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The Purifiers

September 05, 2015

demoIn the Millennium of Purification, a group of Elves and Dwarves join forces to purge the world of the dark magicks they themselves once helped unleash. Is there a chance to make up for their sins of the past and restore order to the world? Find out in the serial fan fic: The Purifiers.

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May 05, 2015

demoSome of the most viewed pages on this site are the O.C.C. List, Race List, and Skills List, all for Palladium Fantasy. This includes material from the various books, along with which book they're located in. This is an invaluable resource for new and experienced gamers alike.

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September 05, 2015

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Living the Fantasy (2015)

 

September 05, 2015

Greetings and Salutations. It's the first weekend of the month again, so that means it's time for my regular update to the site. This month I have added two new monsters: Screecher and Necro-Scythe, both being classified as "Animals." I wrote the Screecher first, and that gave me some ideas to finish up the Necro-Scythe and create a type of link between the two. Though the connection was originally unintended, I think it came out well.

I've also added the new version of Chapter 2 for the Purifiers. I've been working on transitions between scenes, and this time the focus stays mostly on E'Sarinn with a switch over to Lord Wilhelm before the end. I'm not sure it's perfect, but I hope it works well. The chapter remains overall the same as last time, with a few tweaks and a few scenes removed (these will be added in again during Chapter 3).

I also made a few updates to the About Me page. The most notable update here is the new profile picture, since the last one was 10 years old. This new one was taken this year, and features me wearing the Official Palladium "Living the Fantasy" t-shirt. There's also been a few other minor tweaks here and there, as well as adding links to the Sitemap (trying to keep that up to date). That's all for now. Thanks for the interest. Farewell and safe journeys.

 

August 01, 2015

Greetings and Salutations. This has been a good week as my wife and I just celebrated our One Year Anniversary. Yea us! But don't worry, that didn't stop me from finishing work on the Purifier update. For those that don't know, the Purifiers is a serial fan fic I started a while back. Last month I took a poll asking for opinions on how I should continue. There wasn't many responses (less than 10 total). I blame myself for this, as I've had quite a few interruptions in the story since its initial launch. Based on the majority of responses, as well as my personal thoughts on the matter, I've decided to restart the story from the beginning. That means this is the perfect time to refresh yourself with the story (by reading each chapter as it's rewritten) or to jump onboard for the first time.

This time around I'd like to fix some of the editing mistakese I made, try not to rely on a few crutches I was using to compensate for writing weaknesses, and plot out the story better. The first time through I wrote it just to write it. Now I have a better idea of the story I want to tell, and as such I can prelude to future themes and try to lead into each section better. If you're a fan of the old story but don't want to start over, that's fine. The story, as a whole, won't change much. I'll be adding an extra chapter or two that I didn't include before, and the character of Kendroll will be removed and replaced with a different character. That means if you don't want to start over but still continue the story, you can wait until this new version catches up and not have missed much.

I've also added an additional four characters to the Character/NPC page concept section: Archer (Long Bowman), a Psi-Healer and Psi-Mystic (with a connection to each other), and a Speedster archetype (Heroes Unlimited, Mutant). All four were created for one reason or another, and sometimes for custom games making backstories or skills slightly varied from the norm. They can still be useful as is or with minor modifications. During the last month I've also been toying with a few projects, but nothing ready to see publication yet. Farewell and safe journeys to all.

 

July 04, 2015

Greetings and Salutations. Happy Fourth of July to those in the States, and a belated Happy Canada Day to those to the north. No new pages have been added to the site over the last month, but I will update you on what's been going on.

I added the new O.C.C., Races, and Skills from Bizantium and the Northern Islands (by Glen Evans) to the Reference Lists. I also removed the Racial O.C.C. List page, and simply added them to the standard O.C.C. page list (giving them a special heading to still keep them separate). This should make them easier to find for people browsing the page as well as reduce the need to shift between pages. I'd also like to note that I discovered a few Weapon Proficiencies from the main book were left off the old Skill List. Those have been added (as they were included again in Bizantium). Not sure how I missed those, but it's now fixed.

I've also been contacting the old contributors of the Rifter 0.1 project to see if it can be revived or not. To be honest, at this point it may be better off left dead due to various problems. However, I'll wait for Palladium to make their official decision before moving on.

