Currently, I'm trying to build a tabletop games and learning program for the university I'm working for. The library wants to offer games as a pedagogy and experiential learning tool--and I get to lead the way on it! I have a (small) budget, but I'm also trying to get game companies to donate materials--starter kits, books, board games, card games, whatever. If you have something you'd like to donate or know someone who would, please DM me or boost so others can see! #gamesandlearning
Dear person who paid 6 cents for one of my PWYW products on DTRPG: I want to believe that you did this because that's all you could afford, so thank you for that. On the other hand, my publisher account no longer ends in a neat 0, so that's driving me a little nuts.
I apparently picked the *perfect* day to join #Patreon. Last night, there was some sort of support issue with payments, and a bunch of people got their credit cards declined and fraud notices sent to their banks. I have no way of knowing if that happened to any of you, so you should check that ASAP and make sure you're still pledged.
Whether you're pledging or not, I'd really appreciate signal boosting for this. Thanks!
Nº30: Never give up. Work at it every day. To be a writer, you have to *write*. You don't have to produce something constantly, but you should always be doing *something* to improve your craft, even if that's just gaining life experience and thinking. And most important: be kind.
Nº28: I don't read a lot of interviews, so I really can't think of one off the top of my head. Sorry I don't have a clever or insightful answer for today!
Nº26: I used to run a blog but I let it lapse when I started my professional career. I figure I'll start documenting again when I start my Patreon. I'm looking to start up a podcast soonish. As far as things I follow, I'm currently listening to the Sponsored by Nobody podcast.
Nº25: Being your own biggest fan and your own worst critic. Having a dozen good ideas and only time to work on 0.75 of them at once. Giving your job as "writer" or "designer" even though you put in most of your hours at your "day job."
Nº24: I'm still incredibly proud to have been the first person granted a third-party license to publish material for Cortex Plus, but then I'm proud of all I've done since starting my imprint. It's been tough but rewarding. I hope that bigger and better things lie in store!
Nº22: I keep a bunch of Google Docs with ideas and notes, then struggle to name them so that I can keep track of what's in each one. I also have bunches of Word documents with half-written games and adventures that I sometimes open up to see if I've got anything for them.
Nº21: In a perfect world, anything I wrote would get three rounds of playtesting and response before publication. In the real world that I live in, I almost always have to make do with one of my friends glancing over it to say if anything's broken right before it goes to print.
Nº20: I wouldn't be able to survive without Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Photoshop. I keep telling myself I'm going to learn InDesign one of these days, but I still haven't gotten around to it. Thankfully, none of my layout is hard to do without it.