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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The first Holofoil card of the Robert R Ricks Tarot Set

The limited edition 100 card autographed tarot card is done...

This holofoil tarot card is one of the 78 cards that will eventually make up the complete set that will be created from each book that I write.  For Magic Really Sucks there will be one card for 2018 featuring Ethan.

Then in early 2019 there will be a tarot card featuring Valk.

Then the next card will feature Melissa which should be out in the middle of 2019.  The final card at the end of 2019 will feature Sparkles and the Fae King.  Then after that each book that comes out will have a corresponding holofoil numbered trump card.

The Magic Really Sucks has a second trilogy to follow the first one.  It will then have three one-off stories that stand on their own.

The Sordid Adventures of Farook Fantook and Jizzy Jay, Angelic Revelations, 2013 Aftermath, 2014 the Truth, The Poet, Harbinger, Tatted Souls, Choices, Infernal Justice, The Greatest Depression, Terrible Twos, Augmented Truth, Fractured, Eternal Love, Alone in the Crowd, The End of Eternity, Diary of a Conspiracy Nut and My Inner Demons are being worked on and are in various stages of development.

Those stories alone will comprise the next 25 holofoil cards.  Brining the foreseeable total to 30.  That will leave an additional 48 to be created and issued.

The goal is to push out 78 total cards to create a possible 100 sets.  With each trump offering there will be five (5) cards pulled from the sets.  #12, #16, #23, #28, and #29 which I will keep for myself and my family.  When they are completed I will then give each member of my family their complete set which they can do whatever they want with them.

I will NEVER run the same design for the master Holofoil set and there will be accounting to make sure I know who has ordered which cards and their original owners.  The people who set their mind to it and collect these cards from the beginning run a good chance of getting a complete set.  With only 95 potential cards in the wild this could make for an interesting adventure for some.

The limited edition holofoil cards will initially be extended to R3 INSIDER MEMBERS who will have access to buy before the general public.  How do you become an R3 INSIDER MEMBER?  It's very easy.  You just need to sign-up for the newsletter by either:

texting MAGICREALLYSUCKS to 22828
and then providing your email...
sign up for newsletter as part of the Win Valk's Blade contest at

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The "Win Valk's Blade" Contest is LIVE!

The first of many contest to support the new book Magic Really Sucks - Volume One, "Revelation" is live!  Head on over to the contest page: 

and check it out!

The prize?

A customized blade from TOPs Knives.
With the following specs:

Model #: MAK-7W
Blade Style: Dagger
Best Use: Tactical
Blade Length: 6.75"
Blade Thickness: .25"
Overall Length: 12.250"
Finish: Black Traction Coated
Tang: Full
Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-58
Country Of Origin: USA
Handle Color: White/Black
Handle Material: G-10
MSRP: $228.95

Customized Sheath was also commissioned for this blade ($90)

And customized laser engraving of the Magic Really Sucks logo and Valk's mark was added to it...

Making this an amazing prize.  Did I mention that this blade is retired?  What does that mean?  It means that 1) You can no longer order this from TOPs Knives directly.  And 2) Once the channel market sells out there will be no more available to find.  So this is an amazing collector's item as well as being a fully functional combat ready, zombie slaying, demon demolishing blade!


The contest will run up until the Magic Really Sucks - Volume On "Revelation" drops on 02/14/19

Good luck!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

My final trailer for my new book is out! Check it!!!! ;)

New trailer for my Magic Really Sucks - Volume One "Revelation" is out.  I'm very proud of it and spent a LOT of late nights rendering around the clock to get this ready for you good folks!



Thursday, November 15, 2018

Presales for "Magic Really Sucks Volume One - Revelation" has begun!

Presales for "Magic Really Sucks Volume One - Revelation" has begun!

Presale of the book has begun! 

Use the discount code PREORDER2018 to save 15%. 

Order today at Black Rose Writing 

Orders ship a few days before official release 02/14/19 

- Thanks for your support! :)

Monday, October 29, 2018

New Fallout 76 Live Action Trailer

New Fallout 76 Live Action Trailer

Looking forward to this...
Nov 14th 2018

Here's the Trailer:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New Pet Sematary Trailer (2019) Seriously?!

New Pet Sematary Trailer (2019) Seriously?!

OK, I watched the trailer and it looks decent enough but I have to aske the question again... "Why the fuck do we need yet another remake?" I am really REALLY tired of the same stuff being rehashed over and over again.  It's like Hollywood is not willing to go the route of discovering new content but instead says "Well this movie did well in the 80s or 90s... let's just redo it."

