My dear readers,
while I am no American, I do think that Thanksgiving is a wonderful idea – so here we go; I hope you excuse my indulgence in hijacking this tradition, so here we go:
I am thankful to the following 3pps:
-Rite Publishing: Steve, you gave me my first complimentary copy. I probably wouldn’t be reviewing without you and most Rite Publishing books still tend to land on my “must play”-pile. Love your work both as a publisher and writer. Also: Thank you for the spot in Pathways!
-Rogue Genius Games: Owen’s company taught me *A LOT* about good crunch, ingenious design, etc. I have no other 3pp that has so many allowed PC-classes in my main campaign. That and talented classes rock my world. Also: Owen, thank you for your professionalism.
-Frog God Games: You people are not only professional and nice, you keep on creating the awesome, big and gorgeous mega-tomes I want. It goes without saying that I’m extremely happy about all of them. When I read the “thank you”-shout out in Slumbering Tsar back in the day, I teared up a little. Also: YOU MADE RAZOR COAST HAPPEN. Thank you.
-Raging Swan Press: When I’m burned out on crunch, when I don’t want to read anotehr module, I turn to Raging Swan Press – no other 3pp has made my DMing so much better and easier. Although I still have to translate the tables, villages etc. on the fly, the go-play aspect of your stuff is awesome. The Dressing-books changed my whole DM-style for the better. I salute you folks.
-AAW Games: Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Rise of the Drow, a Pathmaster-judge and for the support ad continued friendship – you are class acts! (Especially considering how I bashed your earlier, less refined modules!)
-TPK Games: Thank you for providing the crit-system I know and love as well as gritty, dark fantasy goodness. I’d also like to thank you guys for allowing my insane designs within your book.
-Interjection Games: Thank you for making some of the most beloved base classes at my table – without them, our game would be poorer. Also: Thank you for making me a part of the design-team for Strange Magic from the get-go. I learned *a lot* about complex class design and work has been an awesome experience.
-Purple Duck Games: Thank you for making some of the coolest, most underrated classes and supplements out there and for making legendary items work properly. Also: Thank you so much for introducing me to Daniel J. Bishop’s superb work!
-Legendary Games: Thank you for all the great plug-ins, for making mass combat as deep and rewarding as it is and for providing all the mythic rules I need!
-Dreamscarred Press: Thank you for psionics and being class acts, even in the face of diverging opinions. I look forward to seeing what you create in the future!
-Radiance House/Everyman Gaming: Thank you for Pact Magic – without it, my games would be so much poorer.
-Kobold Press: Thank you for making Midgard and providing source-books that breathe this tangible spirit of the fantastic!
-LPJr Design: Thank you for making gorgeous, inspired and downright weird pdfs; I find my campaigns enriched by the cool ideas you bring to the game.
-Little Red Goblin Games: Thank you for providing my “And now for something completely different”-setting, Necropunk. I love what you have done and achieved there!
-Forest Guardian Press: Morgan, thank you for the Direlock – it’s my favorite gish-class and sees *A LOT* of use at my table! Your Savage will join ranks here, I presume.
-Misfit Studios: Thank you for making me a part of Bite Me! back in the day!
-Mór Studios: Thank you for making a surprisingly captivating saga so far; I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes!
I’d also like to thank Abandoned Arts, ICOSA Entertainment, Fat Goblin Games, Zombie Sky Press, Storm Bunny Studios and every other 3pp I have forgotten who has sent me complimentary copies of pdfs at one time or another and taken my criticism to heart without being rude! Thank you for your patience! (I know, I’m slow…but catching up!)
I’d especially want to thank those 3pps who went the extra mile and sent me a physical copy at one point or another – you guys rock! (Even though sometimes, I wished I could have rewarded that with a better rating, I know you value integrity and sent the books nevertheless. And that is just awesome.)
But most of all, more so even than to thank all the authors and publishers, many of whom I’d call friends, I want to thank YOU. Yes, you. The person sitting in front of a screen, clicking on reviews. The guys and gals who read my ramblings. I want to thank all of you who dropped me a comment at one time or another, telling me I made a difference. You can’t fathom how much that means to me, how often it has elevated me from a place of doubt back to high spirits. And when the rare complete stranger surprises me with a random act of kindness with a donation of a file, a book, or just plain money, that is when I realize I have much to be thankful for – and it is all due to you.
I also want to thank everyone who has corrected one of my mistakes in the past – I’m not perfect, but you ladies and gentlemen help me on my continuous quest of self-improvement. So thank you. As per the writing of this post, my official review-counter stands at 1750 reviews. To anyone who has ever read even ONE of them, even if you disagreed with me and consider me a doucheback – thank you for your time.
Have a wonderful day and see you, hopefully, tomorrow, with 3 new reviews!