Insurgent Earth Notes 1

Last week’s Insurgent Earth mission was postponed due to Real Life commitments, so here’s a short post to go over some basics of the game instead. For those already familiar with Exploit Zero and Nightwatch, IE will be another Solo/Cooperative game. In this case, players take the role of Resistance fighters struggling against alien invaders […]

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The Slog

Wife and I finally got Covid. (Happy Easter, eh?) I’m on the mend but it really took the wind out of my sails. After-effects are hanging on. On a positive note, it looks like there’s another Osprey rule book in my future. So that’s cool. More info on that story as it unfolds.

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First Post of 2022

Trying to kick off the new year right, I’m pleased to say ‘Fits and Orisons‘ is now available. A collection of five of my short stories, if you like your near future, spec-fiction with a dose of strange, this should scratch that itch. Click HERE for your copy. This trade paperback contains ‘The Stones Remember’, […]

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Quick Announcement

Only Slightly Off-Topic For those of you who play Exploit Zero, my latest novella, Soul Cache is available for Kindle. Set in EZ’s future, fictional, New Kowloon, it’s a crime thriller technoir piece about an aging homicide detective risking life and sanity to stop a serial killer. His only leads are the victims’ last moments […]

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The Hunt for Sotet Kez

A NIGHTWATCH AAR A quick NW three-act to fill the sessions between play test games and longer RPG campaigns, the CCWC decided it was time to hunt down a disgraced former chamberlain – Orban Groz – who had been accused of sedition and treachery against his King. Groz escaped the palace before he could be […]

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ZONA ALFA: KONTRABAND

NOW AVAILABLE AT WARGAME VAULT and AMAZON *** KONTRABAND – More Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone. 1. What is KONTRABAND? Kontraband is a set of supplementary rules for Osprey Wargames’ Zona Alfa, Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone. While built on the core game, Kontraband is better described as a variant than […]

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Day 1: Krasny Rog

Currently play testing KONTRABAND, a supplement for ZONA ALFA- Salvage and Survival in the Exclusion Zone. These rules are designed for Solo/Cooperative games where players command a small team of veteran stalkers facing mysterious hazards and dangerous hostiles deep in the Zone’s center. OVERVIEW Yesterday’s game featured a straightforward Acquisition mission: recover artifacts from two […]

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Pavels at the 107

*a quick Anomaly terrain piece for ZONA ALFA/KONTRABAND. Pavels at the 107 The Nuretsky brothers, Big Pavel and Little Pavel, are on a job for the trader, Savak Tul, delivering food and ammo to a stalker camp on the southern perimeter. They stop for the night near a well-known landmark: the ‘107’ – an abandoned […]

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Free Fiction

SOUL CACHE – a Cyberpunk Crime Thriller set in New Kowloon. Current fiction project, a technoir murder story set in the fictional mega city I use in my personal Hardwired games. An aging detective resorts to illegal software in the hunt for a brutal and methodical serial killer. Here are the first Ten Chapters in […]

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Initiate Hostile Takeover

Pleased to announce HARDWIRED: HOSTILE TAKEOVER is now available. The third Hardwired rule book, Hostile Takeover is set against the same gritty, cyberpunk backdrop, only now players have the opportunity to command their own security force in the midst of a corporate war. In HW:HT, your elite Agents command small, multi-model tactical units: fire teams […]

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