Welcome to Arvia
The monsters are large
The pay is small
A sharp wit will get you further than a sharp blade
(but it’s a good idea to have both)
Welcome to Arvia! It’s a beautiful, dangerous world, overflowing with lush flora, exotic creatures, and giant mythic monsters. You’ll see it through the eyes of characters who are marginally competent, with no special skills, no magic swords, or mystic artifacts to aid them. Players in my tales constantly find themselves way over their heads, and have to get very creative just to survive. Yet friendships forged on such a world are strong indeed.
Summer 2021, a stand-alone novel, Hazelhearth Hires Heroes, joined the main series (Tales of Arvia.) It features an all-new cast of colorful misfits, exotic new locations, weird and wondrous new creatures, and subversion of more than a few popular tropes.
If you like colorful characters, witty banter, creative conflict resolution, and rooting for the underdog, welcome to the tribe! Arvia awaits you!
Opportunity knocks on the humblest of doors. But it knocks only once.
When an overheard conversation leads to a hunt for a long-forgotten pirate’s treasure in the sunny tropics, Herbert can’t believe his luck. With shipmates including the charming if somewhat feline-featured Katie, a suave and dapper captain, and a hyper-competent crew, such an opportunity seems too good to be true.
An unlikely pair of heroes is catapulted from 19th century America to a world far wilder than the wild west. Yup, it’s Arvia, and it’s set during the fall of the Melandrach Empire, a century before the events of the Tales of Arvia series.
Welcome to Hazelhearth: our picturesque city is nestled in a tranquil corner of the empire. …Fitness lovers enjoy vigorous nature walks in the surrounding forest (don’t forget your sword!)
Darin and Rinloh return for a second adventure, venturing through regions, beautiful and dangerous. A magic artifact casts a shadow, mysterious and dark, revealing perilous paths for both. Their quests lead them to a village of goblins deep in a swamp where monstrous insects ruin more than just your picnic. A tropical island paradise seems …
What does it mean to show humanity on a world where humans themselves are an insignificant race? In the first book of Tales of Arvia, our human player, Darin, accepts a deal from an unscrupulous dimension broker, finding himself completely unprepared for the harsh realities of Arvia, a world crawling with fantastic predators commonly exceeding …