OK, not really an ode... more like a drunken rambling. This is where I pander to all of you fine, fine folks and later may blame it on the large amount of Baccardi comsumed in so short a time. Had I not been married and faithful for the last decade or so I'm sure I would have been going through the phone numbers of ex-girlfriends and passing acquaintances instead, but here we are.
to Alexis, of Tao of D&D: All killer, no filler... anybody that writes about this crap should aspire to produce such a quantity of quality posts.
to Paladin in Citadel: whom I dare to read every blog he follows. When starting a fledgling blog there's this inertia one must overcome to keep up with it and looking over at the followers tab and seeing that somebody, anybody has joined up is encouraging. Paladin, thanks.
to Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor , who was the source of the second shout-out I ever received (Alexis being the first) and whose adventure I've mentally committed to buying (which is an oath as good as gold Tim, I assure you).
to Ivy Shorts, The Happy Whisk whose blog makes me hungrier around lunch time. Seriously, I dream about the salmon and cream cheese thingies to this day.
to Rob Conley, who pointed out to me, on his blog, Medieval Demographics Made Easy and whose products I've actually purchased. I've also got the entire series of How to Make a Fantasy Sandbox printed out as a reference for my own world-building
to Kellri, whose CDD#4 is among the most useful things I've gotten out of this whole OSR whatchamacallit aside from the Labyrinth Lord rules. And it was free.
to Blogger: You actually had whatchamacallit in your spell-check.
to Zak S., whose blog has expanded both my view of the game as well as my favorite pornography. Seriously, there's something about Kimberly Kane as agent Scully that sets a fire under my nerd ass.
to Chris at Hill Cantons, whose Domain Game kicks ass and this reminds me I owe my turn three submission and oh yeah, I've gotta tell Tim Harper about the attack from the boat and all that...
to Sir Larkins of RPG Corner, whose Pendragon write-ups are the archetype for post-play reports being things of beauty.
to Ancient Vaults and Eldritch Secrets: just, Wow
to Trey at Sorcerer's Skull, for endless setting inspiration
to James at Underdark Gazette for his selfless chronicling of what's going on
to Michael Curtis of The Society of Torch, Pole and Rope, whom I've stolen plenty from
to Jeff Rients of Jeff's Game Blog for reminding me from time to time that this is supposed to be fun
to anybody and everybody I may have missed, because, well... I'm half-cocked right now and not entirely in control of whatever I may blather on about and that shouldn't reflect poorly upon you and your fine work.