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Posts tagged ‘Marcy Rockwell’


DDOcast 257

Join Sig and Anne on this weeks DDO game and community news. We’ve also got two interviews: Marcy Rockwell on her latest DDO Novel, Skein of Shadows, then with DDO fan-fic author Myra Scott on The Moon Breaker.

Also don’t forget to join in on our contest for a free eBook copy of the Skein of Shadows. You’ll have two chances to win! Share your idea for a DDO novel by emailing

DDOcast Episode 257 (07-24-2012)

0:00:32 Intro
0:01:36 DDO News
0:09:39 DDOcast News
0:11:27 Sponsor Break
0:15:22 Update 14 Patch 2
0:20:23 Contest: Win an eBook Copy of Skien of Shadows!
0:21:57 Segments Interview
0:22:37 Marcy Rockwell’s Skein of Shadows
0:36:34 Myra Scott’s fan-fic Moon Breakers
0:52:16 Community news
0:54:54 Lightning Post
0:56:33 Gaming News
0:59:25 Closing

Total Time: 1:02:30

DDOcast 257

LINK for Gelatenous Cube Pets: refer some friends

LINK for The wand and scroll party

LINK for Scheduled Maintenance July 26th (update 14 patch 2)

LINK for Behind the scenes on the new DDO theme music

LINK for DDO Cocktail Hour

LINK for Marcy Rockwell’s Skein of Shadows

LINK for Marcy Rockwell’s Website

LINK for Myra Scott’s DDO Fan Book: The Moon Breaker

LINK for now has complete wildernes guides for Menace of the Underdark

LINK for Geofhanna digs into the new shields in his MYDDO blog

LINK for Kobold Quarterly RPG Drivethru Sale!

LINK for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition sneak peak


DDOcast 246

DDOcast is a weekly DDO podcast created by fans for fans! We discuss nearly everything related to Dungeons and Dragons Online – Eberron Unlimited.

Episode 246 is ready! Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3. You can find DDOcast on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and

We’re back and on the mend from illness and injury! And we also sound like we’re in a cave! (we moved our recording to a different room, and are in the middle of working on sound quality, so thanks for bearing with us.)

This week Sig and Anne talk about the latest DDO news as well as chat about the latest release notes on Update 13 form Lamannia. We also have a special interview on Marcy Rockwell’s latest DDO novel, Skein of Shadows, the prequel for Update 13 and Menace of the Underdark. We then answer a few emails from our listeners!

This Episode’s music is QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN FROG by Professor Elemental from his 2010 album THE INDIFFERENCE ENGINE. Professor Elemental is a steampunk and chap hop musical artist. You can buy his albums at


DDOcast Episode 246 (02-11-12)

0:00:35 Intro
0:01:33 DDO News
0:08:34 Sponsor Break
0:09:26 U13 on Lamannia
0:35:52 Interview with Marcy Rockwell on Skein of Shadows
0:43:36 Whatcha been Doing?
0:47:07 DDO Community News
0:50:03 Lighting Post
1:00:52 General Gaming News
1:05:49 Closing


TOTAL TIME: 1:07:53


LINK for Update 13 now on Lamannia (for about two weeks now)

LINK for The Art of Lolth: Interview with Fred Fries

LINK for BUG: Cannot Repeat VON 5 + Work-Around Solution

LINK for BUG: Abbot 20th Raid End Reward Not Giving a Full Named Reward list

LINK for Omnispell Dust & Omnispell Stones

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for Update 13 Release notes on Lamannia

LINK for Eberron Chronicle

LINK for Congratulations to Star on Argonessen for gaining Uber Completionist!

LINK for Wizards of the Coast is reprinting AD&D 1st edition

LINK for Monte Cook Looks for the Supernatural in Geek Seekers

LINK for EuroGamer.Net: “Turbine: Subscription Model is Still Kicking”

LINK Marcy Rockwell’s Website

LINK Marcy Rockwell’s Books on

DDOcast 246 - A DDO Podcast


The Shard Axe & Marcy at Literary Escapism

The Shard Axe by Marcy RockwellLooks like Marsheila Rockwell is promoing her new book, The Shard Axe, over at Literary Escapism as a guest author. She’s even posted an exciting excerpt of her new book. Read the full article here!

About Marsheila Rockwell

Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell is an author, poet, editor, engineer, Navy (Seabee) wife and mother of three wonderful sons. She is a member of the SFWA, IAMTW, and SFPA and her work has been nominated for the Rhysling Award for the last five years running. Her first novel, Legacy of Wolves, was published by Wizards of the Coast in 2007 and her latest, The Shard Axe (the first official Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited tie-in novel), was just released from Wizards in September. She is currently working on the sequel. You can find out more about her latest projects here:

About Literary Escapism

Literary Escapism primarily reviews Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. However, we will also accept a limited number of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Steampunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and any of the following with fantasy or paranormal elements: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Historicals, Romance and Young Adult.


