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Who is M.E. Brines?
M.E. Brines spent the Cold War assembling atomic artillery shells and preparing to unleash the Apocalypse (and has a medal to prove it.) But when peace broke out, he turned his fevered, paranoid imagination to other pursuits. He spends his spare time scribbling another steampunk romance occult adventure novel, which despite certain rumors absolutely DOES NOT involve time-traveling Nazi vampires!
A former member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is a long-time student of the occult and a committed Christian who sees himself as a modern-day Professor Van Helsing equipping Believers for battle against the occult Principalities and Powers that rule a world in darkness. (Ephesians 6:12)
The author of three dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as alien abduction, alien hybrids, astrology, the Bible, biblical prophecy, Christian discipleship, conspiracies, esoteric Nazism, the Falun Gong, Knights Templar, magick, and UFOs, his work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, Weird Tales, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and Empirical magazine.
*I'm often asked how I square my Christianity and "messing around" with the occult, as if I'm partial to bestial things with a goat under the amber light of the moon or something. No so. I'm a student, in the same way I used to study Soviet weapons and tactics back when I was a US Army officer. This gives my work a unique perspective no matter what your belief system. I don't judge. I just present the information and let the reader decide.
Tales of the Talisman magazine
Ghost Hunting Theories (+ Bigfoot)
Gnostalgia (the Esoteric Steampunk Lodge of the Retro-Future)
Why Star Trek is dead. (Postmodernism killed it)
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Do YOU have what it takes to make history?
Ruling Dynasty is a play-by-e-mail role-playing game with weekly turns where players take a position as an emperor, king, merchant prince, duke, count, baron, cult leader, sorcerer or other ruler in a medieval-fantasy world. Players compete to achieve power, influence and control over the world by expanding the area under their sway, enhancing their economies, creating new inventions and exalting their ruling dynasty above all others. Can YOU establish the Ruling Dynasty?
Available positions include:
King of Coonlandia, leader of the Coons, a savage race of humanoid raccoons.
Chieftan of T'Peak, a far-western land of sweat-lodges and Mohawked warriors.
The Middle Kingdom, a far-off land of exotic spices and belly dancers.
The King of Dacia, a usurper enjoying his ill-gotten gains.
King of the Gnomes. Having defeated an assault by a diabolical necromancer, can you lead them to global supremacy?
Ruler of the Free City of Tindalos, a city known for its magnificent fighting dogs.
High Priest of the Hyperbolic Priesthood of Hastur. A devout priesthood, although nobody but them seems to know what they really believe.
His Excellency the Prince of Yang-ho, a region renowned for their noodles and take out.
Chief of the Sylvanian Dragonriders. Yeah, their dragons are really more like big slow lizards but they do have big teeth.
High Chieftain of the Nazi Aztecs. These sinister natives seek to dominate the lesser races.
Great Khan of Togmarath, a tribe of horsed barbarians noted for their prowess with the bow.
The Free Rangers, a band of exiled warriors noted for helping the downtrodden.
Or create your own. Just contact the Game Master with what position you'd like to play and he'll get you a player packet.
The Frigian armored steam car.
The Viron are said to employ wooden cannon, but many think this just an absurd myth:
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All attached documents are Copyright 2015 by Michael E. Brines