I thought it would be fun to create a page to keep tabs on all my current projects. It will also be a good place for me to information for collaborative projects I’d like to do.
I’ll start listing any projects I’m actively looking for collaborators on. Then I’ll explain the three Tiers of Priority that I organize my projects by. Then I’ll list all my projects within those tiers.
- Collaborators Needed
- Current Projects
- 1st Priority (Front Burner)
- 2nd Priority (Back Burner)
- 3rd Priority (Refrigerator)
The following section is set aside for all the projects that I’m actively looking for collaborators to join me.
Gladiators of the Shadows
The project is estimated to be 20-26 episodes long YouTube series. Each episode will be approximately 15-20 minutes long. The project was inspired by Pro Wrestling.
The story elements will be told through semi-improved segments which sandwich a 20 round fighting session. The fighting will not be pre -determined. The results of the fights will affect how the story is told. The show is intended to be a bit corny but with series elements weaved throughout.
Right now I am looking for fighters
Amtgard Fights is a series of YouTube vides featuring two to three fighters. They are lightly edited and mainly made so people can analyze the fights. Right now I record whoever is fighting on the side lines on any given day, but I’m up for people requesting I record them .
If you’d like me to come to your park and feature you in some fighty videos, consider applying. I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to make the trip (time as well as travel expenses are to big factors) but it will be nice to have a list of volunteers.
1st Priority (Front Burner)
A list of projects that are on the front burner. These are projects that I’m actively working on and take top priority. They are weekly and monthly projects that have a deadline.
Weekly YouTube Videos
I try to put out weekly YouTubes. This encompasses Amtgard Fights, Tournaments, Ditches and the Like and Battle Game videos. I like to put out one a week, but during the winter that can be difficult due to lack of content.
This is an interview series that I’ve been recording over the summer. I plan on starting to release the first Season in January of 2022. This first season focuses on memory. They will be released every other week on my YouTube Channel.
You can see the teaser trailer HERE.
Philip Clowes Novel
This a novel I’ve been working on for years now. I’ve been posting the rough draft on my Patreon. on a monthly basis. It’s set in our modern world, but there is magic, vampires and all sorts of supernatural creatures. You can check it out HERE.
High Trek Podcast
High Trek is a podcast I’ve been working on with my friend Riley. The basic premise is that we get high, watch Star Trek The Next Generation and talk about the episode.
I’ve seen the show numerous times but Riley, they haven’t seen it at all. This is a podcast where two extremes meet in the middle, eat some edibles and analyze the show. You can check it out at www.hightrekpodcast.com.
Baelath Chronicles started its life as a National Novel Writing Month project. It was the first and only time I successfully wrote 50k+ words. While I was ecstatic I finished my first novel rough draft, there was so much work that needed to be done on it before I thought I could publish it as a book, I put it aside, never thinking I’d really come back to it.
Then I found Kindle Vella. I can release the content on a weekly basis in small chunks. It’s a different format than a novel and one I think fits the material well. I’m excited to have the chance to get people to read it.
The story is set in a High Fantasy world of my creation. It focuses on three elves, two brothers and their cousin. They have lived an an idealistic, isolated elven society, never venturing beyond the forested border. You can read it HERE.
Baelnorn and Friends
Baelnorn and Friends is a monthly interactive Twitch Chat Show. I get a few of my LARP friends to join me on Twitch and we talk Amtgard, life, games and other nerd stuff. All the while interacting with chat.
You can be notified when I go live by following me on my Twitch Channel.
I also upload episodes as a video on demand on my YouTube. They are unedited, although I may start doing some light editing in the future.
2nd Priority (Back Burner)
These projects are on the back burner. I’m working on them but not at the expense of the 1st Priority projects. Some of them have seen more recent public releases than others, but they are all actively in the mix, even if not released on a schedule
Ghosts of the Past
This is a Twitch Dungeness and Dragons show set in the world of Shattered Kingdoms. The goal was to do it on a monthly basis, but due to scheduling and the addition of other projects, this one was put on the back burner.
I intended to continue this project in early 2022. A big problem is doing the editing for the YouTube and Podcast versions.
Along with the show, which is interactive, I also maintain a companion website. You can find it HERE.
Las Vegas Video Blog
In December 2021 I took a trip to Las Vegas. I recorded enough stuff that I’m attempting to do a Video Blog about the trip. I have already learned a few lessons about pre-planning and overcoming anxiety, that will help in future projects.
Narrative Driven Fighting Project
Gladiators of the Shadows, the project I mention above where I need collaborators, is a narrative driven fighting project. Right now I’m so far off from really starting this video I may start practicing by doing smaller narrative driven content.
Right now I’m looking for 6-8 fighters before I move onto the real start of the project. I have some grandiose plans for this project and I hope it will find it’s feet. If you want to apply to be a fighter you can find the application HERE.
I would love to build and maintain a community on my discord server, but it has proven to take more energy to do than I an currently muster. It might not be in the cards at the movement but it is often on my mind.
I also structured it in such a way that the server could be used for Amtgard arts and services, but I had a lack of support for this and it really is a collaborative endeavor. Perhaps once the pandemic is over I can make another attempt.
In the meantime I check and maintain the server. You can join it HERE.
I got to the point of posting weekly content, but I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon. However I do plan on making an effort to post more on the website. I may even write a new article!
Ducal Drinks Reboot
That’s right, I would like to reboot Ducal Drinks. This is a monthly panel show, where I invite people on to talk about a specific topic. I never finished the topics I wanted to cover. I stopped mostly because I didn’t have the time or energy to organize it. I hope that will change going into 2022.
I would like to get back into the habit of doing Writing streams. Eventually to the point that I’m doing it once a week again. I still want to finish The Presage and I have ideas for at least two more short stories for my writing streams.
I will start by doing them when I feel I have the time and energy, but eventually I’d like to get back into the habit of doing it on one day every week. Schedules are important.
3rd Priority (Refrigerator)
These are projects that are currently on hold but are always at the back of my mind and will eventually be cycled into the 2nd or 1st priority lists. I will occasionally work on them but not at the expense of the 1st or 2nd priority projects
Beers with Baelnorn Reboot
I would love to reboot Beers with Baelnorn but I’m not 100% sure how to do that. I don’t have the energy to research new topics to give a lecture on. However, I love the name so I want to do something with it. I might combine it with my Beer Tasting Twitch Show .
I’m open to ideas for new Beers with Baelorn. If you have any, please let me know.
2nd Shattered Kingdoms D&D Twitch Show
I have an outline and concept for a 2nd D&D game set in Shattered Kingdoms. I would really like to have a few games I run and then intertwine them in fun ways.
I’ve worked out some fun ideas for how I could have multiple game sand story lines running and weaving between them, but the editing and organizing the endeavor is beyond my energy level at the moment.
Beer Tasting Twitch Show and YouTube Series
I did one Beer Tasting show on twitch and it was a hit. Not only that, I really enjoyed it. I felt like I made a positive impact in peoples lives. ONe person even said as much. I really want to do one again
Problem I have is getting over the anxiety. I see a future where I’m doing this on the regular but I don’t know when that will be. I might combine this with Beers with Baelnorn and make it one project.