I am not clear as to the why of the volume of strange questions I have received regarding our submission guidelines, but let’s suffice it to say I have gotten enough that I decided it may be time to clarify a few things. First and foremost, the guidelines exist for one purpose and one purpose… Continue reading Submission Guidelines Q&A!
For me, part of the fun of world-building is trying to imagine how the people in the world actually see themselves. Lists of important people, cities, organizations, and factions are important. But to really flesh out the world, you sometimes need to focus on the little things that are easily overlooked when thinking about game… Continue reading Lurraki Literature
For use with Chronicles of Salbazan Much of Lurra’s history was lost during the Divine Cataclysm. Fragments of scrolls and tomes recovered from ancient ruins hint at extraordinary advances in magic and science: flying transports, fully functioning prosthetic limbs, automations that were capable of doing the work of a dozen workers, communication devices that could… Continue reading A Timeline of Lurra
One of my projects that fell to the wayside during the pandemic was Chronicles of Salbazan, a new setting sourcebook. When I started, I was designing this for 3/5/OGL fantasy game mechanics, but I’ve started to readapt it for Pathfinder 1E. Don’t shoot me, not completely on board with 2E. Feels too much like D&D… Continue reading Chronicles of Salbazan
I am currently working on a campaign setting in which the players are left on an unknown landmass and need to completely fend for themselves. Because of this, they will need to be able to craft…well…everything they need. And while working on this project I realized that, in order for this to work, I have… Continue reading Fantasy Crafters Wanted
We will soon be rolling out a new page that will detail any potential trigger warnings for our publications. This is something I have been wanting to do for some time now but wanted to make sure we did right. I know that many in the writing community have strong opinions on the merits of… Continue reading Upcoming Trigger Warning Policy
When our reviewers rate stories, each category is assigned a score of zero to six. I realize this sounds like a strange range, but there is a reason for it. Over the years, I’ve learned that when confronted with the typical 1-5 or 1-10 rating scale, scores tend to hover at the extremes. 1-I don’t… Continue reading What the Numbers Mean
What qualifies as great fiction is subjective. That doesn’t mean, however, that publishers shouldn’t at least try to give authors some sort of guidance regarding what they are looking for. Bards and Sages Publishing uses a scoring system to make decisions regarding what we will publish. It isn’t a perfect system, but it is designed… Continue reading Publishing Decisions
Ethics aside, AI Art creates a huge number of legal problems for publishers that will negatively impact the art community.
I need to announce some major changes moving forward for Bards and Sages Publishing. But before I get into the changes, I want to be transparent and honest about why these changes are happening. The pandemic and subsequent disruption created by it have caused challenges for most of us. We’ve all been dealing with our… Continue reading Moving Forward