A New Poll: What book shall be next?

                              I have a history of responding to my audience. I like to talk back and to listen to what they have to say. If you are interested in helping influence the next work that I put together, please head over to my Google+ poll, or if you would rather vote here, or on my Facebook page, or over Twitter, feel free to do so! Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SamChuppMedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/sambearpoet Google+: [googleplus url=https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamChupp/posts/atS7KPKh9Qo]

A new day, a new year of life!

Today is the day I was born. Not a lot of people know this about me, but I was premature by several months. Had to stay in the hospital until September. I believe on some cellular level this taught me to really enjoy every moment of life as much as possible. I try to live in the moment, in the present, as much as possible. People ask me: don’t you feel old? 48 years is a long time, but I really prefer it to the alternative! I am very happy to receive the birthday wishes of folks on Facebook and beyond. … Continue reading A new day, a new year of life!

Metahumans Rising Kickstarter!

I am contributing to the stretch goals of a new game kickstarter! This is a “Bronze Age” super hero game called “Metahumans Rising.” Here’s the writeup for my stretch goal: $6,400: The Dread of Bayou Sauvage (Writer Sam Chupp) Your team has been called to New Orleans, where there have been recent strange, serial murders: victims found bled out, bizarre suicides, deaths by mauling, and a body literally crushed flat as if it had gone through a steel press with claws. The bar-room gossip, the word on the street, and the recent urban legends whisper of werewolves, ghosts, hellfire-wreathed revenants, swamp … Continue reading Metahumans Rising Kickstarter!

Update on New Project: Forever Diamonds

I am at 5K on Forever Diamonds, yay! Still have a fair piece to go – I think this one will be from 20K to 32K words.  Forever Diamonds is my campaign-length adventure sourcebook for Encryptopedia. So far I have covered bits about: The Heralds of the Queen, a faction that originated in the main Encryptopedia soucebook. The information presented in Forever Diamonds will be in addition to, not to replace, the information in Encryptopedia. So those of you who already own Encryptopedia will be safe. The Shadowhood, a new faction representing a new type of espionage organization called the … Continue reading Update on New Project: Forever Diamonds


My official Gamerversary is always the Easter holiday. I realize it moves around a lot. But my very first Real Life Gamebook, the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, was given to me as an Easter present by the Easter Bunny. I was 8 years old. Now I’m 47 and next year will have my 40th Gamerversary. A side note: not long after this I got my PH confiscated by the principal at the private school I was attending, and was told that I should take it home and burn it because it was Satanic. Needless to say, I did … Continue reading Gamerversary

Werewolf, American Indians, and Me

I will tell you right out, I don’t know who originally thought of adding American Indian mythology to the game “Werewolf: the Apocalypse,” and frankly it doesn’t matter who did. What does matter is how the American Indian culture in the game was treated. I truly believe that were the game introduced today, White Wolf would be in receipt of the same level of negative publicity as Monte Cook is experiencing right now. I have had several people who are American Indian-identified speak to me about the mythology in Werewolf, and by and large their feedback has been positive. I believe … Continue reading Werewolf, American Indians, and Me

GM’s Day Sale of Encryptopedia!

  Starting right now and going until 3/5/2015 (whenever DriveThru turns it off), you may purchase Encryptopedia for $4.95 as a special price to celebrate GM’s Day. This will be the only time this book is offered at a discount this quarter. Encryptopedia normally sells for $9.95 so you are saving $5.00. Use this code when ordering on DriveThruRPG: 95bdb2de56 Without that code you will still see the price of $9.95. Thanks for being a GM – Sláinte!

The Last Hours of the Pre-Order are Slipping Away!

Time is running out!  Less than 17 hours left until the end of the Pre-Order period for Encryptopedia. Why is this important? Because at the stroke of midnight that Pre-Order will no longer be available. What’s the pre-order deal? You get Encryptopedia + the first adventure written for Encryptopedia, “Live and Let Dye.” “Live and Let Dye” is a stand-alone systemless adventure designed to build upon and execute ideas brought up in the Encryptopedia sourcebook. It has adventure, conflicts, intrigue, romance, and mysterious artifacts. Will you try and save the family of an agent wanting to come in out of … Continue reading The Last Hours of the Pre-Order are Slipping Away!

The Play Better Podcast!

I was a guest on the Play Better Podcast! Please take a moment to listen and consider subscribing. In it, I talk a bit about the White Wolf days, and about the new product “Encryptopedia.” Cameron, Ryan, and Molly are excellent podcasters and they cover board games, card games, and roleplaying games. Subscribe here Listen to the episode here Purchase Encryptopedia here until February 14th