may be Ferris Bueller in a hobby full of Cameron Fryes, but he’s often like, “You don’t have to be Cameron. You can be Ferris Bueller too. We could all be our own type of Ferris Bueller!” Although he’s probably cringing that I put it that way. There’s a lot I could thank you for, but I thought this should be pointed out. Thanks.+Reynaldo Madriñan
genre-crashes like nobody else. Parts of Barovania felt like Saturday morning cartoons, and parts felt like a scary-as-shit horror movie, and parts felt like a drunk heist, and they all fit together. Thanks for showing that you can go all the way with the things you love, and it can actually fucking work.+Stacy Dellorfano
has found her way through Contessa and Randomocity and it has been awesome to see. Thanks for saying, “this thing doesn’t exist and needs to, and fuckit, it will.”
+Jeff Rients for showing us all how to have a deep engagement with fun. His blog is one corner of the OSR trifecta that helped me understand where the joy was.
+James Maliszewski for his great blog posts, reviews, and thoughts that helped me understand this hobby, it’s history, and for his reasoned, civil approach.
+Mandy Morbid is such a hero it’s hard to know what to say. Thanks for your strength, resilience, and bravery to be unequivocally you.
+Mike Evans for being a big, gross monster. <3
Seriously, thanks for being you, and your boundless enthusiasm.
+Ramanan S for crunching the numbers, and having fun doing it. Gotta find more opportunities to game together.
+Chris Kutalik for doing. the. fucking. work. In a hobby where it’s easy to spring off in a new direction with each new idea, he seems to often stay the course, and I love reading the stories coming out of his campaign. In a lot of ways, the few session of his I’ve played were the ideal D&D, especially the Druid Maze: written by a 12 year old, adjudicated by an adult. Awesome.
+Erik Jensen for sticking to his guns and showing a different route through the same neighborhood. You bring an aesthetic to your playing and DMing that might seem far from the OSR, but fits right in.
+Scrap Princess for being our sexy, confusing ID.
OK I’m obviously out of words for the moment but there are so many more.