My recent review of Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition took second prize for Actual Play Review Week on RPG.net. I’m feeling chipper about it because the last two times there was a theme week with a review contest, I took third prize for Science-Fiction Review Week (with a controversial review of Burning Empires) and first prize for Horror Review Week (with a review of Unknown Armies).
It’s flattering, because there was a lot of competition, especially for science fiction and horror reviews. Just between you and me, I feel that my review of Burning Empires is probably the best I have written to date. I tried very hard to give enough context for people with different tastes to get a good idea of the book.
Also, we had not one but two games at the club last night, in one of our busiest Mondays in a long while: eight people for dinner at Sam’s Sushi, and 12 for games (5 women, 7 men). I ran the second part of my Seven Leagues excursion into Lovecraftian mythos (“Gone Fishing”) and ran Monsters & Other Childish Things, for a light-hearted horror double-header. There was a lot of laughter and exclamations.
As an added bonus, I also received my print copy of Roma Imperious True20. I had purchased the PDF before the print version was out, and discovered I liked it a lot. When the print was released a couple of weeks ago with a promo offer on the HinterWelt site (free PDF and discount price on the print version), owner Bill Corrie was nice enough to offer me the deal after the fact and I took him up on it. So after I sign off tonight, I’ll go back to reading about an alternate history where Rome did not fall. 🙂