read my stuff while you’re stuck at home, part 4: gaming tie-ins


So many of us are kinda stuck staying home a lot, and that means more reading time! Or, at least, time spent reading so you don’t go batshit because you’re stuck staying at home a lot……

As one possible thing to read, how about my writing? I’ve already posted about my various writings based on TV shows — including my Star Trek work and my work based on other shows — and work based on movies, and now we turn to stuff about gaming. I’ve written novels and short stories and comic books based on BattleTech, Command & Conquer, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft, as well as an essay about writing gaming fiction.


Short stories:

  • Meiyo” on — in Solaris City, Mariko Guardado announces the ‘Mech fights in the coliseum, and winds up part of a plot to overthrow Word of Blake’s rule
  • “Three Sides to Every Story” in 25 Years of Art and Fiction — this coffee-table book has a ton of new short fiction, including another story of Mariko Guardado, now doing pirate broadcasts

Command & Conquer


  • Tiberium Wars — taking place simultaneously with the 2007 game of the same name, this novel focuses on two young officers who fight in the war against the forces of Nod, as well as a reporter trying to bring the real story of Tiberium poisoning to the rest of the world

Dungeons & Dragons


  • Dark Sun: Under the Crimson Sun — part of the “Abyssal Plague” crossover event, this is the story of two friends, Gan and Rol, who are captured by slavers, and Rol has also been infected with the abyssal plague; their friends, a team of grifters, must rescue them and try to save Rol

Magic: The Gathering

Short stories:

  • “God Sins” in Distant Planes — a planeswalker decides to retire, but finds that his worshippers won’t let him


  • “Gaming the Novel” in Kobold Guide to Combat — an essay on the differences between combat in a gaming situation versus combat in a work of fiction



  • Ghost: Nova — the origin of Nova Terra, who became the Terran Dominion’s most powerful Ghost assassin; the intended prequel to the StarCraft: Ghost game that never happened, this nonetheless provides backstory on a supporting character in the StarCraft mythos

Comic books:

  • Ghost Academy #1 — a look at the training of telepaths to become Ghosts, through the eyes of Nova, Gabriel Tosh, Kath Toom, Lio Travski, Aal Cistler, and Delta Emblock

World of Warcraft


  • Cycle of Hatred — Jaina Proudmoore and Thrall work together with a magical ally everyone thought was dead, in order to stop the rise of Galtak Ered’nash, a plot by the Burning Legion to take over the world

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