Wow! What a day yesterday. All I wanted to do was celebrate my birthday and give out some free stuff. ;)
Well I have emailed the two winners, I am just waiting for them to confirm their emails. (ok both have gotten back to me!)
So congrats to John Harp and Michael Bolam! You can thank the d20 and d6 I rolled!
Honestly that was a lot of fun and I need an excuse to do that again soon.
The big loser of the week is (or will be) Tracey Alley for publishing Mystara books.
I did not set out to ruin her week but seriously folks, IP is IP is IP.
I have seen a lot of comments of "well WotC isn't doing anything with it". Sorry, but there is no such thing as "Abondon-ware" in fact the Mystara property is alive and kicking with the release of the "Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara Game" out next week.
Or even "She is not making a lot of money on it". The amount made (lots, little or none) doesn't matter. I bought those books (but got a refund) because I thought they were official Mystara books. There are lots of people that would love to make more Mystara products, people that I would love to support. But they don't make them because they know they are not allowed too.
Of course the other loser in this is me. I thought I had found a new series to read and instead I have to drag all this out into the light.
The best news though is for my birthday and Father's day I am going to play some D&D with my kids! YEAHH!
Since it is also D&D day I think a classic is in order. So Liam and Connor will be headed to The Tomb of Horrors!
I have copies for every version of D&D (well 1st to 4th) so I am not sure which system to run it yet. 1st ed is the obvious choice, but the boys are playing 3e now and their 1st ed characters are only 1st level.
I am expecting it to be a lot of fun!