Electronic publications, distributed freely, from the Poison Pie Publishing House.

In addition to publishing novels in paperback and electronic formats for sale, the Poison Pie Publishing House also produces a range of freely available products. The illustrated stories for sale in paperback are also freely available (here) in electronic (html) format. The Poison Pie Publishing House also publishes novels, literary essays, fantasy role-playing modules, short stories and poetry in electronic (pdf) format, which are freely distributed.




Proceedings of the International Congress on Exploratory Meta-Living

Proceedings of the International Congress on Exploratory Meta-Living
a post-existential fantasy generated through a non-idiomatic improvisational creative process
full text online; free, anonymous access; serially published on a daily basis in 2018


2017: The Year of the Every-Day Magician
An experiment in the literature of non-idiomatic improvisation, a novel titled, 2017: The Year of the Every-Day Magician, was serially published one day at a time during 2017. Once completed, it consists of 365 short passages, one composed for each day of the year. The writing appeared on the same day as it was generated at this location. The novel is subtitled A Second-Hand Account of the Rise and Fall of the Renegades of the American Muslim Registry. It follows two neighborhood boys, Oscar and Omar. Oscar is a member of a white working class family, whose fortunes are in decline. Omar is the son of first-generation immigrants, professionals from Iran. These two boys navigate a friendship in the social landscape reflecting in real-time the political events of 2017 and the social tensions created by the current president and his policies.







  • A Literature of Non-Idiomatic Improvisation (2013)
    In this document, a description of the literature of non-idiomatic improvisation is provided. An analogy with the established field of non-idiomatic improvised music is continuously employed to define a literary counterpart. Elements of both the non-idiomatic nature and the improvisational nature of literature are identified. Five works of fiction by established authors are evaluated in terms of these criteria. Finally, one work of fiction by an author who identifies himself as a writer of non-idiomatic improvised literature is discussed.


  • Primo Levi: Mapping Post Modern Fiction Onto the Periodic Table (2001)
    A critical analysis of the fiction of the Italian chemist and Holocaust survivor, Primo Levi, written with Allan B. Ruch, which introduces Levi to new readers and focuses on six volumes of fictional work with post-modern relevance. Originally published in the Scriptorium of The Modern Word website.


  • Kobo Abé: The Clinical Eye of the Physician (2000)
    A critical analysis of the fiction of the Japanese existentialist and absurdist, Kobo Abé, which investigates eight novels and uniquely evaluates the writing of Kobo Abé through the criteria for literature proposed by Italo Calvino in Six Memos for the Next Millenium. Originally published in the Scriptorium of The Modern Word website.



fantasy role-playing modules



  • A Bride for Chubbernut (2015)
    A module containing sixteen light-hearted delves for role-players, young and old, in which the party travels as guard to Chubbernut, a bullywug crown prince, who refuses to marry for political alliance and insists that he will only wed his true love, as he seeks to discover the meaning of love by completing tasks assigned to him by the legendary matchmaker and oracle, Joëlle.


  • Numismatists of the Great Wheel (2014)
    An all new module, set in the Planescape multiverse, providing a means by which the party can acquire the ten alignment coins minted by the Rare Elements Team at Osborne Coinage. This is the third module of the Rare Elements Trilogy.




  • Other RPG Resources
    In addition to the modules listed below, there are a variety of other RPG resources available online from the Poison Pie Publishing House.



short stories




illustrated stories


  • The Faerienomicon (2014)
    An Encyclopedia of Faerie Rendered in Felt: Its Substance and Curiosities, Its Architectures and Landscapes, Its Hitherto Unsubstantiated Histories, And the Habits of Living Of the Diverse Creatures Dwelling Therein


  • The Mushroomnomicon (2013)
    A party of brave adventures set out to retrieve The Mushroomnomicon, a tome of eldritch lore, from agents of the ancient Dragon of the White Wasteland



  • Tales of the Mushroom People (2011)
    Set in Korea, heroes of the Mushroom People strive to rescue Princess Pie from the clutches of the dreaded Zombieshroom and the Stone Grandfathers known as Dolharubang


  • Eugenia and the Forest (2000)
    A pictorial account of one version of the initial meeting of Poison Pie and Eugenia and her first great magic to reduce the sum total of misery on planet Earth