14 Days to Mercenarios...

I need to go back to packing/prepping, but first another *big* thank you to Ok Games for doing the translation work on the upcoming Punjar book. As I mentioned previously, the Free RPG Day material is incorporated into Sellswords adventure, making this the most complete Punjar supplement to date.

Plus, their new artwork looks really cool. 

You know you're dealing with all around good folks when they can take something, convert it to another language, and it comes out better. Maybe we should translate their version back to English? ;)


Road Trip!

Wednesday I fly out to Chicago, meet up with the
Goodman Games crew, load up the van and hit the road. We'll do some signings, give some interviews, run some games, and generally do our part to insure that the good people of Fort Wayne have a fun weekend.

It's also my excuse to hang out with man-about-town Jeremy Jones, novelist
Ed Gentry and some really cool podcasters. (I don't know if Ed's wife can also get free, but I hope so.) I'm always terrified headed into shows, but somehow it always seems to work out. You'd think I'd learn my lesson and come to trust that, odds are, things will be more fun than not, but I'm a slow study.

This is also my chance to try out some of the Death Dealer material before it goes to print. (Note to self,
print out the adventure before you leave town. It'd be like me to have to run it from memory.)

So anyhow, if you're in the heartland of our nation this weekend, drop on by. I'm looking forward to seeing a new town, meeting some new faces, and telling some shared stories about places that never existed.

And this is a job?

Yep. :)

Mercenarios de Punjar
Or..."And you thought I was annoying in English!"

Last year Goodman Games released out first German language DCCs. This year we'll be licensing our work in
Spanish and French as well.

Even more fun, as best I can tell (Babelfish don't fail me now!) the folks that did the Spanish translation were none other than the generous souls of
La Marca de Este. Thanks to Steinkel and Co. for the translation work; I hope the DCCs do great for you. It doesn't hurt that their version of Sellswords of Punjar also contains the Free RPG Day material, technically making it an order of magnitude cooler than the original English version.

Yes, I'll have written books in Spanish that I can't get in English.

I'm a little jealous. 



I'm a sucker for happy musicians
Okay, in all honesty this song sorta sounds like it could be out of a golden age Muppet Show. And yet?

And yet, I still tear up when I watch this.

Now that my little brother has lost all respect for me, the redeeming moments:

*1:00 in ... dude can spit a rhyme. Wow.

*3:02 ... the look on that child's face blows me away. I love that face.

So without further ado ...



"Roll for Initiative..."

As a little geek growing up, I wanted two things: to attend Gen Con and to be a part of the RPGA. Gen Con's in the bag, thanks to Goodman Games, and so now we're moving on to the RPGA. 

RPGA is an officially sanctioned group of gamers, almost a league of gamers if you will. Staffed largely by volunteers, it is gaming for gaming's sake, sort of a distilled Gen Con. Most recently they've become responsible for hosting D&D Experience (the convention previously known as Winter Fantasy), and this year Goodman Games will be in attendance, running games, showing off our 4E products, and enjoying the chance to spend some time with people like us. 

Needless to say, being a fish out of social water 11 months of the year, I'm really looking forwar to the show. If you think you might near Fort Wayne, IN at the end of the month, swing by and drop in for a game either Friday or Saturday. I'll be running a total of 4 games, but other folks – far better DMs – will be running games, too, so there is a good chance you'll be able to get in on some of the fun.