Thomas Was At Gen Con 2017: It Really Happened

Back from Gen Con and it was amazing. I've been to the show a few times before, mainly as a way to network -- which is nearly impossible at the show for people new to the industry -- and as part of a company. Now that I have several works published (and was there as a part of a company's booth staff), network is so much easier. Continue reading “Thomas Was At Gen Con 2017: It Really Happened” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 10: An Unexpected Gaming Experience

Today's #RPGaDAY topic is "An Unexpected Gaming Experience". This is actually last year's Day 10 topic, or rather, it was my take on Day 10's topic, which was "Largest In-Game Surprise Experienced", which wasn't all that interesting to me back then. This year it's supposed to be "Where Do You Find RPG Reviews", which is also... meh. A different unexpected gaming experience than last year: it was the last time I was at Gen Con, I believe. I had moved away from Maine, not thinking that I'd see those people again in the flesh except for rare occasions, and I get a message: our friend Derek suddenly got the weekend off, so he came up from Arizona and would I like to play Call of Cthulhu with him? Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 10: An Unexpected Gaming Experience” »...
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#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 3: Finding Out About New Games

The #RPGaDAY writing prompt for today is "How do you find out about new roleplaying games?" -- a question I don't have a good answer for. I mean, I used to read message forums and know about cool things that way. I also used to enter the neighborhood bookstore and stumble across something new. This is how I found out about Shadowrun, through a copy of Bug City sitting on a shelf at a Hastings in a slowly-dying mall in Bryan, Texas. It's also how I found out about 7th Sea. (But that was at a used bookstore, a month or two after I discovered Shadowrun, so my big college era game was more cyberpunky than swashbuckly.) I guess these days it's social media. Well, that and working on layout for books then getting told what's coming out down the line but I can't tell anyone about it until the company makes an announcement. Continue reading “#RPGaDAY 2017, Day 3: Finding Out About New Games”...
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