Words from the Wise (Guys)

Copyright Nicholas HM Caldwell © 2003

Edited by Nicholas HM Caldwell for The Guild Companion

"We've aimed for a cleaner, fresher appearance and a more user-friendly interface, whilst still retaining the motifs and spirit of the magazine."

Welcome

To the fifty-seventh issue of The Guild Companion.

The New Look

This issue is the first to be published with the new look and feel. We've aimed for a cleaner, fresher appearance and a more user-friendly interface, whilst still retaining the motifs and spirit of the magazine. The underpinning technology is cascading style sheets and in-house scripts applied to stricter html implementation of the content. We do not expect any browser-related problems with viewing the new site, but please report any glitches to us.

The process of converting the archive issues is still ongoing, but all our content will remain accessible throughout the transitional phase.

Please post any feedback on the new look in the Guild Companion Magazine forum - you can reach all our forums via the Discussion Boards link to the left of this article.

A Call for Articles

We are once again running short of articles. This is particularly true for our Rolemaster (all editions) and Spacemaster divisions, but all section editors are suffering withdrawal symptoms from having few submissions in their "in" trays.

It has come to my attention that the "professionalism" of this site is "frightening off" some potential contributors. Some people are concerned that their potential articles could never meet the standards of contributions already published here. This anxiety is unfounded and unnecessary. One of the tasks of our editors and wizards is to give submissions the editorial and htmling polish to make them sparkle.

You can find a reasonably comprehensive list of the sorts of articles that we are interested in on the "Writing for Us" link. This also describes how the entire cycle from article submission to article publication. It's actually relatively simple and it is always painless. So don't worry if you've never had anything published before, just write up your idea and send it in.

We don't bite. So give it a go.

HARP at Dragonmeet

This year's Dragonmeet convention will be held on Saturday 13th December in Kensington Town Hall in London. As ever, it promises to be the highlight of the convention season in the UK.

I'll be attending this year with the aim of demonstrating High Adventure Role Playing (HARP), ICE's soon to be launched brand-new RPG. I'll be running my demo scenario, "The Defense of Marnockham", twice from 10.30 to 1.30 and from 2.30 to 5.30. The scenario can accommodate up to six players and pregenerated characters will be provided. If you're in the UK and you want to get a sneak peek at HARP, then this is your best opportunity. So see some of you there.

Full details on Dragonmeet 2003 can be found on their website (www.dragonmeet.com)

For those who cannot make Dragonmeet, we'll be publishing "The Defense of Marnockham" in our January issue.

Farewell (for now ...)

I have to return to the latest writing project, so I'll leave you to enjoy this month's issue. Our next issue will be published in December, but until then ...

Keep gaming and have fun!
Nicholas HM Caldwell
General Editor for The Guild Companion

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