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10 April 2009 @ 11:06 am
Dave Arneson is gone. I met him a couple of times thanks to my friends at Goodman Games. He seemed a nice fellow.

But more importantly he turned war games into the obsession we share today. So...raise your D20s in salute, lads, and go play some D&D.
Through an acquaintance of my wife's, I've just learned that Neversfall has some fans in Korea. I'm very happy to hear this and find myself feeling a bit giddy about it. The coolest part was that through their investigations of me, at least one Korean family found my wife's poetry. They were so excited about at least one of her poems that they translated it into Korean and passed it around most everyone they knew.

How cool is that?

22 August 2008 @ 03:34 pm
Ahhh, another GenCon come and gone. This was a strange one. The best in some ways, and not so much in others.

The not-so-great stuff first:
1) Didn't get to see Kam, James, Elaine and many others with whom I've had a blast at GC in the past.
2) Very light on the swag this year. Very few booths were giving away anything and those that were didn't have anything worth the trouble.
3) The Con in general felt smaller. I think there were less vendors, they definitely brought less stuff, and I don't know...just smaller. I hope this isn't going to be a trend in the future.
4) Had one TERRIBLE DM for WotC's Dungeon Delve (a 45 minute fun meat-grinder adventure that you can play again and again).

The great stuff:
1) Got to see Jeff+Marisa+John, Erik, Jaleigh+Tim, Richard+Anne, Paul, Kuje, Harley, I'm sure I'm  forgetting others.
2) Got to meet Jim Hines, Wolfgang Bauer, Brian Thomsen, and more.
3) Played in the Dungeon Delves (great except for the one mentioned above).
4) Played in two RPGA sessions (4-hour games with sustainable characters that are now playable anywhere in the world).
    a. One really good DM for this.
    b. One GREAT DM for this.
5) Bought a TON of great art. This was the big year for art purchases, though I hadn't intended it to be.

Things I feel bad for:
1) Missing the first lunch with Jaleigh
2) Missing final dinner with Erik

All in all, a good time. The highlight was the RPGA play (definitely doing this again) and lunch with Erik, Jaleigh+Tim, Jim Hines and Paul Kemp. I just can't express enough how great these people are. It was a truly great time.

That's all for now. Hope everyone is doing well.
18 July 2008 @ 11:02 am
Go see it, please. Now, if possible. If not, as soon as you can.
23 June 2008 @ 03:30 pm
I wanted to take a moment to mourn the loss of one of the greatest thinkers and philosophers of our time. He taught me a great deal.

Thanks for everything, George. I won't forget.
04 May 2008 @ 12:38 am
The Beezer Review is giving away a free, autographed copy of my book Neversfall. Check it out here.

Beezer has been very kind a supportive of my work. He named the book his #4 pick of the year for 2007. Help me show my gratitude by entering his contest and checking out his site today!
20 March 2008 @ 03:00 pm
Check out the WotC interview with Jeff LaSala about his book, The Darkwood Mask.
04 March 2008 @ 09:20 am
Today is the release of Jeff LaSala's first book, The Darkwood Mask. Go buy it! It's published by Wizards of the Coast in the Eberron campaign setting.

Jeff and I have been friends for...wow...something like 5 years now. We met online during the Maiden of Pain open call and since have worked on projects together, congratulated one another and even attend each other's weddings.

So, celebrate a genuinely good person by going out and reading his work today!
05 February 2008 @ 09:50 am
Who's going? Post in comments!
1) Guitar Hero III for the Wii is fantastic fun. If you have this for the Wii, drop me an email (ed_gentry@yahoo.com) with your friend code and we can jam. (Note that I've beat it on easy but I've just started it on medium.)

2) My new job is going alright. Like most new things there is steep learning curve but I'm making progress.

3) One of my tabletop D&D games is coming to a close soon (3-4 sessions remaining), another is going on hiatus in favor of starting a new Star Wars RPG game, and the other one (where I am DM) is going in bits and spurts as scheduling is always tough. If anyone figures out a way to play D&D roughly 8 hours a day and still pay the bills, let me know. I love it.

4) The book seems to still be selling alright. I'm still at 4.5 stars after 6 reviews and feedback on the fan forums is still overwhelmingly positive.

5) Looking at the top four items here, I have to say that I'm a pretty lucky dude. Factor in a great wife and that cinches it.

Finally, if anyone has a great, uncommon cure for stuffed sinuses (by uncommon I mean non-traditionally-medicinal) I'd love to know it.

What's up with you?