It’s a month once more! Which implies it’s a month-to-month replace! This one feels prefer it’s coming a little bit late. Particularly given I already dropped the primary Early Entry function of the month. However, actually, it’s solely a day later than final months got here out. And there was a vacation weekend. And likewise I broke my whole web site. So, you understand, delays. However I’ll get to that s$&%.
What’s coming in July? When’s it coming? And when can supporters count on the subsequent Discord Largely Month-to-month Dwell Chat? Right here’s a useful dandy schedule:
Final month, I promised I’d do a weekly column on Tuesdays. Particularly, I’d alternate between a Stuff I Don’t Hate column and an Ask Offended column. That’s nonetheless on the desk, however I’ve needed to put that plan on maintain for a few weeks. Count on them to start out trickling out towards the tip of July after which present up with extra regularity as time marches on.
I introduced final month that loyal readers might assist the location on the SubscribeStar crowdfunding platform as an alternative choice to Patreon. I’ll proceed to simply accept assist from each platforms and recognize these of you who’ve modified over from Patreon to SubscribeStar. I may settle for one-time pledges of assist by PayPal and safe credit score and debit card transactions.
I do know occasions are onerous for everybody. And I recognize each greenback ever one among my supporters ship my means. As a result of occasions are onerous, your assist is extra obligatory than ever. It’s what permits me to maintain placing this content material out. And to maintain discovering new methods to ship extra content material. With out it, I actually couldn’t keep this web site and put out every part I do. I definitely couldn’t even contemplating publishing merchandise, even with Kickstarter. In case you are supporting me, thanks. In case you aren’t, however you’ve been fascinated by — otherwise you assume my work is price supporting — now can be a good time to start out.
With all of that stated, I do know occasions are onerous for everybody proper now. And luxuries — like Web assholes who write about pretend-elf video games — are the primary obligatory reduce while you begin to really feel the pinch. If any of you might be operating into monetary onerous occasions and must make cuts, please reduce your assist. Don’t give it a second thought. Don’t really feel responsible. And don’t really feel you owe me any rationalization. You don’t. No matter assist you might have been offered is appreciated. However you need to maintain your self and your loved ones first. I perceive utterly and gained’t maintain something in opposition to you.
When issues do get higher, although, simply bear in mind your outdated pal Offended remains to be right here. Hopefully.
Now, sufficient of that crap…
Final month, I introduced — in some circles — that I used to be speaking with a writer about publishing a brand new version of my guide, Sport Offended: Easy methods to RPG the Offended Method with revised content material, extra chapters, and s$&% like that. Sadly, I used to be a little bit untimely. The writer and I reached an deadlock throughout contract negotiations and gained’t be working collectively on this venture.
Nonetheless, the opportunity of a republication isn’t lifeless. Neither is a sequel. One which focuses on writing adventures and constructing and operating campaigns. Actually, I discovered a neat option to bundle the 2 of them collectively in a single venture. Now, that’s a methods off. Coming in spring of 2023 most definitely. Simply know that Sport Angrier is coming. Together with a shiny new and improved model of Sport Offended.
Diversifying my crowdfunding portfolio required me to alter how I add and distribute my content material. I feel I talked about that s$&% final month. In that case, you may learn extra about it there. If not, neglect it. It’s boring anyway. Level is, I’ve been doing numerous behind-the-scenes shuffling on this web site. And whereas I used to be doing that, I additionally took time so as to add and tweak some options individuals have been asking for.
First, there’s now an entire and chronological itemizing of all of the columns and options — however not information and bulletins — I’ve printed on this web site. Try the Archive of Columns and Options.
Second, I’ve repaired the Subscribe to the Website through E-mail function. There’s now a invitation on the finish of each article and within the remark part to get e-mail notifications of recent posts. Ultimately, I’ll have a sidebar choice.
Sadly, there have been a number of surprising issues which have cropped up on this course of. A couple of web site options have been quickly disabled for troubleshooting, upkeep, and alternative. Most notably, the Search bar. These options will come again. It’s simply that I’ve to repair this s$&% between my common content-creation and long-term-project duties.
Website supporters get entry to bonus audio content material, together with recordings of month-to-month stay chats and completely, hilariously horrible readalouds of my articles as a part of my proofing course of. After I unfold myself throughout two completely different funding platforms, I utterly f$&%ed up the workflow and distribution of these audio information that had been working for years and I needed to discover a new answer.
Supporters will nonetheless get hyperlinks to audio information as they’re posted, however they’ll additionally get a particular hyperlink to a podcast feed that’ll work in most podcast apps and RSS readers. The most recent Proofreadalouds and Dwell Chats are already out there and it is best to have already got the main points it is advisable entry them. I’ll regularly be shifting all the earlier content material from this yr into these feeds, nevertheless it’s going to take a few weeks. So please be affected person. Once more, I’ve bought numerous issues to tweak without delay and I’m making an attempt to take action with out slowing down my content material creation.
Lastly, only a fast observe for these supporters who have been invited to the Offended Video games NonConvention. That being a casual gathering of supporters to play video games and have enjoyable in Ohio this October. NonConvention planning continues with the diligent assist of supporter DebitVictory who’s performing as my left-hand man on this. I say that as a result of, if he have been my right-hand man, he’d be CreditVictory. Anyway, he and I’ve plenty of quotes and proposals from venues we’re reviewing actually at this time. So we’re very near having some agency and fairly remaining information.