I need to thank a few people.
WotC provided a signed Player's Handbook
as a prize for the D&D Next Adventure Contest
I held earlier this year. The winner was Will Doyle with his adventure Mind Blast!, as judged by Sean K Reynolds, Keith Baker, and Kevin Kulp. Thank you to WotC's Trevor Kidd for arranging it!
Dave Rosser, who I am glad to call a friend, and who has many times saved EN World from the brink of technical disaster, heard that I was trying to find a copy of an old Warhammer boxed set I used to own 30 years ago, and which was the gateway tabletop gaming item for me and which introduced me to the hobby. This box has a LOT of nostalgia for me. Upon hearing I was trying to locate one, he arranged to have his pristine 30-year old copy brought to Gen Con for me. I'm overwhelmed by his generosity. Thank you, Dave.
Joseph Goodman very kindly gave me copies of Goodman Games' first two D&D 5E adventures
. I will be reading them eagerly as soon as my baggage arrives home, along with the copy of ICONS Assembled Edition
which Steve Kenson very generously handed me. It was a pleasure to catch up with both of them!
Hal Greenberg kindly gave me a copy of The Awakened
, an anthology of short stories by various game authors and fiction writers. You can see it at the top of the pile below!
Another mention to WotC's Rodney Thompson for my shiny copy of the D&D 5E Monster Manual
, which I posted about yesterday
. And, most of all, thank you to all of the ENnies volunteers and judges who helped make this year the best ENnies yet. It's a wonderful show which keeps getting better, and Gabriel Whitehead's first year was a resounding success. Thanks Gabe, Cindy, Tony, Luke, Hans, Eric, and everybody else who helped or attended, and thank you to Jen Page and The Dungeon Bastard for hosting such a wonderful night.
Thank you to all the folks who agreed to be interviewed by me - a long list which includes a 90-minute autograph interview with Ryan Dancey, a similarly long chat with the DungeonScape (formerly Project: Morningstar) folks, and others including Kevin Kulp, Tracey Hurley, Ryan Nock, Thursty Hillman, and more. And, of course, thank you to all the friends both old and new who made Gen Con such a wonderful, fun experience. Until next year!