As a writer, I had the exciting, but challenging task of writing two books in a field I was not experienced in, an endeavor I feel I have learned a lot from. The first book, Traveller Core 9: Robot has already been published to good reviews. The second one, Traveller Supplement 9: Campaign Guide, will be published next month. I consider it as my greatest works in the sci-fi gaming field ever.
|My job has the strangest dress code...|
The second experience, DNDkids, was more ambiguous. Writing for Wizards of the Coast about my day job has brought me levels of attention I was not used for. This included many flattering or enlightening communications, but also the ire of self-righteous, social justice coach crusaders. I have also met some excellent people during the scandal and learned a lot about the way the internet works. Finally, I saw karma at work, as someone screamed all over the net I'm a danger to society because of my views turned out to be a rapist. Hence – ambivalence.
Concurrently, I worked on three large projects of my own; two of which came into fruition this month and another one is sort of creatively stuck. The first project is Tales from an Israeli Storyteller, a story cycle transforming my native Israel to a modern fantasy setting. The second is RATS, the greatest RPG ever! The third one is still a secret.
|Great pizza for great gamers|
In the personal field, I have made a lot of new friends in the LARP circles, neglecting my saner companions in favor of obscene amounts of gaming and geeky discussions into the sunrise. However, as a worm about to explode might say, I regret nothing!
In non-gaming news, I found myself cast in the role of the Other Man in a brief, but rather intense relationship, something I'd never think a good mama's boy like me would ever be involved in. It ended as abruptly as it began, but left many fond memories and new experiences. And in the end – this is what counts.