Hello everyone, Caleb here. Not only is it the time of year to share what I’m thankful for, but the first official AcadeCon has concluded successfully and that requires a gigantic thank you to everyone involved.
First and foremost, every single one of you that listens to this podcast, visits this site, and participates in what we do here deserves our eternal thanks. If it weren’t for you, this site wouldn’t exist. I’m very lucky to be part of a community that is focused on a love of the hobby. That support is what keeps this site running and is what made AcadeCon possible.
Then there’s everyone that actually gave us money to make AcadeCon happen. This is astounding. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. The fact that you believe in what we are doing here at the Academy enough to actually hand over your hard-earned cash completely blows my mind. And not only seeing the cash roll in, but seeing you all show up to play games and hang out with us is just fantastic. As important as the money is, our time is more valuable than anything. Seeing all of you choose to spend your time with us for a weekend is humbling and amazing. Every single one of you that pledged to the Kickstarter campaign at any level will have my undying gratitude. And you have the honor of being here from the beginning. There will be many more AcadeCons to come, and you have the supreme pleasure of making the first one ever happen. Thank you.
The corporate sponsors of AcadeCon also deserve my thanks. You have paved the way for making both AcadeCon and The RPG Academy a legitimate contender in the gaming hobby, With your support, we can now seriously consider our dream projects and start on the path to making the Academy a well-known name in the gaming community. Thank you.
We were lucky enough to have some huge names in the gaming community grace AcadeCon with their presence. Thank you all so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to not only play games with us, but also help us attract more attention and participants. I had the great pleasure of playing games with some of my personal heroes in the community and I am still shocked that these titans of the industry would be cool enough to roll some dice with someone as lowly as me.
And speaking of people rolling dice with me, all my fellow Network members and RPG Academy faculty who attended AcadeCon and volunteered their time to help everything run smoothly cannot be thanked enough. The same goes to all the awesome new game designers that I got to playtest games with. And of course, the same also goes to everyone I had the pleasure of sharing a game table with.
Lastly, thank you Michael for starting this crazy website and inviting (or dragging) me along for the ride.
I am still surprised that AcadeCon went so smoothly. We spent months working on every possible detail, but I still expected something to require…let’s say immediate attention, during the actual con. But everything came together almost exactly like we planned. A big part of that was due to the help and cooperation from every participant and everyone just being cool in general.
So 2016 is right around the corner. Another AcadeCon is in the works, as are lots of new projects. Expect to hear some awesome actual plays and more cross-over episodes with Network members. There will be more written content here on the site, including modules and brand-new games for your enjoyment. Stay tuned for a very exciting year at The RPG Academy. And as always, thank you.
Professor Crunch, signing off! Happy Holidays!