Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Last Chance to Get Some Xchyler Anthologies…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 28, 2018

My first published short story (as an adult, at least) was “Dots, Dashes, and Deceit,” found in the Terra Mechanica steampunk anthology. The way Xchyler handled things, I had a lot of editorial assistance on that story, and learned a lot. My fellow author Scott Tarbet and I frequently joked that getting published in a […]


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Cool VR Things Happening

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 21, 2018

This is the gaming world I wanted back in college in the early 1990s. Better late than never. SKYRIM VR FOR PC IS COMING in just a few days!!! I know there were plenty of issues with the PSVR version of this game. I hope the team made some improvements for the PC version.  In […]


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A Week in Blood Creek

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 20, 2018

Last week was pretty focused on the Blood Creek Witch release. This has been quite the milestone for me, and the initial feedback I have received has been really positive.  So… yay! Hopefully those of you who were interested are enjoying the book. If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet… HEY, […]


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Another New Release! Planetary Anthology: Mars is out!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 16, 2018

This was kind of unexpected. This is still the week I’m pushing my brand-new novel, Blood Creek Witch. Seriously. It’s awesome, in my totally biased opinion. I’m hearing comments from people (including those I don’t know) about how much they are enjoying it, and I’m deliriously happy. At least it’s finding some of its audience, […]


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Blood Creek Witches, Queens of Shadows, and Dieselpunk Strategy for PI Day

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 14, 2018

Okay, so today is “PI day” (3/14), which coincides with some neat things I’ll be doing today. BUT… here are some neat things for you. First of all, I guess I’m not supposed to dilute my message. In case you missed the last couple of blog posts – my novel, Blood Creek Witch, is out […]


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Blood Creek Witch: It’s Out!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 13, 2018

Who is that guy, and why is he smiling? Oh, well, you can probably trust the guy in the Commodore 64 t-shirt. Oh, yeah. It’s release day! Blood Creek Witch is now available in print and e-book format for your entertainment. Contemporary fantasy set in the mountains of West Virginia, there’s magic, monsters, and mayhem. […]


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Appalachian Folk Tales, Ghost Stories, and Blood Creek

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 12, 2018

The first fantasy stories I can remember were stories told to me by my father, Jim Murphy, when I was living in West Virginia. I don’t talk about him much, because he and my mom split up when I was only five years old, and I rarely saw him after that. But one week, he […]


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Blood Creek Witch: First Review (that I know of)

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 9, 2018

This came out a couple of weeks ago, from Guildmaster Gaming: Blood Creek Witch Book Review Of COURSE you want to read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: “The style is light, even in covering darker subjects and provides a point of distance to the events which allows the story to be told without […]


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Lessons learned as a pro writer (or any indie…)

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 8, 2018

This was a series of tweets by Alexander J. A. Cortes, unrolled into a single post. There is some fantastic advice here. It’s geared towards independent writers, but most of it applies equally well to art, game development, music, etc. The Lessons of Making $$ from Writing It’s a pretty solid list, all told. If […]


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A Week with Happy Fun Cold.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 5, 2018

Day 0: Hmm, I’m tired. I’m sneezing a bit. I hope I don’t have a cold. Probably just allergies. Day 1: Not allergies. My nose is running. Not fun. I guess I’m contagious and I should stay home! I’m still feeling generally okay so I can get a lot of things done! Day 1, part […]


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Build an RPG in a Week! Mini-RPG Game Jam

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 1, 2018

It can be done, and it should be done. A Computer RPG week-long game jam… It starts tomorrow evening, and goes for one week. Make an RPG. It is a competition, but I don’t think there are any prizes except bragging rights. You probably won’t be making the game of your dreams in a single […]


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