Friday, December 18, 2015

Quick NOTES: December 2015

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to the last round of Quick NOTES in 2015.

-Now Available on Fictionaut: 'Arcana Magi Pure Vol.6 c.3'

Click on the sidebar link to check it out.

- Tomorrow, December 18, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST at Brooklyn Game Lab: NYC Playtest

 Join local tabletop game developers as they test out their latest games. Join H-M Brown as he playtest Splatterbomb™.

-Monday, January 4, 1026 at 10:00 PM on Blogspot: 'NEWS and NOTES'

Check out all the latest upcoming events and releases from H-M Brown.

That's all for Quick NOTES.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Until Next Time...

See ya.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday Rants: December 2015 Edition

Greetings Fellow Readers! Welcome to another round of, and last of 2015, the Wednesday Rants. Let's begin.

[Arcana Magi Pure Vol.6 - c.3]

The chapter is coming along fine, however, I am digging back a couple of volumes for continuity and I fear it may cause a delay Friday night. Stay tuned to Twitter for any schedule changes. I am pretty much trying to set up this Volume 6 for Volume 7 next year. I have not decided yet, but I may end Pure on Volume 7 for a total of 35 chapters. It's a long story but I do need to end this so I can move onto other stories I would like to write outside of 'Arcana Magi'. I will say, I fear it may end on a rush job if I do decide Volume 7 is the end, but I will make every bit an effort to make it worthwhile and exciting.

Next year in January, I will write Chapters 4 and 5 for 'Arcana Magi Pure' and move onto 'Arcana Magi Memorial Vol. 6' in February. 'Arcana Magi Zero' will not receive the 'Vol.' tag because the Short Stories already have that, so most it will have a letter or subtitle.


Board game: The game has progressed along nicely, however I still have endgame issues. It's pretty much the only thing that stands in the way. No matter which I try, either as a 'race' or through 'scoring' the game ends with either Player 1 winning, or players quitting because they can't catch up. This week is another NYC-Playtest session so hopefully I'll have this ironed out.

Peanut Butter Jelly (Splatterbomb Theme): Just a reminder that the official theme song is available on Spotify as well as Amazon and iTunes. You can also grab a copy at Bancamp. It's still there. If you want to see Splatterbomb characters, visit my Studio Coqui Youtube and see who's who in the game.

Spreadshirt: New shirts will pop up next year in January. I may start off with the Athlete character this time instead of the Enemies. Also, I will be working on updating the character lore since a lot has changed in the game, for now what is described of the characters is only temporary.

Future Plans: My next plan is to try to write an 8-Page Comic Book short. I have an idea of where to go to accomplish this. I'm not sure how soon I'll get the story out to pasture, but I would like to get it in development early next year and hopefully ready for distribution before the summer. What I want to do is offer free samples at conventions and events that Splatterbomb will appear in, just like how I hand out free 'Peanut Butter Jelly (Splatterbomb Theme)'. What I might do is write either a world building story or just one competition, either way it will be to establish the look of the game itself.

[Year End Reflection]

This has got to be the most eventful year ever for me. I never in a million years would have thought this was the end result. I kind of went full circle where I got to demonstrate Splatterbomb at the NYC Arcade in Microsoft in Midtown Manhattan hosted by Brian Chung's The Sheep's Meow and end my year with that same even but at NYU Game Center. In between all of that, I went to as much NYC-Playtest sessions improving on Splatterbomb, The Hudson Arcade in Hoboken hosted again by The Sheep's Meow.

Splatterbomb's development evolved to the point that it became a video game on a board game. It worked but proved too much for the human mind to intake and caused information overload. I major strip down of the filler rules and Splatterbomb became and efficiently working game with only one thing standing in its way to the publishers.

Convention season was upon us, I had heavy playtesting done at Metatopia in Morristown, NJ and ran booth at Game-A-Con Festival in Atlantic City. I got to do some comic book networking at New York Comic-Con as well. I got to meet a lot of amazing artists, writers, and game developers. it was fun hanging out with all of them.

It was big year for 'Arcana Magi' as the 5th season ran longer than it should, but releasing all the short stories on Kindle was nice finish. Now 6th season is upon us, albeit slower than usual, but the stories are starting to reach their apex with season 7 next year.

So with that, I thank the following for 2015:

Thanks to NYC-Playtest for all the help in Splatterbomb's game development.

Thanks to all the playtesters at Metatopia for their input on Splatterbomb.

Thanks to the organizers at Game-A-Con Festival for a nice event and providing Splatterbomb a booth.

Thanks to all the people who started following me this year on Twitter. I started with a very small number this year and made it into the 60s.

Thanks to Brian Chung and The Sheep's Meow for all their "Arcade" events throughout the year.

Thanks to all the artists, writers, and game developers I met this year at all the conventions and event, and who are now following me on Twitter. We had fun times and look forward to seeing you guys again in upcoming event in 2016.

Most of all, Thanks to all the fans of Splatterbomb and especially 'Arcana Magi'. I know my grammar is not up to standards, but the fact that you all come back to read more gives that extra flavoring to all the stories.


I will be taking an holiday vacation. You will not hear from me until January 4th with the first 'NEWS and NOTES' of 2016.

You all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.

Until 2016...

See ya.

Monday, December 7, 2015

NEWS and NOTES: December 2015

Greetings Fellow Readers! This is the last 'NEWS and NOTES' of 2015 and the month December is offset due to Holiday, so this will be a short month. Now let us begin.


- This Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM at NYU Game Center in Brooklyn: 'The NYC Arcade' Hosted by the Sheep's Meow.

Check out and play locally made video games and tabletop games at New York University's Game Center. Join H-M Brown as he showcase and demonstrate 'Splatterbomb™' to the public.

See 'NOTES' below for more details on 'Splatterbomb™'.

-Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00 PM on Blogspot: 'Wednesday Rants'

Get the latest information on H-M Brown activities.

-Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10:00 PM on Fictionaut: 'Arcana Magi Pure Vol. 6-c.3'

As the city is surrounded by mist, mysterious things start to happen that catches everyone off guard.


-Due to Christmas falling on Friday, there will be no releases that day. I thought about it putting it on Saturday or Thursday, but I feel too many people will be too busy with the holiday to sit and read Chapter 4, so January will be the month to finish off 'Arcana Magi Pure' with Chapters 4 & 5 and move onto the 'Arcana Magi Memorial vol.6'.

-'Splatterbomb™' at the NYC Arcade will just only be the board game and the official T-Shirt on display. There won't be any videos or other types of showcasing. There will be Free 'Peanut Butter Jelly (Splatterbomb™ Theme)' passes when you play a full game.

-I apologize for the missing links to 'Arcana Magi Pure Vol.6' they are now up on Blogspot and accessible to everyone.

That's all the 'NEWS and NOTES' for the month of December. It was another amazing year of releases and events. The next 'NEWS and NOTES' will be Monday, January 4, 2016.

Until Next Time...

See ya.