Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Spring Challenge is live at Dragon Hearts RPG

THG StarDragon Publishing is pleased to forward this announcement from Dragon Hearts RPG, for which I write the challenges for.



Leprechauns and Clurichauns have returned, the gates to the land of the Fae flung wide upon the Tor deep within the forest. Rainbows abound as Spring begins her return. Find and visit them all to find out what sort of chaos exists today!

To celebrate the change in the seasons everyone has been given a "Lucky 2021 Clover" and "Equinox Crystal A 2021" visit your inventory to use them!

Also shenanigans is happening at the Coffee Empire and Thieves' Guild! Visit them in Rhian to see what's up!


www.dragonheartsrpg.com

Friday, December 18, 2020

Impending server maintenance

 Regarding www.DragonHeartsRPG.com from the site owner/maintainer:

The site will be down sometime in the near future while the server goes through maintenance, any lost stamina/magic will be replaced once we're back up.


My publishing site, www.thgstardragon.com is also hosted on the same server and will also go down for maintenance when Obsidian/Rowan works on the common server.

The publishing blog will be unaffected for the most part as it is with a different host, although some of the links on the sidebar leading to the main site will be temporarily down during that maintenance. I do not know yet when exactly it will be done.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Dragonhearts Dragonmas 2020 challenge is live and free to play

The Dragonmas challenge is now live at https://www.dragonhearts.rpg and available to play. This year Fetu plans to rescue Dragonmas with his usual ulterior and questionable motives.

Completing the challenge will unlock the new area that has been on the back burner for years. Players are advised to make sure their email address is up to date and valid, as we are nearing being able to push live some changes that will necessitate a password reset. Behind the scenes stuff is much closer to being ready.

This announcement is not as a paid promotion but as an announcement regarding a project that I work on, as I am the quest/challenge/lore writer for Dragon Hearts RPG (DH) and the on-staff nag. I've not had to do much nagging or whip cracking lately since Obs/Rowan has had more coding time available. The tutorial video on site usage is on hold until the big changes are in place.




#dragons #textbased #roleplay #quirky

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Friday, December 4, 2020

2020 Shirt Available

 I intended to have this uploaded and ready last month. The image was done I just had not gotten to uploading.

Buy on Zazzle! 


Men's: https://www.zazzle.com/murphys_2020_mens_t_shirt-235665043852220722
Women's: https://www.zazzle.com/murphys_2020_womens_t_shirt-235175749185424267

Or buy in men's, women's, or children's on Threadless: https://THGStarDragon.threadless.com/designs/murphy-2020-t-shirt



Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Second Annual Lacy Day Is Today

 The various Spirits and Powers of The Dreaming Twilight and the Lands of Nisa invite you to join them in our Second Annual Lacy Day celebration.

Lacy Musketeer, or Lacy Aria Wolfram, is one of the creators and originators of the Lands of Nisa and the Dreaming Twilight and was a large part of Rocket City (all areas in Second Life). After her death in August of 2019 in addition to yearly memorials it was decided to have yearly celebrations of her birth and life by the denizens of the Dreaming Twilight.

Second Life is a game to some and a platform to others, used by various groups to either game, teach classes, mingle (even before a certain pandemic). Some separated game time and real life. Others have no separation and their time in Second Life is an extension of their real life. Grief and Love are both powerful forces, and just as real in any location.

This event is not about Grief though, but Love and Life. 


This year's prompts are:

(Prompts and Image courtesy of Oscelot Halaan, Lacy Day planner)
Hope: What does hope mean to you? Is it the comfort of a loved one? A light in the dark? Something else entirely?

Winter: For some, winter is harsh and unwelcome. For others, it's a welcome restorative break from the rest of the year. What does winter mean to you? What are your most (or least favorite parts of winter?

Shrine: The things we decide to enshrine say a lot about us, both personally and as a society. What do you choose to enshrine? What are your favorite shrines?

Here's the DT parcel link, there's no set time and people may be in and out, join us or take part remotely and drop a link below to anything you've made inspired by these prompts. 

Dreaming Twilight (Nisa) parcel in Ontario: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ontario/250/174/57


As for myself I have much to do today and not enough spoons. I will be conserving my bandwidth in hopes of being able to facilitate the Sunday Library time in Trotsdale later today and will share anything that I manage to do sometime tomorrow as my workload today is larger than I expected.

The Dreaming Twilight Facebook Page is here: https://www.facebook.com/Dreaming-Twilight-763540290473481/


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Petition Regarding Audible Audiobook Return Policy

 I signed this petition because I do not believe in charging authors or deducting from author royalties for audiobook (or other format) returns. Currently apparently Audible allows returns up to a year even after listening to the entire book. Authors generally do not get much in the way of royalties as it is. It is my opinion that returning a book after listening to or reading the whole thing is theft. It is different if borrowing, but there is a definite borrowing process already in place, thus they are different. There is also the fact that in the case of downloaded audiobooks there is NO physical product to return, it was all delivered digitally in the first place.

In the case of returns I do not deduct from the royalties that I sent out to authors (which only go out once enough has accrued to send the transactions). These are transactions that I would be eating the damage from on titles released through my company.

I realize that there are reasons a person may want to return a book or audiobook and get a refund. Accidental purchase, such as by a child I could see. A refund after reading or listening to simply because they didn't like it though does not seem a valid reason to me. I am including the link below for any that might also feel moved to sign.

What are your views on audiobook returns as an audiobook consumer, as an author, as an audiobook performer, a publisher, or even a distributor? Do your thoughts vary on them based on your position in the industry? Do your thoughts on returns and charging the authors differ between book formats, such as print, ebook, or digital?

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Dragon Hearts RPG Halloween/Samhain seasonal challenge is live

Samhain or Halloween is here. The leaves fall and crunch below feet after blazing in glory. The nights are filled with even more magic. Not all is quite right in Rhiana though and the air does not carry the usual smells. What's going on? Is is safe to take the hatchlings out? Find out here: www.dragonheartsrpg.com

Dragon Hearts is a text based role playing game that I particularly enjoy writing the seasonal and permanent challenges and quests for. When I was brought on board for the challenge and lore writer position the specific requirement set for me was quirky. One does not find many dragon centered games that are silly or quirky.