July 17, 2014
So Long And Farewell
Welcome to the final entry of Gamemaster’s Grimoire. It has been an amazing ride, but like all good things, it must come to an end.
Having been given this opportunity to write a closing article, I want to thank everyone who has made it possible for me to write this column for nearly the past two years, as none of this would have been possible without you. In this I include the wonderful people here at redOrbit as well as all of my gaming friends, my always supportive and wonderful family, and, of course, all of the readers out there who have taken the time out of their busy days to read up on the thoughts of one very much humbled and appreciative Gamemaster. Thank you all. Even if I do not know you, you have all meant the world to me.
When I was first given the opportunity to write Gamemaster’s Grimoire, I was awestruck by the mere thought of it. Sure, these might just be some silly little articles that do not amount to much in the grand scheme of things, but they were an outlet for a voice I never really knew I had. It has allowed me to put into words many thoughts and ideas that I never before took the time to, and through that it has greatly improved the way in which I both run and play in games. If there is anything I hope for, it is that something I have written along the way has had a similar impact on you and on your games. For me, there is nothing more special than the idea that maybe, just maybe, something I have written found its way onto someone’s table, into someone’s game, and made a change for the better.
So, in conclusion to Gamemaster’s Grimoire, all I have to say is this: ours is a truly wonderful hobby. Gaming is a place where all sorts of people from all walks of life can come together to tell truly inspired stories of fantastic character undertaking epic journeys of adventure and discovery. Here is a place in which everyone is welcome. Here is a place where differences can be welcomed and even encouraged. It is through gaming that I have met so many great people over the years, and for that I will always be grateful to the rolling of silly little plastic dice. Keep rolling those dice, my friends. Keep on playing. There are always more adventures to have. More stories to tell. There will always be more dragons to slay, more dungeons to explore, and more kingdoms to save. Let us continue to expand our hobby and make it into something greater than it already is.
I am terrible with goodbyes, and I apologize if any of this sounds a bit to flowery for your tastes, but these are all feelings I know of no other way to express. If you have been following my writing on redOrbit, know that I will not truly be going anywhere. You can still follow me with Miracles of the Modern and I will be writing articles for the main site. This is merely the finale of my work on Gamemaster’s Grimoire.
So, for one last time, I would like to thank all of you for reading and wish all of you many, many years of good gaming to come.
Goodbye, and thank you.
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