I promised an updated on the idea of a fan-driven RPG Sci-Fi Magazine on the other side of Gen Con, and in this, I am true to my word.
First, thanks to everyone who offered advice and feedback on this project. I have a list of email addresses of people to contact who want to be involved with this undertaking! I truly believe this could be another great hobbyist product, one that could help people push their creative limits, get experience writing, and help share resources for a genre that often unfortunately plays second-fiddle to fantasy.
I went to Gen Con hoping to do some more polling of gamers, and I think I was able to do that, adding an additional 30+ respondents to the results. What’s more, I got some really excellent feedback on content expectations vs. price point, which I think will really help set some goals and realistic expectations for the product.
I do think there’s enough interest to move forward. This is the good news!
That bad news—well, not bad, as much as news of delayed gratification—is that I had to realistically examine my own finances. I will not be in a position to start this project until January, as I have obligations that need to be met, and a great family (mine) that needs to be taken care of. As much as I am a gamer, I need to be a husband and father first. And as I’ve said before, if this is going to be done, it needs to be done right. The other people willing to put their time and talent into it deserve that.
But the big news is, yes, this is going to happen. And I am tremendously excited for that fact!