Books by Eric Staggs
The Darkest Age is a complete d20 OGL Role-Playing Game, written by veteran game designer Rob Gee, science-fiction and fantasy author Eric Staggs with creative collaboration from Julia Gengenbach. Cover art by Jeff Dewitt. Interior art by Rob Gee. Set in a grim, alternate history. Explore the gritty and dangerous world of Europe in 1350, as an unusual strain of the bubonic plague ravages the countryside and those afflicted don’t just die. They stand up and feast on the living… Gather your wits and dice! Roll-up a character from the Second Viking Age, a Skald or Berserker. Maybe you want to play an alchemist obsessed with unraveling the secret of this dread disease? The Darkest Age Role Playing Game uses the d20 OGL game system so you already know how to play. Between waves of fear and a strange uneasy compulsion to start playing The Darkest Age right now, you’re wondering what makes this game special? You’ve played a hundred d20 OGL games, but nothing like this. Written by veteran game designers who believe a role-playing system shouldn’t cost $60.00 a book, The Darkest Age explores social and cultural conventions, as well as medieval role-playing tropes. In a world where life is precious and death walks the countryside, the role of women is changed profoundly. Whole orders of knights founded by women and swear to re-build society. The Midwife’s Guild commands respect on par with the Church. Includes detailed skills, new feats, locations, a history of undead-plagued Europe and much more!
From high-orbit above a burning world, to the cool depths of a serpent filled ocean, Airlocks and the Apocalypse takes readers on a wild ride. Stand guard with heroes of a dying kingdom, hunt treasure laden ships with the Serpent Riders of Atlantis, and tear across the the scorched wasteland in a mythological car. This collection includes the Aviator Fiction editor’s choice story “The Census Bureau,” the surreal “Calcutta,” and the long awaited sequel, “Spacewhales II: The Nun-Remains The Same.”
A collection of visceral shorts documenting the rise and fall of a menagerie of villains, as well as the occasional hero.These slice-of-life shorts chip at the veneer of societal niceties and settle into the readers mind. Drug addicts, alcoholism, revenge, sex and death are just a few of the topics of these terse, fast paced tales. Included in this collection is the controversial “How Stephanie Killed Lisa,” the fan favorites “The Tradition,” and “Going to L.A.,” as well as more recent short stories like “About Brandon” and “Fallen Shelves.” These hand picked short stories from writer Eric Staggs are sure entice, enrage and soak into your imagination.
Since George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead came out in 1968, the world of zombies has been defined as one in which the lumbering dead shamble about in search of brains. Spectacle Publishing has dug a little deeper to stretch the genre and bring you tales of the dead from across town and across the centuries. Scatter through bitter mountain passes with what remains of Napoléon’s legion, hunt an unseen horror in the darkest hour of the frontier night, and test your sword against an undead horde in defense of your plague-ridden realm. But one need not look back over hundreds of years to find the dead among us; what about that posh dinner party in Manhattan or the man who just passed you on the street? You will find that these things, too, are not what they seem.