I accepted a challenge to make a 3D crossword puzzle, so here it is! Each layer has 10 clues (5 Across and 5 Down), for a total of 5 layers (50 clues). Then, each cell on the top layer also follows a Z-Axis for 25 more clues (total 75!) I don't have the skill to make it fancy, but here are the tables and the clues as 2 separate documents.
I figured my Trilogy ebook could use some proper artwork so commissioned someone to do it. Here is the result!
I haven't been posting too many of these here, but a friend and I have been posting some Top 10 lists for board games. Here's the latest:
I just got a 3d printer! It's an Elegoo Mars 2 Pro, which I got for 260 USD. These are my first prints. The green ones are the test prints (rook files that come with the machine), and a Viking duck I turned into a paperclip holder for my friend at work. Also a few minis. The horse and carriage is a failed print that I'm still working on but was looking for the weak spots so printed a test. It's form the first scene of elf Mastery, with Kyla and Grizzlesnout on the coach to Equinox (tough to see at this angle, but I'll try and get a better picture once I finish a proper print of it.)
The Elf Mastery Complete Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon!
Edge Studios recently released a Tabletop RPG module called Ashes of Power. It is based on the Embers of the Imperium game that should be coming out next year. A few friends and I decided to do a playthrough! Hope you enjoy! If not, no refunds. https://youtu.be/wo5Ek-sCrcY
As part of a new marketing strategy, I am posting weekly on my Elf Mastery Facebook page and my Instagram page. The last couple weeks I recorded myself telling a joke, and just decided I should post them here as well! Along with the link to my books to make your life easier if you want to buy them. The link is:
And here's the most recent joke:
I received an interesting review on Goodreads today. Despite being my lowest review to date (2 stars), I found it rather complimentary and would like to share it.
Technically I liked everything Reil does. He avoids lots of fantasy tropes, develops characters beyond one-dimensional stereotypes and injects new twists on classic creatures of fantasy. The plot is fine.
I'm fully aware this is a book for kids, I'd say maybe grades 5-7 if I had to guess. Yet despite good character growth and the promise of ongoing adventure in the trilogy, I feel like I've had enough after just the first book.
I think this is just a case of personal taste. There aren't any flaws in Reil's writing and I think most people who enjoy fantasy and books written for younger audiences will like this.
I listened to the book and the narrator was up to the task of bringing the characters to life.
So low-scoring reviews aren't always bad, folks! Some people just have different tastes. Others have valid criticisms.
Just had an ad made by Despoina Kemeridou for the Elf Mastery trilogy! Posting it all over my social media to see if I can gain any traction. She'll be posting on hers as well. Here is the ad on Youtube. There is a link to the Amazon page in the description:
My interview with Despoina Kemeridou is up! You can read it here: Author Interview with Bryant Reil - Despoina Kemeridou
Bryant Reil currently resides in Kelowna, BC. Recent accomplishments include completing a Master's degree, and having finished two books, Elf Mastery and Elf Doubt. The third book, Elf Righteous, is underway.