When I'm not writing/directing for film & TV, I sometimes design award-winning historically-themed boardgames. I've also been known to pen a scary story or two.
WARS OF MARCUS AURELIUS
I designed this solitaire war-game, which swept the awards at the 2017 BoardGameGeek annual Wargame PNP Contest. It's available for sale online from the publisher Hollandspeile or at Boardgamebliss.com in Canada.
170CE. Plague ravages the Empire. With the Legions depleted by disease and spread thin across the endless frontier, opportunistic Germanic tribes and fierce Sarmatian raiders strike across the Danube deep into Imperial territory. To face this threat, the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, an untested commander who has never set foot outside of Italy, must transform himself from an introspective philosopher into a cunning warrior and fearless leader.
STILICHO: LAST OF THE ROMANS
Here's the followup to my popular Wars of Marcus Aurelius, available from Hollandspiele and Boardgamebliss in Canada.
The Goths are marching on Rome! In Gaul, Vandals and Alans pour across the Rhine. Meanwhile, a usurper from distant Britannia has raised his standard. The survival of the Western Empire depends on one man: Flavius Stilicho, barbarian general, commander-in-chief of the armies of Rome, and defacto ruler of the West. Stilicho: Last of the Romans is a single-player game using the same card-driven system as Wars of Marcus Aurelius.
"PRIME MOVER" SHORT FICTION
My "gritty and powerful" horror short story "Prime Mover" appears in issue #129 of Aurealis Magazine. It's about a truck driver battling a...well, you'll just have to read it. One reviewer described is as, "A fun, yet emotional romp through the life of a trucker (thrown into an 80s movie plot)."