Mini-MNL Campaign for Free RPG Day

Every year, hobby stores across the United States give away sample games for Free RPG Day.  Aaron K. and I are playing with the idea of supporting the stores that carry MNL by creating a mini-story/campaign for the Midnight Legion for Free RPG Day 2018.

The World Reborn Kickstarter Funded!

Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn met its Kickstarter goal yesterday!  We’re encouraged by the support we’ve received so far.  There are still 25 days left to go in the campaign, so please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.  And if you want to start getting excited about the third and final […]

MNL 2: The World Reborn Kickstarter Launch

Studio 9 just launched the Kickstarter for Midnight Legion 2: The World Reborn. More than four centuries have passed since the Devastation destroyed most of the human race. You are an agent of the Midnight Legion, tasked with preserving life and rebuilding civilization. Only one other agent remains, and she is somewhere ahead of you, racing […]

Announcing the Midnight Legion

The Midnight Legion is an interactive story with stunning artwork, visual puzzles and the opportunity to explore an intriguing future world.  It’s also my latest collaboration with C. Aaron Kreader and Studio 9 and my first foray onto Kickstarter. Join the Legion Support our campaign!  Visit our Kickstarter page.  Post the link to Twitter or […]

City Builder: A Villagers & Villains Expansion

My Zanjan collaborator C. Aaron Kreader has a new game in the works, the City Builder expansion for Villagers & Villains.

Human Rights reviewed in ONE COUNTRY

Human Rights in an Advancing Civilization is reviewed in the current issue of ONE COUNTRY (“Where human rights have come from — and where they are likely to go“): …Mr. Emmel takes readers on a tour of the history of human rights, going back to the concept of sanctuary in Jewish and, later, Roman law. […]

The Prediction Engine

My new story, The Prediction Engine, is out now from Every Day Fiction. It’s a flash fiction steampunk Western.  It’s also based on a story I wrote more than a decade ago, and which on a whim I decided to update and submit. I enjoyed working with Every Day Fiction…they have an entire team of […]

New story on its way: “The Prediction Engine”

My next short story, “The Prediction Engine,” is a flash fiction steampunk Western.  It will be appearing in Jan. or Feb. in Every Day Fiction.

Zanján in Delaware

Friday night I had a great discussion about Zanján with the Anime and Manga Club at the Dover, Delaware Public Library in the Teen Loft (pictured).  A lot of them are artists and writers and their questions focused on craft, including scriptwriting, editing, multi-media storytelling, violence in stories, character development, and storytelling in videogames. After […]

Brainstorming in Chicago

I spent this past weekend in Chicago, where I met with Aaron and Lisa from Studio 9 to discuss a new project — what would be my first collaboration with Aaron since Zanjan.  I had come with my own notes and concepts, but when Aaron outlined his idea for me I knew immediately that it […]

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