July Status Update

Howdy, folks! It’s Ryan again, doing another status update.

Man, we here at Team Dresden have had a really busy couple of months! Fred & his lovely wife had their first kid, and his duties with Hero Games increased when he was promoted to Art Director. And between moving and having his improv troupe starting to do regular shows for the public, Lenny’s has quite a busy couple of months! Clark & Amanda have been swamped, between work and having their kids out of school. Even I’ve been busy, traveling around as the summer convention season is upon us. We’ve all been crazy busy.

Oh, wait, you mean about the game? Suffice it to say, the usual Summer Curse is upon us — in which much happens, but little of it is progress.

Not that there isn’t progress to talk about. Clark has been a machine in cranking out stat blocks for our Who’s Who chapter — characters from the Dresdenverse. Not a small task when you have to come up with half a dozen aspects for characters. The Magic chapter has been back and forth between editing and rewriting. And we’re starting to get back up to speed, so that we’re ready to jump back in full force after GenCon.

Speaking of GenCon, now seems like a good time to talk about Evil Hat’s presence at GenCon this year. With Fred & Rob having made little gamers this year, they won’t be going, and sadly neither will Lenny. I’ll be there, doing the same crazy experiment I did last year: a twice-daily podcast from the show called This Just In…From GenCon! It’s a live studio show, so if you want to talk to me a bit about how Dresden’s going or anything like that, you can find me in the Westin Hotel, Caucus Room.

While much of Evil Hat won’t be at GenCon, our products are being well represented there! I’m talking about the ENnie Awards. Fred talked a bit about it on his blog, which you can find here: http://drivingblind.livejournal.com/449928.html You’ll also be able to pick up Evil Hat’s games at the Indie Press Revolution booth.

We’re up for various awards for the haunting Don’t Lose Your Mind and fantastic Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies. And I’m up for an award for Best Podcast, for The Voice of the Revolution. It’s an exciting year for Evil Hat, and we’re hoping that — with your support — we’ll get another chance at taking home an ENnie.

Finally, every update I get to share with you something neat about the project. This time, I wanted to share something that amused me when I saw it in the back of Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies. Fred did up a new Dresden Files RPG ad for the book, and…well, see for yourself.

S7S Dresden Files Ad

I couldn’t help but let out a big guffaw when I saw that. I hope you couldn’t, either. 🙂

Anyway, that’s all for this month! Next time I update will be sometime on the other side of GenCon, when we’ve got the machine that is Team Dresden back up to full speed!

– Ryan