Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July, and a General Update

Yeah, I luvs me some Captain America.

So I haven't been around much lately, and that is due in no small part to my new job. I went from working four days a week with my laptop and an internet connection with me, to five-seven days a week, 9-14 hours a day. I have a little less "free time"...but it is worth it, as my wife is now a stay-at-home Mom, and - especially with an autistic child - that's a good thing.

- The blog will be undergoing some changes, though what those changes are, are still up in the air. The fact is, I have less free time AND I have fewer review copies coming in, due to the changes in the review program at RPGNow...and frankly, I couldn't afford to purchase all of the products I'm reviewing, not at the rate I tend to review.

- One thing that will help is that I have been contacted by a potential guest blogger, and I feel fairly certain that we will work something out. They are a long-time gamer and blogger, but their blog is pretty focused, and in such a way that gaming posts would be a tad out of place, I'm sure.

- As I noted in the last review I posted, I have permission from Small Niche Games to post notes for running their products in Savage Worlds. I like what they have done, but I'm not a Labyrinth Lord guy, so I thought I would ask about that, and they agreed.

- I'm still hoping to release...something...for Halloween. Been trying to decide how ambitious to get with it, but I have basically ruled out applying for a publisher's license from Pinnacle.

- I have a short fiction piece appearing in the Age Past rulebook, which is up on Kickstarter right now. They are just shy of half-way to their goal, with 27 days left to go. Working on writing up the characters that appeared in said fiction and posting them here for your benefit.

- Also working on some Totems of the Dead (by Gun Metal Games) previews.

- You should all check out Beautiful Brains Books & Games as well. Jodi Black (wife of Pinnacle's Clint Black) runs this swell store, and every Thursday night in her chatroom gives away free shipping. Plus, you can use the code ILUVBRAINS to get an additional 10% off your order. I just picked up All For One: Regime Diabolique from Beautiful Brains. And yes, a review will be forthcoming.

- Eloy Lasanta's Part-Time Gods Kickstarter was a huge success, and he launched a new Wu Xing kickstarter, which hit ITS goal in just about 24 hours. And yes, a review will be forthcoming.

- Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition is out, and is awesome. There is no Smilin' Jack, Leadership Edges now affect Wild Cards, and much more. And yes, a review will be forthcoming.

I think that hits most of the basic points off the top of my head. Thank you for your continued support of the blog. Even with the last post of June being on the 19th, June was still my second highest traffic month since I opened the blog. That means a lot to me.

Take care, and I'll keep writing as long as you keep reading!

And God bless America!