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What I’ve Been Up To

It’s been a while since I updated, so let me dump some Eddy News(tm) on you!

Free Stuff

  • Heel Heat,” a short story I wrote for Fate Codex, has been incorporated into the Fate SRD, which means you can now read it for free! It’s a story about the intersection of professional wrestling and drug abuse, so if you’re into gritty crime drama, you may enjoy this!
  • I’ve started a new podcast! Along with Matthew Dawkins and Dixie Cochran, I’m a host for the Onyx Pathcast. We talk about all sorts of things related to both Onyx Path games and general topics of working as a freelancer in the game industry, and we also have on a wide variety of guests. Check it out every Friday at noon EST!

Promotional Stuff

  • In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve moved all the Pugmire-specific content to a separate website. Now you can find all your Pugmire goodies at realmsofpugmire.com!
  • We recently released Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers, a Pugmire adventure and tutorial to the game system. And we’re getting great reviews! Here’s one from Reviews from R’lyeah.
  • I’ve been increasing my disability advocacy over the past year or so. Recently I was interviewed by Bitch Media, and they included a link to my presentation at ECGC in 2017.

Travel Stuff

  • I’ll be at Gen Con again this year, representing Onyx Path and Pugsteady. I’ll be there to talk about PugmireMonarchies of Mau, the new Pugmire card game Fetch Quest, and the upcoming Dystopia Rising tabletop game. I’ll be running demos at our booth (#501), so stop on by!
  • In September I’ll be at the Broadleaf Writer’s Conference, spreading my tips and tricks for working in interactive media. It’s a great conference, and everyone learns a ton from it!
  • And in October I’ll be at Save Against Fear, the Bodhana Group’s gaming convention celebrating therapeutic use of games! I’ll be running two Pugmire games and sitting on a panel about game design, so it should be a lot of fun!

Personal Stuff

As I’ve mentioned before, I moved back from Ireland in December of last year. There were a lot of reasons, but they ultimately boil down to us not being able to make it work financially. Ireland is a lovely country, and I hope I can go back and visit someday, but living there just wasn’t in the cards as I had hoped.

So now I’m back in the Atlanta area (Alpharetta specifically) and settling back in. My long-term contract with Onyx Path Publishing is still going well, and I’ve picked up some additional work from companies such as Next Games, MetaArcade, and CRC Press (as well as some I can’t announce yet!) Pugsteady still trundles on as a going concern.

To be honest, it’s a bit of a scary time to be a creative professional, particularly in the United States. Healthcare cuts make it harder to get medical attention, and putting anything remotely controversial online can get you targeted by a hate mob, let go from a contract, or even fired. As I increase my visibility as a disabled person, I risk being ostracized by people who don’t think I’m “good enough” as abled-bodied folks.

But I have a lot of supportive friends and peers, and I’ve had a lot of luck finding great and supportive clients to work for. I have fans who sincerely appreciate the projects I work on, and they’re happy to spread the word to other people who might appreciate them. For every rough day where I wonder why I do this, I get a nice “thank you” in my Facebook or a kind email gushing over something I worked on. And that helps. It helps to know that there are people who appreciate what I do. If you’re reading this, odds are you’re one of those people. So I’ll keep doing it, for you. Thank you for being there!

Letter from Thailand

Thailand
Thailand

Earlier this year I asked some of my peers in the gaming industry to donate stuff to my cousin-in-law. He was looking for something a bit like classic D&D, but exploring some of the “hackability” of Fudge. I got a number of PDFs, as well as a lot of physical products at GenCon, which I finally got a chance to mail out a couple of weeks ago. On Tuesday, I got an email from Dave.

The package got here yesterday. You should have seen the looks on the faces of the Thai staff when I told them that my cousin and her husband send over the books to help the students enjoy learning English. We have our own English library here in the English Program at school and I told the librarian to keep the books safe and not to let them out of the library. I locked up the DM screen, map, graph paper and pens in my office desk. Today I showed the kids the treasure trove and they were in shock that someone in the USA would send them something. I had them practicing map making today and they were picking it up quick.

Gatecrasher is an amazing book, storyline and RPG. You must have been talking to Michelle as this RPG perfectly suits me. I read a few reviews and the purist’s don’t seem to like it. On the other hand after just giving it a quick run through I LOVE IT! The weirdness and wackiness balanced with a good sense of humor make this a great game. Please tell your friends, colleagues, and businesses who helped in this project thank you so much. I see the librarian is drafting a thank you letter and in the Thai way the big wigs will want to sign it before I send it to you. I will also get some pictures of the students and I using the material you sent so you can forward it to all involved.

I have a fudge dice roller on the laptop but Gatecrasher also has a percentile dice system that should be just fine. God I can’t wait to fire up a game. I’ve been saleing it to the girls as a form of the Twilight movie series and they are interested in trying it too. I’ll let you know how it goes and thank you so much, God I’m pumped!

I’m glad I was able to be even a small part of this project.

To the best wife in the whole world

Today is a special day, a day to celebrate the birth of the most wonderful woman in the world, my wife Michelle ().

I have previously gone on at length about the awesomeness of being able to marry my best friend, the woman that completes me. We have been together for over a decade and married for over eight, and while the relationship has naturally changed as we’ve gotten older, I still simply cannot envision a life without her.

Michelle, you are my partner, my strength, my fantasy, my support, my cheerleader, my protector, my fury, and I love you. I am so proud of what you’ve accomplished, and I eager await how far you can go. I know how much you’ve brought into my life, and I can only hope that the world can appreciate a fraction of that.

Many happy returns.

My Fans Are Awesome

That subject still feels a little weird to me, but it’s true — I have people who are fans of me and my work. For some reason, a lot of it all came in this week, and in a variety of forms.

Eddy Webb, I Envy You: A blog post by Daniel Perez of Highmoon Media about how he covets my job.

Collection of Horrors: I got a LiveJournal letter from about the Collection of Horrors. As this was a pretty big gamble for me, I’m glad it’s being received so well.

Private Message