Hi. My name is Greg Stolze, this is my web page, and I write books.

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The Forgotten Monk: Chapters 1-2

My next novel is entitled The Forgotten Monk and it’s currently getting funded on Kickstarter. If you’re at all curious about the story of a martial arts monk with amnesia trying to solve the mystery that is himself, check it out.

A Funeral Dirge for Human Sovereignty Over Nature

A preview for my novel Mask of the Other, available now.

Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

My intention for these pieces is that you can download them, host them, print them out for noncommercial purposes, riff off them freely — as long as everything you derive from them is similarly open, noncommercial and shared.

A Pedophile Wrote Your Favorite Song

A story about telepathy, sex crimes (handled with SOME taste) along with who victimizes and who doesn’t.

Letter From a Killer

This short and nasty crime story won the Richard Eastman Founder’s Prize for Prose in 2021.

Dialogue With Fury

Rural Gothic Americana meets the Greek goddess who avenges those who harm their kin. Warning: This one alludes to the sexual harm of children.


Mitch just wants to sell his unique crafts online. What’s the worst that could happen? No, it’s worse than that. Worse still. Keep going.

Building A Death Ray Is Hard

What it says. This is not SF or horror though, just gritty, gritty crime.

Domestic Situation

TW for domestic violence. Who is really the most powerless in this mess?

Cold Yesterday

Do you like ghost stories with sad, sensitive children? Here’s one!


Opening a gateway to a parallel Earth without animals opens up possibilities for carbon sequestration and Insta posts.

Chthon, Mold-Mother, and the Sky People

Three survivors traverse a revisionist Cthulhu Mythos postapocalypse America.

The Art of Earth

What if strange visitors from another world mainly wanted to visit museums and go to concerts?

Stranger Lake

This was meant to be a horror story, but it just got funnier and funnier as I wrote it.

Mick and the Fit

A tragic tale of fitness, excess, Mick Peltier, Unknown Armies, and trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Like Uber, But For Monsters

You like zombies? Here, have some zombies. Have a full-on zombie apocalypse. Also some love.

Mick and the Spoonbender

A slightly Unknown Armies tale about a faded rock star meeting a retired CIA psychic.

Mick and the Fit

Mostly about a fitness instructor turning her trauma into unreliable magick powers. It’s a lil’ bit Unknown Armies.

Mick and Amanda and Reesa and Craig

A short story about murder, unreliable psychic powers, and spectral abuse. It’s vaguely Unknown Armies related.

The Final Process Log of Killbot 877612

If you wonder why robots would try to kill all humans, the surprising answer awaits in this TERMINATION SHOCK short story, the downloaded stream-of-consciousness of a murderous AI. It’s in various formats, no malware.

I Am A Psychic Assassin For the US Army

The personal journal of an Army psychic assassin covers the dangers, history and developments of American psychic warfare. Click here to download an archive with PDF, eBook and other formats.

After the Cops

Technically science fiction, but there’s nothing in here that we couldn’t have by 2022, given sufficient political will. It’s a story about how public safety could be different in America, told mid-change.

Forgeries and Simulacra

It’s got a cop and a crook facing cosmic horror — or maybe just the quotidian, everyday kind. You can download a .zip file of alternate formats here.

The Last C+ Student

Imagine a zombie apocalypse with no biting, where the smartest man alive is a C+ student. Now make it bleaker. There you go. You can also download a .zip file with alternate formats.

A Series of Small, Precise Cuts

An exploration of the hard, repetitive work that goes into serial killing, and catching a serial killer and, also, making linocut prints.
Also available as a .zip file of several formats.


Ever wanted to read SF about people crammed in a space ship after Cthulhu rises from the deep? If so, you can download various versions at this link, or just click the title card to read the PDF online.

One Day There Were Spider Mouths

What would you do if one day you found out quite a lot of people were gross? If you want to see my answer in a format other than PDF, there are several in this archive.


Cosmic horror about the presidency, ripped straight from today’s headlines. If you want file formats other than PDF, you can find them in this .zip file.

25 Stochastic Events in the Development of FTL Travel

In collaboration with the skilled and dapper John Leavitt, I’m now posting up a four page SF comic, in convenient PDF form. It’s about humans developing faster-than-light travel, but it’s not accomplished by dint of hard work and far-seeing genius. We just kinda bumble into it.


It’s reality TV about extinct sentient species. Possibly less of a bummer than you’re thinking, though. Click here to download an archive of various formats, PDF included.

First Contact

A short SF story about (maybe) the first human to survive first contact with an alien species. It shares a setting with FAILWORLDS and the game/podcast/media melange TERMINATION SHOCK. You can download various formats, including PDF, here.


If you’re looking for something, well, sexy, this story isn’t it. It’s more about the idea of sex in society than it is about sex as it’s enjoyed. It’s strange and surreal. You can get it in several formats by clicking here. Or if you like, just the PDF.


It’s about… it’s… well, it’s weird and hard to explain. And it’s only five pages long.

You can also download a .zip archive with non-PDF formats.

