HBT inspired me to write a book.

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Jan 8, 2013
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Always wanted to try my hand at being an author. Never really knew what to write about. Then one day, about 2 years ago, I was drinking a beer and perusing HBT when low and behold someone made a post and asked this question: "Are there any books out there that combine role playing games and beer?"

I took another sip of homebrew and thought to myself.... "Self, you played DnD for 30 years and you brew/drink beer... and you want to be an author. Challenge accepted."

Two years, and some 85,000 words later, I have now self-published my first book on Amazon titled 'The Lich of Thandorien'. It is a satirical take on role playing and beer drinking.

The Lich of Thandorien: Crypts & Crusades, Book 1 - Kindle edition by Dragon, Zak. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Old high school classmates and current drinking buddies, Phil and Don find themselves transported into a Crypts & Crusades role-playing adventure they had abandoned five years earlier. If that wasn't bad enough, it seems that some of the non-player characters, or Extra Dungeon Personalities (EDPs) as they now prefer to be called, have taken on a life of their own during the extended downtime and have veered away from the normal script. Fortunately for the daring duo, there is plenty of beer and they manage to get a little help along the way from an inquisitive but emotional ranger, a home-brewing, pub-owning dwarf and his ogre bartender, a grumpy old gardener and a host of other colorful characters. But will it be enough to defeat the crypt's antagonist, locate a powerful relic and get out alive?

If you decide to give it a read, I appreciate any and all feedback. Book #2 in the series is already in the works.

Hans O. Lowe

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Apr 23, 2018
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I sent it to my Kindle. I'll give it a try :)

Best of luck on the second one!