Big Changes to My Patreon!

Diane Morrison

Hello all!  As you can see, it’s been a while since I posted anything here.  To be honest, it was because I was getting quite discouraged.  I wasn’t seeing a lot of Patron support, and I kept receiving criticisms that I should separate my geeky and fiction writerly stuff from my Pagan stuff, because people might want to support one thing but not the other thing.  This made me sad, since I was asking for monthly patronage in general, and seemed to me a general rejection of my person, no matter what side you wanted to butter that bread on.  Also, to do that and create individual Kickstarters for things kind of defeated my purpose.  So for a while I gave up.

But I think I have figured out a way to accommodate this desire from my would-be Patrons, and that is to charge by creation instead of by month.

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Snuff Facts

The elves in my stories use snuff as an alternative to smoking pipes in the phlogiston; so here’s some basic information on it.

Smoking Jacket Magazine

By Jan Sieslieng

What is Snuff ?

Tobacco leaves from the finest fields are carefully picked, dried and grounded into a powder.

Once the tobacco is ground, various essential oils are added for developing a blend in a variety of snuff tobacco flavors.

The finished snuff tobacco product is stored in airtight packaging to ensure that the flavors are well penetrated into the powdered particles. Once it is matured it is ready for use.

Snuff tobacco products are available in a number of forms ranging from dry to moist and coarse to fine. Meant to suffice individual requirements, one can pick a snuff tobacco product that stays in harmony with their individual needs.

Nasal Snuff

Nasal snuff is a finely ground flavored tobacco taken in the non-offensive form of a simple sniff into the nostrils. As snuff is becoming so popular, many have questioned its health issues. Like any tobacco…

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Dragonspace

Wildspace: The Spelljammer Fanzine

The following article is a brief description of Dragonspace from my Toy Soldier Saga website.

Dragonspace is the sphere in which my homebrewed campaign setting, Draconia, is located, which I use as a setting in my Toy Soldier novels.  It becomes much more significant in “Sable’s Privateers”.  For now, its primary significance is that the secret N’Velahrn base discussed at the beginning of “Brothers in Arms,” where Shaundar and Yathar receive their training is located on Permafrost, a frozen water flatworld on the edge of the crystal sphere.

Dragonspace is also significant because by prevailing phlogiston currents, the scro must pass through it or Spiralspace to get to the Radiant Triangle through Realmspace. It also provides passage to Greatspace, Krynnspace, and a few other significant spheres to the elves.

It is important to note that dragons and dragonkin of all kinds are abundant here, and generally, dragons of suitable…

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Book Excerpt: Haunted

Wildspace: The Spelljammer Fanzine

Shaundar and Yathar stood with Sylria on Queenie’s Castle Deck, smoking cigars together.  They’d stopped smoking pipes because it was just too time consuming to load and light, and a waste of perfectly good tobacco if they were suddenly called into action, which happened more and more frequently.  The cigars were cheap and slightly sour – the best they could generally do on their Lieutenant’s pay – but Shaundar was becoming almost affectionately attached to them.

Supply lines were becoming more strained, too.  Occasionally, the alu’quesst ration was being supplemented with the human creation of grog.  Shaundar was not fond of it and generally chose not to have his allotted taut when that was what was available.  But he didn’t complain.  Nobody did.  That was just what there was.

They were in orbit around the Karpri space station, along with the burnt-out hulks of a Scorpion and an Ogre Mammoth…

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Scrospace (Dukagshspace)

Wildspace: The Spelljammer Fanzine

The following is a brief description of Scrospace, called Dukagshspace by its inhabitants, from my Toy Soldier Saga website:

Home sphere of the Scro Empire; burial site of Dukagsh, founder of the scro race, for whom the principle world of the sphere is named.  Our campaign had free license to do whatever we liked with this sphere, since the canon sources have limited themselves to describing Dukagsh as “a harsh world,” and explaining that the tomb of legendary hero Dukagsh is fixed in a stationary orbit around the planet Dukagsh’s North Pole.  Even fan material rarely mentions it; only a novel series called “The Bri’kerzz Sweep” touches on it at all, describing the destruction of Dukagsh’s Tomb by the protagonist’s ship, and there is nothing on the sphere’s statistics itself.  Hence, we were free to engage in full-fledged flights of fancy.  This sphere is the primary location of the events…

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Caer’Thunspace

Wildspace: The Spelljammer Fanzine

The following is a description of Caer’Thun space from the Toy Soldier Saga website.  It was created by Erin McRoy:

Caer’Thunspace is an ancient sphere which connects to Greyspace in a two-way flow, leads to Realmspace in a one-way flow, and is accessible from Spiralspace and Dragonspace.  It is the home to ancient elven cultures that may predate the Crown Wars of Toril and a variety of magically and technologically adept species and cultures.

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