Look, a post! Yes folks, I know it’s long overdue and many of you believe I have moved on to greener pastures – the whole YouTube deal. Well, though YouTube is great and I truly love hosting Prepper Nation, at the end of the day I’m still a writer. That will never change.
Let’s talk about wokeness and opportunity, shall we? A dear friend of mine is furious because, according to him, Dungeons & Dragons has went “woke”. They have apparently deemed certain fictional races offensive to the members of said race that, again, don’t actually exist. Therefore the company that owns D&D, Wizards of the Coast, is now on a mission to scrub past entries from the series and make the current stuff more inclusive.
Not only is my friend upset, he’s hellbent on spearheading a brand new tabletop RPG and he’s asked for my help. I know the ins and outs of the publishing industry and yes, assuming we work on this mammoth undertaking together, I have the ability to publish it into the same hardback format that the D&D crowd is used to. But we are talking a massive amount of time, a good bit of funding (out of our own pockets), and a deep dive into the brand new world (see what I did there?) of tabletop RPG gaming.
This is both a little scary and very exiting to me. Yes, I could absolutely write (yet another) novel about spaceships or zombies and it would probably do just fine. However, creating a tabletop roleplaying game from the ground up is challenging and that’s what’s most appealing to me. I’m giving this serious consideration, folks. Phone conversations and email chats are happening with a lot of heavy lifters in the RPG community. Will I look back two years from now and have a playable hardback book in my hands?
Time will tell.