The First Shotguns & Sorcery Story

Friends-Like-These-Cover-1There’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.

Until now.

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.

If you enjoyed Hard Times in Dragon City, Bad Times in Dragon City, or End Times in Dragon Citythis is your chance to finally see where it all began.