Bard & Barbarian

New Chapter. I’m easing my way into a quicker pace for posting new chapters of Bard & Barbarian, in part so I can stay ahead of Travis Baldree, who’s handling the narration of our tale. For those who haven’t taken note, Bard & Barbarian is an original story about two of the characters I played in my very first DnD campaign. What can I say … I got attached. So I’m giving them a story. Imber’s and Marc’s serialized adventure will undoubtedly be a stand-alone book one day, but if you want to be a part of their story while it’s unfolding, become a patron.

Fun Fact: In today’s installment, I introduce two other characters that I played during a brief “funhouse campaign” our DM put on while I was prepping for my first stint as a DM in our current campaign. I mean … why not? Right? ::twinkle::

Coming to Patreon

Twinkle Press Presents | art by FoxOfTwilight

Serial Narration. Many of you already know Travis Baldree’s voice because he narrates the Amaranthine Saga. And you’ll soon get to enjoy his narration of the Songs of the Amaranthine (coming in August 2021). Today, I’m delighted to announce that Travis will be narrating the serial adventure that I’m currently posting over on Patreon. Narrated chapters are being added to the perks for patrons! Early drop of Ch1 of Bard & Barbarian will go live for higher tiers this coming Wednesday (2/17). They’ll unlock later (after a 4-chapter delay) for more levels, starting at the Twinkle tier.

Bard & Barbarian

Summary: Imber was only a boy when he first met the divine beast who would one day share his adventures.
Audio Posting Schedule: every other Wednesday

Abundant thanks to Travis, who made room in his busy schedule for a bit of collaboration. The chapters I’ve previewed are already putting a smile on my face. (Spoiler: he sings!) And he was a good sport about letting us chibi-fy him for promotional purposes!

You won’t want to miss this!
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New Chapter. I’ve been so busy with putting the finishing touches on Captured on Film, posting January’s installment of Bard & Barbarian slipped my mind until yesterday. ::facepalm:: The deed’s done. For those who haven’t taken note, Bard & Barbarian is an original story about two of the characters I played in my very first DnD campaign. What can I say … I got attached. So I’m giving them a story. Imber’s and Marc’s serialized adventure will undoubtedly be a stand-alone book one day, but if you want to be a part of their story while it’s unfolding, become a patron.

Chapter 18: “Rally Roar”

Bard & Barbarian

New Chapter. A bit behind schedule, but I’ve added last month’s installment to Bard & Barbarian. It’s an original story about two of the OCs I played during my first DnD campaigns. What can I say … I got attached. Their serialized adventure will undoubtedly be a stand-alone book one day, but if you want to be a part of their story while it’s unfolding, become a patron.

Chapter 17: “Tell Me a Secret”

Bard & Barbarian

New Chapter. I’ve added this month’s installment to Bard & Barbarian. It’s an original story about two of the OCs I played during my first DnD campaigns. What can I say … I got attached. Their serialized adventure will undoubtedly be a stand-alone book one day, but if you want to be a part of their story while it’s unfolding, become a patron.

Chapter 16: “Don’t Be Strangers”

Bard & Barbarian

New Chapter. I’ve added this month’s installment to Bard & Barbarian. It’s an original story about two of the OCs I played during my first DnD campaigns. What can I say … I got attached. Their serialized adventure will undoubtedly be a stand-alone book one day, but if you want to be a part of their story while it’s unfolding, become a patron.

Last month’s installment concluded Part 1, so we’re embarking on Part 2 of this tale. Imber’s grown quite a bit, and he’s ready to broaden his horizons. If he can convince a certain adventuring party that he would be an asset. ::twinkle::

Chapter 15: “Reprise”

Art: Marc’s and Imber’s portraits were created by Alexa Sharpe

Bard & Barbarian

New Chapter. I’ve added this month’s installment to Bard & Barbarian. It’s an original story about two of the OCs I played during my first DnD campaigns. What can I say … I got attached. Their serialized adventure will undoubtedly be a stand-alone book one day, but if you want to be a part of their story while it’s unfolding, become a patron. (I’m teetering on the cusp of a milestone: 99 patrons.)

