Category: Sword and Soul

Heroika I: Dragon Eaters is finger lickin’ good!

A little over a year ago I was contacted by Janet Morris, grand dame of heroic fantasy fiction, to participate in an anthology she was putting together. I usually don’t contribute to other anthologies because 1). I contribute to my own anthologies and, 2). I’ve been very lazy about submitting stories to publications since [...]

Sunday July 19th, 2015 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

The Full Circle: Part Eight (Nandi of the nKu)

Nandi soared from the interior, quickly reaching the jagged mountains that formed the islands steep perimeter. To her relief the beaches and docks were clear of ships, which meant there was still time. Her relief was quickly tempered by the sight before her only a few miles from the shore. A massive fleet sailed toward [...]

Tuesday July 14th, 2015 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Black Beetles in the Salvador by Michael ‘Caiman’ McLeod (A SOBSF Black History Story)

“A necessidade faz o sapo pular,” Manoel thought as he heard the shipping captain call the work day to an end. He huffed a bit to himself, momentarily amused at the thought of a frog moving a huge bushel of sugarcane on its small green back. Few things were truer than that. The only difference was where frogs hopped, men worked. [...]

Friday February 20th, 2015 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Sally Mary Henry (A SOBSF Black History Speculative Fiction Story)

Mama and Daddy told me never run as fast as I can, and I abided. I worked the battlefields of Virginia a while. Nobody knew how I was able to get help to so many wounded. Nobody paid attention to a black girl, particularly one that knew to be smart. A bunch of shot up [...]

Sunday February 15th, 2015 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Three Finger’d Jack by Balogun Ojetade and Maniga M. Otep (SOBSF Black History Selection)

The oak wheels of the wagon sounded like distant rolling thunder. The driver of the wagon put a bottle of whiskey to his lips and then turned the bottom of the bottle skyward. The driver wiped [...]

Sunday February 8th, 2015 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Nat Turner: Necrosis of the Serpent by Guy A. Sims (SOBSF Black History Story)

“Git’im in heah!  Quick now!”
The barn side door was opened just enough for the two dark men to carry the third in.  The barn was quiet except for the sounds of a few animals and low voices near the hay station.  “Him hurt bad?”
The taller of the two shook his head.  “Uh-huh!  Bloodied bad but [...]

Wednesday February 4th, 2015 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Paradigm by Nila N. Brown/SOBSF celebrates Black History Month

Paradigm
By Nila N. Brown
Canal Street
New York City, 1898
Ten-year old Leona Edwards took in as much of the busy street as she could, mindful of the non-stop pedestrians going in every direction.  She had never been out of Alabama before, and New York City was fussier than any street in Tuskegee. The horseless carriages making their [...]

Monday February 2nd, 2015 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Journey to Ki Khanga™: Creating Your Sword and Soul Roleplaying Game Characters, Part 3

In the last two posts, we have worked on our Ki Khanga™ Characters. In this post, we complete our characters.
Milton Davis and I have decided to do a contest in celebration of Ki Khanga’s release in 2015: send in your completed character with their back-story. The top five characters will be included among the Ki Khanga [...]

Sunday December 28th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off

Journey to Ki Khanga™: Creating Your Sword and Soul Roleplaying Game Characters, Part 2

In our last post, Milton (actually my evil twin)  was busy creating his character, Kofi, a veteran Constable in the merchant riverine city of Sati Baa.
Using the 150 points of Aṣe allotted to him, Milton built Kofi’s Abilities and Calculated Abilities and now has 46 points of Aṣe left to finish building his character.
Milton dunks his [...]

Friday December 26th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off

Journey to Ki Khanga™: Creating Your Sword and Soul Roleplaying Game Characters, Part 1

For the past two years, author and publisher, Milton Davis (me!) and author and filmmaker, Balogun Ojetade have worked diligently at the creation of Ki Khanga™, the Sword and Soul tabletop roleplaying game.
What is a tabletop roleplaying game, you ask?
A roleplaying – or role-playing – game, also called an RPG, is a game in which players assume [...]

Wednesday December 24th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off