Pet Sematary is based on a novel which was released in 1983 by Stephen King and in 1989 the movie came out (with a very good soundtrack I might add) and was done well.  In 1992 a sequel Pet Sematary Two was released.

They've been working on this remake since 2010... 9 years in the making.  So somebody really wanted this to happen.

You can check the trailer here:

Monday, October 8, 2018

ORIGIN - Official Comic-Con Trailer

ORIGIN - Official Comic-Con Trailer 

Looks like YouTube is taking a solid stab at streaming content like Netflix.  Will be interesting to see how this does since this looks pretty good.  Not sure I want to PAY for another service.  (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc...)

You can check out the trailer:

50 minutes of Fallout 76 Gameplay - Looks FUN!

50 minutes of Fallout 76 Gameplay - Looks FUN!

The trimmed down gameplay (edited from three hour session) shows a lot of the features and feel for the game.  I'm looking forward to it for sure!

You can check it out here!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sorry been a while since I've posted!!!!! - UPDATE

Sorry been a while since I've posted!!!!! - UPDATE

So yeah, lots going on in my personal life and I figured fuck it, I'll share.

The house is done and we've moved in.

Daughter started college.

Unpacked everything and assembled so much furniture it's not even funny.  I think I deserve some kind of certificate from IKEA.  Seriously.

Finished half the basement so kids all have their own rooms and there's even a bathroom dedicated for them, so now the house has THREE bathrooms, which might sound like a lot but there have been times when we only had two where I was like COME ON I GOTTA POOP!!!!!

And since, the kids are all downstairs now, I actually have my own office back now!!!  It's been 11 months in the making and now I can share with you my personal space where I plan on creating much wow!

This is my motivational wall... Yes, Thanos gives me motivation!

I covered and converted the closet of this room into my personal little library / weapons stash...  I have a huge Angry Jackalope tapestry covering it up.

This is how the main area on the right looks with all my books and stuff with the lights on.  The real magic of the room happens when the lights are off (NO NOT THAT KIND OF MAGIC!!!!)

My Two work stations and walls backlit by mounted LEDS on the monitors...

This is the view I look at roughly 12-13 hours a day...

I'll share more in a later post!

Got my Novel back from Editor... Final Edit in Process!

Got my Novel back from Editor... Final Edit in Process!

So good news!  I got my Edits back from publisher and will begin my final review and then send back.  That'll be it.  So I'm going over everything with a fine toothed comb!!!  This is exciting though.

Just sharing.  Also, the new final website is up and live for all of you who may not have known I have a novel coming out. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cyberpunk 2077 looks AMAZING and I WILL PLAY THE SHIT OUTTA IT!!!!

OMG! The first 48 minute gameplay sample looks friggin' amazing! I am hooked!  I haven't been this excited about a game in a VERY long time.  So excited.  I wonder if it'll open up to multiplayer?  If so, this could be a HUGE game changer, in a very serious way!  To say this game is next gen is an understatement.

Check out the gameplay footage

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition Comes With A GameCube Controller

Gamespot got a whole lot of new information in the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-focused Nintendo Direct presentation. Among the announcements was that when the game launches on December 7, it will be available in a bundle called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition. 

Go check em out for the whole get down.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Infinity War: Thanos Tribute - (Logan Style) [Great Vid for Thaos Fans]

As a Thanos fan, I was thrilled with this "Logan" treatment.  Very well done.  Audo get's a little off midway through, but regardless it was done well.

Check it out

Maniac | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix [LOOKS PRETTY GOOD...]

This trailer looks promising.  Kinda a crazy spin and will be interesting to see the different 'realities' within the mindscape. 

The Trailer is:

Saturday, August 4, 2018

I got a publisher!

It's Official, Magic Really Sucks - Volume 1 "Revelation" is getting published.  Not by me?  Nope, no more self-publishing (at least for MRS Series).  I received and accepted the contract from Black Rose Writing, LLC.

We are looking at potential release date of Feb 14th 2019...

As always, information regarding Magic Really Sucks can be found at: - Website - Facebook


Author Platform:

Now we just need to double check the manuscript, make whatever changes I need to... Finalize a cover design (In the event they want to change what I have) and then let them do what they do, and then I jump in and do what I do as well...


Historic moment for me. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

WoW is kicking up their story telling!!!

Recently there have been some seriously cool clips coming to set the stage for the new expansion on WoW...

Here's a few.

Warbringers: Sylvanas


And then this:

Cinematic: “Old Soldier”


I'm VERY impressed with this...