Lifestyles of the Poor and Infamous
Got a package in the mail today from Jon “TacoJon” Hershberger. Jon was the Man/Myth/Editor that brought the 1e version of Iron Crypt to life. He also did all the playtesting with his local group and also ran several Iron Crypt games at GenCon. A standup gentleman, by any standard.
Jon was sending me copies of IC 1e to sign for him and his group. The 1e version saw a very limited print run and so now copies run for $100 or more on ebay (hard to believe and even harder to rationalize). They did a second short "collectors" run, which has also sold out, but that has to do with scarcity instead of any inherent value.
I’m happy to sign copies for Jon and Company, but as I opened the priority mail box I saw that one of Jon’s friends had collected a copy of every module I’ve written. It was a bit overwhelming --- in a good way. To see that someone would care enough to get copies of them all was amazing. My first real “fan” experience, but a little boggling too, since there really isn’t anything to be a fan of. I need to write a letter back, or somehow signify my appreciation.
Heh. Maybe I need to get his signature. My first fan. You only get one!
In other news, still no word on the Vampire book, but White Wolf recently merged with CCP, the folks that bring you EVE. And since the co-founder of White Wolf is also my editor, I can imagine that his schedule is awfully busy right about now. Especially since, according to the White Wolf livejournal page, a good chunk of the WW staff is over in Northern Europe getting to know their new partners.
So, long story, short, who knows when I’ll hear about the book.
Till then, I hope you all are well! Thanks for reading.