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Game: Working on Element Mining

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As you'll see below, writing is sort of a... passion I guess you would say? I mean a person can't do this much of something they hate, right?

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Book 1- Out of the flood
In the beginning, there was man.
Man was fruitful, and multiplied as commanded by the Allfather. For a time, this pleased Him. Angels taught these first people all they could do, and they built great works of power and artistry.
All too soon the Allfather grew angry at His creation and sent a great flood to destroy them. Only a few survived His wrath. Lysanias, 14 years old, was one of those lucky few. Kept asleep for thousands of years, safe in a cave lost to time, two explorers awaken him to the world. Lysanias finds the age of science has come and gone. He is two thousand years past the arrival of the Chaos Moon, which began the forth age; The age of magic.
Can a dwarf and a gnome find a place for this boy out of time, and keep him safe in a world of dragons, demons, and still active, ancient machines of war?
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Book 2- Becoming the Villian
Lysanias is having a bad day.
The girl he was traveling with left him after comparing him to a horse. The sword his parents left for him is twisted and useless, more a lump of metal than a blade. The war machine he stopped from destroying the town is sitting out there, waiting for him to come back and make good on his promise to find it a smaller body. He still hasn't gotten used to the fact his fourteen year old mind is "trapped" inside the body of a fully grown man, complete with beard.
And now he's been told that he's the key to keeping the world from being covered by shadow? On the plus side, his two friends Don Fortress the dwarf and Everest the gnomad are by his side, willing to help in any way they can. And he's going to need it, as he tries to discover a place for himself in a world very different from the one he called home.
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Book 3 - Conspiracy in the Clouds
Lysanias has been through a lot.
Abandoned by his parents for his own good thousands of years before to keep him safe from the Allfather's flood. Waking up into an adult body and having to save the world again and again. Being forced to kill because things keep trying to kill him.
Finally he's starting to understand how this world of magic works, and make headway in deciding his place in it. It's a good thing, because the forces at work trying to cover the land in shadow are getting impatient. He's been thwarting that effort for too long, and something has to be done.
A skyebourne that fell from a floating city appears in his dreams, shining like a light again the shadow. Will this new ally be enough to stand with Don and Everest against what his dreams show is coming?
A hoard of undead that could end the age of magic.
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Demongate High