I'd also started a few threads on various forums asking how people wanted me to proceed with the Purifier story. The lack of responses was disappointing to me, but not entirely without reasons considering it's been in limbo for almost a year now. I have no one to blame but myself. As a result, I have made the decision to restart the story from the beginning. For those who are a fan of the original, not much will change. I might clean up the style a bit, but not much else. I will be replacing the young Dwarf, Kendroll, with a different character though (my main reason for starting over). I may also add a new Chapter 3 to help transition between Chapter 2 and the original Chapter 3 (which would become Chapter 4 if I make the change). I'm going to be aiming to get one whole chapter up a month (as opposed to only small sections as in my original setup). That'll be starting next month, if all goes according to plan (fingers crossed).

The reason I don't post as much material as I did in the old days is because I try to get a lot of my newer material published in official sources. If Rifer 0.1 is officially cancelled, the Cultures information will be put back up on the site (and won't be removed again unless Palladium specifically asks me to resubmit it, which I doubt will happen). I know that was an old fan favorite, and I have some regrets of taking it down so it could sit in limbo for the last six years. There's another project (that I never posted on this site, nor have I submitted it to Palladium) that I've been holding off on as well. It's an idea I know Kevin is hesitant on, and am trying to wait for him to review my Land of the South Winds manuscript before proceeding (as I included a small sample in that book). Sometime next year (I haven't decided on an exact date), if Kevin still hasn't reviewed the manuscript or he's decided he doesn't like the idea for the book, I'll start posting segments of it on this site. It's an idea I think fans will really enjoy, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.

I have other ideas for this site as well, but the truth is I've just lacked motivation to do much new material these last few months. Don't worry, I'll still work on the Purifiers regardless. My writing inspiration comes in waves, where I'll be totally unmotivated for weeks or months, and then feel a sudden drive and start knocking out several new projects. So until that next surge of energy comes, I'll continue doing what I can. Thank you for your time and patience, please have a nice day. Farewell and safe journeys for now.

 

May 22, 2015

Greetings and Salutations. Okay, I've returned from the 2015 Palladium Open House and the construction period should be finished. I've updated my Logo to include a copyright symbol crediting Palladium Books for use of its image, along with crediting most of the images in the Flash menu (while also reducing their file size which should help with load times). I may now continue using the images with Palladium's consent. While at the Open House, I also managed to discuss a few other things with Kevin Siembieda, creator of Palladium Books.

I'll be starting work on a new index for Palladium Books, starting with the Rifters. I intend to include all the Table of Contents from each book and collect them into a single, easily searchable web page (and/or PDF) to help serve as a new index. I'll also include things like new O.C.C. and races (even if not mentioned in the table of contents) to aid in searching. While I'm starting with the Rifters, I intend to do this for my entire Palladium Books collection, and I own them all (except a few of the newer ones which I'll collect as I go). Palladium Fantasy will be after the Rifters, probably followed by Rifts, and then the others. This will be a massive undertaking, so don't expect it completed next week or anything. However, every new update to this page should include a general update on the project. Once the Rifters are finished, I'll probably need to resubmit the concept to Palladium for approval, primarily so they can check all the proper Copyright and Trademark type information are in order for legal reasons.

Additions to the site may be slow for a while as I'll also be investigating options to revive the Rifter 0.1 project. I might also be volunteering for a few new projects to help with the official Palladium website. So I'll be busy, and I want you to know that you're not forgotten. I'll also be starting a poll regarding my Purifiers fan fiction over on the Forums of the Megaverse as well as a few of the Facebook pages. I have to avoid spreading myself too thin, but I want to get that started up again and feel confident I can find a way to make this all work. I hope you enjoy the new site. Expect the next update at the start of July (as this is taking the place of my June update), unless something big happens before then. Farewell and safe journeys for today.

 

May 05, 2015

Greetings and Salutations again. Been a while. The site hasn't been update for a while as I've been working on a revamp. I wanted to wait until next week, but decided to publish the new look to troubleshoot in the hopes it'll be fully up and operational in a week or two. Until then, enjoy the new look and please let me know of any problems. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day. Farewell and safe journeys.