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I like tacos and bacon. A Voltron... made from tacos.
I like tacos and bacon. A Voltron... made from tacos.

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Day two of living in the great suckling and yawning maw of mucus hell, feeling like a cacophagic dung farmer who slipped into the Cocytus whilst reciting "Push It" for a mere drink of tepid water blessed by St. Rickettsia.

Kaff, kaff, kaffa kaffa, indeed.

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I've always found it grimly amusing that Lorraine Williams, a person who loathed gamers, gaming culture, and role-playing gamers will only be remembered by the very people she felt herself vastly superior to and openly treated with contempt.

Just imagine that hardly anyone knows who you are within mainstream culture, except for thousands and thousands (aye, millions) of people who belong to a worldwide niche interest group and consider you to be the Adolf Hitler of their industry of interests.

Do you know who she is? If you do, you probably just expressed disgust of some sort.

I seriously considered calling my WFRP 1st ed. adventure for LANtasy 2016 "Fliesch für Fantasie" instead of "Requiem for a Rat-Catcher".

Which reminds me: I should work on Wight Wedding.

On one hand, we really dig the idea of going to the Cheese and Meat Festival on May 21st.

On the other tentacles, that's $110 we could be spending on just meat and cheese-- and a lot more than we'd have at the festival.

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The final issue of Warpstone has arrived. It looks AMAZING. Beautiful printing job. And it has lots of gnome action. I freaking love gnomes.

For those of you who have zero idea of what I'm talking about: Warpstone is-- er, was (sigh)-- an independent magazine out of the UK that solely focused on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP). To more than a few souls out there, Warpstone was a gritty torch in the dark. Something to look forward to since 1996. Something that captured the original GWOPA* spirit of WFRP. It is, in my never humble opinion, one of the greatest gaming things ever summoned from the realms of Chaos.

Here's a big, slobbering, Skaveblight-ish thanks to John Foody, James Wallis and Hogshead, and all those awesome people who contributed to 20 glorious years of Warpstone. I love you all. This is both an exciting and bittersweet day for me.

(*Grim World of Perilous Adventure)

#WFRP   #Warhammer   #WarhammerFantasyRolePlay   #GWOPA  

http://warpstone.org

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Not feeling well today. The whole fam is sick (thanks, "Plague Twins"-- no, not our twins). Still I got some work done and I also managed to pick this up and skim through it after napping very briefly: http://www.rpgnow.com/produ…/152423/Dark-Albion-The-Rose-War

Thoughts so far:
Very well laid out.
Nicely written.
Nice use of historical, public domain art.
Mostly nice type-facing. 
Succinct; yet also detailed.
Meaty.
Very well researched.
Certainly grim.
Lots of madness. 
Reminds me a lot of WFRP 1st edition.

Verdict: Highly Recommended Already-- has Mr. Zoth's Black Goat seal of approval.

That last point is funny, because the author had some things to say about WFRP in comparison to his game, but (based on what I read) I don't think he ever played 1st edition (when it was GWOPAlicious-- before GRIMDARK® GRIMDARKING™ tried to edit its history, like some kind of shitty Chaos deity).

Anyhoo, well done, RPGPundit! I look forward to running it. :)

I keep getting guides to Freelancing Writing, and while I don't want them, I would like to share my own guide-- ready?

1. Don't be an asshole. No one wants to hire a wanton, blatant asshole.
2. Do your job. In fact, if you're good at doing your job and meeting deadlines at least most of the time, Point 1 won't even apply to you.
3. Success In Writing guides are always written by people who have had little to no success in any writing field; except for that of, well, writing guides.
4. Learn how to proofread and copy edit. This is how you can get work and still tell people you're a pro writer. Plus, it can pay okay.
5. Copywriting is a fine path for the working writer. Freelancing gigs in this field is abund-- er, locked up. There are no gigs. MOVE ALONG.
6. Your friends will think it's cool you're a writer, but that's about it. There will be those who are super supportive. These wonderful unicorns are very special, and you don't want to piss them off. Just approach them in a friendly and kind manner, as to not startle them (and prevent you from having to brand "POINT 1" on your forehead).
7. Always be happy about another writer's successes. Jealousy and envy breeds failure in some form or another. 
.....7a. NO, don't pretend, you jerk. Mean it; feel it; BE IT.
8. Be supportive of others. Be a fan. Be good.
9. Nein means No in German, so don't just know when to say it, but know when to accept it when someone says "no, thanks".
10. Do NOT fear criticism. It's okay to let on harsh criticism stings, sure, but don't be a ninny about it. This goes for all sectors of pro writing. You get a bad review? Don't share it with your friends asking for them to dispute it. You get told that copy is a line of raccoon shit? Fine. Rework it based on feedback.

Being a professional writer is tough. Being a freelancing professional is tougher. I hope my guide helps, if but just a little. Thank you, that will be US $59.99 (plus applicable tax).

#writing  
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