Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Want to Play a Game?

Winding Paths, A Playable Reading Experience will be published by Demagogue Press on December 10, 2023. This book is much more than just an anthology of short stories. It's a game unto itself! Play along as you read Winding Paths for an enhanced experience.

Or just read the stories as you choose. Each story in this anthology features a game in its narrative. My story, "Boring Stupid Demons," features not one, but TWO games! It's the story of a guy who wants to become rich, so for help he summons a demon from Hell. The story starts out like most of this type of story starts, but then it turns the tropes on their heads. I hope you enjoy it.

It's up to each reader to experience Winding Paths in a new way. One bonus I especially like is the cover featuring the oldest game known--the Game of Ur. You can play the game yourself, right on the cover of the book. Playing tokens for you to cut out are included in the back of the book. (This means you should buy two copies--one to cut, one to keep pristine!)

The publisher, Demagogue Press, is accepting pre-publication orders for Winding Paths. Click here to order and to see the full list of contributing authors.

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