There are a lot of things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving, but since this is a gaming and geekdom blog, I’ll try to narrow my focus a bit.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people that check out the blog. I want to thank all of the people that I’ve had the good fortune of getting to chat with online, here, on Google+, in various forums, and even in my YouTube comments.
I want to thank my players for being awesome. I’ve been truly blessed to have above average amounts of awesome at my tables over the course of my gaming career. In person, at the FLGS, and online, I don’t know how I got so lucky as to keep running into such cool people.
I want to thank my fellow players in the games I’ve been in, not just for being great, entertaining folk, but for putting up with my own quirky gaming foibles when it has been my turn to hold the talking stick (or the Fenrisian Talking Stick of Atrocities, for anyone that was in the Deathwatch game with me).
I want to thank the GMs I’ve had for running games. Sometimes the job can feel thankless, and the RPG hobby just doesn’t work without them. Have an extra slice of pumpkin pie on me, GMs!
I want to thank all of the people that run various and sundry fan sites and blogs on the internet, and post podcasts and actual play recordings and everything else. Who knows how I would get from game night to game night without being able to read up on, and follow, people that are as obsessed as I am between those games.
And thank you to all of the people that work in the RPG industry, most of whom don’t make nearly as much as they should, and especially for all of those who put out amazing work that is essentially a labor of love that no amount of gold could compensate.
And finally, I’m thankful that Rob Liefeld is so entertaining when he leaves a job, and that George Lucas can relax and quit tinkering with Star Wars movies from this point on.