Here's my weekly update on the progress I've made in the last week or so while working on the 2008 Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs. As of writing this post, we have received 46 entries into the Anthology - we have made it almost half-way to my goal of 100 submitted entries in only two weeks! The deadline I have set for nominations of the best examples of RPG blogging is December 1st, 2008; so please nominate someone today! If all of my readers nominated one post, we should easily be able to hit the 100 nominations mark.
Dave "The Game" Chalker made the suggestion that I do some market research so that I might be able to tailor the Anthology better to people's exceptions and desires. Well, I'm always open to taking the advice from my peers - so I created an Anthology Survey for gamers to fill out. Its a short survey (4 questions), and anyone who does so has the option to enter their name into a drawing for a free copy of the Anthology once it is published! In the five days it has been running, 20 people have filled it out.
The Anthology project also has received some continuing support from fellow RPG bloggers The Dwarf & The Basilisk, and also from Unclebear.com. Thanks and big "shout outs" to them for their support! In other news, I sent a letter to ENWorld's Morrus Morrissey asking for their support of the Anthology but have yet to hear a reply. Madbrewlabs also suggested a number of excellent resources about the intersections between copyright law, indie publishing and gaming (THANK YOU!). Wyatt, from Turbulent Thoughts, also asked a few questions about the review and post-edit process which I clarified.
So.. why is "more free loot" listed in the title? Well, as of yesterday, all nominations to the Anthology will now be considered as one entry into a drawing for a free copy of the Anthology once it is printed in early 2009. Nominate five blog posts, consider it five entries into the drawing! Nominate 50? It's 50 entries into the drawing!
While I have not decided exactly how many free copies of the book I will be giving away as yet, but I do know that it will be at least two copies (one for the survey drawing and one for the nominations drawing) and very likely many more than that. It really all depends on how well the project continues to chug along and how much support I continue to recieve from the blogging community. So, make some noise on your own blog about this! And...