These were sorted in order of URL length, rather than in order of preference, or priority, or anything like that.
—— ¹ Followed by the July 2023 Twitter ratepocalypse or limitageddon. ² I totally made this word up. I think “fiascochuro” would have meant “darkness in a bottle” in old Italian, but since “fiasco” kind of means “disaster” these days, my word probably means “dark disaster,” or maybe “a bottle of dark disaster” if we push the envelope a bit.
Also, it has already blown past all but one of our original stretch goals, including one that gives everybody (not just backers—everybody) a free desktop wallpaper.
Our plan was to launch it *quietly* on Tuesday, and then announce it here a day later in order to see how our newsletter was performing, but the launch was not quiet, and then things got busy, and now the “a day later” is more than half a day gone.
If your only method for taking my pulse is asking “how often does this site update?” I probably seem kind of dead. Whoever it was who said “the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” they nailed it.
Of late I’ve been focused almost entirely on the XDM2e project. Here’s a fun picture I drew for that book.
Once that project is complete, I’ll dive back into more Schlock Mercenary print editions. In the meantime, I’m still role-playing on Tuesdays with TypeCastRPG, and quietly developing the worldbook and back-stories for a completely new project which I’m not ready to announce yet.
The salient point here is that I’m still alive, and “alive” appears to be a stable, persistent sort of condition. Yay!