"Oh cool... So you're STILL working on this?" -- A guy at GenCon

"If I see Drah-koo-lah, I will. kick. him. in. the eye!!!" -- My 4 (almost 5) year old daughter. She GETS it!

"Meatpie Forever!" -- A playtester at GenCon 2013

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Back on the Rack

It's been a long time. But I'm still here. Still working on stuff.

Over the last few months, here's what I've been up to.

I took a brief hiatus around the end of last year and the start of this year. The holidays are always busy. And work was busy as well. Work's really continued to be busy. I consider that a good thing but it does hamper my ability to devote time to writing.

During this hiatus, I took the time to explore what the tabletop RPG community had been up to. I read a number of books, played in some games, ran some games, funded some Kickstarters -- all that stuff I enjoy doing when I'm not the "Transylvania Guy". This is generally a time when I collect ideas. It was helpful when I came back from hiatus to look at Transylvanian Adventures again with fresh eyes.

I've been in contact with a potential co-author for TA. He's very interested and a legit writer to boot. Because he's legit, his schedule is just as crazy as mine, though. But I'm hoping his assistance will move this project along a little faster.

If you hadn't noticed, I also got a URL (http://landofphantoms.com/). I have seriously leveled up now. I guess I need to spruce the place up before the webcrawlers show up.

I hit a bit of a blocker on the Monsters chapter. The majority of the existing creatures have been done up in the latest fashion. But I hit a wall with one particular monster and I'm spinning some ideas on how to fix it. Would there be any interest in a PDF pay-what-you-want release of a part of the Monsters section? Like A-(something)?

Also, I've been having some deep thoughts on TA in general. Hopefully, I'll get those blogged out on my spiffy, new URL.