Gah, I've been so bad! Left Maggie and Emerson hanging and everything.
A lot's happened since I last wrote, though, particularly the announcement of the 4th edition of D&D. I confess, I was a little freaked out by it. I mean, I have a CONSIDERABLE amount invested in 3.5 books. But the more I read about it, the more excited I am. Yeah, it means learning a new system, because it's basically been rewritten from the ground up, but as I delve deeper into 3.5, I realize it's SO complicated. Fourth edition is supposed to be streamlined. Of course, Scott and I will have to learn the new edition, if we want to continue to be gainfully employed in the gaming business. The good news about that is that Wizards of the Coast will once again provide the OGL and SRD, giving 3rd party publishers a chance for survival.
Side rant: Not that I ever see any payoff from my writing efforts. It's now been 13 months since I've been paid a dime by Dog Soul. You definitely don't get rich in this business.
One of the reasons I haven't written is that I've been sooo busy. The new home page, designed by me, coded by Carissa, went live on August 1 to universal acclaim. There have been a few “I can't finds”, but overall it was so much more pleasant than the last time. The last time you would've thought we were hacking up babies or something. But then again, we also went live with a new portal, and people still can't make a distinction between the two.
In the ongoing campaign, the PCs have reached 10th level! Don't know when that's happened to us before. They are about to enter the Fane of Eclavdra and fight a honkin' lot of drow. I was not impressed with my DMing last session. It was a giveaway, I let them have surprise rounds and the bad guys never got them. I'm hoping this time will be different. No. I'm PLANNING for this time to be different. I want it tough, as befits the sanctuary of an epic level evil chick.
Enough for now. Back to work!