Yes, it’s time for my annual effort to embrace the American tradition of Thanksgiving, not with food, although that will come later, but with taking stock of things in my life worth being grateful for. As usual, first come family (foremost, Edmund and my mom), friends (in person and online, nearby and far away), and felines (Valentine, Ubaid and Phantom). Work was not a happy affair this year with the company in constant reorganization, but at least I have work. And I got more fun work, hobby-work but rewarding, writing for game publishers and managing some project from Evil Hat Productions.
But the single most exciting thing in my life this year has been the publication of the role-playing game War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus. Evil Hat pulled out all the stops on making this a beautiful, well-edited, well-organized book and I like to think I held my own with the writing. I am so very thankful that they were willing to take a chance on a whole book with my writing, and that they assembled such a great team to work with and to rely on.
And I’m thankful for the army of War of Ashes miniatures Edmund painted for me. Nothing says “Thanksgiving feast” like a Kuld horde.