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Episode 13: After the Goblin King…

…Comes the Portal. And also a God Lich. No big whoop. The final episode of season one is here! Who will live and who will die? Will Gonsalvo be undone by another critical rope failure? Can Barabosa outmuscle an ancient sorcerer? Our cleric is low on spells, our monk is pondering the nature of transcendence, the elf is […]

Episode 10: A Web of Egos

The Bard finally does something helpful and heroic…and then promptly blows it. What dungeon crawl is complete without spiders of unusual size? The party explores subterranean fungal gardens, battle through webs and monsters and–gulp–is the end of Season 1 finally in sight? Oh, and if you want to be the first to read some of […]

Episode 9: Dungeon Confusion

The party misses its best chance to lose the Bard with the mouth, who survives by the narrowest of chances when facing an ancient Dwarven Construct. From there, they search the maze-like confines of the lost city, trying to find that plot point, er… portal.     Oh, and if you want to be the […]

Episode 8: Ghosts! Feat. Scott & Missy Meyer

A Pair of Ghosts offer the party some BASIC INSTRUCTIONS about the afterlife! The party raided an ancient tavern and fell into deep trouble with ghostly monks, the former brew-masters, who aren’t keen on the new faces haunting their old watering hole. A total party kill seems imminent, which is what happens when you run up […]

Nighthawks Online Release Party TODAY!

AUSPICIOUS APPARATUS PRESS·THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 We’ve got lots of prizes to give away to people who attend the release party for Forbes West’s NIGHTHAWKS AT THE MISSION on Sunday, October 23 from 7 to 10 pm EST. Michael Bunker is putting up an ebook copy of PENNSYLVANIA and one of BROTHER, FRANK. He’s also […]

The Story of “Nighthawks…”

Nighthawks at the Mission is returning to the electronic book shelves with a vengeance tomorrow, October 21st. “Nighthawks…” has been my baby for quite a while. For the last, oh god, three years. The product of sleepless nights, way too much time researching, and a fair amount of pushing from my wife. “Nighthawks…” was the first […]

He Who Controls the Publishing Controls The Universe

Frank Herbert, Abortion and the Blackballing of Nick Cole’s CTRL-ALT-REVOLT! “What do you despise? By this you are truly known.” –From Manual of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan. Nick Cole’s right-wing politics are bullsh*t. I’m sorry, I love him to death and he’s been an excellent friend- he’s a rare true Christian gentleman, he’s got good taste […]

Live at the Benbow Inn: CTRL ALT REVOLT!

  A very special episode of Live at the Benbow Inn concerning the tangled and interesting backstory of CTRL ALT REVOLT! by Nick Cole. CTRL ALT REVOLT! , a prequel novel to his hit SODA POP SOLDIERl that deals with the rise of an Artificial Intelligence which revolts against humanity, was originally slated to be […]