Saturday, August 14, 2021

Patrick Stuart Interview: Broken Fire Regime

Summary: I asked Patrick Stuart if I could interview him about his upcoming OSR D&D adventure Demon-Bone Sarcophagus, currently on kickstarter, and he graciously agreed. We ranged the savanna for an hour and half, and the conversation ended up being as much about the upcoming second and third chapters of the series, Frictionless Blue Glass and Palaces of Fire, as the first. The trilogy as a whole is called Broken Fire Regime.

The Tomb Architecture in Demon-Bone Sarcophagus
The Arthurian Canon in Demon-Bone Sarcophagus and Palaces of Fire
The Ælf-Adal, the Antebellum, and Frictionless Blue Glass
Burdens of Darkness
The Background Books of Demon-Bone Sarcophagus (of note: the Semiotics of Fire)
The Nature of Fire in Demon-Bone Sarcophagus
Scrap Princess and the Conceptualization of Broken Fire Regime
Euphony vs Clarity: A False Dichotomy?
Was Demon-Bone Sarcophagus Produced More by Eruption or Editing?
Why Am I Capitalizing Each of These? (jk)
Variable Outcomes Based on PC Action in Broken Fire Regime
The Effects of Becoming a Full Time Author on Throughput and Output
Implied Worldbuilding
Parts of Demon-Bone Sarcophagus Which Are Closest to Patrick’s Heart
Diegetic Art in Broken Fire Regime
The Latifundium System in Frictionless Blue Glass
The Prologue Battle in Demon-Bone Sarcophagus
Intro: McCarthyesque? Tarantinoesque? Coenesque?
Heists in Broken Fire Regime
How the Heists Were Conceived Of
The Shift Between Demon-Bone Sarcophagus and Frictionless Blue Glass
Patrick’s Shift in Adventure Outcome Orientation
What Happens When PCs Work With/Are Captured By the Company in Frictionless Blue Glass
New Spells? (New Powers, Potentially)
The Queen of Fire

Update: You can find another interview with Patrick about Demon-Bone Sarcophagus et al at Max Cantor’s blog, Weird & Wonderful Worlds
And David McGrogan’s blog Monsters & Manuals
And the Semiurge’s cosmic lair, Archons March On


  1. "You CAN slowly chip away and destroy the atomization, loneliness and low level terror that keeps people separate and afraid." - Ah, just like real life, then.

    In all seriousness, I have an immense amount of respect for the work each of you does, this was a treat to listen to. Thanks for doing this and putting it up, both of you.

    1. Thanks a lot Dan. It was a lot of fun to do. I hope we’ll both continue to produce work that you find valuable


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