Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mail Call!!!

Today, as promised, I'm sharing the most recent emails that have come in (which is like, all of them but one; yep, pretty hefty mailbag). Always happy to talk gaming!

Hey there,

Congrats on becoming a judge! Just one question: wanted to know if you thought Green Ronin would win more or less than 27 ENnies this year. :P

(snip really long part about previous Green Ronin performances at the ENnies)

-Tom P. (aka "Midnight Man")


Thanks for writing in, and thank you for your kind congrats!

Holy cow, buddy, you wrote A LOT about Green Ronin. And after all that, I can't tell if you like them or don't like them winning as much as they do.

Personally, I think it would be rather tough for ANY company to win 27 ENnies in year (where'd you come up with this number?). However, Green Ronin seems to have a wide base of fans that vote each year, and they always seem to do quite well. And of coursel, once the nominees are announced, it's out of judges' hands.

However, just like any other product submitted, Green Ronin has a long road ahead of it before getting that nomination. The label or company name on a product doesn't matter at all to me, just what's inside. But, if this year is anything like last year, I'm sure they'll be competing in the hunt yet again.


Can you tell me how close was the judge voting this year?


Devon Marshall


No idea, old boy. No one I hobnob with has been informed of any numbers yet. Color me curious, too.

Dear Zachary,

I wanted to know if you had planned to comment/give your reaction to this (WARNING: POSSIBLY NSFW DUE TO SUBJECT MATTER).

-Preferring to Remain Hidden


No. I think it says plenty on its own.

Dear Zachary The First,

Congrats! I saw you were taking emails, and I thought I'd better ask a question to keep my streak alive. :-) What gaming accessory have you gotten the most use out of?

Stannis (your old buddy from the 1st RPG Blog)

Stan the Man! Good to hear from you!

Well, I love two (ok, three) items around my gaming table. One is my GameMastery Combat Pad, which rocks for moving around folks for initiative and the like, and the second is a tie between my Steel Sqwire Flip-Mat (which I use for travel/demos) and my Tact-Tiles (which I use the rest of the time). In addition to that, I love my glass counters that I picked a while back from Chessex. I use Drama/Action/Mulligan Points/Stones/Counters in a lot of my games, and its a little bag that's seen a lot of use, also as markers and miscellaneous indicators around my gaming board.

Aside from that, plenty of blank notebooks, pens, pencils, index cards, and the like has been as of much use ot me as anything. But I LOVE cool new gaming accessories. Anything that makes my game rock even a little more is always eagerly welcomed.

Lastly, we have my first piece of gen-yoo-wine hate mail! I'll print the part that I can (the fellow in question seems to know me from a couple of message boards, and I have evidently pooped directly in his Cheerios at some point in the past):

Hey [extremely unsmart person] you [unsmart posterior area]. Burning Wheel does not mean you are up on the newest stuff. We'll probably see I just want you to know I didn't vote for you, and I hope you don't [mess] this up as much as I think you will. You need to spend time at other forums to catch up on the most recent innovations. I read what you say, boyo.

(Unsigned, except for the prominent biographical email address)

I hope I don't [mess] this up, either.


Settembrini said...

Wow, hatemail?

Zachary The First said...

Pretty neat, huh?

Jeff Rients said...

Inarticulte hate mail means you have arrived!

Jeff Rients said...

Man, do I feel like a maroon for getting inarticulate wrong.

Zachary The First said...

Write an angry letter about it! :)

Dr-Rotwang said...

Uh...what? Burning Wheel doesn't


Zachary The First said...

I have no idea, Doc. Burning Wheel does not mean something. Remind me to ask Luke.

szilard said...

I read what you say, boyo.

Zachary The First said...

You, too, huh?