I’m setting up a project, that being to get the first issue of The View From Serendip out. At present I doubt it’s going to be a regular publication. I will be charging $5 an issue, $30 for a 10 issue subscription. Issues will include an editorial, 3 articles, and art to go with them. At the present the first issue should be ready by the 21, and the first release will be one March 1st.
Planned articles will include an essay on the island of Sri Lanka, an adaptation of the casting creation mechanics for Mythus to D&D3e, and maybe one of how social class plays a role in human society. At present the editorial may be on how calling them games is really a big fat lie, and how they’re better described as guides to life in an imaginary world.
You’re welcome to comment on each issue, but I must ask that you be calm, courteous, and listen. Further, to remember that this all is preliminary and subject to change. With any luck you should see Serendip by March 1st.
I’m stressed. At the moment my brain is having a hard time getting organized, and that because my genes insisted on laying down a neurological framework that I’m having a problem handling. I am not the owner of an organized mentality.
So I have to lay back and chill. Give myself sometime to focus myself and prepare. Among the preparations will be setting up an on line magazine, said zine to be known as The View From Serendip, after an old contribution I made to the APA Alarums and Excursions way back when. As with the old VfS the new will concentrate on RPGs, and will be where I publish the first draft of my Mythus.
But I have work to do to get it set up, and while I will present excerpts for free, subscriptions will cost you. And it will likely take awhile to get set up.
As part of the set up I will be presenting an introduction to casting design in Dangerous Journeys. No where near as simple and straightforward as with Ars Magica, but should still present some ideas as to how magicks can be put together. Note that of the effects a casting could create I’m up to the “I”s and should be starting with the “J”s soon. Just a couple hundred more to do
Got a letter today from the county saying that they’ve assigned a fellow to help me with the house, all part of the in house senior services program. Has to do with the fact that I am a senior—and soon to be 64—with autism and apnea.
On the apnea I should have a cpap soon. I’ll also be talking with my dentist about a malperforming specialist who just too important to keep you informed. Once matters are straightened out there I’ll soon have dentures and be able chew again. But it’ll be with the cpap where things should really change.
Remember, if your sex kitten—or puppy—says you snore, see your doctor. I don’t give a damn how old you are, you’re just too young to be tired all the time.