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I'd like to add my squee to this pile, please.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2012 on "you are hearing me talk" at WWdN: In Exile
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We totally need a WWCAA logo.
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You should totally try Mansions of Madness. We played both Elder Sign and Mansions this last weekend and while Sign was awesome, there's not much that can top a full-on investigators-vs-insanity showdown. Check out this pick of the final fight, mortals against Shoggoth and friends: http://mjlanglois.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/mm_close-1.jpg So very awesome. Also, now I'm insane, so there's that.
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I get that. What works for me is to make a deadline to create something, but never post it. No quality pressure, no length pressure, just some rambling that nobody will ever see. It's surprising how fast it becomes easy again, and share-able.
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*sticking fingers in ears* LALALALALALAAAA! Okay, no Descent. My second fav is Space Alert: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/38453/space-alert I'm not gonna lie to you. It's a co-op game full of cursing and finger-pointing at your crewmates, and more often than not, explosive decompression. BUT! There's a Star Trek app for this thing that replaces the included audio CD with a Trek flavored one. Can you ask for more than that? THE CORRECT ANSWER IS NO.
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One word: DESCENT! For good old fashioned boardgaming- meaning meatspace, eye-to-eye, death-to-the-loser fun- allow me to suggest Descent, KING OF ALL GAMES! http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=5&enmi=Descent:%20Journeys%20in%20the%20Dark Seriously, best game ever. One of you (meaning me) is the Overlord, trying his best to bring peace and love through the application of delightful monster hugs, and the other players are treasure-thieving home invaders. Booo. You can also get campaign expansions that let you play across an entire continent, instead of one dungeon per game. The latest one is called Sea of Blood, and features ship to ship combat. Or ship to Leviathan combat, which is much quicker. Seriously, though. Give it a try.
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Aaand...the book attached to that cover is out! http://michael-langlois.net/2011/11/25/launch-day-walker/
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Thanks! As for the publisher... I want to say myself, although that's not strictly speaking true. I had a professional editor and cover artist, as well as graphic designer and formatter. Here's who helped: http://wp.me/pifqR-4R I also have an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit where I discuss how and why I self-pubbed: http://redd.it/jyowm
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Wow, thanks for the huge flood of visitors, folks! I'm overwhelmed :) Have a free book on me in appreciation (first come, first serve)! http://wp.me/pifqR-6H
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Thanks, but all credit goes to Vincent Chong, Cleverest Cover Artist in the World(tm)! Oh, I dunno if you ever got it, but I secretly sent you an e-copy of my other book a few weeks ago, with a sappy message and lots of tearful hugging. (Message did not include hugging.) No response necessary, of course, just a tip of the hat.
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I feel your pain, dude. I'm going over the final draft of my second book in a frenzy right now, because it's due for proofing tomorrow. (Note that I'm reading your blog instead of pushing through, because I'm a weak, weak man...) I've gone over it about a million times, and I *just now* ripped out a big chunk of a chapter because it didn't work. BRAIN, Y U NO SEE THAT SOONER? On the plus side, my cover art arrived, and I'm pretty stoked about how it came out. W00t! http://wp.me/pifqR-6y In any case, the last six hours are still a win in my opinion, no matter what came out of it. You maintained AIC discipline, the only thing that really matters in writing. AIC, of course, stands for Ass In Chair.
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