Back In The Saddle Again
ell, here I
am. In Delaware, Ohio. New state, new town, new
job, new life. And I'm as scared as hell. Boxing up
everything you own, sticking it into a truck, giving all of your family
and friends a goodbye hug and moving 500 miles away from the
second-to-the-smallest state where you've spent your entire
life is a very scary thing to do.
But it's an
exciting kind of scary, a new-school-year kind of scary. A
"what-will-she-say-if-I-ask-her-to-the-dance" kind of scary, if you
It's been a
sufficient amount of time since I posted the first teasers about
"something big" looming in the future. Many thought it was
the redesign and relocation of the page to it's own domain
name. Well, that wasn't it.
relocation was for employment reasons. I have
accepted a position with MindShift Design as a Content Developer, where
I will be working on content for web projects and games, including some
PBeMs and tabletop RPGs. MindShift is also very interested in
the advocacy front, and we have an intriguing advocacy project in the
works, with more on the way. I'm going to be doing my best to
keep all of this carefully orchestrated with The Escapist, and I'm
counting on all of you to let me know how I'm doing.
and I get to play games again, after a 3 year
hiatus in a town whose idea of gaming is betting on which mosquito will
hit the bug zapper first. Wuh-hoo!
So, it looks
like I'm back. Back to the page, back to gaming, and
generally back in the saddle, after being gone way too
long. Hope I don't fall off.
Some points of interest that nearly got lost in the move:
Escapist got a mention on the Six
Siders radio show. While listing their favorite
websites, Photon listed mine as his second favorite. I was so
thrilled that I forgot who beat me out. Thanks, guys!
you might have noticed by reading the guestbook, the site also won Bravenet's
site-of-the-week award. Thanks, Bravenet!
Gaming Outpost, who hosts my site and supplies me with my nifty domain
name, is now the home of the official Escapist forum. I'm
going to be working with Ed Healy on getting the forum coordinated with
the page on this end, but until then, you can visit the forum by going
to Gaming Outpost
and clicking on the "Forums" button on the left side of the
page. If you would like to post to the forum, you'll have to
sign up with GO. It's easy, costs nothing, and no salesman
and I will also be getting together at Origins next week to discuss
possible additions to the page. If you have any ideas about
how the page could be improved, e-mail me
and let me know!
you heard right, I will be at Origins this year, since it is
practically in my backyard now. If you'd like to get
together, you know the drill - drop me a line!
It would be great to meet you! It is also likely that I will
be making an appearance at Gen Con this year, but that's still in the
air. I'll keep everyone posted.
Sixth, I am
fully aware that moving out of Delaware State appears
to have removed one strike from Mr. Blackburn's bastardization of my
character in Knights of the Dinner Table (see
April 1st's "Coincedence... or
CONSPIRACY?") and that the recent death of my 1987 Chevy Nova
removes yet another. BUT, my move has brought me to DELAWARE,
Ohio... in DELAWARE COUNTY, which is the ONLY place in central Ohio
that I could find a decent apartment to house my family! It
is obvious that Mr. Blackburn's oily tentacles
reach far into the gears and pulleys of all of our life's machinery!