This month we look back at the past year of Shrieking and forward into the unavoidable vortex of uncertainty that is the future.
Marissa Kelly, who gave us the scoop on Bluebeard’s Bride in episode 4, has gotten her game to the point where it’s in copy editing. There should be Kickstarter popping up for it soon.
Taylor Frank enthusiastically told us about Dungeon Lord, his Dungeon Crawl Classic fan zine, in episode 6. He was the target of death threats and other harassment from the RPG community and has left the scene.
Jonathan Zimmerman shared his first game, Nighttime Guardians, with us in episode 7. Now he’s working on revising and improving it.
Nicholas Hopkins has been quietly working on his Lovecraftian Powered by the Apocolypse game, Cyclopean Stars, since episode 9. He hopes to give it public playtesting at New Mexicon this spring.
Scott Rhymer has been pushing Black Campbell Entertainment since episode 11. Their first module, White Apes of the Congo, should be released any day now.
Lee Francis hasn’t had much time since episode 12 but Indigenous Comic Con is still gathering momentum and promises to be an exciting event next month.
I have done a lot in the past year. I ran my first convention game at New Mexicon 2015. I released my first 3 games, Anything Helps for the 2015 Golden Cobra Challenge and Mudsling and Rainbow World for the 2016 200 Word RPG Challenge. I helped form the Albuquerque Area RPG Meetup Thursday Game Night, which has played 30 different games since January, frequently has two tables playing at once, and is introducing short form campaign games. I started an RPG club at a local middle school, getting a dozen new kids playing games. I helped organize New Mexicon 2016. I started doing art direction for Magpie Games.
For a variety of reasons, the Shrieker will now be going into a hiatus. During this time I will be working to restructure the show so that it can return better than ever. There will be short monthly updates of my progress towards that goal and the social media communities will remain active.