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So Long And Farewell

Jul 17, 14 So Long And Farewell

Welcome to the final entry of Gamemaster’s Grimoire. It has been an amazing ride, but like all good things, it must come to an end.

Having been given this opportunity to write a closing article, I want to thank everyone who has made it possible for me to write this column for nearly the past two years, as none of this would have been possible without you. In this I include the wonderful people here at redOrbit as well as all of my gaming friends, my always supportive and wonderful family, and, of course, all of the readers out there who have taken the time out of their busy days to read up on the thoughts of one very much humbled and appreciative Gamemaster. Thank you all. Even if I do not know you, you have all meant the world to me.

When I was first given the opportunity to write Gamemaster’s Grimoire, I was awestruck by the mere thought of it. Sure, these might just be some silly little articles that do not amount to much in the grand scheme of things, but they were an outlet for a voice I never really knew I had. It has allowed me to put into words many thoughts and ideas that I never before took the time to, and through that it has greatly improved the way in which I both run and play in games. If there is anything I hope for, it is that something I have written along the way has had a similar impact on you and on your games. For me, there is nothing more special than the idea that maybe, just maybe, something I have written found its way onto someone’s table, into someone’s game, and made a change for the better.

So, in conclusion to Gamemaster’s Grimoire, all I have to say is this: ours is a truly wonderful hobby. Gaming is a place where all sorts of people from all walks of life can come together to tell truly inspired stories of fantastic character undertaking epic journeys of adventure and discovery. Here is a place in which everyone is welcome. Here is a place where differences can be welcomed and even encouraged. It is through gaming that I have met so many great people over the years, and for that I will always be grateful to the rolling of silly little plastic dice. Keep rolling those dice, my friends. Keep on playing. There are always more adventures to have. More stories to tell. There will always be more dragons to slay, more dungeons to explore, and more kingdoms to save. Let us continue to expand our hobby and make it into something greater than it already is.

I am terrible with goodbyes, and I apologize if any of this sounds a bit to flowery for your tastes, but these are all feelings I know of no other way to express. If you have been following my writing on redOrbit, know that I will not truly be going anywhere. You can still follow me with Miracles of the Modern and I will be writing articles for the main site. This is merely the finale of my work on Gamemaster’s Grimoire.

So, for one last time, I would like to thank all of you for reading and wish all of you many, many years of good gaming to come.

Goodbye, and thank you.

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Joshua is a freelance writer, aspiring novelist, and avid table-top gamer who has been in love with the hobby ever since it was first introduced to him by a friend in 1996. Currently he acts as the Gamemaster in three separate games and is also a player in a fourth. When he is not busy rolling dice to save the world or destroying the hopes and dreams of his players, he is usually found either with his nose in a book or working on his own. He has degrees in English, Creative Writing, and Economics.

3 Comments

  1. Alex /

    Aw damn! only mere weeks after I started reading this column and caught back the backlog. The article about Shadowrun brought me in here, the various articles about GMing made me stay. Thanks for all those wonderful articles. Be reading ya! (PS: if you have sources for cool shadowrun/gming blog, and you read/respond to comments, please make sure to link some :D)

    • Thank you so much for reading. Sorry they have to end so soon after you started.

      As for sources, my only real sources for information were the various games themselves, the occasional updates posted to their catalog on their perspective sites, and my own experiences around the table. Sorry I do not have more to offer you in that regard.

      Best wishes,

      your friendly neighborhood Gamemaster.

      • Alex /

        Thanks for the response! Well, should you post more about the games you’re in elsewhere, keep us posted ;)

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