So DIRGEzine funded! I cannot tell you how happy I am that it was a success. That success will open doors for the contributors, at least I hope it will. On a personal note I do not feel like I can really be a somebody. Like Steve Martin's character in The Jerk. My name is in the phone book, so people have to respect me.
Now comes fulfillment. Getting the articles and art from the contributors and putting it together in a coherent manner. Tackling the printer, paying folks for their work, and well delivering a project. I hope that layout will go smoothly, but lord knows it may be a real nightmare lol. No seriously I used to do it for a living so we should be fine.
A.R.M.zine - April 2019
Another personal project I have wanted to work on for some time is a kid friendly RPG game. I wanted to launch it during ZineQuest, but frankly I was so busy with DIRGEzine that I did not want to take away time on that project. Plus ARMzine is not ready yet. It will be by April, however.
ARMzine will be its own game system with tables for generating random adventures of any genre that strikes your fancy. There will be no (or as little as possible) cultural baggage included so that everyone can feel as if the game is for them and their children. I will also have some basic GM advice and cool "Puzzles" that use different dice to help new players and children get used to those dice and types of dice rolling. It is ambitious, but who wants to do it simple?
Look for a March Update later this week.