Here Comes August

I’ve been slack about updating the ole blog lately because July has been crazy busy. Nicole and I are leaving for Finland on Monday and we have to tie up all loose ends and make sure everything is on track for Gen Con before we go. In the midst of that Nik and I went to the Portland area over the weekend for her high school reunion and various family visitation. That same weekend Flying Lab moved its offices from Queen Anne to Belltown. The new location cuts about 15 minutes off my commute each way and I can get here on only one bus. I have also escaped the bullpen at last and have a private office I share with one other person that has a lovely view of Puget Sound. Belltown is the north end of downtown and has lots of new options for lunch, which is great. The office is also a 5 minute walk from Singles Going Steady, the best punk record store in Seattle. Woot.

Usually this time of year it’s all about Gen Con, but I’m actually more excited about attending Ropecon the week before. Don’t get me wrong, I love Gen Con, but this is going to be my 19th in a row and I know what to expect. I will enjoy myself for sure, but it’s unlikely to hold any surprises. This will be my first trip to Finland on the other hand and my first con in northern Europe. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Finland and Ropecon have to offer.

On the Gen Con front it looks like GR will (knock on wood) be able to debut the Wild Cards campaign setting for Mutants & Masterminds. This is the first of our George R.R. Martin projects and I think it came out great. Series author John Jos. Miller wrote a hugely comprehensive setting book, Steve made sure it’s eminently gameable, and Hal made it look awesome. I think M&M; and Wild Cards fans will be very pleased with the finished product. We’ve got some other Gen Con surprises in the works, but I’m not going to say more until I’m sure they’ll make the show.

Now it’s back to work. Much to still do before Monday.

One thought on “Here Comes August

  1. I’m checking your blog for the first time now. I’m bookmarking this blog now, because you might have something more to say about the Song Of Ice And Fire RPG.
    I’m from Finland, and I met you at Ropecon. I’m the long-haired little bastard that asked you questions about the SOIAF RPG, computer RPGs and DnD 1st ed alignment language, among other things. Not that it really matters, but I thought you might want to know that.
    I admit, I didn’t know pretty much anything about your work except for Warhammer RP 2nd ed, and I only originally attended your presentation because I had some free time between must-see presentations. However, when I heard you are doing SOIAF, you got my undivided interest. Then I heard Green Ronin also did Wild Cards and Mutants And Masterminds. I gotta say, you make some of the finest RPGs on the american market. Kudos! Keep up the good work, because I’ll be buying them.

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