2013 in Review


2013 was a fabulous year for me, both as a gamer and as a professional. Here are some of the highlights by month.

In January I started my new job as an Associate RPG Producer working on the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire roleplaying game line at Fantasy Flight Games. I moved from New York to Minnesota in the dead of winter and settled into my first apartment. I learned what cold was.

In February I continued to get adjusted to my new life, and my friends launched an epic campaign in their homebrew world Syrionys, which I joined in as Asralia, a “magic knight” of light and darkness.

In March I met my now-boyfriend, Ryan, and got to explore the Twin Cities more with him. I also cut my hair, which was down to my belt, to shoulder-length again.

In April I bought a new bike to ride around the area and bought a gym membership. (Both were underutilized.)

In May I journeyed back to Springfield, Ohio to walk as a graduate in my college’s commencement ceremony. I also got to participate in the Star Wars Game Experience as a developer in panels and ran Edge of the Empire for the attendees.

June saw my first product released for Free RPG Day, entitled “Under a Black Sun.” I was able to run it along with the beginner game at Origins. I also got to appear on the Order 66 podcast by d20 Radio.

In July I got to see my first Twins game at the Target Stadium in Minneapolis on Independence Day.

In August my first hardback product, Beyond the Rim, sold out at Gen Con. I got to go to the “Best Four Days in Gaming” for the first time and had a blast with the fans, our freelancers, and my friends.

In September I started volunteering at my local library, running a Teen Intro to D&D class once a month.

In October I started my 30 Days of Gamemastering Challenge here on TripleCrit (which I will also finish soon).

In November I embarked on NaNoWriMo and wrote over 43,000 words in 21 days, and would had finished, too, if I hadn’t gone back to New York to visit my family for Thanksgiving.

In December The Jewel of Yavin, my first solo adventure, was announced.

And, looking ahead to January and February of 2014, I have some exciting news to share: I will be wrapping up my current projects and starting my new position as the in-house Fiction Editor! This move was entirely of my own prerogative, based on my love of fiction and my desire to move further toward the world of writing and book publishing. Fantasy Flight Games has a healthy catalog of novels for their game lines including Android and Arkham Horror (you may recognize some of the authors), and I’m excited to be able to contribute to that line.

Here’s for hoping 2014 is even half as awesome as 2013 was!

One Response to “2013 in Review”

  1. Ben Overmyer says:

    Quite the year! Congratulations on the move to Fiction Editor; based on your results from NaNoWriMo, I’m not at all surprised!

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