Hero’s Tale VYA – Part 6

Voting is now closed. Thanks everyone!

This is the sixth part of a Vote Your Adventure story. More information is here. If you need to catch up, check out the Vote Your Adventure link at the top of the page. I have links to all the previous entries setup there. Because I’ve taken so long to get this written, and because of its gigantic size, I’m going to let the voting go a little longer. Voting will close early Monday, April 30, 2012. Enjoy the tale!

Bardulf gazed at the fire, thinking about the trap. A strange stone was perched atop the wood. The dark smoke that had emanated from it was now gone. The flames and heat had burned off the crimson coloring, revealing a marbled blue and orange pattern.

He cursed the snake who did this. Bardulf suspected that this was the same one that he fought in Lord Belmont’s manor. There was too much coincidence.

The fire suddenly blazed, bringing Bardulf out of his thoughts.

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VYA Update #2

Another quick update. Due to the holiday, not much got done. Getting things cleaned for family visits will do that.

The next part is still progressing well (if slow). I have hit the 2,000 words mark, and don’t see signs of it getting any smaller. So I am going to break it into 2 parts (as I mentioned as a possibility in my last update). I will warn you up front that because of this, Part 6 will not have a vote in it. But I would rather split it into two than to have a long post that is harder to read.

Thanks for being patient!


Wow, I really didn’t expect a small blogger and writer like me to be interviewed yet. But that’s exactly what has happened!

Stuart Lloyd, of Lloyd of Gamebooks, is undertaking the April A-Z Challenge and writing about gamebooks and the people who write them. So far, we have A for Amateurs and B for Blogs. But, Stuart isn’t satisfied with one entry a day. No, he has a huge amount of interviews lined up for April, more than one per letter. Aside from the Challenge, Stuart has a wealth of information about Choose Your Own Adventure style games, so go take a look for that reason alone!

As for my interview, I’m one of the B for Blogs* today. Go check it out, and all the other interviews. It’s neat to see all these different people in the gamebook arena and get to know who they are. Stuart’s series has started with a bang, and I have no doubt it will only get better!

* (secretly, I think mine should be titled B for Brian. Shhhh)