As it happens, Ch14: “Commission” brings a close to Part 1 of Bard & Barbarian. The story’s tagline is … Imber was only a boy when he first met the divine beast who would one day share his adventures. Next month, that boy will be back as a teen.

Art Peek! I’ve commissioned portraits (and a book cover) for Bard & Barbarian. Here’s a peek at the lines for a dual portrait of our boys.

Imber & Marc | art by Alexa Sharpe

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Adventures Await. From time to time (at least once a month), I add a chapter to a serialized story over on my Patreon account. It’s a patron perk, and the storyline is coming along nicely. The main characters are two that I played in a DnD campaign, and Bard & Barbarian provides both backstory … and an ongoing adventure.

The latest chapter is live! It’s called “Runaway Heir.”

If you want to read along, this story is available to patrons at any tier. So as little as $1/month. Find out more about my tiers and their perks on this page >>

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New Installment. One of the perks my patrons receive is access to an original story about two characters I play(ed) in a longstanding weekly DnD campaign. Bard & Barbarian updates at least once a month, and for July, I scraped in at 10 minutes to midnight on July 31. (Deadlines are miraculous. They have a way of making things happen!)

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In related news, our group is gearing up for a new campaign, and I’ll be first-timing as DM. Although it’s less of a dungeon & more of a steampunk airship. ::eyebrow waggle::

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New Chapter. I’ve updated Bard & Barbarian, my Patreon exclusive story that delves into the backstory of the two characters I play in weekly DnD campaigns. “Imber was only a boy when he first met the divine beast who would one day share his adventures.” The story is available to supporters at any level (Glimmer starts at $1/month), and it updates at least once a month. Today’s chapter is called “Good Customers.”

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Bards Will Be Bards. A new chapter has been added to my Patreon-exclusive story, which I’ve promised to update at least once a month. (This is the third installment in April, so yay!) Bard & Barbarian on Patreon >>

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In related news. Up until now, I’ve been working on a give-what-you-can basis, but I have been plotting in grateful ways. It’s time to add tiers … so that you pick your incentives. We’re hammering out details behind the scenes. Tiers should kick in for June.

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Updated! There’s another update to Bard & Barbarian, which I post exclusively to Patreon as a way to thank my patrons. In Chapter 8: “Nameless,” Imber’s father and uncle test his bardic mettle.

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In related news, FoxOfTwilight is working on art for my boys. After some waffling (because little!Imber is a cute little button), we decided to make the bard an adult for this dual portrait. Because little boys will soon grow up to have adventures of their own. ::twinkle::

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Updated! Just a quick note that I managed to update Bard & Barbarian yesterday. This has been a good week for DnD at forthy’s house. Woke to a surprise game-brunch on Monday. Defending a treasure convoy goes rather well with fresh cinnamon rolls. And then yesterday’s usual campaign slot (which went extra long) brought sufficient success for Marc to unlock a unique feature on one of his swords. Poor boy. I’m not sure who’s more confused by the consequences: me, Imber, or Marc himself.

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Thank you to all who support my stories,
wherever they may be found. ::twinkle::

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“Turn on the Charm.” My Patreon-exclusive story has updated, and I’m pleased with the warm reception Imber (and Marc) have received. At the moment, the only way to read along is to become a patron, but I’m not setting any tiers. Even if you can only part with $1 a month, you’re in … and warmly welcomed. And as an added bonus, you’ll contribute to the community goal I’ve set. Once I reach 400 followers, I’ll begin another Amaranthine story over there. Involving three sisters, twelve pledges, and the long-awaited stirring of a sleeping landmark. ::eyebrow waggle::

From today’s chapter…

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Bard & Barbarian has already garnered some fanart! Many thanks to FerperoNii for her concept of the ranger Desiderii, who is Imber’s human mother.

Desiderii by FerperoNii

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