Book 1- Due Process
As Dean Chesterfield is growing up, he believes he is just another ordinary kid an an ordinary world. Both of these assumptions are wrong. On his 14th birthday, Dean learns two things. One, that his parents vanished under very mysterious circumstances, and no one is sure where they are. Two, that the world is not as ordinary as it seems. Demons, angels, and other powers walk the world, unseen by normal eyes. But even as he despairs of ever seeing his parents again, his foster father reveals that he has powers too! There's only one place on Earth he can learn to use these gifts: Demongate High Join Dean and his friends Yasui, Christina, and Osman, as they discover the power within themselves. But will only a year of training be enough to rescue Dean's parents from captivity? It's going to have to be.
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Book 2- The Unveiled World
Return with Dean and his friends to their second year of Demongate High, the only supernatural school on Earth. There are new talismans to make, new powers to explore, and evils, thought defeated, that may yet have their way. As a totally new power is discovered within certain individuals, strange things start happening around the school. Dreams of events long past start to surface as if they could come true in the future, but that's impossible, isn't it? Does this new power pose a danger to the very world? Osman thinks so, because if what he sees gets worse, Heaven itself might start bleeding into our world. But how can it be cut off, when it seems to stem directly from the All-Father? What's worse, Dean, Yasui, and Christina find out Seers can't tell their fortune. Does it have something to do with those people they don't know who recognized them last year? What exactly happened to them in the past? And what does it mean for their futures?
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Book 2.5- Learning The World
A mysterious visitor from the stars approaches Earth, wondering what mysteries this new world he has discovered has in store. He has found the world of Demongate High, where the supernatural is around every corner. As Dean and his friends struggle with Dreamers and making sure the past plays out as everyone remembers, another group of children is getting powers under mysterious circumstances. This is the start of their adventures. Join Elizabeth, Matt, and Sam as the ordinary town of Rochester, NY becomes a battleground. When half the kids in the 8th grade class at Bay Trail suddenly get powers, they must all choose who to trust- Trouble is, every group they meet says the others cannot be trusted.
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Book 3- Helping People Club
Dean Chesterfield, having just finished his second year at the only supernatural high school on Earth, figures he might have a few days to relax before summer classes begin. He does not expect to see the principal of the school on his doorstep, a young Elizabeth in tow. His request: work out a plan to get her powers back! As school begins, Dean puts his plan to start helping his fellow students into action, forming the Helping People Club. It seems the students of Demongate High have more problems then even he thought was possible. Naturally, Dean has some problems of his own. Elizabeth is hanging around, and she seems to have a crush on him, much to the dismay of Yasui. Chaos is growing in the world, making things go bananas all over the Earth. And to top it all off, he starts hearing a voice, which calls itself Order, which begs to be found before it's too late. Too late being the destruction of the school by nuclear missile, stolen by demons and primed to fire!
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Book 4- Finding The Balance
Return once again to Demongate High, the only supernatural high school on Earth. If you went there for three years, then were forced to attend a regular high school, where no one had powers, you would be depressed too. Dean certainly is. He's the "new kid" in his senior year, and all his friends are elsewhere in the world because they can't go to school on the island anymore. But the supernatural world is everywhere, and as chaos grows, more and more improbable things start happening. Join Dean and his friends as they discover that source of chaos and try to restore balance before it's too late. If the guy who runs the Foundation will let him, that is. Martin DeVille is none to pleased with Dean, who keeps making talismans for his friends. After all, he is the greatest talisman maker on Earth, and he's still just a kid. His creations are much more powerful then they have a right to be, and that makes the Foundation just a little bit nervous. After all, what if he decides to take over?
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Book 5- No One To Blame
Ericka Chesterfield, first daughter of Dean and Yasui Chesterfield, is about to open her new office. She's Rochester, New York's only psychic detective, and her partner, Pretzel the imp, is ready to help. Set in 2039, cars drive themselves, computer monitors slip over the eyes, and the Foundation is more paranoid then ever that regular people will learn about the supernatural. Things go a bit wrong on her first day. Oversleeping because Pretzel messed with her alarm is bad enough. But that pales when she finds that dead man in her office. Her locked office. That no one saw him enter. But even worse than that? There's only one suspect in the murder. Her.
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Paragon

Book 1- Lonely Divide
Take the Paragon rules from Tremorworks. Add a gun toting cyborg, a fairy, a young girl who's a martial arts enthusiast and a guy with psychic powers. Place them in a world where they know they are characters in a game like world. A world populated by dragons, AI constructs, magic, and possibly a mermaid or two. Stir. This is the result. Jake, Clayton, Jaden and Rose Petal find that, for about the last hundred years or so, someone has been quietly abducting PCs around the world for unknown reasons. They have to find out who, and put a stop to it, because it seems they are next on the list to disappear. You are The Observer, brought by The Narrator to experience the story and make the character's existence possible. Inside this book you'll find a little humor, a little romance, a little gunplay, and a whole lot of adventure.
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Harry Potter and the Magic of Paragon
If a young girl from the Role Playing Game system of Paragon had been living next to Harry Potter his whole life, would that life be any different? Why yes, if that girl was a Natural Magician, a spellcaster of quite a different type than that world was used to. In fact, her magic can do things wanded wizards can only dream of. Still posted on fanfiction.net here.
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Susan's Chronicles
With Tom defeated and her reality safe from the creature that had been directing his actions all along, Susan leaves in search of her father. What realities and trials will she face in her journey across the multi-verse, and how will she cope when she's not the most powerful thing around? Crosses with anime, books, TV shows, you never know what world she'll find herself in next. Still posted on fanfiction.net here This is volume 1 of the work, chapters 1-100.
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Other

A Rational Dragon Warrior
There's only a few chapters of this, I got busy writing other things and never wrote more. I will get back to it one day. It's the story of the NES game Dragon Warrior, retold in the style of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, which itself is an excellent story you should also read. Many things about the Dragon Warrior game are simply absurd, and will, I hope, be corrected in this writing.
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