5.02.2006

Introducing the designers that will kill your character...
A friend sent me a screen shot of the Goodman Games GenCon lineup. Of the 17 DCC events being hosted by the dedicated Goodman Gamers, all but two were written by either Alex Anderegg, Jeff LaSala, or myself.

Apart from being terrified at the thought of our games failing to entertain, I'm also a little proud. Three years ago, none of us had published a word of RPG/d20 material. Now my old friends are the designers responsible for Goodman Games' showing at the biggest freakin' convention in town.

Not to pull a cheesy, Broadway moment, but not that long ago Alex and I were roommates, living off free bread from my job at the bakery, and subsidized rent from our third roommate, Matt. I have a clear memory of sitting at the kitchen table with Alex, fantasizing about writing something for a gaming company.

The distance between those two points – daydreaming and coming home with a check - can seem insurmountable, but like any great undertaking, it is smaller than it appears. In this case, the distance was a one page query letter. I’ve worn out this blog saying it, but if I can do it, you can, too.

Now Alex is writing d20 adventures and running games. Jeff has a [NDA censored] just around the corner.

My friends. I couldn’t be prouder. And I’m going to celebrate with them all in Indy, come August.

2 Comments:

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Jeff LaSala said...

It was one thing when Joseph Goodman asked me if I wanted to DM a module (my own!) at GenCon——which I had to decline——but it's another to see my own adventure posted to be run at GenCon and that the event is full. Of course, that's more to the DCC line's credit than my own, but it's still pretty mind-blowing.

 
At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Erik said...

You guys must be on cloud-nine. Congrats, all!

(In other news: wish I could sit in one of those games -- jealous, jealous me.)

Cheers

 

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