Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

A NaNoWriMo Winner is Me. But…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 28, 2017

Last year, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time, in spite of all kinds of misgivings. I did not “win,” but I came close. I’d started early, wrote 42,000 words in November, and finished at the end of the year. After some extensive revisions (because yes, it was a mess), […]


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It’s “Cyber Monday” and hey, I’m on sale!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 27, 2017

It’s “Cyber Monday” – the Monday after Thanksgiving, where those of us who avoid stores like the plague on “Black Friday” try to pick up online deals. There are a few I’m actually involved in! First off, on Amazon, three anthologies containing my stories are on sale from Xchyler Publishing – two steampunk tales, and […]


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Impressions – Death By Cliché 2: The Wrath of Con

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 22, 2017

I loved Bob Defendi’s book, Death By Cliché. In it, game designer Damico is shot in the head and finds himself in a rather unique afterlife: trapped inside the “imaginary” role-playing game world of a really poor Game Master, surrounded by fantasy clichés and nonsensical elements based on clunky game rules and random tables. But […]


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Virtual Unreality

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 16, 2017

It’s 1:15 in the morning. We’ve been at this for over 16 hours straight. Less than five hours before all this equipment has to get packed up to get loaded on the 9 AM truck bound for the conference center for the trade show. Each of us is praying that this time we won’t find […]


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Keeping my head above water, Fall 2017 edition

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 14, 2017

A trade show *AND* a customer deadline on the immediate horizon, and we’re behind schedule on both. NaNoWriMo Technology needing immediate repairs Doctor’s Appointments It’s been a week. It’s going to continue to be a week. My apologies. Wish I could talk more. I will, at some point. Maybe Thursday or Friday. Y’all be good […]


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Doki Doki Literature Club

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 8, 2017

I played Doki Doki Literature Club near the end of October. This game was not what I expected. Oh, I know it was kind of a fourth-wall breaking horror story masquerading as a dating sim / visual novel. That’s why I got it. But as they say, it’s all about the journey, not the destination, and […]


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Four Steps to NaNoWriMo Success So Far

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 7, 2017

My word count is going to the novel rather than the blog, so I apologize. It has also been a surprisingly busy couple of weeks. A little under a week into NaNoWriMo, and I’ve added about 15,000 words to the novel. This is possibly my most productive week ever. It probably helps that we finished […]


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Rocksmith Goal – Achieved. Next Goal?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 3, 2017

In October, I set a goal to get good enough to play “Don’t Fear the Reaper” on guitar. I’m using Rocksmith Remastered, and it’s an old Rocksmith 1 (2012) song with a mix of parts (“Alternate Lead” in Remastered). October got a little crazy, so I didn’t put in quite as much time as I’d […]


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Local Authors & You, and NaNoWriMo Begins!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 1, 2017

I’ll be at the Local Authors & You event this Saturday (November 4) at the Viridian Event Center from 1-5 PM. I’ll be offering the “short version” of my workshop on Writing Pulp for Fun & Profit at some point during the day, and otherwise I’ll be hanging out in the authors area signing books […]


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