66% Done: A PAX Prime 2011 Report

Day 1:  Destroying Plans & Having Fun Doing it!

One of the few hottest days of the year in Seattle also happened to coincide with the first day of PAX Prime 2011.  Outside the Washington State Convention Center it was 82°F (28°C), but it felt like near 90°F (32°F) due to humidity.

Failed horridly at trying to get to the Key Note this year; I should have stopped and RTFM! But on the plus side all huge lectures are now at the Paramount Theater. Yes, I do not miss the days when it was held in a cement hall. I hope to the Live D&D Game on Day 2 of PAX.

I also got the day wrong on Marcy Rockwell’s book The Shard Axe signing wrong. (Ouch! That’s like two gutter balls in a row, if I was bowling.) It’s on Sat @ 11:30am in the Warner Brothers / Turbine Booth #932, not Friday! Ugh.

At Noon we had our interview Fernando and as usual he was on par with all the tidbits we were looking for as DDO fans! I won’t say too much here because I want to save it for the show, but I think with the new digital voice recorder & HD mic I got really did a better job than last year’s setup! I hope to have it all edited out for Ep 231 of DDOcast.  Here are a few teasers:

  • Talked about Update 11
  • New technologies implemented in DDO
  • Inspirations for Update 11 and Artificers
  • House Cannith Quests and Raid Previews
  • Fairness in the DDO Stores and Online Transactions
  • And Of course some more screen images of DDO U11

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As a side note, I have to say that Turbine was combined with the with WB games booth, so it wasn’t the total Turbine booth as it was last year.  Understandably, PAX East in Boston is gonna be their main stay since it’s in their back yard. Regardless, I want to thank the Turbine Crew for taking the time to see us at PAX! You guys are awesome!

During the interview with Fernando, my digital camera started taking mutant pictures and died! You know when GS or Icy Regiments perma break? Well that’s what it feels like when your camera breaks at PAX. So we spent our Expo Hall touring time out getting a new camera.

Armed with a new camera, we met for our happy hours DDOcast meet-up in the TAP House Bar.  We saw up with Marcy Rockwell and her hubby; And Marcy gifted us with a signed copy of The Shard Axe! I can’t wait to read!  We also met with Phite & Ms. Phite, and Shamgar. We drank, ate tasty foods, talked DDO, games, writing, and PAX. Chatting went well beyond 6pm!  Ahh the best laid plans of Mice and Men often go awry! Of course I didn’t go to the panel on Journalism!

The WB Games/Turbine PAX Party was really packed! We got VIP tickets and cut the lines into Gamesworks. Free food, Xbox game stations, shirts, buttons, cos-players, in-game swag cards, bags, free-play arcade game cards, and (thanks to Phite) I ended up with more booze tickets then they were given out!  They also held a raffle for some bigger prizes. Both Phite and I ended up with a Lifetime Membership to DDO!

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Overall, day one felt like a hurricane (whoops! poor choice of words for the East coast folk! I hope everyone is doing okay out there!) It was a very busy day wandering around and chatting up with friends, I learned later from a friend that the panels were packed and the lines were long. Though its super crowded, the best part about PAX is everyone is super friendly; sure we bump into each other but everyone is happy. After “sorries” are said, its a good reason to start talking games with another PAXite!


DDO’s First Novel: The Shard Axe!

The Shard Axe by Marcy RockwellMarcy just posted the final cover of her new novel, The Shard Axe, which will be released this September. We think it looks awesome! Hopefully, will update the book cover on the product page soon!

The Shard Axe

Sentinel Marshal Sabira d’Deneith has spent the last eight years trying to drown the memories of the mission that cost her partner his life and gave her the nickname “The Shard axe.” Until she’s recalled from the city of Stormreach to carry out a mission on House Deneith’s behalf–protect and defend the heir of the dwarven city of Frostmantle during his murder trial. The same heir she and her partner guarded eight years ago in the same city–from the same style of murders. Is the dreaded Nightshard still alive and taunting her? Or is there another serial killer loose in the Mror Holds?

About Marcy Rockwell

Marsheila Rockwell is, in no particular order, an author, poet, editor, engineer, Navy wife and mother of three incredible boys. She currently lives in Arizona in the shadow of an improbably green mountain. She is a frequent Rhysling nominee and a sporadic member of the SFWA, IAMTW and SFPA. The Shard Axe will be her second book in the Eberron setting (the first, Legacy of Wolves, was published in 2007). In addition to her novels, she has penned dozens of short stories and poems, and even an article or two

Read Marcy’s Blog Post Here >>

Listen to an Interview with Marcy Rockwell in DDOcast Ep 205 >>

Pre-order The Shard Axe Here >>