Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Author's Playing D&D

For the past few Januarys I've been returning to my home stomping grounds of Detroit Michigan for ConFusion.  This past January, I was invited by Peter Brett to join in his annual Dungeons and Dragons game. I've played D&D in the past....way in the past.  In fact, it was over 30 years ago that my friends and my future wife used to get together on Saturday nights to play until dawn.

Peter arranged for the game to be recorded, and has edited and made it available. Here is the full video:

The video has introductions, although I noticed that don't mention their books/projects so let me provide a little more details:

Dungeon Masters

  • Peter V. Brett - bestselling author of The Demon Cycle which includes: The Warded Man, The Desert Spear and The Daylight War
  • Howard Tayler - is both a writer and an artist. His best known work is his space opera comic called Schlock Mercenary.
The Players:
  • Cherie Priest is best known for authoring the steampunk series: Clockwork Century which contains: Boneshaker, Clementine, Tanglefoot, Dreadnought, Ganymede, The Inexplicables, and Fiddlehead.    
  • Rich Morris is also a comic artist who does Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic (YAFGC)
  • Kelley Armstrong is a #1 New York Times Author of so many novels I couldn't possibly hope to list them all. Some of her series include: OtherWorld, Cainsville, Age of Legends, The Blackwell Pages, Darkest Powers & Darkest Rising, Nadia Stafford and a whole host of short fiction.
  • Welsey Chu is a fairly new author. His debut novel The Lives of Tao came out in April 2013, followed by The Deaths of Tao last October.
  • Michael J. Sullivan you of course know...why else would you be here at my blog. If you don't know what I write, just click on the books tab
  • Myke Cole is a fantasy author of the Shadow Ops military fantasy series. His books include: Control Point, Fortress Frontier, and Breazh Zone
  • Sam Sykes is a fantasy author of The Aeons' Gate series. His books include: Tome of the Undergates, Black Halo, and The Skybound Sea. He has a new series that will be coming out from my publisher, Orbit.

Added Player:
  • Brian McClellan came in later on in the game. He is also published by Orbit. His debut novel, Promise of Blood  came out in April 2013, and his second novel, The Crimsom Campaign just released this month.
We had a heck of a good time, and I hope you'll be entertained by our antics.  Hopefully I'll be asked back next year.


  1. Well, I haven't watched the entire session, but I'm enjoying the antics already!

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