Words from the Wise (Guys)
An Editorial Rant
To the 53rd issue of The Guild Companion
August 1st-3rd will see the biennial convention of the British Role-Playing Society, which will be held once again
in the pleasant surroundings of New Hall, Cambridge. Kenneth Hite, respected RPG author, designer,
and industry luminary, is this year's Guest of Honour, so there will be a "conspiracy" theme running
through the many panels. There are also a goodly number of Live Action Role-Playing Games and tabletop games being
advertised in the latest convention progress report and more can be expected on the day.
Unfortunately I won't be running any games at this convention owing to "real-world" work
commitments. However, I have been roped into talking on two panels. The first is on "Black Powder Roleplaying", so
I'll be bringing my experiences of "Run out the Guns!" and "GURPS Age of Napoleon" to the table.
The second is on presenting rulebooks, where I expect to be talking about TGC's commercial modules.
It should be a very fun convention.
More information on Conjuration can be found on their website at http://www.conjuration.info
TGC Modules and Magazine Articles Wanted
On ICE's discussion forums, it was noted that there had been no "adventure modules" released
or indeed scheduled for release since the return of ICE under new management. Financial, resource,
and other practical issues are likely to prevent ICE from publishing traditional adventure modules,
which is one of the reasons why TGC holds a license from ICE to publish our own Rolemaster
and Spacemaster products.
The limiting factor for us is the number of proposals which convert into good module submissions. So if you
have an idea for a Rolemaster or Spacemaster adventure module (whether set in a
world of your own devising, completely generic, or in a published ICE setting but not Middle-earth),
then get in touch with me and we can discuss the next stages.
Submissions which don't make the cut for commercial modules due to length or other reasons will
have the opportunity to be published as TGC magazine articles.
And on the subject of articles, please keep those article submissions coming!
Farewell (for now ...)
It's back to the keyboard for the final (yes, the FINAL) chapter of Construct Companion,
so I'll leave you to enjoy this month's issue. Our next issue will be appearing in August, but until then ...
Keep gaming and have fun!
Nicholas HM Caldwell
General Editor for The Guild Companion