October 26, 2009

I am a gamer...

Well, I guess this is it. One year of blogging for The Core Mechanic and this, my friends, is the last post.

What can I say?

It's been an incredible year of gaming and blogging goodness for me. I am a gamer, and I always will be. I've made some incredible friends in the blogosphere; and had some interesting "real-life adventures" as a result. I guess I have all of you to thank for all the fun I've had. A year ago I would have never thought I would have written 311 blog posts about RPGs, published an anthology of RPG blogs, and started a company with partners I've never even met. To say it's been a crazy year would be a huge understatement.

I've made so many new connections I can't even count them. I've learned a mountain's worth about an industry I would have never guessed I would have had so much interest in. There's so much more I could say -- but for once, I'll be short on words. To the RPG blogging community, and to the readers of this blog, YOU HAVE MY THANKS!!!

I'll leave you with the results of the I am a Gamer RPG Audio Montage Project I announced last week. The following responses were collected by email, twitter and comments to this blog. The I AM A GAMER mp3 audio file can be downloaded here, or you can listen to it directly in your browser using the Google gadget widget below. The voices are myself, my wife, Berin Kinsman, and three other anonymous people. At exactly 4 minutes, I hope you enjoy it.







Farewell! And don't forget to stop by Nevermet Press on July 6th! It's first day NMP will be posting new content compatible with ANY roleplaying game. Our RSS feed is available today, so please head over there and add us to your feed reader!

Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment and let us know what you thought of the I am a Gamer RPG Audio Montage. If you missed out -- leave your own "I am a gamer..." comment below!

16 comments:

  1. I saw the link and was bummed that I didn't record an audio for it, then my I am a gamer... comment came up! Stoked!!! Thanks for including my comment in there, I didn't think it'd make it.

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  2. Soooo looking forward to Nevermet Press, can't wait!

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  3. Well done sir, well done. I look forward to working with you through NMP!

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  4. always a pleasure. If you guys could retweet my announcement of this, or stumble it, that would be awesome!

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  5. Apparently I missed some people! =( I had wanted to include everyone who participated, but I guess I've been a bit spread thin last week or so. If I missed your contribution -- please add it here in this comment thread and I'll update the post above to include a URL to your audio.

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  6. The voice right after mine is Cameron Goble of longtailgamer.com

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  7. apparently I bungled this quite a bit.. a bunch of people got missed... and I've received some emails about people asking why no one got credit... I wanted to include everyone -- but eliminate names to that everyone was on the same playing field. By making it anonymous'ish - I feel the piece has become somewhat like a "voice of the gamerati"; stripped of identifying names, etc. Oh well.. my apologies to all any who particpated whom I missed, or who feels I'm "stealing their credit". I should have been more explicit in how I was going to run this...

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  9. I'm professionally jealous. I wish I'd had such a cool idea as this for the end of Dice Make Bonk. There's nothing like letting something end on a floppy note, like a fish struggling for breath on a beach at low tide. "I Am a Gamer" is a right snappy piece of work.

    The voice right behind mine is Berin Kinsman of unclebear.com, the Examiner, and about a hundred other role playing and publishing projects!

    You can tell which one's mine because I'm a TOTAL SELF-PROMOTING BASTARD. Hearts!

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  10. I am a gamer. I help tell the contemporary epics of everyman's Gilgamesh-- reminding people that courage, imagination and camaradrie belong in our time just as much, if not more, than before.

    -Ben McFarland

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  12. That's sad. You're not updating this anymore. :(

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  14. I wish at least he would remove the spam from the comments and lock them. I hate knowing they're just planting this stuff for search engine ranking.

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