Explore Build Conquer

The Divine Playground Universe

Welcome to the ultimate toybox — a multiverse-spanning pile of left-over fantasy worlds, created by the gods of magic for their own fleeting amusement. Each has its own rules, its own dangers, and its own rewards. Explore freely as you will, but remember, only the powerful may ultimately find victory.

And to become powerful, you have no choice but to grow.

Trial by Conquest

The civilisation battle-royal build-off

Alfric Johnson knows magic exists. He isn’t supposed to, but he knows it nonetheless. He’s known it ever since his middle-school computer teacher turned into a succubus and tried to suck out his soul. Apparently his mother was a mage. High-school with his friends turned into one high-octane urban fantasy adventure after another, and he even played a hand in saving the city at one point.

But that was all quite a while ago. Once everyone graduated, they all got jobs, went their separate ways, and whether subconsciously or not, moved as far away from Alfric as they possibly could.

Alfric didn’t blame them. Keeping an apartment full of exotic weaponry was an unpleasant reminder of the bad old days.

But retirement from high-school heroism doesn’t come easy.

Now Alfric finds himself in a whole new world of magic — one disturbingly familiar to the various (4X) strategy games he also enjoys. There are moral-extremist rat demons, power-hungry forest nymphs, giant spiders, elves in loincloths, goblins, the undead, and on top of all that, his little brother, a cat, has just recently learned to talk. Alfric has to build a whole civilisation up from scratch, in a foreign land, and conquer dozens of enemies along the way, or his family, new friends, and he himself, will all die, horribly.

The Trial by Conquest has begun.

But it’s never seen a competitor quite like Alfric before.

Contains: Violence, sex, bad language, questionable morality, and talking cats.

Richard Struggle

Hero Logistics: Weapons — Magic — Damsels

It all starts with a prophecy. As many stories often do.

The secret world of magic on Earth is in trouble. Trouble of the witch-hunt, nuclear kind, if you catch my drift. If you’re a mage. You need to get the hell out, right now.

Thankfully, the prophecy provided another world to bugger off to — a magic trunk hidden in the basement, leading to a completely new universe. Gods can be so considerate sometimes.

Only one slight problem. Earth has over one million mages.

Cue the largest magical migration the Divine Playground has ever seen.

Welcome to the tropical pocket universe of Creakylid.

Creakylid is lush. It’s sunny. Islands spread out in all directions. The air is fresh and salty. A whole people are now building new towns, founding new businesses, and making a new life.

But this is the Divine Playground. So naturally someone is playing a game.

Despite the mage council’s best efforts, conspiracy and corruption are popping up all over Creakylid like weeds. Secret societies, thieves guilds, and mafia syndicates. See that smoky den hidden under that tavern? That was built last Tuesday.

Annoyingly, for the mage council, this is a time for heroes.

Into this ever-evolving cluster fuck walks Richard Struggle, a hard-working orphan with a very suspicious gift. And he’s decided to be a hero specialising in logistics. After all, the other heroes are going to need someone to keep them well-supplied, and he might just be the man for the job.

But first, he has to solve a mystery…

Richard Struggle: Evacuate the Masquerade is currently being re-written into a full-length novel and the original novella is now available to read online for free.

Fan-Fiction

Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches

Spanning three books and over 600,000 words, one of the internet’s most followed and controversial works of fan-fiction is still going strong. Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches began publication in 2015 and has since gained a cult following among those who suspect that, considering much of what Harry Potter went through, things really should have turned out quite differently than they did.

Magical Britain is not a children’s fantasy sandpit. It is a world of intrigue, mystery, politics, and power. A place where those with nothing prosper only from the grace of those who have everything. In this Alternative Universe of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, magic is a tool of the establishment, a privilege to be jealously guarded, and the final word in any debate that has moved too far beyond the realm of polite discussion.

Harry Potter has already been banged up, ten years, in the hellhole brig of Azkaban for a crime he didn’t commit, and his traitorous brother, the not-really-boy-who-lived, has royally messed things up. After meeting Fate and Death, Harry is given a second chance to squash Voldemort, dodge a thousand years in prison, and snatch everything his hated brother holds dear.

But this isn’t the Harry Potter you think you know.

This is a Harry Potter warped by seven years of ‘education’ by his second-worst enemy. This is a Harry Potter with few scruples.

This is a Slytherin Harry Potter.

 

Now Magical Britain has to face its greatest challenge yet, and it is one of their own making.

Featuring:

  • Massive World-Building
  • Time Travel
  • Deeper Magic
  • All Female Five-Man Band/Battle Harem
  • Magical Aristocracy
  • Animagi
  • Characters who fight to better themselves
  • Wizarding Politics
  • Plots within plots within plots within plots
  • Magical Economics and Business
  • Wild Adventure
  • Hogwarts Exploration
  • Duelling
  • And a protagonist who will not stop until they have what they want.

*Dedicated website coming soon. In the mean time, if you want access to the audio version, google ‘Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches Podcast’.