Thursday, January 21, 2010

Expand, Contract (20)

Pyramid 3/15 is now out, and it not only does it have an article of mine ("Transhuman Action"), it's entirely dedicated to the Transhuman Space setting.

On which subject, I'm happy to be able to report that some further TS material - not necessarily new, but not unwelcome - should be up on e23 in the near future.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

An Inability to Understand My Own Work

I've had enough odds and sods published over the years that I may be a bit blase about new books with my name on these days - but I still get a small an irrational thrill on those rare occasions when I get translated into a foreign language. So the comp copies of Mundodisco: El Juego de Rol which reached my hands today induced a certain glow, despite the fact that I can't read them.

Expand, Contract (19) (and an apology of sorts)

GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 9: Summoners is now out. And while this is, yes, a Dungeon Fantasy supplement, I'd like to think that its treatment of summoning magic, stats for spirits, and so forth might just make it moderately interesting to GURPS fantasy gamers in general.

Meanwhile, I've also recently had sight of much of the next issue of Pyramid, because this'll be the Transhuman Space issue. If I say it looks very promising, it's not just because it includes an article by me.

(And, on a completely unrelated matter, if anyone wonders - no I haven't been able to summons the enthusiasm to review the last couple of D[octor]r Who[?] episodes, although it might yet happen. But honestly - a ridiculously over-qualified array of thesps grab all those bit-parts and cameos so they can expand their CVs and look cool to their grandchildren without actually having to do very much, characters sprout super-powers for no particularly good reason other than plot, and we get subjected to the most protracted and hyper-active death scene in the history of time and space... Is anybody inspired?)