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August 24th, 2007

Priorities, My Good Son

So there's this guy who's been sending me e-mails at random over the past year about SJ. Most are at least semi-comprehensible, but he is definitely something of a spaz.

That doesn't bug me; I was a spaz myself once upon a time and know what it's like. But what does bug me is that he keeps giving me grief whenever there's a break in SJ, as if I'm just sitting around deciding to withhold his SJ fix specifically to annoy him.

So today he sends me what he calls "hate mail" ranting about how he's done with webcomics, presumably because SJ is on break again while I deal with stuff right and left. (I haven't talked about it all here, but suffice to say I've been home one evening total since last week sometime.) He ended with a particularly rude-intentioned comment, although its execution sorta fell flat, and so for a few moments I tried to decide how to respond.

Choice 1: "Yeah, you're right. Webcomics totally suck, man. Although Freefall and Girl Genius aren't bad."

Choice 2: "Don't let the front door hit you on the backside."

Choice 3: "We're sorry, the number you have dialed is not in service. Please hang up and do not dial again."

I eventually decided to just not bother responding at all. But it was fun to think about.

-The Gneech

Attention: Chinese Proverbs

I do not wish to live in interesting times.

Thank you.

-The Gneech

Just a Quick Note

I love you all! Group hug!

Yes, even you, Greg.

-The Gneech

ker-PRINT! [gaming geekery]

Six 86-page booklets later, and the Sword and Sorcery Saga players handbooks are ready to hand out to my group at our next gaming session. The bad news is, these aren't complete "replace your SWSE book" books -- those would be even huger -- but the good news is, most people will only need a few actual pages in the booklet (i.e., the info on their race, class, and any feats). The bulk of the book is the classes and the magic system.

I've got the first adventure about halfway statted up -- the problem is I keep having to come up with rules systems to put elements of it into (I mentioned undead, for instance). Even with the faster, more streamlined rules, it takes a while to create monster stat blocks out of whole cloth. I can pull some info out of the d20 SRD, and as the campaign goes on I'll have more stuff to build on from previous adventures, which will speed things up in time.

It's been a long time since I was this enthused about any RPG project, and I gotta say I'm loving it. :) It reminds me of the "glory days" of my Richmond Fantasy HERO campaign, and I'm hoping I can continue this momentum.

-The Gneech
MY PLAYERS STAY OUT!!! It's chock full of spoilers!

Anybody else who's interested, check out Swords Against Sorcery: An Adventure Conversion for S&S Saga! Includes rules for undead creatures in S&S Saga.

-The Gneech

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