Bret James Stewart

Novelist, poet, playwright, short story author, non-fiction writer, and game designer


photo by John D. Wright


Bret James Stewart's Welcome Video



Welcome to my official website.  I am an eclectic writer in many genres, thoroughly addicted to reading and writing since I was old enough to do either.  Whether you like fantasy, poetry, general fiction, regional and area non-fiction pertaining to hiking and other interests, or the careful non-fiction work of academic and scholarly writing, I probably have something for you.

I have an abiding love for games.  I design board games as well as role-playing game material.  I have been an avid fan of Dungeons and Dragons for around 30 years and, when I am not reading and writing, I am generally gaming.


My Latest Work

A Pipeful of Trouble





All is not well in Brierfield.  The idyllic halfling village has fallen prey to unknown bandits and marauders.  These peaceful victims of shattered loves and broken dreams need a band of heroes to save them.  Are you willing to help them in their time of need?


A Pipeful of Trouble is a Classic Edition Adventures module for PCs levels 1-3.  It features a nice mix of social interaction, a dab of wilderness travel, caves, and a traditional dungeon complex.  There are strong role-playing elements, including potential ethical quandaries, though these can be toned down or dispensed with altogether should the group prefer a more martial approach.


Herein are interesting NPCs, difficult opponents, dangerous locales, harrowing situations, and a brand new monster for Labyrinth Lord to challenge PCs and players.


See the book page for more information.

Available Now at the following:

eBook at RPG Now


My Writings

All my writings by genre


Non-fiction

Academic  scholarly works about literature, history, and other topics

Biblical

Hiking Trail Reviews  covering all the trails in DuPont State Forest, Gorges State Park, and the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina via my website, blueridgehiker.com



Druidry

Druidry  I am a Christian Druid.  This category differs from biblical writings in that it may include non-biblical material


Role-Playing Game

Dungeoneer Games  this is my own rpg company.  As you might imagine, I write a lot for it

Bloodstone Classic Fantasy Role-playing Game Review  containing a number of great reviews of modules by many different game companies


Fiction

Short Stories  many different genres, but with a focus on fantasy, horror, and magical realism

Novels  longer works; includes novella-sized and larger books


Poetry

Poetry  I am first and foremost a poet.  I have chapbooks and full length books


Humour

Humour  is typically incorporated into my other works, but stand-alone humour is here


Plays

Plays  in a variety of genres and styles  


Book Reviews

Book Reviews on Goodreads

My Books

My Books  Everything regardless of genre in order of publication

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Bret James Stewart's books on Goodreads
The Dragon's Lullaby The Dragon's Lullaby
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