Announcing Pony Up!: A eQUESTrian Anthology (Thanks for the title, Micah Sommersmith!). Edited by Josephine Maria with first reading by Nicholas Yanasak, Pony Up is an equus-themed module anthology written by 5 LGBTQIA+ authors. A funding and preorder campaign will start in May 2019, and artists will be announced soon!
Read more about the included modules below:
A Waltz in Green by Sybil Brooks.
The party arrives in a village of united outcasts and misfits, Sanctuary’s Sundry, nestled in a usually lush and fertile area that now shows signs of rapid decay. They are quickly welcomed in by Tania, the village elder, beseeches them for assistance: their fey benefactors, the faun (used here to refer to a group of fey female identifying fertility spirits with the lower bodies of horses), seem to be greatly displeased by something and are no longer maintaining the land. A small team of volunteers was sent earlier to attempt to make contact with them but they have not returned…
Hello! I’m Sybil Brooks, a transwoman (she/her) living in the Midwest region of the United States and college student working towards a degree in psychology, so one day I can become a therapist for people like me. I have been GMing for about three years now, and creating my own adventures for just as long. I count playing and running tabletop games as one of my favourite pastimes. When not rolling dice, I’m usually reading, curled up with my cat to keep me company.
Under the Neverending Sky by Tyler Omichinski
Our heroes find themselves crossing the Grassy Sea. It is an area of rolling plains that is difficult to cross, with barely any available water and several nomadic peoples who live within its confines. As they cross, they’ll first come into contact with a few of the main tribes including the Kural Centaur tribe, the T’chu nomadic humans, and the Iski Centaur tribe. The three tribes are the major power forces within this large area, and each has several smaller tribes that pay them fealty. The adventure is one of either politics or combat, depending on how the players choose to pursue it. There will be multiple paths including honour fights, duels, investigations, diplomatic meetings, and the like to gain renown within the summit and be able to help shape the results.
Tyler Omichinski (he, him) is a writer and game designer from the wilds of Canada. He has written for the Ennie Nominated Hudson & Brand and for a pile of different companies including FASA, Mystical Throne Entertainment, Stygian Fox, and many more. He lives with his partner and a gigantic black dog.
When Dreams Become Nightmares by Emily Smith
After a local farmer’s pegasi begin to disappear, adventurers are hired to investigate and keep guard over his herd. When a Night Hag and her Nightmare take a young boy captive, characters race to catch them.
Emily Smith (she/her) is a writer for Dungeons and Dragons, including Community Created Content (CCC) and homebrew materials. She has been playing and DMing for 3+ years and is a freelance blogger. Her favorite gaming systems include Dungeons and Dragons, Starfinder, Shadowrun, and Call of Cthulhu.
The Hunt of the Unicorn by Alexa Fae McDaniel
When a princess falls ill to an ailment that can only be cured with a unicorn horn, the King overturns a law banning unicorn hunts and offers a boon to anyone who can procure a horn for him. Knights, hunters, and adventurers from across the kingdom flood to the small town of Brynwood, where a unicorn was recently sighted, but a group of rangers seek to stop the hunt and protect the creature.
Alexa Fae McDaniel is an up-and-coming author and history student from New Brunswick, Canada. She’s soon to be published as a contributor to the Orun RPG, as well as to the short story anthology Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes. She runs 5th Edition for her younger cousins on the weekends, but her all-time favourite RPG is Changeling: The Lost by Onyx Path Publishing, and she hopes that some day Rose Bailey will notice her.