as you all know, I am not an American; however, a lot of my readers and friends are from the states and I like the sentiment of the holiday of saying “Thanks!” from the bottom of my heart, so here goes, if slightly belated!
First of all, my heartfelt thank you and gratitude belongs to all my supporters on patreon – without you fine ladies and gentlemen, there would be no endzeitgeist.com and I’d probably be forced to fade into the shadows. I can’t thank you enough.
Secondly, I consider myself privileged to know so many truly amazing people in the industry; in no particular order, my thanks go out to Paco Garcia Jaen of GMS magazine, Jonathan Nelson of AAW Games, Lou Agresta, BJ Hensley and Daniel Marshall of Playground Adventures, Stephen Rowe, J Gray, Greg Vaughan of Frog God Games, Creighton Broadhurst of Raging Swan Press, Miranda Russell of Rite Publishing, Mark Gedak of Purple Duck Games, Alexander Augunas of Everyman Gaming, Erik Mona of Paizo, Owen K.C. Stephens of Rogue Genius Games, Jeremy Smith & Andreas Rönnqvist of Dreamscarred Press, Wolfgang Baur of Kobold Press, Jason Nelson of Legendary Games, Rick Hershey of Fat Goblin Games, Tom Knauss, Tim Hitchcock, Michael Sayre, N. Jolly, Lucus Palosaari, Stephen Radney-Macfarland, Ben McFarland, Troy Daniels, Erik Bauer of Gaming Paper, Adam Meyers of Drop Dead Studios, George “Loki” Williams, Chad Middleton, Kelly & Ken Pawlik of Dire Rugrat Publishing, Alex Abel-Shanks of Flaming Crab Games, Brian Berg of TPK Games, John Ling, Savannah Broadway, Dale McCoy Jr. of Jon Brazer Enterprises, Scott Gladstein of Little Red Goblin Games, Christen N. Sowards of Lost Spheres Publishing, John Bennett, Julian Neale…and the countless other amazing people I worked with, met and talked to.
The people that create the games we all know and love. I consider myself to be extremely lucky to count you among my friends, my supporters…or just among the people that have created something beautiful, that craft a little window into wondrous places; that make our lives better with the laughter, excitement, cheers and tears their creations provide.
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s to you! To all you authors and your wondrous prose, to the layout artists that make our books a joy to look at; to all the developers and editors polishing words to a shine; to all the artists and cartographers that create visual representations of the vistas within words – you are all heroes to me. Your work creates more joy and provides light, solace and laughter. Thank you. Never stop.