Hey Space Cadets, I wanted to reach out to you and tell you about a Kickstarter for an anthology that includes two of my short stories. I had a lot of fun writing them with Jaime DiNote and thought you should hear about this exciting offer!
What is Blaster Bolts?
Blaster Bolts is a zine with short science fiction (with a western or military vibe), fun art and new adventures and rules content for the White Star Roleplaying Game (including a lot of new content from system creator James Michael Spahn.)
With the help of some talented artists, fiction authors and gaming writers – we released 13 complete issues of Blaster Bolts this year.
We wanted to create a magazine that was both fun to read and to look at and that was reminiscent of well-loved fan magazines of the early 80s (such as Dragon) that combined fiction with tabletop gaming content. While Dragon was specifically a fantasy magazine, we wanted to do a science fiction spin on that idea.
So, what is this Kickstarter for?
This Kickstarter will fund the layout on two compilation books:
- The anthology of the short stories from the 13 existing issues of Blaster Bolts.
- An omnibus of the new rules content and adventures for the White Star RPG from the 13 issues of Blaster Bolts.
Why a two-book set?
Short answer: We have had a lot of requests for both an anthology collecting just the fiction and an omnibus with just the RPG content.
Longer answer: This two-book set lets you get the full Blaster Bolts experience as you immerse yourself in this rich science fiction to set the stage on your game table for retro sci-fi fun.
Until next time, stay frosty, and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!