  4. Martial Arts Guidebook layout waiting on front cover illustration. Roughly 60 page B&W print and PDF.
  5. 101 Not So Random Encounters Desert manuscript in development
  6. Kaidan Campaign Setting in mock layout, final chapters in editing, art orders being placed.
  7. The Secrets of The Divine: Death, Healing, Law, & Madness in development. 
  8. Questhaven Campaign Setting in development with me writing.
  9. 1001 Magic Items mock layout complete, cover art complete, needs interior art
  10. Ultimate Monsters Hero Lab (Book of Monster templates, 101 not so simple monster templates, 101 Monster Feats, 101 Variant Monsters etc.) assigned to the Rite Coder.
  11. In the Company of Fiends in Development.
  12. In the Company of Rakshasa in Development
  13. In the Company of Unicorns in Development (pitch stage)
  14. 10 Kingdom Seeds: (Part 2) in Development
  15. 101 Terrain Spells (part 5) in Development
  16. #30 Bloodrager Organizations
  17. An Occult Adventure in Development. 
  18. The Gateway Pass Adventure Path in Development