A Series of One-Sided Conversations

A trio of dangerous scumbags mouth off about their assorted felonies, producing an emergent narrative about murder, blackmail, and bitcoin.

Also available in ePub and Kindle formats.

13th Age Elfish

This is a TrueType font named 13Aelfin. Feel free to download and use as you see fit. It has both capitals AND lowercase!

13th Age Abyssal

This is another TrueType font, called 13Abyssal. Use it freely. Again, it’s only capitals.

13th Age Aasimar

This isn’t a story, it’s a TrueType font called 13Asimar. Feel free to use and distribute it. (It only has capital letters.)

Meatbot Massacre: Accessories

Some nifty accessories for Meatbot Massacre, including a printable hex map, fold-up paper minis, and preformatted data sheets to keep track of your meatbot’s stats.

Meatbot Massacre

The game that started all this ransom model craziness is still ripe with beefy mayhem.

Executive Decision

Like power? Hate responsibility? Executive Decision is the real-time RPG where you and other cabinet members pursue your own agendas in competition for the Commander-in-Chief’s trust.

Revenge is a dish best served… in Spaaace!

Demo for …in Spaaace!

Shades Of Gray

A free adventure for my Film Noir game A Dirty World. It has drugs, thwarted love, illegitimacy and murder. Standard hard-boiled stuff, really

…in Spaaace!

The exclusively-pdf narrative game of silly sods in starships is, I generally find, rum-soaked.

REIGN Company Reference Sheet


REIGN Character Sheets
Original: 8.5″ x 11″
Revised: 8.5″ x 11″ | A4
Revised Character Sheet, with Blank Space: 8.5″ x 11″ | A4

REIGN Supplement 16

A grab bag of rules support. Nain, Ardwin and Out of the Violent Planet all get expanded material, but much of it is perfectly adaptable to any REIGN game at all, full stop.

REIGN Supplement 15

The third mini-setting, and it should be familiar because it’s modern day Earth. The only difference is an invasion of telepathic aliens who have no idea how to fight head-blind humanity. It’s entitled Out of the Violent Planet.

REIGN Supplement 14

Another mini-setting, this time examining fantasy races like elves and orcs from a firm basis in fantasy genetics. It comes with its own handy breeding chart, completely safe for work, of course.

REIGN Supplement 13

An entirely fresh new setting of born wizards, fairy-tale monsters, and the sinister enchantment arising from the love of power.

REIGN Supplement 12

Has giant trees, arboreal tribes of bragging heroes, a religion of perpetual self-exaltation, and magic that will burn off your fingers unless you take care.

REIGN Supplement 11

Provides a third combat system where, instead of trying to grandstand and seeing if you succeed, you find out how well you succeeded and adjust your grandstanding accordingly. And, if enabling PC show-offs is insufficient, it also has the nuts, bolts and cautions of constructing your own Esoteric Discipline paths.

REIGN Supplement 10

Provides not one, not two, but three separate campaign frameworks for REIGN, ranging from roguish scumbags in Uldholm, to Ob-lob pirates, to the people who really run The Empire. As a bonus, those aforementioned rulers come with their own player handouts.

REIGN Supplement 9

Chock-full of secrets. Shh!

REIGN Supplement 8

Insight galore about the staid and stuffy citizens of the Maemeck Matriarchy, including their magic-ruining quellers — a group occupying a strange position straddling “really necessary” and “really despised.” Oh, and the Jawless warriors of The Empire.

REIGN Supplement 7

More feedback from fans indicated that one-roll Ulds and Truils should find a home in Supplement 7. Also included: Unit-based tactical combat and an adorable little short story. There’s been discussion about port cities in REIGN’s unusually-shaped setting continents. Since I’m just now starting a game based around a boat, I’ve created some handouts for my players, which I’m also putting here. Remember, I’m a writer, not an artist: Judge accordingly.

Muhulc, a city in Opetka.

Darkport, the northernmost Confederate port of consequence.

REIGN Supplement 6

I polled the fans about the order in which they wanted to se e some of my completed material, and the result was Supplement Six. New Advantages, new Esoteric Disciplines (including at least one for every Skill that lacked one in the main rule book) and riding mounts based on the Cambrian super-predatorAnomalocaris.

REIGN Supplement 5

This REIGN supplement fleshes out the continent of Milonda, specifically itsRuhini Desert. It’s home to eye-eating immortal oligarchs, religious prudes living side-by-side with lewd criminals, alligators, wind boats, incense and the world’s most effective magical healing. Have fun.

REIGN Supplement 4

A discussion of Ob-lob culture, values, religion and habits — Two sets of their martial secrets, both for unarmed fighting and for using wickedly sharp ‘hell hooks.’ — Aqueous Divination, a system of magical fortune-telling, along with discussion of just how to handle foreknowledge in your game — One-Roll Ob-lob character generation.

REIGN Supplement 3

Secrets of Sorcery shows exactly how to build your own spells and schools from the ground up. Also, there are giant insects, miniature elephants and surprisingly useful rats.

REIGN Supplement 2

People of the Blade adds details to two of Heluso’s most warlike cultures — Dindavara and the Western Marches.

