I spent part of Saturday moving books around on the shelves in my study. Now that I’m focusing on Glorantha and HeroQuest material, I’ve shifted those books to the center shelf. I moved all the Ars Magica books down to the bottom and near bottom. I don’t play the game anymore, I don’t write for the game anymore, and although I love the 5th Edition books I don’t reference them anymore either. I did take a moment to look at all of them, including the dozen or so I’d contributed to.
A week ago I sent in my last piece of freelance work for Ars Magica 5th Edition, which also made me wax nostalgic on the 10+ years I spent working on Ars material. And that made me think of the postcard I recently received from David Chart, the line editor. It was very nice working with him and very nice to receive the card, which reads, “Thank you for all your work on Ars Magica, over the full life of the edition. It’s been great working with you. David.”
Thank you David, and Eric and Mark and Mark and Niall and Neil and Sheila and David and CJ and Timothy and Ben and Andrew and Richard and John and Cam and the many, many fans who hold the game dear. Take a look at the card; it’s quite a collection of awesome role-playing game material.