Steve Jackson Games put up the Daily Illuminator I wrote about GURPS Fourth Edition.
GURPS Fourth Turns 10 With . . . Peter Dell'Orto
Woo, I'm a famous author!
I realize this makes me a big fish in a small pond, which in itself only part of the tiny pond called "table top RPGs." But that'll do. I write for the games I've been playing since I was nine years old and people around the world use, or riff off of, the rules I've written. I've got a guest post up on the homepage of a company whose games, Car Wars, Ogre, and GURPS, kept me entertained for more hours that I could count. I think that's pretty good as far as getting somewhere with your hobby.
I hope my brief words on GURPS Fourth Edition are being read by someone who, in the future, will be where I am - looking back on the past and saying, yeah, this was my hobby and now I'm part of other people's enjoyment of the hobby, too.
And that career change? I got tired of working IT and hating my life and telling myself the money was worth it and turned to teaching ESL and being a personal trainer. I moved to Japan, started competing in MMA, learned a new language, and went from "I hate work" to "give me as many clients or classes as you can, this is fun." And a company I once worked for now spits my book back as a result when you search my name on its website. That beats re-booting the freaking router any day.