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Tycho / on Wed, Jul 22 2015 at 12:01 am

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Grace, Part Two

More Nightlight starring Grace, coming your way.  It gets worse before it gets better, but I’m not telling you anything you didn’t know.  I had the best time writing this shit.

I feel like if you’re running a Kickstarter, such as oh, I don’t know, our Automata Kickstarter, you’re karmically bound to support other cool Kickstarters running at the same time.  I didn’t even know the Wyrmwood crew had a Kickstarter, but I do now, and so do you.

I’ve met them a couple times, at different PAX shows, and they are typically talking to people about wood with something approaching reverence.  I think that wood is cool, as fibrous structural tissues go, but I don’t, like, black out when I start thinking of Bird’s Eye Maple or some shit.  I’ve met many craftspeople, they tend to be pragmatic in general, but there is a species of nerd just as hardcore as any other kind of nerd, it’s just about the grain of the wood or whatever.  My stepdad is like this, and I loved talking to him about it just like I loved talking to the Wyrmwood Wood Cult at their booth, just to feel a measure of that joy.  Their stuff is pricey, but if you have a chance to handle it, you know exactly why.  When I saw them dismantle the whole dice tower and put it to bed perfectly in its little box, I literally said “Oh, fuck you.”  Like other geek fetish gear - an Astro, or the Xbox Elite controller - the gift potential here is unmatched.

It’s like…  What would the term for this be?  Ludophile?  “Prosumer”?  That reminds me of the ESA E3 thing; the word has an unctuous feel.  And I don’t know if there exists a caste at that tier for tabletop…  but, oh.  And…  oh.  Right.  Yes.  Well, then.  Carry on.


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