REIGN Supplement 1

Assets, Martial Path: Black Thirst, One-Roll Companies, One-Roll Imperials and creepy shadow warlocks for your REIGN game.

The Third Year of Our REIGN

The most recent supplements, in one full-color PDF.

The Second Year of Our REIGN

The second set of supplements, also reorganized and tidily laid out.

The First Year of Our REIGN

The first six supplements, complied into one integrated file.

REIGN Errata

Nothing in this world is perfect, and that’s particularly true of a book that has the note “See page 98” on page 98. Thanks to the vigilance of the fan community, a number of mistakes, contradictions and plain ol’ perplexities have been spotted in REIGN, and in the file above, they’re addressed.

One Roll Spells (Again)

Another Enchiridion premium, this lets you mill out monsters and mysterious beasts with capricious abandon.

One Roll Spells

A bonus attendant on the funding of the REIGN Enchiridion, this is a one-roll tool for making up odd and idiosyncratic enchantments.

The Kingdom of Nain

An ambitious, triple-sized supplement for REIGN Enchiridion, this is a self-contained setting featuring arrogant wizards, mysterious monsters, and downtrodden peasants striking back.

These People Mean Nothing to Each Other

Four short pieces form something greater than the sum of their parts. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

Regret, With Math

Winner of the 2008 Richard Eastman fiction prize, “Regret, With Math” is about a young man who studies the martial arts, or doesn’t, and who dates his former college buddy’’s ex- girlfriend, or doesn’t, and who gets in horrible, life altering trouble. Or possibly doesn’t. It’s also about parallel universe theory. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

Two Things She Does With Her Body

Really, I think it’s better to read this without a lot of prologue and setup. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.


A sad story about a miserable kid and the perils of fish telepathy. Despite this flippant description, I consider this one of my more successful horror stories.

In the Blindness of the Glare

Part of the deal with the Ardwin ransom was that I agreed to write a story for ten of the $50+ donors. Each one got to dictate one element for inclusion. This is that story. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.


A Wind at the Window

A horror story concerning blasphemous marks in the snow of a Finnish winter, the college students it threatens, and the American veteran who may know more than he tells. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

Emily Speaks

My attempt at grappling with issues of feminist dialectic in a short, entertaining fashion. Or, if you prefer, a story about a piece of software that turns loneliness into cash. Also available in PDFePub and Kindle format.


A realistic peek at people in a suburban American strip-mall dojo, complete with realistic divorce friction and realistic bleak memories. Also available in ePub andKindle format.

Zombis Blanc

A potboiler about rotten people in desperate circumstances. It’s the most medically and historically accurate zombie story I was able to write. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.


A wistful little tale of someone who can’t decide if he’s a vampire or not. He probably is. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

A Hole in the Darkness

Gritty crime-noir drama about a cop and an ex-con bound by guild and hatred. Together, they dig a grave. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

7 and 7

This sequel novella to SWITCHFLIPPED has Kung Fu, a witch, and a mixture of self-pity and pity for others. Also available in ePub and Kindle format


Another story set in the dojo from Shrimp, this one deals with losing control, relinquishing it, and trying to hold on to it. Also available in ePub and Kindleformat.

Whatever Happened to Lala?

Although it shares a setting with Mask of the Other, it lacks the cosmic horror found in the novel. The horror in this story is all mundane and domestic. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

The Turning of the Time

If you read Dead Leather Office in The New Hero, Volume 2, you already know the heroine of this story of time-skips and identity shifts. If you have not, you can read this one first for free. Also available in ePub and Kindle format


A very short piece of science fiction about first contact. This was mostly written as an excuse for the first and last lines. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

Unripe Fruit

A remainder from a game setting that never got made, this story is about growing up in a nomadic fantasy world, and how that can kind of hurt. Also available inePub and Kindle format.

How to Make a Book Safe

A Lovecraftian tale about trying to keep your secrets hidden. Also available inePub and Kindle format.


Need to communicate with spirits from beyond the grave? There is, as they say, an app for that. Also available in ePub and Kindle format.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

These are a bit different. The license on these articles lets you show them wherever you want, including in commercial books. But you can only use them if you attribute them to me, and if you don’t change a word of the text. Feel free to read them, share them, print them out and leave them lying in subways — just don’t change them

Gwynafra Needs a Love Potion

Needs it, I say! This is a simple historical fantasy about a girl in love. Light and frivolous. Well, OK, there may be a witch.

Listening to the Future

A brilliant young scientist has a plan to save the future. But the question is… is it affordable?

How to Play Roleplaying Games
How to Run Roleplaying Games

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Berliner Characters

The PCs for “The Dangers of Fraternization”

The Dangers of Fraternization

A scenario for “A Dirty World” set in partition-era Berlin

All Rights Reserved by White Wolf Inc.

Mick and the Fit

Mostly about a fitness instructor turning her trauma into unreliable magick powers. It’s a lil’ bit Unknown Armies.

Mayfield “The Earth” Baines

Vampire character for the New World of Darkness