August 15th, 2006

Oujia Board

Reality versus Mundanity

Reality is somewhat hard to comeback to after Gen Con. But, it won't wait for me to decide I'm ready for it. Bills need to be paid. The kittens need feeding and the litter boxes need cleaning. From 'sorta a celebrity' to mundanity in one easy step: scoop out a litter box.

Still, I keep thinking about the people I met and wishing I had more time to talk to them like eddyfate and mouseferatu. I keep thinking about the conversations I did have and the impact I had on them. I was sitting there, helping decide the fate of product lines. An offhand comment of "If it were me, I would do X..." became "Great! Excellent idea. Let's do it..." Castlemourn cannon.

My mind is still back there in space and time, smiling over the good memories.

In two weeks, I'm off to unreality again with my annual CA roadtrip. This next two weeks is just a mundanity speed bump.

The Edge of Propinquity

Volume 8: August, 2006

The August volume of the Edge of Propinquity has been published! This month includes new enemies, desperate measures to survive, turning away from an old life and life threatening decisions. We hope you enjoy the eighth installment of these continuing serials.

Kendrick - Afternoon Tea by Jennifer Brozek AKA gaaneden
Karen is rattling cages all over town. It is getting the attention of everyone with a stake in Kendrick. While the Order makes plans, the Lady of the Grey Manor decides to have Karen over for tea. There, she reads Karen's fortune and Karen is disquieted by what she hears.

Luminations - Safehouse, Part One by Rick Silva AKA shaharazad
Detective Chester Hall is hired to protect a woman and her daughter from a shadowy cult. These enemies are organized and relentless. Chess is forced to flee for his life with the people he has vowed to protect. Now all of Chess' skills and resources may not be enough to save them.

Vorare - Communion by Ivan Ewert AKA ivan23
Locked in the Pen and slowly starving to death, Gordon makes the only decision a good man can. He'll feed his fellow prisoner, and stay alive in the process - acting on faith that the kindness will be returned.

Hidden City - Merge by Ryan Macklin AKA macklinr
Sue and Michael talk about being dead and his new powers. T-Bird brings Jason to an abandoned warehouse he was drawn toward, only to find an ambush waiting for him. Later, Sue and Michael meet up with Charlie, where Espinosa is also waiting. Charlie offers Michael a chance to save his friend, at a cost.

Have you ever looked over the edge and seen something looking back at you?

Chief Cat Herder
The Edge of Propinquity

PS: A Gen Con TEoP report is coming soon! Hear about what happened when the TEoP authors from four different states got together to discuss the future of the Edge of Propinquity.