So I've got a serious offer to write a second dungeony dragony type book, even though the first one is still delayed. (I've seen a sample of the new layout and a draft of the cover and they are both hella sweet, by the way.) I don't feel right talking about the business details of the new thing, except to say that if I were to take this offer, here are the things that would have to come together for me:
1) The book would have to overlap with my research interests here at school. So either a Wessex book or a book in which Romantic poets beat up goblins. The former would be a hex-and-key, hey have some dungeons, and treasures and whatnot book. The latter would be more like what if Masks of Nyarlahotep was set in 1816 London. I'm up for either but I have a LOT of material already for Wessex and since my classes next semester are set to kick my ass*, I should really choose the path of least resistance.
2) I told my new player group that if I take this gig the system and setting will be determined by my writing needs and most of them were cool with that. So I've got the green light from them.
3) As I've been thinking this through I've come to the conclusion that I need to get back in the saddle with respect to blogging and flailsnailing (yes, it's a verb now). But I can't do this without all y'all backing me up. I need some cool peoples to step up and promise to give me sixteen shades of hell if I let a week go by without a blog post of some kind or two weeks without running a game online. I probably don't have time to follow the sweet new releases or to keep up on the gossip, but I am going to make time for the thing itself.
So that's the deal. New Wessex stuff, a new dungeon, new blog posts, as long as you promise to hassle me if one week from today there is no new post or if I haven't run a game in 2 weeks.
*In my program only a fool takes two PhD seminars in one semester and I am that fool come January.
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