The First Shotguns & Sorcery Story
There’s a long history behind the Shotguns & Sorcery setting. It started out as a setting for a tabletop roleplaying game that I never got around to writing (because quadruplets), and it eventually became the world I used for the second of my 12 for ’12 Kickstarters. Those stories filled a doorstop of an omnibus, and I’ve been giving away the story “Goblintown Justice” for free to go along with them ever since I launched that Kickstarter. (You can still grab it here.)
I originally resurrected the world, though, for Robin Laws’s The New Hero 2 anthology, and because of that Stone Skin Press had the exclusive rights to the story for a while. Despite that, with Robin’s permission, I included the story in the omnibus my Kickstarter backers received. To get your hands on it, though, you had to either grab The New Hero 2—which I recommend, as it’s full of great stories—or travel back in time to back the Shotguns & Sorcery Kickstarter.
I’m going to release that first story—called “Friends Like These”—as an ebook next week. It’ll set you back all of 99¢. Until then, take a gander at the cover I whipped up for it, which features the dragonfire drinks that our hero Max Gibson likes tossing back so well.