All right, November is behind us and December is looming. Pretty soon we’ll be leaving the flaming wreckage of 2015 behind us and careening into 2016. And that means it’s time for my monthly update thing.
Now, now, don’t worry that I’m doing this on a Wednesday. Check your calendar. We’ve got five Wednesdays in December so you get four nice, shiny Angry articles. But this is a good week to play catchup.
Firstly, in the spirit of a bunch of holidays I will be ignoring this year due to the fact that anyone who actually gives a s$&% about me is 800 miles away, I want to say thank you. To you. Yes you. You, the person reading. And if you’re a person who also supports my Patreon, double thank you. Four months ago, I thought I’d have to shut down the site to survive. But, here we are now, four months later and I am actually getting by. I mean, there have been a lot of setbacks, as you know. But without you, the site would probably have gone away.
What’s coming this month? Well, I’ve finally managed to recreate enough of the Megadungeon stuff that was on the hard drive that got stolen, so we’re going to be resuming that series. So, there’s that. And I’ve got a whole bunch of Ask Angry’s in the till for this month. So there’s also that. AND… I’ll be starting online games for my Frienemies in January. I’ll be reaching out in the next two weeks to start getting that organized. And since I am now creating content for my own weekly games again, I’ll be dropping a bunch of stuff in the secret stash. I have some pretty nifty maps coming soon. By the end of this month, I can honestly say I’ll have fully recovered. It’ll be an exciting New Year.
As for feature articles, we’ve got two great articles to continue the series on adventure structure. But, I’ve also paid attention to the feedback I’ve received. See, that thing on combat management seemed to really get a lot of people excited and a lot of folks have been clamoring for more of what I call those “basic skills” articles. So, I think I’ve got two pretty neat articles that should excite people. And one of them will be a response to a question I get a lot: how do you run your first game? So, if you’ve never gotten behind the screen before and want to start the New Year with a game of your very own, Angry Santa will be giving you a sweet gift in your stocking.
So, that’s what’s coming for December.
As for the future? Well, I’ve recovered most of the equipment that got stolen from my apartment. So that means the next step is to get The Angry GM Live and Unscreened back on the air AND start recording the “How to Run a Game” video series. Those things will start up right after the holidays.
And finally, I will definitely be at GenCon this year. If you’re going to be at GenCon and want to meet up and shoot the s$&% or grab a drink, let me know! I’ll be running a few games and trying for a seminar or two this year, but I also want to make time to rant to your face. Whoever you are.